Go From Tourist, To New Yorker
BE NY has grown from the love for New York City. It’s the result of the passion of Belgians for New York, and their outspoken desire to share the uniqueness of this wonderful metropolis with fellow nationals. Patrick van Rosendaal developed the idea and came across likeminded people who are just as hung up on the intriguing, energetic life, awesome architecture and incredible divers character of America’s larges society. Together they builded a platform where every visitor get’s a fantastic experience. Whether they are on a business trip, a group travel or a family vacation, every BE NY’er will get enchanted by this endlessly exciting city.
Patrick Van Rosendaal
Founder BE New York
Patrick van Rosendaal is an alumnus of the prestigious Vlerick business school and had seen quite a few corners of the world before he decided to move to New York. As a former Parisian and Londoner, big city life no longer held any secrets. Then his life took an unexpected turn. Patrick followed his heart to the United States, but lost it to New York City. He promptly swapped his wedding ring for true love and settled down with Lady Liberty. A woman with limitless potential and tantalizing appeal. But also a true diva that would surely play hard to get.
It wasn’t long before Patrick’s interest in New York evolved into a real passion. The urge to share this passion with his countrymen further motivated his decision to become a professional tour guide. He successfully tackled the official exam and started his career as a tour guide on the famous Gray Line Buses and at Bike and Roll, the leading company for bike tours in New York City. During his time there, Patrick managed to gather and hone all the necessary skills that would prove invaluable during the process of setting up his own company, BE NY.
As an official member of GANYC, the prestigious professional tour guide association, Patrick has already worn out 3 vespa’s and a multitude of shoes on his many miles of exploratory journeys through the city. His tour guide company BE NY has had the pleasure of welcoming well over ten thousand visitors to New York. It led Patrick to proclaim that he is blessed with the best job in the world.
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Become a BE NY’er too!
Are you Belgian? With a passion for NY? Do you feel like sharing your passion with your fellow countrymen? Send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org