A rare opportunity to view the world’s oldest share certificate which will be on display in the Westfries Museum in Hoorn until November 21, 2010.
Explore the rich history behind this unique document and become acquainted with the world’s largest trading company in the 17th and 18th centuries, the Dutch East India Company.
Discover a world of merchants, investors, adventurers and immeasurable riches……but also a world of violence, slavery and corruption.
An exhibition featuring archival treasures from the National Archives and many unique objects from the extensive Dutch East India Company collection of the Westfries Museum.
Take an audio-guided tour of the fascinating world of the world’s oldest share certificate.
Visit www.wfm.nl for more information on exhibition and museum opening hours.