Dear traveller, dear Holland explorer,

I am Vera ter Beest, I was born on a bicycle and raised in Delft. I’ve lived in The Hague, Utrecht, Rotterdam and Leiden and explored their surrounding thoroughly (by bike of course).  I studied Spanish Language and Culture in Utrecht, the Netherlands and Communication Sciences in Sevilla, Spain & Brussels, Belgium.

When I was a little bit younger I did some solo travelling around the world. My best companion at the time was a packet of stroopwafels. Wherever I went, if I wanted to get connected with locals I asked them a simple question, directions for instance, and gave them this typical Dutch cookie to thank them. You would be amazed by the fantastic conversations that started with a stroopwafel.

During my university years I organised my first events. Festivities to celebrate culture and connect people with an international mindset.

In those years I also got a bit of an obsession with Carmen, the seductive gypsy woman from Sevilla, Spain. But, what attracted me most was that she was invented by a French man.  The result: a thesis about the national identity of Carmen by French author Merimée & French composer Bizet. *

Many aspects of Dutch culture are influenced or directly derive from other cultures. At the end, the Netherlands is and will always be a multicultural country.  By connecting you with locals in local festivities and bringing you closer to the origin of the ‘typical’ Dutch traditions & products like eating herring – haring happen- or tulips I want to show you the Dutch culture has a lot in common with your own.  Join a cycle tour, a city challenge or any of the other outings by Verita’s Visit, meet locals & other internationals and together with them you’ll discover that home is right here in Holland.

Verita’s Visit is one part of Verita’s Company. Verita’s Teksten, for copywriting & translations in English, Spanish & Dutch is the other part. Veritas in Latin stands for truth and honesty. As an organiser of typical Dutch events, group tours & activities it is my intention to give you a different perspective of Holland. I listen to what you want and what you need and take care of you, before, during and after the event.

Verita also is a Spanish diminutive for Vera. I like to bring out the child in me, in you. And, I love creating activities for the whole family!

Please browse through this website to see if there’s anything of your liking.  Do you have a specific company outing in the Netherlands in mind? Or an activity for your club, friends or family?  Any other questions or suggestions? I’m happy to meet you for a coffee and a stroopwafel.

* If you can read Spanish and are interested in my thesis, you can find it here.