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Tour Guide Belgium & The Netherlands

Brussels, Belgium
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About Tour Guide Belgium & The Netherlands
Hi to everyone, my name is Patrick Huysmans and I'll be glad to be your guide during your stay in Belgium. We will visit the most beautiful cities of Flanders and Wallonia, The Netherlands till Luxembourg. I am also specialised in tours of WW1, Flanders fields, and WW2, The Battle of The Bulge tours.
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Full Day Antwerp & Mechelen

The combination of these two cities shows the true spirith of the Flamish people. Very commited to work and creative. Both cities have a lot to offer in terms of painting, architecture, diamonds and history.

The park of Antwerp, is probably the only park in the world, where both Muslims and Jew are playing together: a gift of tolerance and mutual respect.
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6 to 8 hours
from $1,044.26

Full day Brugge & Ghent: the gems of Flanders

Me and my staff always try to be personable and debate about controversial topics: corruption, systems in the world, psychology and sociology. Life it’s not always sun and sea. It’s extremely import to be yourself and as long as you explain WHY your thought are as described, everyone shall respect you.
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1 to 8 hours
from $1,030.34

Private tour WW1 Flanders Fields

We will see the original trenches in the Hooge Crater and the main WW1 sites as:

What you visit

Menin Gate
Flanders Cemetery in Ypres
WW1 Museum in Passchendaele
The Town Hall of Ypres
John McRae Memorial in Essex Cemetery
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1 day
from $1,030.34

Zeebrugge Cruiship Bruges full day tour

Beautiful Bruges-by-the-Sea is a marvelous place to visit during your cruise in the North Sea. This enjoyable excursion is designed specifically for cruise ship passengers. Your private guide in Zeebrugge will greet you on shore when your ship docks, awaiting your arrival with a comfortable vehicle that will take you into the town to begin your adventure in the city often called "The Venice of the North." You will have the opportunity to visit the city where the movie "In Bruges" was made, with actor Collin Farell. Same thing for Bolliwoord movie PK.

This historical city has been noted by UNESCO for its cultural significance and has been placed upon the World Heritage List.
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2 days
from $1,030.34

Full Day Gouda & Giethoorn: hidden gems of The Netherlands

GIETHOORN

This is the hidden treasure of The Netherlands, it is in the middle of the country, far from the touristic typical areas and tourist traps. It is the hidden Venice of The North, like Strabourg in France. The only city in the world which you can discover by boat, and that’s how you will enjoy it! Amazing bridges and uncontaminated nature, preserved fauna and flora will splash our thoughs far away beyond our imaginations!

GOUDA
Gouda is the city of the cheese festival, which starts early April till end of August, the buyers and dealears are the old dutch guard which are animating the city hall standing in front of the square. Each Thursday is party time, using old communication language with hands clapping and gestures like in the old time 400 years ago. Cheese bisquits, cheese melted, pancakes and much more available in the Kaas Festival!
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8 to 10 hours
from $1,174.79
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susan davis wrote a review Dec 2019
Gulf Breeze, Florida4 contributions
With lots of knowledge and energy. He clearly loves what he does and does it well. He has passion and lots of enthusiasm for the history of sites, churches and art. Be prepared for a wonderful tour experience!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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NYCTraveler047 wrote a review Nov 2019
New York14 contributions42 helpful votes
We hired Andrea for a private tour of Bruges and Ghent. Andrea was very accommodating and patient. He tailored the tour to suit our needs and requests. Andrea is a wealth of knowledge and provided important information about each city. In addition to the major tourist sites, Andrea showed us locations off the beaten path that we would never have seen on our own and that made a difference with regard to our experience in both cities. He provided thorough explanations of every place we visited and did so in a very clear and concise manner. He was open to our suggestions and even showed us sites in Brussels, that we would have never seen on our own. He made suggestions regarding the best restaurants in each city and took us to some amazing places to savor the local food, beer and waffles! I can’t say enough good things about Andrea and the tour! If you’re looking for a private tour while in Belgium, look no further, Andrea is your man. He is a true professional, extremely knowledgeable and very passionate about his job. He also made us feel very comfortable and by the end of the tour, we felt as if we had spent the day with a friend. It truly made a difference and we are so glad we booked him as our guide.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Gul33 wrote a review Oct 2019
Sicily, Italy12 contributions
I came solo to discover Antwerp and Brussels and this guide was the best thing I had during the trip. Being Russian I couldn’t expect Flemish language could be so related with Russian in terms of vocabulary and structure! Great guide and I will recommend him!
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Tom Grella wrote a review Sep 2019
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There is no question that Andrea has some strong views about his country, and its leadership, as well as life in general. This is what made the tour quite interesting. It was not all just facts and figures, and given the long ride from Brussels to Bruges, and the traffic jams, there certainly was time for lively discussion. Consider that before giving too much to one critical, even if it is as long as a book. We did Bruges and Ghent. Andrea was very knowledgeable and informative. We also wanted to add on one personal stop to a location he had never been outside of Brussels and he added that on, and finished late, at our request and for no additional charge. He also (unlike the one complainer) was very hesitant to accept anything in addition to the required fee when the tip was offered. Regarding the tour of these two places in one day, there is almost not enough time, but fortunately he did not have us linger in Bruges, as Ghent is not to be missed.Out trip to Belgium was short, and we had wished there was more time to tour the war sites with him as well.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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sherrylittle74 wrote a review Aug 2019
Sherman, Texas118 contributions14 helpful votes
Our family - my husband, our adult son and me - spent 3 days with Andrea. First, in Belgium, we left Brussels to visit Waterloo, Bastogne, a variety of WWII sites, and Luxembourg City. It was a long, but informative day. It was all the sites we had discussed plus a few. Andrea was knowledgeable, about the Belgian culture and the sites we visited. He chose a nice cafe with outdoor seating for lunch - very enjoyable. By the way, at our request, took us into Luxembourg and Germany and we saw sites we would have never found on our own. On day 2, we headed toward Flanders for our WWI tour. It was a great day. We went to multiple sites and heard about each, ending at the Paschendale Museum - what a great experience. We had seen trenches out in the open and to see the reconstruction and explanation at the Museum was great. Had lunch at the Museum cafe - try the Paschendale beer - before heading to Amsterdam where Andrea deposited us at our hotel. Next day we requested a later start to the day and Andrea had no problem accommodating us. He then did a tour of Amsterdam, hitting all the sites we had requested. Again, he had a great choice for lunch - one we would have never found - we saw windmills and then back to Brussels. Andrea communicated with us via email over several months, off and on, to understand what we were looking to do on these days and he did a good job of making that happen. We had conversations on various topics on our drives from place to place, we feel like we made a friend.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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