Giovanna Tomaselli is an Italian tourguide. She often visits de Zaanse Schans and Blik op de Zaan with her customers. We fired a couple of questions at her to find out what her views are about Blik and other things.
Hi Giovanna, can you tell us a bit about your tours?
I deliver tours in Amsterdam city center and surrounding areas such as Zaanse Schans, Volendam, Marken, Haarlem, Leiden and Utrecht. I have my own company tourgio and I also work for bigger companies such as Withlocals, Toursbylocals and Travel Curious.
What do you like about the Zaanse Schans...
It's a unique experience which gives a real taste of the glorious Dutch past.
...and what do you like about Blik op de Zaan?
Blik op de Zaan is a lovely stop during my tour, where my customers can combine learning and discover delicious chocolate.
What kind of experience do your guests get at Blik op de Zaan?
My customers love to listen to the story about the cacao making process and the Dutch inventions. They enjoy looking at the pictures and of course making their own delicious hot chocolate is a fun and tasty experience. It's especially great to do with children.
What’s your favourite item (or story) at Blik op de Zaan?
I really like the locally made Zaanse chocolate.
Photos: Giovanna Tomaselli