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About us

About us – ARLDT

AmsterdamRedLightDistrictTour.com is an Amsterdam based urban travel company. Every day, our licensed guides host tours through the most fascinating area of Holland’s capital: De Wallen. We are local experts of the Red Light District of Amsterdam. We know the hotspots, the do’s and don’ts, fun facts, history, nice restaurants, best bars and stories connected to this intriguing municipal borough. And obviously we know a lot about prostitution. Did you know that we’re the only company in the world that offers a tour with two twin sisters who worked as prostitute for 50 years?

Moreover our website is being used as a (mobile) city guide by locals & tourists: We’ve listed all interesting restaurants, bars, shopsmuseumscoffee shops, hotels, sex shows and made a useful overview of things to go to in the Red Light District.

About us Amsterdam Red Light District Tour

The Most Visited Area Of Amsterdam

Of course Amsterdam’s Red Light District is known for its prostitutes and (cannabis) coffee shops, but the area offers so much more than that! The district has become an urban hotspot. A place where locals and tourists meet. There are around 4.000 Amsterdammers who live in the Red Light District area, including children, students and elderly. They live here, do their groceries, go to church, and visit their favorite restaurants – all in the Red Light District of Amsterdam!

Most Popular Website Of The Red Light District!

Every month, about 70.000 people visit our website. Most of them use our site while being in Amsterdam, or just before their visit to our city. They’re looking for the best (hidden) places in the Red Light District – where to eat, where to drink, but also because they’d like to know more about this area. Our customers are mostly British, American, Dutch, German, Australian, Indian & French.

Would you like to have more customers? Promote your business on our site and reach more than 840.000 people per year! Both online and offline (during our tours)… Please contact us and we’ll respond within 24 hours.

AmsterdamRedLightDistrictTour.com in the media

We’re very proud that our company has been reported on by many media businesses! Here’s an overview of the companies that published articles about us:

  • Fox News
  • Huffington Post
  • Yahoo
  • The Telegraph
  • Het Parool (featured two times)
  • Metro
  • World Travel Guide
  • The Post Internazionale
  • Holiday Extra Travel Guides
  • As The Bird Flies
  • Twin Doctors TV
  • The Culture Trip
  • NecesCity
  • Mr & Mrs Adventure
  • National Geographic Traveller
  • Brides
  • Shermans Travel
  • Ranker
  • High Times
  • Today I Found Out

Fox News

With a US rank of 48 and a global rank of 204, FoxNews.com is one of the most visited sites of the world. It has 26 million desktop visitors and 34 million mobile vistors per month. Furthermore, FoxNews has 11 million fans on Facebook and almost 8 million followers on Twitter.

8 Weird and Wacky Tours Around the World by Fox News

Fox News listed us as one of the weirdest & wackiest tours around the world. And we’re super proud of that!

Huffington Post

The Huffington Post is a progressive liberal American news website and blog. In 2009, it was named as one of the 25 best blogs of the year by Time Magazine. In addition, the website won the 2006 and 2007 Webby Award for best political blog and in 2008  it was named the most powerful blog in the world by The Observer. The Huffington Post has approximately 9 million unique visitors per month and ranks at 131 of the most popular websites in the world.

The Huffington Post: Here's what it's like to be a sex tourist

The Huff Post interviewed us and published this article “Here’s what it’s like to be a sex tourist”.

Yahoo

Yahoo.com is the 5th most popular website of the world. Only Google, Facebook, YouTube and Amazon are more popular. Most of Yahoo’s visitors are from the United States, United Kingdom, India and Taiwan. In January 2015, Yahoo.com was visited by 167.480.000 millions Americans. Not even mentioned is the amount of foreign traffic. In September 2015, Yahoo listed our Meet the Old Hookers Tour as the weirdest local tour of the world! This tour is hosted by two twin sisters who worked as prostitutes in the Red Light District for 50 years. Some years ago, they retired and nowadays they love to share their Red Light District stories during our tours in Amsterdam.

Thanks Yahoo for listing us as one of the weirdest tours around the world! That’s awesome!

