Traveler Ratings of Private Tours In Amsterdam-Netherlands by Tour Guide Roland S.

Roland S.
  Amsterdam-Netherlands
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Evonne Erhorn

United States
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Tour: #384575, Dutch Countryside Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jul 14/19

We had a wonderful day with Roland! He is friendly and cheerful with a good sense of humor! He did a super job of customizing our tour to fit our interests. He was flexible and accomodating as our energy level declined as the day progressed. Highly recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Evonne, it was a wonderful day! It was a big pleasure showing the Dutch roots to you, your husband and exchange students. Thank you as well for the wonderful magazine you gave me, we are saving our money to visit American Holland soon! Enjoy your upcoming visits to Milan and Switzerland as well. Best regards,

Edward D.

Los Altos, CA., United States
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Tour: #384259, Jewish Heritage Amsterdam Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jul 6/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Good morning Edward and Danielle, Thank you so much for the wonderful time we spent together. It was a big pleasure showing Amsterdam and the Jewish history to you. I hope you had a safe flight back to California. Warm regards, Roland.

Edward D.

Los Altos, CA., United States
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Tour: #382743, Amsterdam Walking Discovery Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jul 1/19

Roland Is very passionate about his job and very knowledgeable. You can tell he is doing this because he loves it!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Good morning Edward and Danielle, Thank you so much for the wonderful time we spent together. It was a big pleasure showing Amsterdam and the Jewish history to you. I hope you had a safe flight back to California. Warm regards, Roland.

Alan L.

United States
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Tour: #382744, Fast Lane Rijksmuseum Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 8/19

Roland is a superb guide -- energetic, personable, knowledgeable, interesting and flexible. He guided us adroitly through the huge crowds at the big Rijksmuseum Rembrandt show, neither rushing nor dallying, and choosing a good mix of the famous and lesser known works, with just the right amount of interesting detail and contextual background on each. He responded engagingly to our interests and knowledge level. Nice sense of humor, too. Overall a highly worthwhile and enjoyable morning.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alan and Elaine, Thank you so much for the great tour and excellent review; it was a big pleasure being your private guide in the Rijksmuseum. It was great to share our knowledge regarding art, (Jewish) history and so much more. I wish you both a wonderful continuation of your visit to Amsterdam including the Jewish Heritage and I look forward to meet you soon. Warmest regards, Roland.

Jed Madams

United Kingdom
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Tour: #382743, Amsterdam Walking Discovery Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 4/19

Excellent tour friendly and knowledgeable. Nice relaxed tour adapted to our requests. Thankyou

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jed, Thank you both for the wonderful time we spent together this morning. It was a great pleasure of being your private guide on the Amsterdam walking discovery tour. I wish you a great stay in Amsterdam and hope you will enjoy the windmills and Edam as well. This regards, Roland.

Loretta Ross

United States
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Tour: #384294, Hidden Amsterdam Private Walking Discovery Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 18/19

Roland was an awesome guide. As we had already seen the major highlights, we wanted a walking tour showing us lesser known sights in Amsterdam, the various neighborhoods, etc. We also wanted to know about the culture and history of the town. Roland exceeded our expectations and catered to our desire to really see the city. He's funny and knowledgeable and cares about his city and his clients. Great afternoon. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lori and Larry, Thank you very much for the wonderful time we spent together and also this excellent review! It was a great pleasure being your private guide in Amsterdam. I wish you both all the best and look forward to see you again in the Netherlands soon! Best regards, Roland.

Kathryn Garner

United States
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Tour: #385969, Fast Lane Van Gogh And Rijksmuseum Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 9/19

Roland was a very pleasant and knowledgeable guide. He took us through the Van Gough and Rijks museums and shared with us his wealth of knowledge. He was also very patient with three ladies who needed a coffee break and shopping time. After our tour he made certain we knew how to get to the flower market and back to our hotel using the tram. It was a wonderful tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kathryn, Thank you for the wonderful time we spent together. It was a big pleasure showing you the art of Van Gogh, Rembrandt and other Dutch masters. I am glad to hear you found the flower market and enjoyed the dinner at Savini. All the best to your travel friends and I look forward to meet you soon! Warm regards from Amsterdam, Roland.

