Thank you for visiting our new website and for your interest in joining us on this first of its kind tour in the Netherlands. The Black Heritage Amsterdam Tour is about the African Diaspora that informs, inspires and educates, whether you are a descendant of former enslaved, an educator, or a visitor the tour is for everyone who is interested in learning more about the contributions of the African Diaspora to Dutch society from the 16th century to the present.
The tours are presented by your personal guide from an ‘Afrikacentric’ perspective and experienced on board a beautiful vintage boat which travels along Amsterdam’s 'canal belt' (Dutch: Grachtengordel) revealing the hidden histories of the city, and the African presence seen from historical buildings, canal house museums, city landmarks, and fine art. 2013 is a year of commemorations and celebrations, from the 150th year since the ‘legal’ abolition of the Dutch slave trade to the 400th year since the Amsterdam canals were constructed. We look forward to taking this unique journey through time with you. Learn more about the tour experience.