Private Tours for 1-6 people, transportation included. Get schedule & all costs. Price is € 40 per hour and € 0,50 per km + € 40 for come & go. Mills, Clogs, Cheese, Flowers, Countryside, Amsterdam, The Hague, Delft. Also for several days.
Car: Toyota Prius Wagon, 1+6 seats. Air conditioned, quiet, comfortable. Book with me and you get all the information you need to make your day trip successful. You get a well specified program with the time you start, how much time an attraction takes, how much time it takes to get to the next attraction etc. You know exactly what you can aspect, with the costs. So: no surprises.
Being a little bit older as a guide has many advantages. I know a lot about common things in Holland, like taxes, social life, Dutch habits, farming, economics, stock exchange, nature conservation etc. Just general information. And I am specialized in water management (including mills, polders, dikes, lakes, floods etc.) and it has my great interest. I can tell you everything about (the history) of mills, pumping stations, how a dike is built, the water levels in a polder etc.
My other great interest is Dutch (and Amsterdam) history. You learn why the mills were so important for Holland, how long it took 400 years ago to sail to Jakarta and which were the dangers. You learn about the Dutch fleet, the herring fishing and the trade on the Baltic States and Russia. You learn about religion and how important that was for the Dutch independence.
Please ask for further information.
Recent reviews of this tour guide:
Karel guided us July 2018. He picked us up from our hotel and drove us to the Hague. His car, a Prius was very comfortable and the air conditioner worked. As he has a museum pass he went into the museum's with us, without adding to our costs. He pointed out the must see exhibits and provided some details. He steered us to elevators to keep our walking to a minimum. We spent some time in Delft on the way back. He is a pleasant older man. His English is good. I would use his services again.
All ratings/reviews »
Tour guide services/sample itinerary:
Flower Auction in Aalsmeer (starts early, good combination with the Keukenhof!)
Fishers Village of Volendam
Mills at Zaanse Schans
Countryside around Amsterdam with Cheese & Clogs Farm
Delft & Delft Blue
The Hague (Peace Palace, Panorama Mesdag, Houses of Parliament)
Giethoorn (the Venice of the North), Enkhuizen and the new polders (9 hour tour, 300 km)
Amsterdam City Tour by car or walking.
Red Light District Tour 2 hours walking tour (18+)
Transportation by tour guide:
Private car, air conditioned Toyota Prius Wagon for 1-6 people (hybrid, comfortable).
Price: € 0,50 per km (= ± € 0,80 per mile) + € 40 for come & go.
Tour guide interests:
Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!
Karel is GREAT!!!! Of the serveral guides who replied to my inquiries, he was instantly the most charming and the most accomodating. And he delivered! He designed the perfect 1/2 day for us as we arrived tired but adrenaline excited from our overnight flight. He was prompt, charming, wonderfully spoken & fun! And with four 85 year olds in our group, he was so accomodating to our evolving needs, making us comfortable, entertained, and filling our day with lovely, and uniquely Karel, Holland!
Tour Guide Comment:
Thanks Greg, I also enjoyed that day with your family.