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Jacob Krayenhoff van de Leur Guide at Topdeck

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A few years ago I was finishing my bachelors degree dreaming of adventure. So the day after I graduated I left for California to begin training for my first guiding job and I haven't looked back since. ||||| My favorite thing about guiding? Everything. If I had to narrow it down I could pick two things. Firstly - the people: I love the people I meet and get to share the world with. Its the strange relationship between being a proud parent and becoming best friends Secondly - I love being apart of the excitement on people's faces when they see something they have only dreamed of before whether it be the Swiss alps, the Eiffel Tower or the Grand Canyon.

Languages I guide in

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Jacob's Favourite Tour

Summer Fun & Sailing

Unforgettable Tour Memory

Too many to count! The disaster of my first week of my first european tour ||||| Making my passengers wear paper bags on their heads before they witnessed Lake Louise ||||| The audible wows of driving into the swiss alps and feeling so proud and lucky to be doing this ||||| Being being approached by a film crew during my Munich walking tour and filmed as I was explaining the Nazi blood flag.

Best Travel Tip

Be open to new experiences. You never know who you will meet, what you will do or where you will go.

Jacob's Reviews from travellers

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Oktoberfest Camping Steinmeister (6 Day) review
25th September 2016
The trip itself was fantastic, as was our leader, Jacob. Everything was explained in detail, from what to expect each day to ...
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5th September 2016
Just finished the european pioneer...and it was awesome! Jacob was an amazing tour guide. As a group, we felt that he alway...
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30th August 2016
Our tour was amazing, the greatest experience of my life. Jacob was a fantastic guide and went above and beyond at all times....
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8th August 2016
The Topdeck European Adventure tour with Jacob, Brendan and Noel was incredible. It really was the trip of a lifetime. Our cr...
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2nd August 2016
WOW 34 Days around Europe! Incredible! Jacob was an amazing Tour leader! Full of knowledge, tips and tricks and just easy to ...
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31st July 2016
The tour was really good. Jacob was very knowledgeable and was willing to go out of his way with helping everyone along the ...
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31st July 2016
We did the European adventure tour, which is a 34 day camping tour. Jacob was an absolutely amazing tour leader, he's energet...
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31st July 2016
Best. Trip. Ever.
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31st July 2016
Jacob was an extremely energetic, enthusiastic, fun and responsible tour leader. His extensive knowledge in history, religion...
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31st July 2016
Had an amazing time on our britain and ireland trip! Jacob is an amazing guide and has an amazing passion for the job and wha...
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31st July 2016
This tour was amazing, Jacob was phenomenal, entertaining and knowledgeable. He helped to bring the whole group together and ...
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31st July 2016
They offered a great variety of activities for all ages and experience. The tour leader was so warming and always happy to an...
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31st July 2016
I completed the Tapas trail in May with Jacob and this was my second Topdeck tour. I had the most incredible trip and ao much...
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31st July 2016
Jacob went above and beyond the call of duty...made sure we knew what we could do on our free days and organised dinners for ...
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30th July 2016
What a fantastic experince. Great driver great chef great tour leader. He made the bus rides so much fun!!
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30th July 2016
Jacob, our top leader was amazing. , fun and genuine. Made for an amazing trip on so many levels.
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30th July 2016
Absolutely loved the trip run by Jacob and the crew with topdeck! Everything was well organised and ran super smooth which ma...
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30th July 2016
My topdeck tour was amazing!!! Our trip leader Jacob was the best, if you were into anything from history to adventuring in n...
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30th July 2016
Had the best time on our tour! Usually I'm not that interested in history, but our tour guide Jacob was obviously so passiona...
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30th July 2016
My review is going to solely be on my tour guide, Jacob. From the moment we met up with the tour group Jacob was organized, h...
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30th July 2016
The tour was more than I expected. Jacob was incredibly helpful with everything and gave us so much information about every p...
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30th July 2016
I had the greatest time with Jacob. He is such a fun, enthusiastic and unique person. It was obvious he loves his job and tra...
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30th July 2016
Jacob is an amazing guide. He manages to make anything interesting and is so much fun to be around.
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30th July 2016
We had a great time. Jacob our tour guide was great, the best anyone could hope hope for. 5 stars. We had Noal as our driver ...
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30th July 2016
My trip was super good, thanks to Jacob ! Absolute legend
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30th July 2016
Incredible trip! Food was above expectation, accommodation (particularly the campsites) was beyond my imagination. My crew le...
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30th July 2016
Unfortunately the trip was disappointing. Jacob had his girlfriend on tour for two days which I thought distracted him and wa...
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Spanish Fiesta 2015 review
9th February 2016
Jacob was my first tour leader and was very helpful in suggesting places to visit and things to do in each city.
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Operator's comment: Thanks Jasmine. Great to hear Jacob was helpful on your Spanish Fiesta trip with us ~ Topdeck.

