After reporter Leentje De Leeuw interviewed a man in Chicago who was originally from her Belgian hometown of Sint-Amands, the brief encounter lingered in both their minds. They decided to stay in touch and soon fell in love.
Not only had Leentje fallen in love with the man, she was also smitten with the city. In September 2014, after many transatlantic flights, Leentje moved to the Windy City.
In 2015 she decided to combine her passion for the city with her experience in travel and media : Chica-GO was born!
We offer 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 six 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 Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and Washington DC.
In 2016 Hélène, Jacqueline, Leentje and Nathalie decided to bundle their knowledge and expertise. Daisy and Trui joined the team in 2018 and in 2019 Via Americana welcomes Katleen in Milwaukee, WI.
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!