Tour guiding

The Netherlands and Belgium

Since 2015 I’ve been working as a tour guide for Rick Steves’ Europe (RSE), an American travel company, established and managed by Europe specialist, travel books writer and radio and television programme-maker Rick Steves – a.k.a. ‘the travel guy’. Inspired by their founder, Rick Steves’ Europe doesn’t simply take their tour members on a visit to a European country, but wants them to truly experience their destination by getting acquainted with local people and their culture.

That’s why many RSE tours are led by local tour guides, and I’m proud to be one of them. By viewing my own country through the eyes of other people, I have learnt so much about Dutch and American culture and how our cultures impact our experiences and point of view.


For RSE, I guide tours to Belgium, the Netherlands and Great Britain. I also coach new tour guides.
For his radio show Rick Steves interviewed me in December 2019 about the developments of tourism in Amsterdam. You can listen to it  here.

Great Britain and Ireland

Since 1998 I’ve been working as a tour guide for SRC Travel, a Dutch tour company specialised in organised group tours with a packed cultural excursion programme.

I guide their tours to the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, including city tours on foot and/or by coach.  I also write texts for their brochures, magazines and blogs and give travel presentations.



I offer:

  • Custom-designed tours of The Netherlands/Belgium/Great Britain/Ireland for you and your travel companion(s);
  • Specific city walks, bus tours and/or museum visits;
  • Advice for those who’d like to get to know The Netherlands/Belgium/Great Britain/Ireland, but don’t know where to start;
  • Lectures or presentations on any related topic in preparation of your travels;
  • Dutch language and Dutch speaking lessons to help you truly appreciate my country.


Please contact me so we can discuss how I can help you. Click here for a non-binding quote.

Ellen Janzing - Anglist