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31st December 2015
So when you go on these trips you don't expect your tour guide to be your be your best friend. However Jacob was one bloke wh...

Operator's comment: Thanks James, sure is one big family by the end of the trip and hard to part ways. Hope to see you again soon ~ Topdeck

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31st December 2015
I had an amazing time travelling around Europe. This is all because of jacob and alex. They both went out of there way to mak...
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31st December 2015
Jacob was an excellent trip leader. Along with Alex our driver he really went out of his way to make our holiday a great expe...

Operator's comment: Thanks Ryan, all our crew work really hard to ensure our passengers have a trip of a lifetime ~ Topdeck.

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31st December 2015
A superb tour and tour guide! Jacob knew so much about all of the places we were going to, and had made extensive preparation...
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31st December 2015
Great tour guide!! Had the best time meeting everyone and exploring Europe. Have recommended it to everyone!!

Operator's comment: Thank you Taran ~ Topdeck.

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31st December 2015
Most amazing experience ever! The tour exceeded all my expectations! Jacob was the best tour guide I could of asked for!
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31st December 2015
My first overseas trip and it was absolutely amazing!!!! I wouldn't of had such a fantastic experience if it wasn't for my tr...
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Operator's comment: Hi Jessica, always great to hear we helped smooth the nerves with your first overseas trip. See you again soon ~ Topdeck.

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31st December 2015
Amazing trip with an wonderful tour guide! I had the best time meeting everyone and travelling around Europe. Jacob tackled e...
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31st December 2015
This tour was an amazing experience. I had always dreams of travelling around Europe and the Topdeck team of Jacob as my trip...

Operator's comment: Thank you Ern ~ Topdeck.

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31st December 2015
I was thoroughly impressed with my entire Topdeck experience. Jacob went out of his way to organize group activities to furth...
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31st December 2015
Before starting this trip, I had low expectations. I was going in with an open mind and wanted to just meet new people and se...
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Operator's comment: Thanks Kimberley, great to hear how your Winter Spirit went. We welcome you back anytime ~ Topdeck.

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31st December 2015
Our tour was amazing and our guide jacob made our trip he did an amazing gave us all the history and was really down to earth...
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31st December 2015
I had the most amazing time! I was completely blown away. Everything was organized so well - I credit that to Jacob our tour ...
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Operator's comment: Thanks Pumori. Great to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your trip with us ~ Topdeck.

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31st December 2015
The best thing I have ever done in my Life. Jacob made it so good, would do the same tour, same places, same tour guide any d...
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30th December 2015
I'd been debating for a while before booking this tour, whether I'd actually enjoy it or if it was worth it. All I can say no...
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Operator's comment: Hi Richard, wow what a read. By the sounds of it you had one epic trip with our crew, sure they will love you back again ~ Topdeck.

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30th December 2015
AMAZING! Exceeded all my expectations. Our tour guide and bus driver made everything so easy and so much fun for all of us. O...
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29th December 2015
Jacob was a fantastic tour leader who led an incredible trip. His extensive wealth of knowledge, enthusiasm and his ability t...
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Operator's comment: Thanks Sophie. Great to hear you had a fantastic time on your Europe Winter Spirit trip with our crew! ~ Topdeck.

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29th December 2015
Our Topdeck experience is one we won't forget. We had so many hiccups and Jacob kept his cool so well. He handled everything ...
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29th December 2015
This tour was absolutely amazing. I tell everyone I know to sign up straight away with Topdeck. If I had the opportunity to d...
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29th December 2015
Europe was one of the best experiences I have had and that is mostly due to the amazing topdeck team we had leading us around...
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Operator's comment: Wow what a read Stacy! This is what travelling is all about having fun, making new friends and new memories. See you again soon. ~ Topdeck..

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29th December 2015
Jacob is by far the best tour guide in the world. He is the type of tour leader that makes the most out of every moment, he k...
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Operator's comment: Thanks Tori, I will be sure to pass this onto Jacob he sure does love what he does. ~ Topdeck.

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29th December 2015
experience was great, great tour leader Jacob!
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29th December 2015
It was a wonderful, fast-paced "taste" of Europe. Jacob was knowledgeable about every city and country we visited, so I actua...
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29th December 2015
Jacob is the best tour guide, he makes everyone's trip as enjoyable as he can. Your issues are his issues and he works to mak...
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29th December 2015
Had an amazing time with wonderful people that I would now call life long friends, was honestly the best experience of my lif...
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Operator's comment: Once you get the travel bug it's hard to shake it off. Hope to see you again soon Michaela. ~ Topdeck.

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29th December 2015
Jacob was the most amazing, entertaining and intelligent tour leader ever! Made my trip better than I ever could have imagine...
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29th December 2015
Topdeck changed my life! It gave me the opportunity to see things I've always wanted to see with new people all while feeling...
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Operator's comment: Hi Georgia, so great to hear about your trip. You make so many life long memories and we are glad we could be there to make them for you. ~Topdeck.

