The Netherlands is well known for its love of all things dairy. We, therefore, have millions of cows in our pastures. But did you know that cows also have healing properties and that 'cuddling a cow' is becoming increasingly popular among people from the city? Cow cuddling is believed to promote positivity and reduce stress by boosting oxytocin in humans, the hormone released in social bonding. The cow's warmer body temperature, slower heartbeat and mammoth size can make hugging them an incredibly soothing experience. In this tour, we learn a lot more about the Dutch cow and we see how relaxed cuddling a cow makes you feel. 🐮
Stephan is a real Dutchie, he was born in Delft (the city of Vermeer), grown up in Gouda (the cheese city), studied in Leiden (city of Rembrandt) and he lived in Rotterdam (the harbour city) before moving to our capital Amsterdam in 2006. After a career in technology as an Online Strategist, he decided to leave behind the corporate world to start guiding visitors of Amsterdam and started his own private tour agency, Amsterdam Experiences. That’s when he discovered that walking and cycling around the city with international visitors is a lot more fun than a desk job! As a guide, Stephan loves to show his virtual guests the hidden gems of Amsterdam through the eyes of a local. He has a passion for telling stories about Dutch history and culture. Stephan is very enthusiastic about the Netherlands and also guides tours in Delft, Utrecht, Rotterdam, Gouda, Leiden and Den Hague. Stephan’s tours cover a wide range of topics, whether that be sensitively tackling difficult subjects, such as Anne Frank and Jewish history of Amsterdam. However, he is equally comfortable being spontaneous, whether visiting goats in a goat farm to riding his orange flowerbike around with the flowerbike man himself. Stephan also now has tours in Belgium, covering Antwerp, Bruges and Ghent. So join him on the bike or by foot, and see the highlights of the Netherlands or even perhaps Belgium.
Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Amsterdam with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.
The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Amsterdam. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.
The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.
Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.
For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.
07 June 2021
I was actually riding in the car for this one on a day out and only caught the last 15 minutes, but I LOVED it. Looking forward to more cow cuddling soon!!
07 June 2021
Oh the postcards that came from this tour were *utter*ly fantastic! This was a very enjoyable tour and me and my friend loved every minute of it. Cow cuddling is not something I ever would have imagined that was a thing, but I’m open to try anything once!
06 June 2021
Such great fun meeting the lovely dairy cows and cuddling them vicariously through Stephan.
06 June 2021
One of the best trips on heygo :) especially for animal lovers :)
Jennie (Eastbourne, 🇬🇧) S.
05 June 2021
Stephan cuddling cows was one of the funniest tours I have been on. I was in need of a good laugh and I got it! Thank you Stephan for a most engaging tour! I loved it!