Slavery history is a Dutch history, and it is Rotterdam’s past, as well. Rotterdam was involved in the slave trade from the get-go, and our slavery past did not end when slavery was abolished in 1863. In this city tour, we walk through the city and through the centuries.

The tour is given by journalist and historian Tessa Hofland. In 2020, she published the podcast Nooit Bewust Opgeslagen, about Rotterdam’s slavery past. The podcast is in Dutch, but Erasmus Magazine published some English articles relating to the podcast.


More information:

  • Date: Tuesday 26 September 2023
  • Time: 15.00 – 17.00 (get together from 14.45)
  • Location: City Centre Rotterdam
  • Tour guide: Tessa Hofland
  • Tickets
    Students: €5,00
    Employee/Phd: €5,00


Organised by Studium Generale in cooperation with Tessa Hofland