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28th December 2015
Most amazing guide ever!
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Spanish Fiesta 2015 review
28th December 2015
Everything was amazing!
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28th December 2015
One of the most amazing experiences of my life so far. Jacob is such a great tour guide with an awesome wealth of knowledge a...
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Operator's comment: Thank you Kayla. It's great to hear you had a ball in Europe on your Winter Spirit with Jacob. ~Topdeck.

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28th December 2015
The best experience of my life, made only better with the best trip leader in the world. Jacob, thank you for making this the...
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28th December 2015
Jacob was the man! Made everyone feel so included and went out of his way to maximise everyones's topdeck experience.
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28th December 2015
The most incredible 27 days of my life. We were all fortunate to have the best group and the best leader! Little did the grou...
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Operator's comment: Great to hear Gemma! Jacob has come along way with us and is loving every minute of it. ~ Topdeck.

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Spanish Fiesta 2015 review
28th December 2015
Jacob was an amazing tour guide! He gave us lots of options of things to do in each city and he really knows how to explore a...
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28th December 2015
This was the most amazing experience of my life! The people on the tour were amazing! Alex (driver) was fantastic and Jacob w...
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28th December 2015
Jacob was the best tour guide ever ! Honestly work his butt off to ensure we were having the best time ever
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28th December 2015
My experience with top deck was amazing. Everything was run very smoothly despite there being a few hiccups that were out of ...
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28th December 2015
Jacob is an excellent trip leader. He takes the time to get to know passengers individually and thus tailoring parts of tours...
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28th December 2015
Jacob was the best tour guide ever ! Went out of his way to make sure all of us were having fun and great knowledge on the wa...
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28th December 2015
The tour around Europe was absolutely the beez kneez, a great deal of that was because of Jacob. I couldn't have asked for a ...
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28th December 2015
My friends and I joined a tour that had already been together for A couple of weeks but both they and Jacob were incredibly w...
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Operator's comment: Hi Stephanie, fantastic to hear you love your Winter Waltz trip with us. Jacob is a great tour guide and loves what he does, I will make sure this gets passed onto him. ~Topdeck.

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28th December 2015
Jacob was an amazing trip leader. Going above and beyond to make sure all his passengers had a memorable trip. I will be doin...
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Operator's comment: Thanks Sarah. it's great to hear you loved your trip with our crew Jacob and Alex. Be sure to use your past passenger discount next time you travel with us. See you soon Topdeck.

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28th December 2015
Such a great adventure! It was only short but well worth it. Jacob was fantastic and was definitely paired well with Alex our...
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28th December 2015
Awesome tour leader and driver! Time of my life!!!
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22nd November 2015
The trip was an amazing experience with lots of fun. The trip leader made it very fun and there was lots of information on wh...
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Operator's comment: So good to hear you had a great time with us. Cheers Topdeck :)

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22nd November 2015
The two weeks that I spent with Jacob on our camping tour of the Canadian Rockies was amazing.
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22nd November 2015
Greatest tour leader ever, would go on another tour with Jacob in a heartbeat
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22nd November 2015
"No words" would sum up how mind blowing the Grand European trip was, however it would also be rather contradictory in an onl...
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Operator's comment: It sure is hard to leave these favourite cities in Europe.. always a good excuse to come back next year and do it all again in a new country. Topdeck :)

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22nd November 2015
It was an awesome experience, trip leader was sooo awesome most funniest also such an inspiration overall made my grand Europ...
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22nd November 2015
Jacob was the most incredible leader and my tour of Europe was a life changing experience. Jacob handled all obstacles in a p...
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22nd November 2015
Could not have picked a better tour if I tried. Thanks to Jacob and our bus driver my tour group had an amazing time. Jacob h...
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Operator's comment: Great to hear you enjoyed your Grand European trip with Topdeck. It sure has some of the best cities in the world that are a must see. Topdeck :)

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22nd November 2015
I had the time of my life on this trip. The group was amazing we were so lucky that there were so manny great people it's ove...
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22nd November 2015
Jacob was the best tour guide I've ever had, great guy and really easy to get along with. Always helpful and cheerful! Would ...
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22nd November 2015
Jacob was a great guide. Couldn't recommend more
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22nd November 2015
There are no words to describe how amazing this trip was. I wish I could replay every second of the trip over and over again ...
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Operator's comment: Thanks! Topdeck :)

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22nd November 2015
Summer Fun and Sailing was the best thing I ever did! From start to finish the tour was an adventure I'll never forget. Jacob...
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Operator's comment: Hi there. Thank you for your kind words, it's so great to hear Jacob played a big part of making your Topdeck Summer Fun & Sailing so much fun. Keep onto those memories they sure do last a lifetime. Topdeck :)

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