HEX Travel began its journey in 1997 in a small office on the Rokin, a medieval street built in the heart of historic Amsterdam. These days, Tuija Jokisaari, the founder, and her team work in an office on one of the most beautiful prestigious canals of Amsterdam, the Herengracht. From a tiny enterprise, HEX Travel has transformed itself into a thriving A-rated company – one that’s still growing and improving.
As one of the founding members of European Quality Agents network (EQA) HEX Travel is connected with professional DMCs around Europe.
Groups & Meetings
The great thing about group travel is that, while you may be arriving at your destination solo, you won’t be alone once you get there.
Group travelling need a lot of caretaking and planning. Many times it’s all in the details. Where do you stay, what restaurant can handle groups, special wishes like allergies needs to be taken care of, or what creative meeting space can we book? How to relax together after a long day of work? For all this to work well you need local eye on things like choosing the right hotel or keep everything floating on location.
We work with a wide range of hotels, meeting locations and professional suppliers to meet all your needs. For a pair of extra eyes you are welcome to visit the location you have booked!
Work hard play hard! After a hard day of work it’s nice to relax with colleagues. For some, action is the best relaxation, like kite-surfing. For others it can be yoga on the beach or a cooking workshop. Just leave it to us and we will make sure you will get the experience you wished for.
Let’s face the facts. The sea level is rising and Holland is below it.
From the first moment that settlers in this small nation started pumping water to clear land for farms and houses, water has been the central, existential fact of life in the Netherlands, a daily matter of survival and national identity. No place in Europe is under greater threat than this waterlogged country on the edge of the Continent. Much of the nation sits below sea level and is gradually sinking. Now climate change brings the prospect of rising tides and fiercer storms. The Dutch see this as an opportunity.
Come and see and learn how new landscape is being created and how new neighborhoods are being developed on or close to water. We can show how urban renewal dovetails with strategies to mitigate the effects of climate change.
We organize not only interesting tours for architects and constructing companies, but also any other business area you might work in.
"WE LOVE WHAT WE DO - WE HOPE YOU DO TOO!"
SO WHAT DO WE ACTUALLY DO?
HEX Travel is a Destination Management Company specialised in providing visitors to Holland and Benelux, with all they need for a wonderful visit.
Who do we serve
We service individuals and groups in need of hotels, conferences, incentives, special programs or study visits.
We make sure you get that all-important extra level of service from the moment you get in touch with us until the end of the visit… when your group leaves with relaxed and happy faces.
With who do we do it
All our suppliers are chosen with great care; we don’t just want you to get the best deal but the best quality of service too. To help you get the most out of it, we have experienced guides who really know the city and can answer all your questions.
We have amazing hotel contacts, we know where all the best restaurants and cafes are, we can book theatre tickets, excursions, arrange study visits or special interest visits.
Where do we do it
The Netherlands, and Amsterdam in particular, is one of the most popular destinations in Europe. No city can offer more per m2 than Amsterdam does. From lively museums and prestigious art galleries, to theatres, markets, artisan studios and environmental projects. All set in breath-taking, stunning architecture that’s easy to access via Schiphol Airport.
But let’s not forget Amsterdam’s counterpart – Rotterdam. A city that many believe is home to some of the best modern architecture in Holland. Give it a try – you’ll be amazed!
THE HEX FAMILY
The Scandinavian - Dutch team at HEX Travel is ideally placed to provide visitors with everything they need for a perfect visit, as it's
comprised of Scandinavian and Finnish people who have been living in Holland for almost a decade or longer. The team provides the best
of both worlds; there's no guess work going on here, we know what to offer you - right down to the smallest detail.
MEET THE HEX FAMILY
Group Sales & Production
I am The New -Old edition to HEX. I moved to Holland in August 2018 and I am very happy to be back with the HEX family! I have worked here before, last time 2007. So it felt very good to be back “home” again. I’m originally a Swedish speaking Finn, so I speak both languages as well as English and Italian. I am determined to learn to speak Dutch in no time.
