Uber – our new private driver in Europe!


Sanne in Uber at 4.55 AM – Washington DC

We’re happy to have had the opportunity to test out some cool new apps while we were in the US to meet our Spotters. One of them is Uber – an app that connects you to personal drivers in big cities around the world. Kind of like a taxi, but much easier and better.

The Uber app tells your driver where exactly you are (GPS), and exactly how long you will have to wait for your driver to arrive (so far, always within 5 minutes). You don’t need cash (you pay via the credit card connected to your account), and there is no need to tip.

If you’re from (or going to) Amsterdam, Berlin, London, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome, Stockholm or Zurich: Read on to claim € 20,= ($25) Uber credit code!

We tried out Uber in Washington DC, on our 7 year wedding anniversary day. Less romantic… it was 4:55 AM, and we were making our way to the train station for an 8 hour train ride to Boston

Our driver Sekou arrived within the 6 promised minutes, and insisted on putting our small bags (30 days, hand luggage only baby!) in the trunk in person. His Lincoln Town car limo had more than enough passenger leg room to stretch out our long Dutch legs. We felt like VIPs, even though Uber is not more expensive than a taxi.

The app works super easy:

1. Start up to app and request a driver

Step 2

2. Enter the 4 digit confirmation code that is sent via SMS within seconds (even abroad)

Step 3

3. After arrival, the driver sends a receipt via the app

Step 1

4. The driver rates you, and you rate the driver

Step 4

€ 20,= promo code!
Uber has given us the chance to let you try out Uber for free. No strings attached! Download Uber for iPhone or Android, sign up (1 minute), and enter one of the following promo codes for your city:
Amsterdam – SBLAMS – €20 korting
Berlin –  SBLBER – €20
London – SBLLON – £20
Milan – SBLMIL – €20
Munich – SBLMUC – €20
Paris – SBLPAR – €20
Rome – SBLROM – €20
Stockholm – SBLSEK – 150kr
Zurich – SBLZUR – CHF20

Disclaimer (and motivator!): when you sign up for Uber we get Euro 10,= of Uber credit. Do it now – you never know when you need Uber! 

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