Russell Shorto

Amsterdam: First City of the Modern Age

CBS Sunday Morning, Video Tour with Jane Pauley

by Russell Shorto

May 21, 2017

Itโ€™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.