Posted on: May 14, 2020
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Are you bored at home and would you like to learn more about the Netherlands? Discover our app: Amsterdam Audio Tours. It allows you to experience a GPS-guided tour in the Red Light District independently, affordable and at any time of the day. We developed a unique audio tour with stories from 22 experts and a virtual guide. They tell teach you everything you need to know about the Red Light District.
Can’t visit Amsterdam? Just download Amsterdam Audio Tours app and listen to all stories at home.GET THE APP >
In 2014, we came up with the idea to create Amsterdam Audio Tours. We thought; ‘how cool would it be if people could experience an audio tour in the Red Light District (or at home) in which experts tell the stories themselves?’
In the last few years we learned a lot about the Red Light District and we met a lot of interesting people. People with different backgrounds and different expertises. During our walking tours, our local guides often share their knowledge with tourists.
We wanted to create something in which these experts could share stories directly to you. Real stories, from the best experts!
This is why we created the app Amsterdam Audio Tours. It contains a super interesting audio tour with 22 specialists who share their knowledge that is in some way connected with Amsterdam.GET THE APP >
Amsterdam Audio Tours is hosted by virtual local guide Sophie who is born and raised in the Netherlands. She will show you around in Amsterdam’s Red Light District, tell you everything you need to know and she’ll introduce you to all the best experts. In our brand-new Amsterdam Audio tour, these experts share their knowledge with you so that you really get to know the famous Red Light District.
Listen to the Fokkens twins who were sex workers for 50 years!
Hear what it is like to be prostitute, learn what “De Wallen” used to be like, get to know the locals, hear more about the Dutch culture, tolerance, Dutch food, sexual education, Amsterdam’s history and whatnot. During your walk together you’ll meet the following 22 people:
✦ Patrick – Amsterdam Red Light District police officer.
✦ Jerzy Gawronski – City archaeologist & professor of maritime at the University of Amsterdam.
✦ Veronique Verschueren – Magic truffle shop owner.
Veronique Verschueren – Director of smartshop Kokopelli.
✦ Hugo van Heijningen – Founder of Red Light Radio.
✦ Herman Vuijsje – Dutch sociologist & writer.
✦ Mariska Majoor – Sex worker activist.
✦ Elard Tissot – Tour guide.
✦ Theodoor van Boven – Founder of world’s first condom shop.
✦ Kasia – Window prostitute.
✦ Martine & Louise Fokkens – Dutch twin sisters who worked as prostitutes for 50 years.
✦ Jan Otten – Owner of the Amsterdam’s peep show.
✦ Lyle Muns – Male sex worker & local politician.
✦ Diana van Laar – Owner of Amsterdam most famous gay bar
✦ Piet Middelkoop – Ex-cop who worked in the Red Light District in the 1980’s.
✦ Henny Tinga – Front woman of the Amsterdam’s Salvation Army.
7 of the 288 window brothels in Amsterdam’s Red Light District.
✦ Independent: This audio tour can be done whenever, wherever. No one else is needed to do this tour.
✦ Unique: This is the only audio tour in Amsterdam that includes all the real experts.
✦ Affordable: This audio tour cost just 4,99 and offers everything you want to learn about Amsterdam’s Red Light District.
✦ Educational: 22 experts who share their knowledge with you.
✦ Modern: This app is the newest way to discover Amsterdam.
✦ Accessible: This audio tour is accessible for all smart phones.
✦ Comprehensive: It includes all subjects that are connected with the Red Light District, Dutch culture and Amsterdam history.
✦ Funny: Our new app is informative but contains many jokes as well.
✦ Exciting: Explore the fascinating Red Light District on your own or sync with friends.
✦ No waiting: for others and no lines.
✦ Weepers Tower
✦ Oldest streets of Amsterdam
✦ Amsterdam’s first smart shop
✦ The Salvation Army
✦ Dutch architecture & facade
✦ A hidden Catholic church
✦ The FEBO: Typical Dutch food out of a wall
✦ The Old Church
✦ Window brothels with red & blue lights
✦ A daycare
✦ “Spanish corner”
✦ Red Light Radio
✦ Prostitution Information Centre
✦ Cannabis shops (“coffeeshops”)
✦ World’s first stock exchange
✦ The Condomerie
✦ A peep show
✦ The Waag & the Nieuwmarkt
✦ Buddhistic Temple
✦ Amsterdam’s first gay-friendly bar
Walk alongside the best local and expert narrators and hear all the amazing stories that are part of Amsterdam’s landmarks. With Amsterdam Audio Tours you won’t be shackled to a tour group. It will be on your schedule, at your pass. Your eyes won’t be glued to guide-books or clumsy city maps. Just keep your eyes open and follow Sophie’s lead. You’ll walk down back alleys and beautiful old streets, to where the real heart of the city beats.
Bring friends or family if you want and listen together. Sophie takes you to the most special places in the city and tells you the backstories. She shows you the needle in the haystack, you might not otherwise find.
Good to know: You can also experience the virtual tour at home, while listening to all the stories as a podcast.GET APPLE APP > GET ANDROID APP >