I have the right license and an official registration to drive my guests with my minivan.
I think that I picked up the beauty and history of Bruges because my grandmother lived on the 'Rozenhoedkaai', one the most picturesque corner of Bruges. Gazing out of the window as a child, I saw the boats floating on the canal with the first tourists. Walking over the old cobbled streets still brings back memories holding her hand and listening to her stories about the Counts and Dukes who lived over here. But I also learned about the decline and poverty that struck my city.
Later I walked through the fields of Flanders, feeling the weight of the mud that sticks on your shoes during a rainy day. And I learned about the soldiers, foreigners, who fought for our freedom in that same mud.
I cycled through the Belgian countryside to discover other cities like Ghent and Antwerp. Plenty of times I made it into Holland to enjoy the waterways and the Polders. And with my car I visited Amsterdam and Paris, always eager to learn.
I was a local guide in Bruges before I started touring through Europe. I worked for English tourists showing them Flanders and Belgium, but also Paris and Amsterdam. I also have been cruising on the Rhine and Danube for 2 years. I've guided the most beautiful places in the world but my heart always has stayed in Bruges.
And that is what I like to show you: how it is to live over here. To explain why the Americans, Australians, Canadians and Brits have fought in this little corner of the world. To show you the beautiful hidden corners of my city and country.
I offer private guided tours throughout Flanders, Belgium and Holland in a comfortable minivan.
Believe me, I live in a great corner of the world. Come and see it for yourself.
A Recent Review of this guide
I was very happy with the experience we had with Filip as our guide. He went out of his way to accommodate our large group as we toured the Flanders Fields areas. He made sure we saw the landmarks we requested and made very good suggestions about some places of which we weren't aware. He is very knowledgeable and well spoken. He even made a group reservation at a local restaurant, T Ganzeke in Ypres, which was a very good choice. I would definitely hire Filip again. Thank You Filip.
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