We have had an amazing summer with Oranje Umbrella. Some former guides like Phillip and Regina came back to help us over the summer and new guides were hired to our ever expanding family of guides. Our owner and manager Erik, became a DJ on the side, and Amsterdam saw its highest number of tourists we’ve ever had!
Oranje Umbrella therefore, had the most tourists we’ve ever had on our tours ( 6,000 tickets sold on just one out of our four websites) and more than 10,000 people this year! Can you imagine
There’s something we are doing right here … Read more
Well our tours are still strolling along into summer. Can you believe it’s summer 2019 already! Time flies when your looking at boobies. This is however again your last chance to look at boobies in the red light district, do shots with us, learn about the neighborhood, and find out what to do and what NOT to do in the red light district. We know you hear it from so many other tours, but ours really is different. There are no scripts, there is no format ,and each tour can be different. It all depends on you! Our tours touch … Read more
Its been a hell of a year already in 2019 with huge changes in Amsterdam. The new mayor Femke Halsema, has been dead set on changing up things in Amsterdam.
One of the first changes is there are no more scooters allowed on the bicycle path. They have to now ride on the main roads with the cars( even though they arent allowed to go as fast as the cars), also it is now mandatory to wear a helmet. This may not seem like a big deal to you, but people are staging protests all … Read more
Can you imagine kids, an era is coming to an end here in Amsterdam. The Red Light District tour has officially been banned in Amsterdam! Can you imagine? No more fun strolling past the windows and learning about the history or about the stories of the women. You will have to wonder through it on your own. For some reason the Amsterdam gementee ( that means the municipality) think that will help decrease the noise and foot traffic of the red light district. After writing a lengthy letter to the mayor (Burgemeester Femka Halesma) Of Amsterdam and the city council, … Read more
Winter is coming!!! …..Ok Im kinda late cause like winter is here. but….
Anyway. Everyone is gathering around fireplaces and preparing themselves for the holiday season. Alot of people are curious about whats happening here in Amsterdam, and I can tell you the last weeks………not that much
But ! as soon as we get to December 1, its already busy with us!
Cause we are awesome thats why.
Lots of fun things are coming up in the Dutch culture. For example the conversations around Zwarte Piet are popping up again. What is Zwarte Piet you … Read more
Did you know that I am an international world acclaimed fashion designer?
Me neither!…….. But Im going to give it a try. Coupled with some of the most talented graphic designers in the world I am all about packages. I know that sounds dirty, but what I mean is how products are displayed to the world. I am obsessed with taking something that is otherwise dirty, and usually shabby, and showing it off like its a diamond freshly made. Makes sense right?
Sort of a rags to riches look, and that’s exactly what I did with our ganja tour. … Read more
Is it sending chills down your spine. You could be indeed experiencing, Winter!
After an amazing summer, that was totally extended into the end of October ( Due to global warming, but dont tell Donald Trump that) We had an amazing summer here. Over 6,586 Tickets sold, to more than 9.000 People who joined in on our adventures!
Now as we are looking forward to wrapping up 2018, heres some new developments here at Oranje Umbrella.
We have developed the red light district game tour! Its one thing to just walk around … Read more
Pride season is here and its a great time to be Queer!
Everyone is participating this Saturday in one of largest biggest Gay Pride festivals in Europe! Gay , straight, questioning, Bisexual, Non binary, pansexual etc etc, everyone is welcome in Amsterdam and we hope you are coming to join as well.
The Netherlands has been a gay rights leader since they have enabled gay marriage( one of the first countries in the world to do so) in 2001. As a result the Netherlands has been an area where refugees from other countries … Read more