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Last updated 10/04/2013
Phone: 01933 392 189 - Mobile: 07944265069 - Fax: 01933 392 189
Year qualified: 1983
Native languages: Dutch, English
Other languages: French, German, Spanish
Biography: Born in the Netherlands and resident there until age 19. Bitten by the travel bug at this point and have continuously travelled ever since. Lived in both German and French speaking Switzerland for two years and was resident in Spain for five. Qualified as London Blue Badge Guide in 1983 and Northamptonshire (Heart of England) in 1992. Widely travelled and have led tours worldwide, including USA, Canada, Europe,Far East, Australasia, South and Central America and North Africa.
I am a photographer and rarely seen without a big camera, or two, around my neck.
For more than 20 years I worked with the American Horticultural Society on special educational garden and horticultural programmes.
Have worked as on board lecturer on cruise ships.
Have been involved with specialist classical music tours and cruises with choirs and orchestras.
I love touring the British Isles and am happy to escort tours all over the world.
Regions for which accredited: Heart of England, London
London sites for which accredited: 2012 Venues, Docklands, Hampton Court Palace, St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower of London, Westminster Abbey
Sites outside London for which accredited: Bath, Oxford, Salisbury Cathedral, Stonehenge, Stratford-upon-Avon, Winchester Cathedral, Windsor Castle
Special interests: Photography, History, Gardens and Horticulture, Social and Industrial Heritage.
Extended tours: Britsih Isles, Europe and Worldwide.
Regions offered as British Isles Tour Manager: South East England (Essex, Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, Wiltshire), East Anglia (Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Constable Country), Midlands (Cotswolds, Coventry, Black Country, The Potteries, Peak District, Chester, Robin Hood Country), West Country (Dorset, Somerset, Devon, Cornwall, King Arthur Country), Yorkshire (Brontë Country), North West (Cumbria, Lake District, Manchester, Liverpool, Carlisle), Northumbria, Wales, Scotland, Ireland
Countries offered: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Faroe Islands, Fiji, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Holy See (Vatican), Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United States, Viet nam, Virgin Is., U.S., Yugoslavia