Russell Shorto

Amsterdam: First City of the Modern Age

CBS Sunday Morning, Video Tour with Jane Pauley

by Russell Shorto

May 21, 2017

It’s the fishing village that grew to become one of the largest ports in Europe: capital of the Netherlands, birthplace of the modern stock market, home to Rembrandt, Vincent Van Gogh and Anne Frank. Jane Pauley explores Amsterdam:

Perhaps the best way to tour this city is by boat, along its 60 miles of canals.

Our guide is Russell Shorto, author of a bestselling history of Amsterdam.