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.
Cor is a retired sailor, salvage expert, harbour master at the port of Amsterdam and harbour master of the North Sea Canal. Cor will tell us how Amsterdam as a port is connected to the world, to the world’s oceans on one side and the hinterland (this is Germany and beyond) on the other. Cor makes us understand the usefulness of the North Sea Canal and the Amsterdam-Rijnkanaal for the city of Amsterdam and it’s surroundings.