Amsterdam: City of Water and Commerce

With William Tyler MBE

Classes & Courses

Amsterdam is a lot more than canals and bicycles. Its history stretches back to a 12th century fishing village, before turning itself into a great European commercial centre in the late 16th century. Alongside this commercial city arose a wonderful city of culture in the Dutch Golden Age. Yet Amsterdam also witnessed many devastating wars, right up to The Second World War. A city with many ups and downs but today it remains one of the continent’s most vibrant and tolerant of cities.

Week 1:  16th Jan        A Dam on the River
Week 2:  23rd Jan        The Coming of Protestantism
Week 3:  30th Jan        War of Independence 1568-1648
Week 4:   6th Feb         Trade with The East Indies
Week 5: 13th Feb:        The Jewish Community
            20th Feb – Half term – No Class
Week 6:  27th Feb        The City’s Golden Age
Week 7:   5th March    Caught up in European Politics: Part 1
Week 8:  12th March   Caught up in European Politics: Part 2
Week 9:  19th March   World War One and the Inter War Years
Week 10:  26th March Under the Nazi Jackboot
Week 11:    2nd April    Tourism, Liberalism, and Intolerance

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