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Dutch ancestry tour: Friesland

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Tour Number

Activity Level

353579


Categories

Museums / Culture, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for kids.

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out of a car.

Maximum travelers: 8

Language(s)

explanation

Dutch (fluent), English (conversational), French (basic), German (conversational)

Find your Frisian roots


If your ancestors come from the beautiful province of Friesland, in the north of The Netherlands, I can show you around and take you to the places where they once lived. As a born Frisian and native speaker of the Frisian language, I can help you find your way in this province. As a preparation of the tour I can do some research on your ancestry, if provided with sufficient information. I will provide you with a nice insight in history and culture, language, landscape and present day life in Friesland.
Leeuwarden is a good starting point but other starting points are possible, like Heerenveen, Sneek, Drachten or even Groningen.
This tour can be combined with other ancestry tours (Groningen, Drenthe) and with any other tour I offer.

Itinerary

This tour is meant for anyone with Frisian ancestry. I will take you to your roots and show you around the region, guided by your own family history. I will track down the places where your ancestors lived and create a customized itinerary on that information.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Your lodging in Friesland/Groningen or a train station.

End location: Your lodging in the north of The Netherlands, or a train station.

Duration: 8 hours

The tour is cancelled when the circumstances are too dangerous(snowstorms, storms over 7 bft).

Transportation

Air conditioned, non smoking Toyota Avensis Wagon (2010), for up to three passengers (4 passengers is possible, but not very convenient). At additional cost I can rent a van for up to 8 passengers. Or I could join you in your rented car or van.

What’s Included

Other: at least 8 hours of genealogical research, 4 hrs time for preparing the tour, 8 hrs of guiding through the area you like to visit.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 euro - Per person costs for food and drinks (incl. lunch or dinner). Extra guided tours are not included, as it is not clear yet what the itinerary will include. Furthermore transportation costs are not included in the price.

A Recent Review of this tour

I really appreciated the personalization as to our itinerary and all the information specific to my family that Jaap provided during my custom ancestry tour. Jaap even was able to make contact with the church caretaker in one of the small villages in order to get us access to visit the church. Jaap also prepared several documents for me with more information as to my family history. Thank you Jaap for a wonderful day!
Theresa Monsma

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