Pinkel Balloons - Tours
Pinkel Balloons - Tours
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Balloon RidesPrivate Tours
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Discover the Netherlands from above and experience the thrill of ballooning as it should be with Pinkel Balloons. We fly balloons with small baskets (2 to max. 4 passengers + pilot). You will share your balloon experience with the people that you love/family and/or friends only. We are determined to make your flight as personal and memorable as possible and taylor it to your needs. Balloon flights with Pinkel Balloons typically last for about 1 to 1.5 hours. The duration of the total experience will be about 3 to 5 hours. All flights during spring and summer will take place in the evening hours, 2 hours before sunset. We fly balloons all year round including autumn and winter flights. The chances to fly throughout the winter do exist but they are rare until March when things normally improve. Bookings are made through our e-mail address. We will send you further information, prices and our terms of conditions. Please make your booking at least 10 days in advance.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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yaron_moryosef
Israel195 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
Dook is an amazing hot air balloon pilot. He made the flight a unique experience for all of us. We enjoyed the hospitality of Dook and his family that arranged for us a nice buffet at the end of the trip. During the trip Dook explained the landscape and how the hot air balloon works/ He made our trip more interesting to our children (15,15,9) a special memory that we keep talking till today.
Thank you Dook.
Written August 18, 2017
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Kristen B
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
We can’t possibly say enough great thinks about pinkel balloons and our pilot Dook! He was absolutely amazing. Extremely kind, professional and very knowledgeable with many many years of experience! We traveled from
Florida and booked our flights with Dook months in advance and from the very first email Inquiry down to dropping us off at the doorstep of our hotel, Dook was nothing short of spectacular and more than helpful with every single part of our trip! He gave us very specific and detailed instructions of how to book a train and even what platform our train would arrive and then picked us up from the train station. The flight itself was well over the length of time we paid for and provided the most beautiful sunset I’ve ever seen. Someday when we return, we will absolutely book with him again and I do very much look forward to that day! No other balloon ride I've ever taken can compare to the one Dook provided us! Memories we won’t soon forget!!
Written May 8, 2019
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Joe_T2394
Bath, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
Did this balloon ride as a couple as we wanted our first time in a balloon to be just us and a pilot as opposed to a cramped 10 man basket and it did not disappoint! Communication prior to launch was great thanks to Dook, who informed us of any changes due to weather conditions. The trip itself was incredible at sunset and I would highly recommend it to couples. Worth spending the extra for it to be just the 2 of you. Overall an unforgettable experience thanks to a professional, safe and enthusiastic host. 5 star.
Written September 7, 2018
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davidH3523NL
St. Petersburg, FL11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
My wife and I were in Amsterdam for her birthday celebration. We wanted to do something different for her birthday so we thought a hot air ballon ride over Holland would be perfect. We didn’t want to be in a ballon with a bunch of people we didn’t know therefore we choose a private tour with Dook. And I must say it was a GREAT decision! From the first contact with Dook his communication was extraordinary. We always knew what to expect and he kept us well informed. Dook is an amazing balloon pilot and we always felt safe and at ease - even my wife who is afraid of heights! At the end of the flight he surprised us with homemade pancakes he made for my wife’s birthday. If we could give more than 5 stars we would! Thanks Dook! Look us up if you are every in Flordia.
Written April 18, 2018
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Synged
Madrid, Spain6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Solo
Dook Weidema and his Pinkel Balloon team provide the very best flight experience you can find anywhere. The sense of adventure and artistry which marks the best ballooning is the trade mark of this specialized 'boutique' company. The look is rugged and outdoor but the talk is insightful and the wrap around experience reassuring. I was one of three passengers taking off for an evening flight. The others were old friends who'd been waiting some time for the right weather. Before the flight we were invited to take part in the assembling of the balloon, having the process and our roles explained and supervised. Once in the air we were treated to a number of manoeuvres, rapid ascent, flying close to level, taking us low over water was the highlight for me. During the flight we learned about how to fly the craft, what the dangers were and how to avoid them as well as stories of competition and adventure.
Our landing was with wind but dealt with in an expert fashion and we celebrated on the ground with an impromptu picnic, joined by the ground crew in the obligatory Land Rover. The flight lasted about an hour and a half.
I've had balloon flights before with large groups and bigger balloons but the expertise and intimacy of this company and pilot give a vastly superior flying experience.
Very highly recommended.
Written May 20, 2014
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Griffin Rathgeb
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
Wow. An amazing, authentic ballooning experience that really takes your breath away. Holland from the air is beautiful and the intimacy of a private flight is unrivaled. Dook is extremely experienced, I would recommend this to anyone.
Written June 20, 2019
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Heather H
Jacksonville, FL4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
Dook and his family were amazing. I planned our flight as a surprise for my boyfriend, Dook was great at not giving away the surprise and even brought some snacks I requested to make it even more personal. He was kind enough to allow us to assist in preparing the balloon for flight and breaking it down afterward. The sights during the flight were breathtaking. I would recommend flying with Dook if you are searching for a memorable experience. The communication from Dook was also stellar, he was in contact with me every step of the way and was great with answering any of my questions.
Written June 13, 2019
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