But more than that, we love that Amsterdam has a unique role in the history of accounting.
This commitment to accounting literacy allowed the Dutch to build the world’s first truly global commercial enterprise, the Dutch East India Trading Company.
On the back of accounting and trade, Amsterdam became one of the richest cities in the world in the 17th and 18th Centuries.
The moral of the story? Financial acumen is as important today as it was then - only much easier to acquire!