For the past few hundred years, the Netherlands has played an important role in the development of financial tools and practices. However, little of this history is recorded, and even less is presented in a way that is accessible to the general public.
Financieel Erfgoed aims to make Dutch financial history more accessible. They have developed self-guided walking tours in Amsterdam and were interested in producing tours for other cities.
The goal of this project was to produce a free, self-guided financial history walking tour of The Hague.
The Hague has a very different financial history to Amsterdam. Whereas Amsterdam was historically the centre of trade, The Hague is the seat of government. We developed a tour that focuses on the role of finance in social and public life, including financial governance, auditing, charity, and social banking.
The tour is scheduled to be released in 2018. It will be free to use via a mobile app, izi.travel.