Karel Kroon Private tour guide in Amsterdam, Delft, s-Gravenhage - Netherlands

Karel Kroon

Guide profile:

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.

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Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Ashok R.

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.

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

Keukenhof Gardens

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:

Amsterdam

Politics

Economy

Religion

History

Drugs

Prostitution

Agriculture

Mills

Polders

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Ashok R. 08 Jul 2018

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.

5 stars Ramesh D. 11 Apr 2018

I had a wonderful outing with Mr Karel Kroon. He had done a very through planning for the route that we needed to take for seeing the Tulips. It was unfortunate that due to a late spring the blooms were not ready. He is a delightful companion and on his own intiative he took me to visit the Orchid centre which was not on the original plan and it turned out to be a wonderful visit. So i would say he is very helpful and is a great person to go out with. I highly recommend him

5 stars Doreen E. 12 May 2017

Wir unternahmen mit Karel ein sehr gute Stadtrundfahrt in Amsterdam. Wir hatte nur einen kurzen Zeitraum zur Verfügung, aber in dieser Zeit erfuhren wir viel.

5 stars Lothar Q. 27 Apr 2017

Wir hatten am 27.04.17 mit Herrn Karel Kroon einen sehr schönen Tag. Mit unserem Bus hat er uns von Amsterdam über Volendam nach Zaanze Schans als fachmännischer Guide begleitet. Er ist ein sehr sympathischer Mensch. Wir danken ihm für die sehr gut organisierte Tour.

Wir, 14 Personen einer Kegelgruppe aus Berlin, sagen „ Dankeschön Karel“.

Lothar Quaas

5 stars Chandan M. 15 Apr 2017

My wife and I wanted to see the famous Tulip gardens and museums in Amsterdam and spend 4days.We were looking for guides who are local, around about our ages (we are above 55+) and can accommodate our requirements. I have a knee problem and could not walk very fast.

We looked into Viator for tour guides who can guide us and we found Karel. We discussed our interest and the best way to spend 4 days to visit Netherlands, visiting main Dutch attractions. He proposed an itinerary and after review

5 stars mike Y. 25 Mar 2017

I highly recommend Karel.We visited Corrie tenBoom house and the market in Haarlem and he was excellent, Next day saw the Mills, a cheese factory, and a place where they make

Wooden shoes by hand, I can say that Karel was knowledgeable and courteous in all situations. He knows a lot about the culture, and the history of the country, and can get you behind the scenes in many of the events. He is very reasonable, per hour and has his own transportation. He was a great find!

Tour Guide Comment: Hi Mike, Thanks for the review. We had 2 good days with beautiful weather. I also learned from you.... Enjoy your river cruise and I hope to see you again.

5 stars Craig E. 24 Oct 2016

Karel is very knowledgeable about his city, his country, its history, etc. A private tour with him took us to places at a relaxed pace, allowed us to experience lunch at a unique hotel restaurant, and even got us behind the scenes at some of the attractions. His command of English is excellent, so communication was never a problem. He was VERY flexible in helping us to design a personalized tour that exceeded our expectations in every way, and at a very reasonable cost. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

Tour Guide Comment: Hi Craig, Thanks for the review. It was a nice day with you and I also enjoyed it. And you were interested in many things, and so you made it easy for me. Thanks for being my guest.

5 stars Kaylene L. 07 Jun 2016

Karel worked with us in advance to put together a tour that suited our group's requirements and timeframe. He was very accommodating and we found his local knowledge and experience very helpful in ensuring we got the most out of our short visit to Amsterdam. On the day of the tour he arrived early and communicated well with us. His commentary was suitable and interesting. He took us to some areas that we would have not been able to see with a regular tour that were great. Happy to recommend.

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks. Kaylene. You did very well yourself with your 30 people. That made it a good day for me too.... Together we offered your group a nice tour. I was very happy with the bus company and the driver gave excellent service when one of your clients got health problems. I hope to work with you again.

5 stars Abreeotta W. 16 May 2016

Karel is Amazing! He's very knowledgable and easy to travel with! He's a very liberal guy and a great conversationalist. We had no plan for this trip, so he set the itinerary! Which turned out to be more than we could have ever expected. We had about 4 hours to do the Red Light District and lunch!

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks, Abree. It was easy with you because you also were fine guests.

5 stars Greg S. 05 Aug 2015

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.

4 stars jean-bernard B. 11 May 2017

très bon guide pour une promenade dans amsterdam.

JB Blondel

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