Sau Kwan

Hong Kong
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Tour: #382744, Fast Lane Rijksmuseum Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 3/19

Roland is very knowledgeable of history and passionate about arts ... we learnt a lot and enjoyed the tour very much . He prepared well and tried to connect with our background in parallel to what was showing in the museum exhibited . If we come back again , definitely we will ask for him again .

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs Sau Kwan and fellow travelers, It was a great pleasure being your provide guide in the Rijksmuseum. I'd love to be your guide during your next visit to the Netherlands. Enjoy Dresden and have a safe trip back to Hong Kong, Roland.

Mary S.

United States
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Tour: #382744, Fast Lane Rijksmuseum Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 28/19

Above and beyond expectations - that was our experience with Roland. He guided us through the Rijksmuseum on the very busy day after King's Day. He clearly had a plan to take us through the ages as he explained the works of art. He was also an expert in navigating the crowds - politely and efficiently. Thank you for making the museum visit a highlight of our trip.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mary, Thank you for the wonderful time we shared at the Rijksmuseum, it was a big pleasure being your private guide! I was a little surprised to see only 4 stars as the rating for the tour, but I am happy to read the tour was above and beyond expectations. I still think the name Snyder. You are right, if the name were German there should be a 'ch' after the 's'. In Dutch we write the name as Sneyder or Sneijder and we pronounce it the same. Best regards to your husband and family, Roland.

Betty Walsh

United States
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Tour: #385969, Fast Lane Van Gogh And Rijksmuseum Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 25/19

Our Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum tours with Roland were fabulous. He is extremely knowledgeable, organized and the perfect tour guide. We learned so much.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Betty, Thank you so much for the wonderful time we spent together, it was a big pleasure being your private guide in the museums. I learned so much as well! Enjoy the Netherlands and a big hello to your husband and grandson. I hope your granddaughter made it safely back home and is getting better right now! Best regards, Roland.

Steven Wood

United States
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Tour: #382744, Fast Lane Rijksmuseum Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 23/19

Roland was on time, cheerful, professional. He had a wealth of stories, background and comparisons for each painting we viewed, and spoke not only to culture but actual painting technique. We both learned a lot and had great fun. He freely adapted the tour to our interests in a seamless way. If we ever are back in Amsterdam, Roland will be part of our schedule.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Steven, Thank you so much for the wonderful time we spent together in the Rijksmuseum. I learned a lot from you also! I look forward to be part of your future schedule here in Amsterdam.

Nora Newsock

United States
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Tour: #385969, Fast Lane Van Gogh And Rijksmuseum Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 22/19

This was our 2nd terrific day with Roland. He picked us up at 9 as he had Van G tickets for 9:15... it was great as he told us so much history about Van G! He is SO knowledgeable about Art in Holland. We wish we had all day at that museum.. but on to Rijks and Rembrandt!! So much to tell us!! Great tour with time to see Vermeer and Hal's too!! Perfect day.. he even gave us lots of restaurant recommendations and was just SO fab!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your reviews as well!! All the best, Roland

Nora Newsock

United States
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Tour: #384259, Jewish Heritage Amsterdam Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 21/19

We spent 2 fab days with Roland! First of all.. he is so pleasant and nice and just fun! He was SO prepared with all the history of Jewish Amsterdam and SO many terrific anecdotes and stories! We think he deserves a 100!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Good morning Nora and Bob, Thank you so much for the two days we spent together! It was a great pleasure showing Jewish Amsterdam and the museums to you! Thank you as well for your information, we will absolutely see the rap from Alexander Hamilton. Enjoy Copenhagen and Paris and I look forward to see you soon!! Best regards Roland

Philip Unger

Costa Rica
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Tour: #384575, Dutch Countryside Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Nov 9/18

Roland is a great tour guide that took my family to the Holland countryside, incredible places, we had a great time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Philip, It was a big pleasure to be your guide for your family and friends. And thank you for the great feedback, that helps so much building up my reputation! Best regards to your family and friends and I wish you a succesful meeting in Germany. Best regards, Roland.

