Join us in the Red Light District to explore the city with our cool guided walk app. We’ll be waiting for you with a snack at the start and a coffee at the end!
Since we can only be in groups of maximum 4, we, unfortunately, cannot do guided tours with 15 people as you’re used to from us. Luckily, we have developed a fun app, so that you can enjoy the walk in a small-group setting. Either join with friends, with whomever you meet on the day off, or even just by yourself.
Note iPhone users: the app is only available in the App Store for iPhone users. Download here: https://apps.apple.com/nl/app/weekly-walk-amsterdam/id1531573143?l=en
Note Android users: we have a solution for you as well, although it is a small workaround. But you are more than welcome to join as well!
Few Dutch neighborhoods have so commonly been the topic of debate and conversation as the world-famous Red Light District, in Dutch better known as De Wallen (The walls).
Many foreigners visit it in awe, praising its vibe, liberty and openness. But if you ask a local they would probably start a twenty-minute rant about the problems Airbnb causes, the omnipresence of Nutella and ice cream, and drunk tourists who don’t give a fork about our culture and history. And it’s true; Amsterdam, with a population of less than a million, welcomes more than 20 million visitors each year, most of whom visit the Red Light District at some point, and the neighborhood has taken its toll.
It took a pandemic to halt this growth, and now for the first time in more than a decade, there’s a tranquillity and calmness to it which allows us to start re-appreciate how much beauty and story there actually is in one small space: the oldest neighborhood of Amsterdam, with tons of historic buildings, canals, but also prostitution, coffee shops, a China-Town…
This walk is not about showing you the most obvious spots, though. It’s an intimate walk, trying to point out some of the meaningful and fun details that are easily overlooked.
We will be waiting for you at the start and end of the tour. We’ll get you started with a small snack, a small fun challenge, and share some tips & tricks for the app.
This tour is donation-based (cash, debit or credit card, or Tikkie).
Hope to meet you there,
Vince & Stephan