Martijn Bot (1977) has been a birder since can’t remember when… A teacher in daily life, Martijn spends almost all his free hours birding, mainly searching for rarities, but he can also fully enjoy the local resident and migratory birds. His main focus and knowledge is the northern part of The Netherlands (locally known as the “Top of Holland”), and Martijn will be more than happy to take you on a day (or more, of course) of birding in the north and show you as many good birds as possible.
No matter what you’re looking for, Birding Holland can arrange the tour that will fit your wishes and Martijn looks forward to welcoming you in and guiding you through one of the best birding areas of The Netherlands!
In May 2015, Martijn took over Birding Holland from Pieter, which makes him not only a guide, but now also the owner of this company.
I have just completed an excellent four day birding trip with Birding Holland. The guides Martijn and Jan Bart were extremely knowledgeable and very good company and I saw great birds that would be considered rarities in the UK and furthermore had great views of them.
The accommodation was comfortable and the whole trip from planning through execution was painless and efficient. I have no hesitation in warmly recommending them to any birders planning a trip to the Netherlands!
Richard Williams, UK
I had a free day before a business meeting, so I signed up for a five-hour bird watching tour with Birding Holland. The owner, Martjin, was enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable. He drove me to a wildlife preserve, where he showed me 92 species, setting up a spotting scope as we went along so I could watch the unique birds. On my next business trip to Holland, I’ll extend my stay and sign up for a 3-day tour.
My experience with Martjin was not only unforgettable, but well worth the price.
Angie Davis, West Sacramento, CA