A quiet day in the North


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Activity Level



Nature and Wildlife, Local Experience, Hiking and Walking, Day Trip / Out of Town


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
The itinerary can be adapted for people with disabilities. My car, however, is not especially suitable for this purpose, so perhaps a rented van is needed. This will cost extra.

Maximum travelers: 3



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

If you have seen enough people and traffic, come and visit the quiet North of The Netherlands

This tour is meant for travellers who wish to experience rural life and nature in The Netherlands. I can show you the most quiet places in The Netherlands, in the provinces of Groningen and Friesland. This is where life is lived in the pace that is should be lived in. Discover the beauty, quietness and silence of the North. Meanwhile I will tell you about landscape, nature and history in this part of the world.


Tour starts in Groningen (but Leeuwarden is possible too).

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Groningen railway station

End location: Any railway station in the provinces of Groningen and Friesland

Duration: 8 hours


We will travel Groningen and/or Friesland by car (Toyota Avensis station). My car accomodates up to 3 passengers. A 4th passenger is possible, but this is less convenient. Groups up to 8 passengers are possible in a (rented) van.

What’s Included

Two hours of preparation are included, as well as transport in my private car (car, fuel) if starting from Groningen. For other starting points the price will be a little higher.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 euros - per person for food and drinks (lunch, coffee and tea, etc.)



A Recent Review of this tour

Jaap was an excellent guide for us going "Above and beyond" my expectations. Prior to the trip we exchanged many emails while he fine tuned the itinerary to my requirements. The trip was very specific which involved visiting a Friesian horse stable and for my wife to ride there and Jaaps' local knowledge was invaluable being from Friesland himself. We spent a great day with Jaap and the trip was a great success and lived up to all my expectations but also my wife's. Thanks Jaap all the best for the future
Andy Kerry

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