I am originally from Amsterdam in Holland, but have lived in Barcelona for 20 years, so I combine an international perspective with deep local knowledge.
I have been a guide for more than 10 years and am passionate about creating unique and memorable experiences that are normally available only to locals or insiders. I have a masters in Spanish and the History of Spain. I also lecture in various masters programs on Tourism, Hospitality and Gastronomy around Europe.
My speciality is helping clients understand how people live here, how they think, how they eat, and what a Barcelona lifestyle actually feels like. I normally adapt my tours depending on each client, so let's talk about what you are looking for. I look forward to hearing from you!
A Recent Review of this guide
My daughter & I had such a wonderful day with Iris. We started our tour at the local market and then to Iris' beautiful home where we were treated to amazing food with recipes and tips for Mediterranean cooking. Great wine and conversation topped off the day!! I would highly recommend this tour and especially this guide!
MA (Spanish Language and History)
I am not a licensed guide and will not be able to guide you inside of the historical monuments. However, I can explain about the history of Spain, Catalunya and Barcelona in general.