From your first inquiry, Raymond will answer all your questions, make your itinerary and finally takes you on your desired private tour. Raymond is receiving many positive endorsements on the Internet.
He worked with people throughout his life and traveled a lot in his country and across the boarder. He has gained great knowledge about the most interesting sites of Holland and Belgium.
His touring guests see him as an informative, affable person with humour and professionalism. "It's like touring with a friend", said one of his customers on an online forum. Raymond likes to respond very quick to inquiries.
He's aiming at travelers with a layover at the airport or at the cruise terminal and who are looking for a personalized tour. But a substantial number of his clients take a 2-7 days tours package. He gives special care to seniors and adjust his tours (not too much walking) according to the wishes of the client.
1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?
After my retirement, I started in 2006 offering sightseeing tours to individuals from English speaking countries.
2. What is your company's mission?
My mission is to show my guests my beautiful country and to tell them everything about the secrets of living below sea level.
3. What does your company specialize in?
I specialize in 8 hour sightseeing tours with private demonstrations at local markets and factories. Customizing itineraries to the guests preferences is one of my main services.
4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?
My name is Raymond Vandenburg (1947). I live close to the airport Schiphol in a suburb of Amsterdam. I started my company Private Holland Tours with the aim to show foreigners the beauty and variety of my country. Because of my job (started as a newspaper reporter and ended as an editor in chief) I've worked with many people and travelled a lot throughout Holland. I designed and built my own website Private Holland Tours to attract individuals, couples and families from mainly USA and Canada to my Holland and Belgium itineraries and self-made videos.
5. What is your most popular travel package and why?
My 'Zaanse Schans and Marken Private Tour' is decidedly a favorite #1 among my guests. This wonderful tour covers the magnificent area of Dutch polder landscape north of Amsterdam, marked by windmills, lakes, dikes and ditches. Visits at quaint historic fishing villages with remarkable wooden cottages. Most of the driving is on small scenic country roads, where tour busses are not allowed. The area is called 'Waterland' and is situated 8-12 feet below sealevel.
6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?
This is a part of a testimonal from a US family of eight: "When we left Amsterdam and went on tours of other cities, there were several comments from my family that wished that Ray was there to give his personal tour instead of having to go on the cruise excursion."
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