Born and raised in Belgium, Leentje and her then 5 year-old kid moved to the Windy City in 2014.
In the spring of 2015, she started with her first walking tours: Chica-GO was born!
In 2021, Leentje joined the Ateema team and became the editor-in-chief of Concierge Preferred Magazine, Chicago's leading hospitality publication.
Leentje offers city tours in Dutch, French and English. With 77 neighborhoods, Chicago holds surprises even for locals, so we will gladly reveal the city's hidden gems through our tours. We can also help you organize multiple days tailored packages for your family vacations, city trips with friends, or company outings.
We love to share our love for architecture, art, food and fun !
VIA AMERICANA is a unique tour guide alliance consisting of nine European women who fell in love with their new hometowns in the United States.
They offer custom-made tours that take their visitors to well-known landmarks, but also off the beaten track tours in the Bay Area Chicago, Denver, Detroit, MIlwaukee, New York, Philadelphia, Utah and Washington DC.
Discover the United States with Via Americana!
Leentje @ Chica-GO is a foreign language guide offering sightseeing tours in English, French and Dutch in the beautiful city of Chicago
We can show you Chicago's highlights ...
... but love to share the hidden gems even more!