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Jaap

Haren, Netherlands

I am happy to show you the beautiful landscapes of the top of The Netherlands, including the Wadden Islands, and tell you about its interesting history and inhabitants.

My area is the provinces of Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe, including all 5 Wadden Islands. My specialty is the ancestry tour, but as a biologist and shell collector I can put emphasis on natural history subjects like bird watching and beach combing. Other options: sailing trips on the beautiful (Frisian) lakes and canals (I am a skilled sail instructor), trips to the Wadden Sea, cycling trips in the countryside of Groningen and Drenthe. City trips include several museums, like the modern art museum in Groningen and the new Drents Museum. I can drive you there and to other places you'd like to visit. I was born in Friesland and speak the Frisian language fluently. I have lived in Groningen for over 40 years now. I like the city of Groningen as well as the flat countryside of the province. My wife was born in Drenthe, with its beautiful woods and small villages; I've been there frequently. In short: this is my world.
Just tell me what you would like to see and do and I will try to make it happen.

A Recent Review of this guide

Jaap was prompt, courteous, informative and well organized. We had a most enjoyable day and learned a lot about the history of the province of Groningen. I would highly recommend him for a similar tour.
Arie Van Maren

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Credentials

Education: Biology and Paleontology at Groningen University. Drivers licence. Sailing instructor.

Restrictions

None.

Guide Requirements for Netherlands

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Tours by Jaap

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Sailing tour in Friesland

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Sailing on the Frisian lakes in a small (5 pp.) ship

815 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

8 hours

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Day trip to Ameland or Schiermonnikoog

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One day on the beautiful and interesting island of Ameland or Schiermonnikoog

713 USD per tour

(max 4 people)

9 hours

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Bike-experience Groningen

Experience cycling in the city of Groningen and then discover Groningen,...

180 USD per tour

(max 8 people)

3 hours

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Shells and beaches of the top of Holland

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Shell collecting and beachcombing tour

291 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

8 hours

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A quiet day in the North

If you have seen enough people and traffic, come and visit the quiet,...

489 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

8 hours

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Dutch ancestry tour: Drenthe

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Find your Dutch roots - for anyone with ancestors from the province,...

640 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

8 hours

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