Philip Unger

Costa Rica
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Tour: #385684, Delft and the Hague Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Nov 8/18

Beautiful tour with a great guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Philip, It was a big pleasure to be your guide for your family and friends. And thank you for the great feedback, that helps so much building up my reputation! Best regards to your family and friends and I wish you a succesful meeting in Germany. Best regards, Roland.

Paul Pakus

United States
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Tour: #385969, Fast Lane Van Gogh And Rijksmuseum Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Nov 4/18

We have done several guided tour in various cities and I have to say that Roland is among the best guides we've had. He took us to the Van Gogh and Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and both his depth and breadth of knowledge in those places is remarkable. He quickly bonded with our small group and at times it was like being guided by friend. I would highly recommend Roland as a tour guide any time you're in Amsterdam.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Paul, Thank you very much for this great review. It was a big pleasure being your private guide in the Van Gogh and Rijksmuseum. Enjoy Amsterdam, your upcoming river cruise and also your stay in Switzerland. Can you send my best regards to your travel friends? Best regards, Roland.

Lesley Macdonald

United States
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Tour: #382743, Amsterdam Walking Discovery Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Aug 21/18

Super tour! Roland was knowledgeable and fun. Thanks

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lesley, Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. It was a big pleasure showing you around in Amsterdam. I look forward to see you again in the future!! Best regards, Roland.

Martin Wegener

Germany
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Tour: #382743, Amsterdam Walking Discovery Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Aug 11/18

Wir waren zu viert auf einem Wochenendbesuch in Amsterdam und haben mit Roland die schöne Altstadt von Amsterdam kennenlernen dürfen. Roland besitzt ein profundes Wissen. Geschichtlich, kulturell und gesellschaftlich immer interessant und kurzweilig erzählt und bei seiner charmanten und freundlichen Art - und perfektem deutsch - machte es auch einfach Spaß zuzuhören. Prima Tipps für Restaurants etc. rundeten das Bild ab. Danke Roland!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sehr geehrter Herr Wegener, Vielen Dank für den schönen Morgen und diese gute Bewertung. Es hat mich richtig spaß gemacht euch in Amsterdam zu führen und bin froh das Sie die Führung auch genossen hatten. Vielen Dank und bis bald! Roland

Kathy Bari

United States
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Tour: #385684, Delft and the Hague Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Aug 7/18

Our day in Delft and The Hague with Roland was awesome! He met us at our flat and guided us via subway and train to Delft and then to The Hague where he shared lots of very interesting information and highlights. His pacing was perfect! He has a fantastic insight into the area and brought both cities alive for us. We learned so much from Roland and were sad when our day with him was over. My husband and I both decided that he is without a doubt, the best guide we have ever experienced!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kathy, Thank you so much for the wonderful day and this great review! I get a smile on my face remembering the daytrip to Delft and the Hague. I hope you managed to find the way to the airport on time... We bought our wedding rings and my fiancee's wedding dress this week and are counting the days… All the best Roland

Flavel Heyman

United States
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Tour: #384575, Dutch Countryside Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Aug 5/18

Roland customised the day trip for us. Not only was he very informative about several near by rural communities (which had been inhabited by family members for generations,) he was also a great help in teaching us about the subway, bus, and ferries that were available for public transit. Because of our initial day with Roland, we were comfortable exploring the metropolitan area on our own (with his suggestions) on day two.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Flavel and Diane, Thank you so much for the wonderful review and review. It was a big pleasure to be your guide in Marken, Volendam, Edam and Amsterdam. I look forward to see you soon! Best regards, Roland

Charles P.

