These boots were made for walking: Walking Tours, Saturday 6 June 2015

It’s just three weeks until the fourth Unofficial Histories conference! We’ve got a cracking programme lined up, which is just getting better and better. We are now giving you a choice of not one, not two, but THREE walking tours explore the Unofficial Histories of Amsterdam on Saturday 6th June 2015. Come and see the city in a new light! Choose your tour…


From May 1965 till May 1967 the Provo contributed to Amsterdam’s image as a rebellious and magical city. During the Provo walking tour we will pass some hidden Provo traces and curator Annemarie de Wildt will tell you stories about this playful protest movement. Start and finish at the Amsterdam Museum that created this street exhibition with free app.

Rioting in Amsterdam in the Twentieth Century
It is hard to find a street, an alley or a canal in the centre of Amsterdam that didn’t witness some kind of social and political upheaval and rioting in the past fifty years. The tour will follow a winding path showing a part of the history of conflicts between the authorities and provo’s, students, squatters and other activists.

Black Heritage Amsterdam
Join Jennifer Tosch, on a walking tour journey around the Dam Square area and along the Amsterdam canals exploring the ‘hidden history’ of the Blacks presence in Amsterdam and former homes and other colonial landmarks from the 17th century Dutch Golden Age that are still visible on national monuments, canal houses, and museums.  For more information visit:

To join in the fun, register for Unofficial Histories 2015 here!


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