|1925||Doelen Garage is founded in the city centre of Amsterdam. The name is derived from the street where the company is founded, the Doelenstraat. Doelen starts with a few cars as taxis.|
|After the 2nd World War the Dutch government starts regulating taxi companies. Doelen Garage receives 7 permits for taxis. 2 of these are sold later on.|
|1979||On the 1st of January Mr Evert van Wijk purchases Doelen Garage.|
|Evert van Wijk buys Shiptax shortly after. Shiptax is a taxi company specialised in maritime services. The companies fuse and continue as Doelen Limousine Service.|
|1983||Mr van Wijk purchases a coach company on the 1st of November. The combination of cars, vans, coaches turns Doelen into a company with very flexible service possibilities.|
|1992||Doelen moves to Schiphol in January, which improves the services for the increasing amount of airport traffic enormously.|
|1997||Doelen receives the certification for coach companies (SKTB)|
|2007||Doelen purchases its first tri-axle coach. Until 2007 we only had coaches with maximum length of 12 meters, with toilet and 50 seats or without toilet and 54 seats. Now it’s possible to use a coach with toilet and 56 seats.|
|2010||Doelen Coach Service is the first coach company in the Netherlands to sign a covenant with the government agency Inspectie Verkeer en Waterstaat (nowadays Inspectie Leefomgeving en Transport) on the 17th of November.|
|2013||On the 9th of December, Verkuijl Vervoersdiensten was purchased. This company merged with Doelen Limousine Service to form the Doelen Verkuijl Group.|
|2014||In March we bought 4 new Mercedes-Benz Tourismo', all in the style of one of our clients, Scenic Tours.|
|2015||On the first of April, Doelen Coach Service reiceved the ISO 9001 certificate, proving that we always strive for the highest quality standards.|
|Halfway through April, Doelen Coach Service bought two new Iveco VIP Mini-coaches.|
|On the 6th of November, Doelen Coach Service extended their covenant for another 5 years.|
|Halfway through December, the Doelen Verkuijl Group bought a new Mercedes S-class limousine.|
|2016||In March, two new Mercedes-Benz Tourismo's have been delivered to us. We also have a new Volvo 9700 at your disposal.|
|2017||Our newest addition, a beautiful Volvo in the colors of a valued customer, will arrive in April.|
|In December 2017, we were elected AMbassador by AM Match and of course we are very proud of it! We think that especially these people get new opportunities to find a suitable job.|
|Last year, we were among the nominees for the Haarlemmermeer 2017 Entrepreneur Award. We are very proud that we made it to the final. It proves that we do everything we can, to satisfy our customers.|
|2018||Our latest IVECO mini coach was delivered at the end of March. It has 28 comfortable seats with leather upholstery, air conditioning, refrigerator, DVD player and microphone. With all these features, this mini coach too has a luxurious appearance.|
|On Friday, April 20th our newest addition, a 50-seater Volvo, was delivered to us. This coach was completely dedicated to the Volvo Ocean Race and was also recognizable in this way.
During the arrival of the sailors, we made many trips for guests and sponsors of the Volvo Ocean Race in the vicinity of The Hague.
|At last, there is a Convention Bureau in the Haarlemmermeer region. Event Park Amsterdam facilitates a far-reaching cooperation between both commercial partners and governments. This will encourage home and foreign parties to organize conferences and events outside the increasingly busy capital, and region (in the Amsterdam, Leiden and Haarlem triangle). Event Park Amsterdam offers parties much choice in terms of suppliers in areas such as locations, hotels, transport, furnishing, security, site events and PR.
From November 2018 we, the Doelen Coach Service, can be found on the website of Event Park Amsterdam via the link below.
Event Park Amsterdam - Doelen Coach Service
|2019||On the 1st of March our newest addition, a Mercedes Benz Tourismo, was delivered. Also this coach has air conditioning, a toilet, a DVD player, a fridge and a microphone, and no less than 63 seats! We hope to make many safe kilometers with this one too.|
|Last May, we picked up our newest Sprinter, a Mercedes Benz - VDL Mideuro, with 16 seats. This mini coach too has leather upholstery, air conditioning, DVD player and fridge. Although it is of a different make than the other black mini coaches (Iveco Rosero) we already have, the inside is almost identical.|