If you live in the Netherlands, you may have seen the purple taxi’s driving around through Amsterdam during the GayPride last weekend.
The idea to be the first gay friendly taxi came from Tinker Travel.
Besides this brilliant idea, their main concept is even better.
Tinker is a taxi service that makes travel smarter. Because the smarter you book, the less you pay.
For example; if you would book a tinker taxi at around the same moment as your flight, you won’t pay a lot more then you would if you would take the public transport but… this time with the comfort of a taxi.
But what wander-lust really likes is the option to share your taxi with fellow travelers who are on the same flight.
You can bet on it that there will be more than 5 people in your city that need to go to catch the same flight. So why all take separate taxi’s right?
Just fill in your flight details on the website and Tinker will do the rest. You can select the taxi service you want from economy to business. But if you don’t mind sharing and more people have booked the same time, you can save cash and meet new people!
Being picked up by a purple car is never dull!
We needed to test this of course so I booked a taxi via Tinker to start my Island Hopping tour.
After you make a booking, you will receive a confirmation email and a reminder 1 day before departure.
I was lucky enough to be picked up by the special purple car that they had designed for gaypride which was held the week after. The friendly chauffeur drove me to the airport and dropped right at check in.
I didn’t share my taxi this time, but I wouldn’t have mind to do so.
Another nice touch is the Tinkerbelles. (do you see what they did there ey ey?)
Tinkerbelles are the hostesses that will pick you up at arrival at Amsterdam and Brussels Airport.
Dressed in purple, they are easy ton recognize as the ladies from Tinker. When I arrived back in Amsterdam, 2 ladies were indeed waiting for me and guided me to my taxi.
They always keep track of your flight details so don’t worry if your flight has been delayed.
Tinker only works with smaller taxi companies that are certified and have proved themselves to act This ensures a comfortable ride to and from the airport!
If you want to make a booking, check their website or phone them on:
+31 (0) 20 290 00 50 / +32 (0) 2 808 69 89