Working hard to learn all the new products and hotel we have to offer and I can tell you it is very exciting! I love to explore old and new things and then be able to offer it to our groups. I live in The Hague, city of our King and Queen. A beautiful city with a lot to offer. I have worked at other DMC’s in Ireland many years, so the industry is familiar to me. This job is what I love the most to do. Trying to figure out what kind of group you deal with and come up with a special program to suite just that group is so nice. To make others happy is the best thing in the world, and when aren’t you happier than when you travel?
In my spare time I travel as much as I can, I have lived in so many countries that I have many “families” to visit all over Europe, but also to just visit different cities in Holland over the weekends is nice. Food is another passion of mine, both to eat and cook. I’ll make sure your groups will experience the best of Holland!
I’m the youngest at HEX Travel right now and have worked here since 2007. Before that I had a job in a restaurant on the sea front in Egmond, then at booking.com. I first met Tuija when I started helping out with group arrivals at Schiphol and it wasn’t long before she put me behind a desk permanently. It was a great experience welcoming groups and learning all about their expectations; it gave me a good grounding for the work I do now.
I really love the work I do at HEX Travel every day and it’s incredible how much I learn! It’s fun dealing with people and we get to see and experience such a lot. To give you just one example (a rather nice one), We have to test all the restaurants that we promote! Just to check the food is still delicious! At HEX Travel the busier it is, the more fun it is! It’s what I call positive stress!
In working years I am the oldest HEX employee. I moved here from Finland in January 2000 when I also started working at HEX Travel. So I have seen it all happen: the company growing, moving from one office space to another, great new colleagues arriving and others leaving. At first I was busy full-time with individual bookings but, for several years now, I have been producing programs for Finnish visitor groups. I try to make offers really interesting for clients (and for me too), by always keeping my eyes open to new experiences and ideas.
Since the job started I’ve been commuting to Amsterdam from my home in Rotterdam, so I can also call myself an expert on everything that’s happening there too – and train travelling, of course! There is so much more to see in Holland than just Amsterdam! I’m famous for my walking pace – there’s not many can keep up with me! The other hobbies I really enjoy are reading, knitting and singing in our local choir.
I joined the HEX Travel team in November 2007 after meeting the love of my life! To cut a long story short – Swedish girl meets Aussie bloke in Spain and moves to live with him in Holland. I was lucky enough to be an old colleague of Tuija. Coming to work here was a dream come true for me. That doesn’t mean the work isn’t challenging; it is – but in a really good way. You’ve got be on the ball! Information constantly needs updating and every group is different, which means that no one day is quite like another. This really suits me!
I now live in the pretty town of Alkmaar which looks like a miniature Amsterdam and is famous for the huge cheese market that it holds every Friday during the summer months. The combination of working in the big city and living in a town is ideal for me. When I’m not working I travel a lot and each summer I visit the San Fermin festival in Pamplona – Olé! I also love sport and am a proud season ticket holder of the football club in Alkmaar, AZ.
The reason for starting HEX Travel was simple – I wanted a job where I could help people! And the fulfilment I now get from helping people to visit Holland is deeply rewarding. This really is the best job you can imagine! It all began when I first came here; I just fell in love with Holland, a life-long affair.
There’s so many possibilities and so much creativity in this small country – made from the oceans- that I wanted to share with everyone. I come from a hotel and sales background so it’s great to be able to recommend a hotel when you actually know how things work. I just love my work, my team and I think is a great privilege to have an office on one of the most beautiful canals in Amsterdam!
But believe me when I say, we have worked very hard to be where we are! In my spare time I usually jump on my mountain bike and enjoy the fantastic dunes of North Holland! If there’s snow anywhere, I will probably hit the slopes in Austria or Lapland.
HEX Travel is always looking for new
opportunities to give the best possible
service to its clients and, to this end, is a cofounder
of the EQA, an alliance representing
eight DMCs right across Europe which
inspire, encourage and learn from each other.
This cooperation widens the support and
advice that HEX Travel can offer you, enabling
us to help you, not only in the BENELUX,
but throughout Europe by advising you about
DMCs which strive to provide the same
service level as we do. The recommendations
that we provide mean you're always in good
hands. Visit EQA website.