Who's behind Green Cow Bike Tours
Green Cow Bike Tours accompanies you to the beautiful parts of Holland in a very Dutch way! Enjoy Holland at its best, spot birds, windmills and visit a cheese farm! Our goal is to show you the most beautiful parts of Holland in a most personal way. All of our bike tours are guided by experienced bike tour guides.
My name is Andy, and I have been working in the tourist industry since 1995. In 2017 I started working as a bike tour guide. I am a true 'Gouda ambassador', a social person and enjoy having an environmental lifestyle. Therefore, I love to contribute to leisure and tourism as a bike tour guide in the Gouda area. My goal is to let people have a great cycling experience with Green Cow! What I like so much in guiding with Green Cow bike tours is the great diversity you see on the road: many historic buildings, the great variety of nature such as rivers, lakes and the countryside. My most beautiful tour is the one to Kinderdijk. Along the IJssel River and through the 'Krimpener Hout' woods, with a stop at Hoogerwaard cheese farm. And then the return journey along the pretty Lek river, looking back over your shoulder, above the dyke, to see all of the Kinderdijk windmills in one glimpse.
Hi, my name is Bernd and I would love to be your guide for an unforgettable day in the saddle! I have been cycling for as long as I can remember: as a toddler I cycled away from home alone on my tricycle, got lost and ended up on a construction site. That was an exciting adventure, but my parents couldn't laugh about it at the time. Ever since, for me cycling equals adventure and being outside. As a fanatic cyclist I know every road in the area around Gouda and would like to take you along the most interesting and beautiful places. And every time I keep seeing new and surprising things along the way. I studied geography and can tell you a lot about the origin and history of this special landscape.
Hi! My name is Chantal. I used to be an English teacher, and my dad is German, so I can do tours in Dutch plus those languages. It is always such a pleasure to guide people during a ride! Not only is it a chance for myself to get out and be active, I can also share interesting facts and knowledge about Gouda and the Netherlands. Biking with visitors makes you see your own city, region, and country afresh! My fav tour is the Gouda Holland Classic because it packs so much in one go: city, countryside, canals, cheese, cows. See, all good things start with a C
Hi, my name is Jessica and I love the outdoors and cycling through nature. Leaving the canals of Gouda behind I would love to take you into the Cheese Valley. I would like you to discover the area along beautiful car-free roads and to share my knowledge and experience with you. On the way I like to visit a cheese farm together. Nice to grab a terrace somewhere in beautiful Oudewater or Schoonhoven. I look forward to meeting you during a bike tour with Green Cow Bike Tours and let's experience and enjoy our Green Heart!
Hello, my name is Kees! I have been a guide with Green Cow since 2018. I live in a canal house in the old town of Gouda. As I retired recently, I have even more time for cycling. I know all cycling routes in the area. I became a bike tour guide because it is great fun to cycle through the country while learning about the best tips and hotspots from locals. It is also a way of ‘green tourism’. Telling you my favorite tour is a tough one as they are all equally beautiful. Well, let’s say the Silver & River tour because it offers a great combination of silver town Schoonhoven and the fantastic polder landscape!
Green Cow Bike Tours was founded by Marc Setzpfand. Marc was born and raised in Holland and lives in the old town of Gouda with his girlfriend Chantal. He has a background in engineering and his main interests are in travelling and sailing. Having travelled in five continents, Marc has a good feeling of what travellers like to see and do. “I’ve always had the best travel experiences with local people. These are the ones that know where to go and what to do. In return, I’d like to share my own experiences and insights with other fellow travellers.“
My name is Theo. I have been bike enthusiast since I was a young boy. I used to work in container logistics before I became a Trip leader for an American company offering cycling vacations. I also developed several of their European tours. In winter, I Kept my passion for biking alive by working in a bike shop. I love to share my knowledge about Dutch history and culture with Green Cow Bike Tours guests. For me the route to Kinderdijk is the most fascinating one. There I can tell you about the ingenious system of windmills and pumping stations which have kept our soil dry for nearly a thousand years now!
Articles about Green Cow Bike Tours in Dutch and English!
' Bike Utopia in the Netherlands'
'Stadsmeisje maakt kennis met Cheese Valley'
'Say Cheese – You’ll Be Smiling In Gouda'