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
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
Can you believe it was just four years ago of the last world cup. Time flies quickly people. I was working in a cafe as a bartender and sometimes doing tours on the side to earn extra money and watching all of the action with a beer in hand. It was crazy busy and people from all around the world were coming in and showing pride for their country playing. Really a wonderful first experience for me living here in Amsterdam
In an awe inspiring series of events during the 2014 World Cup ,we have seen the German players … Read more
our home and native laaaaaaaand. True patriot looooooooove, in ALL THY SONS COMMAND!
(Yes guys, I literally know every word of the Canadian national anthem) and we are singing their praises today
Canada has become the second country in the world, to legalize cannabis use for recreational purposes! Hooray Can you imagine it!
More countries are jumping on board with this, in order to take the power away from drug dealers, and give it back to the people. Cannabis has been known for thousands of years to provide medical benefits for people suffering … Read more