I would like to submit my application for the position of travel guide, as advertised in de Volkskrant of Saturday 13 May. As a student of the Haarlem School for Tourism, I have frequently shown foreign visitors around Amsterdam. Having been born in Amsterdam, I know this city quite well, and my previous experience as a tour guide has added to my knowledge of the most popular sights.
What appeals to me is the combination of organisational and social skills that are needed for this job. I love working with people, and would find it a challenge to assume responsibility for people's well-being and safety during their stay in the Netherlands. My English is quite adequate, comparable to O-level. Moreover, at the Tourism School I took a course in English for Special Purposes, with an emphasis on tourism.
I look forward to your reply and would be interested in discussing my application with you. For your information, I would like to add that I will unfortunately not be available for a personal interview during the first two weeks of June.