We were happy to invite all our delegates to an appreciation dinner on Tuesday night, taking place at the West-Indisch Huis / West Indian House.
This stately house from 1617 lies in the heart of Amsterdam on the Haarlemmerstraat. The West Indisch Huis owes its name to the West India Company, which was headquartered there between 1623 and 1647. In one of the four rooms, the Lords Nineteen took the decision to build the city of New Amsterdam, which would grow into today's New York. The statue of Peter Stuyvesant, governor-general of this post, still graces the courtyard of the building to this day.