World Walk: Traces of Migration in Leiden

World Walk: Traces of Migration 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 Migration in Leiden

In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Leiden saw a large in ux of refugees. Among these migrants were French protestants (Huguenots) who le  their places of origin as well as inhabitants of the Southern Low Countries (Antwerp, Ghent, Bruges) who had  ed the violence of the Eighty Years’ War (also called the Dutch Revolt). This tour takes you along various places in Leiden that are related to migrants who were of importance to the city.

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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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