My mission is to contribute to a wonderful experience. I want you to meet new people, help to adapt to different cultural habits, different languages, broaden the taste buds, I will help to indulge in photography and seeing beautiful places. I want you to be amazed by and about nature, I will tell you historical backgrounds / stories. I will do it with pleasure, humor and enthusiasm.
Years of Experience
Specific Area of Experience
I have spent many years abroad. I lived in Switzerland, France and Canada. As a teacher I organised and guided many exchange programs to different countries in Europe, like Italy, Poland, Czech Republic and Turkey. As a certified tour manager I have led tours to Madeira, Azores, Ireland, Scandinavia, Canada, Singapore and New Zealand. I also guide French groups in the Netherlands. I work for Agro Reizen, which is specialised in agricultural tours and for Boat Bike tours, which organizes bike and barge holidays. I have experience on coaches and river cruises and organized air travel.
My native language is Dutch, I am fluent in English, I speak German and French. I am an ANVR certified tour manager and I have my Basic Life Support certificate. Because of my positive attitude, I am always very enthusiastic. Besides a great sense of responsibility and empathy, I can work in a hospitable and service-oriented way. I am stress resistant and flexible so that I can function independently and problem solving.
My biggest achievement so far is raising money and participating in the Alpe d’Huzes event. Walking up three times the Alpe d’Huez in France to support the KWF anti- cancer campaign. Also coordinating and organizing student exchange programs for youngsters between 14 and 16 years was very important. They had a change to broaden their horizon and meet peers in foreign countries. I see every trip, tour, journey, voyage or any other way of travelling as a challenge and when I can do that successfully it is an achievement.
“I travel because it makes me realize how much I haven’t seen, how much I’m not going to see, and how much I still need to see.”