Historian and City Guide

The chairman of De Amsterdam Cultuur-Historische Vereniging. This society aims to share knowledge about the history of Amsterdam. He is a city guide, and during our talk, he tells us about Amsterdam, het IJ, Noordzeekanaal and Amsterdam-Rijnkanaal coming into being. Did you know the harbour in this city moved from east to west? You will hear all about it in our talk with Aaldrik.

Former Harbour Master

Cor is a retired sailor, salvage expert, and harbour master of the port of Amsterdam and harbour master of the North Sea Canal. In this interview, Cor tells us how Amsterdam as a port is connects to the world, to the world’s oceans on one side, and the ┬░hinterland┬░ (Germany and beyond) on the other.

Cor helps us understand the practicalities and usefulness of the North Sea Canal and the Amsterdam-Rijnkanaal for the city of Amsterdam and its surroundings.