United States
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Tour: #382743, Amsterdam Walking Discovery Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Aug 1/18

very nice person but dull monotone delivery

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your message. I am sorry to hear that you were not entirely happy with the service, you are my first customer mentioning this. Best regards, Roland

Maria Sharp

Australia
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Tour: #385438, Countryside Private Tour With Driver/Guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jul 28/18

Highly recommend this tour, sadly Roland was not well, lucky he arranged for Adrie Boerefijn to take over. Superb trip, Adrie has done his research, is well informed, entertaining and flexible. Our tour was customised to accommodate our specific interests and Adrie also added his suggestions. So pleased we agreed to check out the Planetarium in Franeker, it is amazing and much more than we expected, also great little town. We learned a lot about the polders and dikes, also Dutch history. A must do tour !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Maria, Thank you very much for your feedback and great review! I am happy for you that you had a great day with Adrie. I was not sick that day, I asked Adrie to do the tour as I am not a driver! You can also read this in my Tours By Locals profile. Would it be possible to change that in the review you wrote? I would really appreciate that. Thank you and I will inform Adrie about your feedback. Best regards, Roland

Maria Agostini

United States
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Tour: #385202, Fast Lane Van Gogh Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jul 7/18

I'm VERY happy. It was a joy and I was very sad when it was over: it was too short. Thank you Roland S.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Maria, it was a big pleasure being your guide in the van Gogh museum. Enjoy your cruise and all the best with Fluminense… Abração.

Mary Thomson

Canada
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Tour: #384574, Tailor-made Private Museum Tour Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jul 4/18

So much fun and very educational! Awesome day in Amsterdam. Thank you Roland.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mary, Thank you so much for this wonderful review. It was a great pleasure being your and Martha's personal guide in the van Gogh, Rijks- and van Loon museum. I hope you had a succesful visit to the Speedo shop in London and are enjoying your hikes in Wales. Best regards to Martha and thank you for your great company! Roland

Steven Weiss

United States
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Tour: #382743, Amsterdam Walking Discovery Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 29/18

Roland was an excellent walking tour guide. He showed us wonderful sites, and shared interesting and funny stories. He is very friendly and personable. We highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Steven, It was a big pleasure showing Amsterdam to you and your wife. The rain arrived rather late today, so hopefully both of you had another great afternoon in sunny Amsterdam. Have a good visit to the Anne Frank House and have a wonderful visit to Europe. Warm regards, Roland.

Gary Stephenson

United States
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Tour: #385969, Fast Lane Van Gogh And Rijksmuseum Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 28/18

Roland did a wonderful job in showing us the highlights in both museums. His knowledge of the artists and art history created the most meaningful museum experience we have ever had. As we only had a half day, he allowed us to cover the most famous and noted pieces of art in each museum. His friendly manner made us feel like we were touring with a long time friend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gary, It was a great pleasure guiding you in the van Gogh and the Rijksmuseum. We definitely will make it to Chicago one day! I'd love to see the architecture from Frank Lloyd Wright. And regarding to my homework at the van Gogh museum: the book Isaiah talks about the Redeemer (or Saviour). This is what Vincent tried to say in this painting. Enjoy ancient Europe and warm regards from Amsterdam! Roland.

Nancy Chambless

United States
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Tour: #385969, Fast Lane Van Gogh And Rijksmuseum Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 22/18

Great knowledgeable guide!! Was able to answer ALL of our questions and we were a very curious group!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nancy, It was a big pleasure being your private guide in the van Gogh and the Rijksmuseum. I am pleased you enjoyed the tours and look forward to be your guide again in the future! I hope enjoyed the lunch as well. Warm regards from Amsterdam, Roland.

Jim Stanczak

United States
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Tour: #382744, Fast Lane Rijksmuseum Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Dec 29/17

Roland was extremely knowledgable and had us at the museum quite early to avoid the holiday crowds. Instead of an exhaustive tour of each painting, he moved us through the museum touching on a few pieces and explained the significance of the painting and where it fit into Dutch history. It was great as a parent to put some focus into the tour without it being overwhelming. We had the opportunity in the afternoon to go back and explore more of the museum on our own. It was a great tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jim, Thank you very much for your great review. It was a great pleasure to be your private guide in the Rijksmuseum for your family. Best regards from Amsterdam, Roland