10 Weirdest Local Tours Around the World by Yahoo

The Telegraph

The Telegraph is one of British most popular newspapers and is part of Telegraph Media Group (TMG). TheTelegraph.co.uk ranks 40th in the United Kingdom and has a global rank of 353. Every month, it has 103.000.000 page views from 8.283.000 readers. 58% of the online visitors are male and 42% are female. In May 2016, The Telegraph published this amazing piece about Holland’s most famous sex workers who turned tour guides at our company. Check it out:


About us: The Telegraph - Meet the Fokkens
In May 2016, The Telegraph published this article about the famous twin prostitutes in Amsterdam.

“The girls are nostalgic for the “good old days” and linger wistfully outside a house on Koestraat, a quiet, bike-lined street on the edge of the red light district. “This was our first brothel,” says Martine, proudly.

Het Parool – A Dutch Media Company

For decades Parool is the most popular news company in Amsterdam. This Dutch newspaper was first published on February 10, 1941 as a resistance paper during the German occupation of the Netherlands (1940–1945). In English, Parool means “the password” or “the Motto”.

Het Parool: Dit waren de leukste 1 April grappen

Translated Title: These Were The Funniest April Fools Jokes

On April 1st, 2015, Parool listed us as one the best April-fools jokes of Holland! We posted this article that said prostitutes from all over the world are going to build first human tower of naked bodies in Amsterdam. They do this to protest against the stigma around prostitution. CLICK HERE to read our listing on Parool.

About us Het Parool

Translated Title: Tour Through The Red Light District With A Virtual Guide

On the 15th of July, 2018 Het Parool posted an article about our new Audio Tour App. In the article the 22 experts that are featured in the app are discussed. Other items are the 31 stops that you pass by during the 2 hour tour. Our translation into English of the article can be found here.

Metro – A Swedish Media Company

Metro International is a media company founded in Sweden and based in Luxembourg that publishes the Metro newspapers. They offer free-sheets, meaning that distribution is free, with revenues generated entirely through advertising. The Metro is primarily intended for commuters who move daily in & out of big cities’ business areas, mainly during rush hours. Metro International has 15.6 million readers daily and is active in 120 major cities in 23 different countries.

Metro XL - De Beste 1 Aprilgrappen tot nu toe

In 2016, during April’s fools day we posted this article on our website which stated that activist prostitutes in the Red Light District offered a huge discount and added that clients had to show a 50% off discount voucher. The popular Metro newspaper website added our joke to the best April Fools jokes. 🙂

World Travel Guide

We’re the only company in the world which offers a Red Light District tour with two famous twin sisters who have worked as prostitutes for 50 years. Some while ago, World Travel Guide joined our Meet the Twin Prostitutes Tour. The World Travel Guide (WTG) is the flagship digital consumer brand within the Columbus Travel Media portfolio. A comprehensive guide to the world’s best travel destinations, its print heritage stretches back 30 years, with the online portal reaching its 15-year anniversary in 2014. WTG wrote this review about our tour: “Two of Holland’s Most Famous Hookers Give Gavin Haines The Ultimate Introduction to Amsterdam’s Red-Light District.

About us: World Travel Guide did a tour with the old whores twins

The Post Internazionale

In 2016, we’ve been interviewed by The Post Internationale. TPI is the first Italian online magazine dedicated exclusively to the history of international politics: reports, surveys and photos from correspondents in the world. They wanted to know more about the Red Light District in Amsterdam and made this interesting video report. TPI interviewed us, but also the preacher of the Old Church and some sex workers in the Red Light District.

Amsterdam Red Light District on The Post Internazionale

As The Bird Flies Blog

Started in October 2011 by misses Thompson – a Londoner turned wanderer – As The Bird Flies is a website for those who love travel and writing, like Frankie Thompson. Frankie joined our Red Light District tour during the summer of 2015 and reviewed it whilst pregnant:

Amsterdam Red Light District Tour Review

Twin Doctors TV

In the end of 2016 we were contacted by Dr. Jamil Abdur-Rahman and his twin brother Dr. Idries Abdur-Rahman who are both Obstetricians/Gynecologists. They are the creators of TwinDoctorsTV – a social & medical information platform that serves to educate, motivate and entertain. The doctors wanted to learn more about world’s oldest prostitutes. Their video report can be found here.

