World Walk: Traces of Africa in Leiden

World Walk: Traces of Africa in Leiden

Leiden is a city in which world cultures come together and in which you will find silent witnesses to important historical events. Discover the world in Leiden with these walking tours that are brought to life for 'Leiden City of Science' in 2022. Learn about the city of Leiden, about the languages and the cultures that have been studied here for ages and about about the historical footsteps that have been made there with the Leiden World Walks series.

Traces of Africa in Leiden

During this walk you will become acquainted with events, persons and buildings from Leiden’s history with Africa. From the Lakenhal, where textile that the Dutch used as a medium of exchange for slaves from West Africa was inspected, to the awarding of an honorary doctorate to Nelson Mandela. The walk has been composed by the African Studies Centre Leiden.


The Leiden City World Walks are offered to you by the Leiden University Faculty of Humanities and LeidenGlobal in collaboration with the Africa Study Centre Leiden, the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies and Leiden2022


[Photographer Pim Rusch]

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