The Oost-Indisch Huis (East Indian House) is located at Oude Hoogstraat 24. The East India Company (Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie or VOC) was set up in 1602 and was the first international company with shareholders. This company focused on the trade between Europe and Asia, as well as trade within Asia. The VOC was located in the Oost-Indisch Huis until its bankruptcy in 1798. The building nowadays belongs to the University of Amsterdam. The original boardroom is worth a visit.
You can find a walking route in our free map which will lead you to the most interesting and beautiful sights on this entertaining city walk in the old town of Amsterdam.