Prostitution in Amsterdam Fokken Twins Doctors

Culture Trip

TheCultureTrip.com is one of the internet’s fastest-growing media start-ups, attracting nearly 6 million monthly readers and 2 million followers on social media around the world. Culture Trip is a website that specialises in local insights and global news stories. In the end of January 2017, we were contacted by Alex Jordan – an UK Travel Editor at Culture Trip. He wanted us to comment on a plan of the city council.

the culture trip amsterdam tourism

NecesCity – A Magazine for Men

NecesCity is a refined digital magazine dedicated to Hong Kong’s male tastemakers. Through their website and frequent email tips, NecesCity delivers reliable content to a loyal fraternity of urbane Hong Kong gentleman with the latest and hottest in nightlife, entertaining, events, travel and everything in between.

One of NecesCity’s editors joined our Red Light District tour and published an impressive article in december 2016. Here’s a little quote: “But as the sun sets and the streetlights flicker on, there’s one place you should be exploring, if only for the rich history and colourful characters the district seduces.

MrandMrsAdventure.com

Brittany and her husband Drew (known as Mr and Mrs Adventure) visited the Netherlands in their camper-van during the summer of 2017 and searched for all the best adventures and unique experiences to share with our followers along the way. Their blog, MrandMrsAdventure.com currently receives over 40,000+ unique monthly visitors and at the moment they have a combined social media following (Instagram, FaceBook, Pinterest, Twitter) of 20,000+ which continues to grow daily + their YouTube channel has nearly 8,000 subscribers!

About us: 10 Awesome Amsterdam Travel Tips

These bloggers joined our Red Light District tour in July 2017 and posted this cool piece about us and the Netherlands titled “Vanlife Thoughts on Nature vs. Cities + Inspiring Moments & Magical Places in Amsterdam. One of the things they wrote was: “there is no lack of entertainment here, but even more so, there is a rich and fascinating history to be learned, especially when it comes to laws and human rights“. Read the whole blog, including their travel tips and cool pics, over here:

National Geographic Traveller

National Geographic Traveler is a magazine done by the National Geographic Society in the United States. It was launched back in 1984. Local-language editions of National Geographic Traveler are published in Armenia, Belgium/the Netherlands, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Indonesia, Latin America, Israel, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovenia and Spain. A UK edition launched in December 2010. Our tour with the Fokkens Twins was featured in this article published on the 18th of September 2017.

About us National Geographic Traveller

Brides by Conde Nast

Brides is an American bimonthly magazine published by Condé Nast. I’s designed to be an in-depth resource for brides-to-be. In 2013 Brides had a total circulation of 330,605 in the United States. The reference and recommendation for our tours and company was posted in the article “What to do on a romantic 3 day Amsterdam honeymoon”

About us Brides

Shermans Travel

ShermansTravel Media is a leading publisher of top travel deals and vacation destination advice. They’ve built a loyal audience among travellers who share a passion for the best travel deals on flights, hotels, vacation packages and cruises. Their editors screen hundreds of travel deals each week and publish the best ones in their flagship product, the popular travel deals e-newsletter, Shermans Top 25, which reaches 4 million subscribers every Wednesday. They recommended our tours on 26th of October 2017 in this online article.

About us Shermans Travel
Ranker.com

Ranker.com is a digital media company with a website that features polls on entertainment, brands, sports and culture. Ranker is reported to have over 49 million monthly unique visitors. Ranker claims to be one of the largest databases of opinions with more than 250 million votes gathered on over one million items. For an article on the history of the Red Light District our website was used as source material.

About us ranked.com
Hightimes.com

High Times is a monthly magazine and cannabis brand with offices in Los Angeles and New York City. The magazine was founded in 1974 by Tom Forçade and the publication advocates the legalization of cannabis. The magazine has been involved in the marijuana-using counterculture since its inception. For an article on Amsterdam’s new policies against coffeeshops our website was used as source material.

About us High Times

Todayifoundout.com

Todayifoundout.com was started on January 1, 2010 and is based on the idea that it is always good to learn something new.  It was inspired by the popular sub-reddit “Today I Learned“ and was started mainly because there was a lack of “interesting fact” style websites out there where the facts were well researched. Our website was used as a source for this article.

About us Todayifoundout.com