In Focus: The Faces of Amsterdam

Adults (12+)
Children (11 and Under)

This In Focus tour brings immigration to the forefront of the conversation, by examining Amsterdam’s proud history of welcoming settlers from all over the world. We delve into the city’s history of inclusivity, and meet first and second-generation migrants who have benefited from it. We also visit a local foundation that is helping refugee artists in Amsterdam to tell their stories on their own terms.

Spotlight on Immigration in Amsterdam Tour Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in the stories of people from around the world who have chosen to settle in Amsterdam
  • Try a variety of ethnic foods at a local market as we stroll through a shopping mecca that few tourists know about
  • Meet local shop owners and hear their stories of making a life for themselves and their families in a new city
  • Go behind the scenes of an innovative arts project that supports and welcomes immigrants to the city
  • Net proceeds from this tour go directly to the Ondertussen arts program at Kweekschool

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, donation to Ondertussen, iPod rental for listening to the audio component of the tour, and a treat in one of the local bakeries.

Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide, and any vendors or shop owners. Any artwork you wish to purchase to help further support the Ondertussen in the Kweekschool.

Schedule details

  • Duration: 3.5 hours
  • Meeting point: Outside Tropen Museum entrance, Linnaeusstraat 2, 1092 CK. Note that trams 9, 10, and 14 all go to the Tropen Museum. The entrance to the museum is on the right-hand side of the building.
  • Starting time: 10.00 AM
  • Ending point: National Holocaust Museum, Plantage Middenlaan 27, 1018 DB Amsterdam. The museum is next to tram stops 9 and 14.