Travelling is my passion. Already as a very young girl I knew that I wanted to be an international bus driver, just like my father. After my schooling, I started working at the office of Oad Reizen, a well-known and award winning Dutch tour operator. Here my dream became true because at the age of 21 I was the first female bus driver for Oad Reizen. I have travelled all through Europe with groups of people, being their bus driver, guide and tour escort and loved it. I have seen all of Europe from the Northern part of Norway to southern Italy, from Paris to Prague. When I fell in love with a colleague bus driver, it was too difficult to combine our travelling lives so I went back to the office, with a ‘backpack full of experience’.
In 1997 I started working with Verstraete Travel & Cruises, organizing the European part of their group tours. This collaboration went on when Oad Reizen went bankrupt a few years ago, and I started my own travel agency BDL-Grouptravel. In the meantime, Oad has restarted as a bus company and for the Verstraete groups we still travel with the busses of Oad Reizen, as well as other well-known companies in Holland.
The cooperation with Verstraete Travel is more than just work. The staff of Verstraete are not only my partners and colleagues but friends. I sincerely trust we will continue our working relationship for many years and looking forward to meeting you in our beautiful Europe!