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Amsterdam: A dam in the river Amstel (Part.8) Capt.Aki's tour

Posted by UWO_NEWS Thursday November 17 2011 at 2:47PM
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Egypt was full of sand and caravans merchants crossed great deserts to travel to India and trade speaking of merchants I heard that there's a place up north where everyone makes lots of money and an expert in trading goods boy I'm so poor now I need a masters advice! 
Amsterdam - Is the capital and largest city of the Netherlands, The city is located in the province of North Holland in the west of the country. It comprises the northern part of the Randstad, the sixth-largest metropolitan area in Europe.
Its name is derived from Amstellerdam, indicative of the city's origin: a dam in the river Amstel. Settled as a small fishing village in the late 12th century, Amsterdam became one of the most important ports in the world during the Dutch Golden Age, a result of its innovative developments in trade. During that time, the city was the leading center for finance and diamonds 

Some people say I am as pretty as a diamond!

The Amsterdam Stock Exchange, the oldest stock exchange in the world, is located in the city center. Amsterdam's main attractions, including its historic canals, the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum, Hermitage Amsterdam, Anne Frank House, its red-light district, and its many cannabis coffee shops.
Even Pirates go to Amsterdam to look around the market
The 17th century is considered Amsterdam's Golden Age, during which it became the wealthiest city in the world. Ships sailed from Amsterdam to the Baltic Sea, North America, and Africa, as well as present-day Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, and Brazil, forming the basis of a worldwide trading network. Amsterdam's merchants had the largest share in both the Dutch East India Company and the Dutch West India Company. These companies acquired overseas possessions that later became Dutch colonies. Amsterdam was Europe's most important point for the shipment of goods and was the leading Financial Centre of the world.In 1602, the Amsterdam office of the Dutch East India Company became the world's first stock exchange by trading in its own shares.
Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (October 28, 1466 – July 12, 1536), sometimes known as Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam, was a Dutch Renaissance humanist and a Catholic priest and theologian. His scholarly name Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus comprises the following three elements: the Latin noun desiderium ("longing" or "desire"; the name being a genuine Late Latin name); the Greek adjective ?ρ?σμιος (erásmios) meaning "desired", and, in the form Erasmus, also the name of a St. Erasmus of Formiae; and the Latinized adjectival form for the city of Rotterdam (Roterodamus = "of Rotterdam").

Erasmus was a classical scholar who wrote in a "pure" Latin style and enjoyed the sobriquet "Prince of the Humanists." He has been called "the crowning glory of the Christian humanists." Using humanist techniques for working on texts, he prepared important new Latin and Greek editions of the New Testament. These raised questions that would be influential in the Protestant Reformation and Catholic Counter-Reformation. He also wrote The Praise of Folly, Handbook of a Christian Knight, On Civility in Children, Copia: Foundations of the Abundant Style, Julius Exclusus, and many other works.

The skills that can be learned from Erasmus are.       

Theology (Skill)  
8,000 Ducats
English  (Language)
1,000 Ducats
Archeology   (Skill)   
1,500 Ducats

I don't think he likes to joke.

The Bicker family was one of the oldest patrician families of Amsterdam - consisting of Andries' father Gerrit, a grain merchant and beer brewer, and his three brothers, Jacob, Jan and Cornelis, had a firm grip on world trade, trading on the East, the West, the North and the Mediterranean. (His uncle Laurens Bicker was one of the first to trade on Guinea and seized four Portuguese ships in 1604).
In 1646, seven members of the Bicker family, called the Bicker's league, simultaneously held some political position or other. The Bickers provided silver and ships to Spain, and were very much interested in ending the Eighty Years War. This brought them in conflict with the stadtholder, some provinces, like Zeeland and Utrecht, and the Reformed preachers.
  The skills that can be learned from Bicker are.       

Weapons Trading (Skill)  
15,000 Ducats
Wares Trading  (Skills)
1,000 Ducats
Fishing   (Skill)   
3,000 Ducats


WOW! I got to meet a famous adventurer

Gerardus Mercator (5 March 1512 – 2 December 1594) was a Flemish cartographer. He was born in Rupelmonde in the County of Flanders. He is remembered for the Mercator projection world map, which is named after him. This proved very useful to many later explorers.
  Mercator was born Gerard de Kremer or de Cremer in the Flemish town of Rupelmonde to parents from Gangelt in the Duchy of Jülich. "Mercator" is the Latinized form of his name. It means "merchant". He was educated in 's-Hertogenbosch by the famous humanist Macropedius and at the University of Leuven. Despite Mercator's fame as a cartographer, his main source of income came through his craftsmanship of mathematical instruments. In Leuven, he worked with Gemma Frisius and Gaspar Myrica from 1535 to 1536 to construct a terrestrial globe, although the role of Mercator in the project was not primarily as a cartographer, but rather as a highly skilled engraver of brass plates. Mercator's own independent map-making began only when he produced a map of Palestine in 1537; this map was followed by another—a map of the world (1538) -- and a map of Flanders (1540). During this period he learned Italic script because it was the most suitable type of script for copper engraving of maps. He wrote the first instruction book of Italic script published in northern Europe.
The skills that can be learned from Mercator are.       
Geography  (Skill)  
5,000 Ducats
Surveying  (Skills)
4,000 Ducats
Portuguese   (Language)   
1,000 Ducats

The Reguliersgracht -  in Amsterdam the canal with its canal houses is part of the second phase of the canal, which was built from 1658. It was initially intended that no moat, but a street would be. In 1664 the canal was ready for building. Reguliersgracht is named after the Regular Friary from 1394 to 1532 outside the Regular gate stood approximately at the site where the Utrechtsestraat and Keizersgracht intersect. The Regular Monastery is an engraving from 1760 by Jan Wagenaar clearly visible.
The canal started at the current Reguliersbreestraat. The part of the Herengracht in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries muted. Here we are now Thorbeckeplein.

I tried to make some money but it seems no one was interested in my wares. I have no idea why ?!? Oh well I guess maybe because I have a heart of an adventurer rather than a mind of a merchant its time for me to sail away wherever I may end up next.      
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