Lovli Local Roel

Hi, I am Roel, Cross cultural consultant in Amsterdam. I’m passionate about Good (small brand) coffee, special beers, fishing, electronic and jazz music, cycling, tennis, and talking about life and the universe. My Motto: Life is what happens to you while making other plans...


What makes you a lovely Lovli Local?

The local experience is always better than the tourist experience. I have a couple of years experience of showing couchsurfers around the city and sharing the local secrets with travelers from near and far. I love Amsterdam so much that I might never leave this city, but I would like to share its incredible variety and blend of cultures with others.

What makes your tours different to others?

Wanna stay away from the international beer and coffee brands? Wanna try local beers and coffee in local places? Wanna see a real local market instead of the 'semi-local" markets that all the tourist visit? Join my tour and you will enjoy the benefits of the real local knowledge and taste of Amsterdam.

What do you like most/least about your city?

The amazing variety of things, cultures, styles, foods, music, all packed into a small city with less than 1 million people. Amsterdam really has samples from the whole world packed into 1 vibrant city.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

My travel heart is lost to Asia, but I dream of seeing the Mayan ruins in Central America some day.

What’s the one thing you can’t live without?

A good coffee in the morning. My sister regularly brings a special coffee delivery from Rwanda :)

What’s your favorite smell?

Ocean breeze and freshly brewed coffee