Who we are

Free Tours Groningen is an initiative of Thijs, Aletta, Tynke and Roy and a part of The Great Unknown.

Hi! My name is Tynke. Born and raised in Friesland, I came to Groningen to study history. After a long period of studying, working and experiencing the student life, I went to Germany for a couple of years. In 2018 I returned to my favorite Dutch city. Now I’m a history teacher and work also at the “Fries Museum” in Leeuwarden. In my spare time I cycle a lot and I enjoy the ‘Groninger life’. Therefore I love to show everyone why Groningen is such a great city!

My name is Thijs (34) and I live in Groningen since I was a student. I have travelled around the world a lot during and after my studies. Together with my girlfriend Aletta I’ve made a long, beautiful world trip for almost two years. After we came back we decided to start a travel company: “The Great Unknown“. Led by the idea that you don’t always have to travel far to discover beautiful new things, we came up with the idea to add these Free Tours to our travel company.

Hi! My name is Aletta and around in the city since I was 12. After finishing secondary school I left Groningen for my art studies. I returned, but left again for two years to travel the world. With fresh new ideas (like these Free Tours!) I settled down in the city in 2018, together with Thijs. More than ready to show and explore our beautiful hometown together with you!
Besides working as a guide for Free Tours Groningen, I am working as a visual artist and as teacher in arts.

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