The NS Wandeling Amsterdam Westerborkpad is an 11km walking route joining Centraal and Muiderpoort stations. It passes several monuments related to the Holocaust including the Anne Frank Huis, Auschwitz and Dock Worker momuments, and areas of historical significance including the Jewish Quarter, Historical Museum and Portugese Synagogue.
I have slightly modified the official NS Wandeling Amsterdam Westerborkpad route to take the walker past two monuments related to Dutch colonialism and slavery. Without diminishing the significance of the Holocaust, I’d like to walker to contemplate what humans are capable of doing to each other when we separate ourselves along religious, racist or other perceived divisions.
Things I like…
“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” – John Muir