Traveler Ratings of Private Tours In Rotterdam-Netherlands by Tour Guide Stefka W.

Stefka W.
  Rotterdam-Netherlands
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Scott Harris

United States
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Tour: #807032, [LIVE] Virtual Tour: Hop on the back of my bicycle and explore typical Dutch town, Kerkdriel, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 13/20

Really enjoyable hour tour. Saw the wonderful sites and countryside, learned some interesting, and 'the ride' was fun! Timing was spot on...not too much, not too little. I look forward to more of these experiences in the future.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Scott! It was much fun to show you where I live through this [live] online experience. Happy to hear you enjoyed seeing a typical Dutch village in the country side :D Hope to see -or- meer you on another tour in the future.

Rita Millwee

United States
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Tour: #281086, Giethoorn - Customized Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Dec 6/19

This is an excellent tour and we had a most wonderful guide in Stefka. We were able to go to a working dairy/cheese farm where most all bought the most delicious cheeses and the staff was very accommodating. We drove to Giethoorn where we had a delightful lunch on the canal before taking a boat tour through the canals to see the homes. It would've been most beautiful in the summer but was still a joy to see the houses and learn the history and a short stop at a windmill. Stefka is a great driver in rain

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are all lovely positive ladies! It was a pleasure to show you the country.

Neil Kaplan

United States
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Tour: #281086, Giethoorn - Customized Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Oct 14/19

Stefka listened to our thoughts and wishes and put together a great full-day experience in the Dutch countryside. Giethoorn is a village that no one should miss when traveling to the Netherlands. The intimacy, quaintness and feel of the village were only heightened by Stefka's knowledge and passion for the village and her country. Then going to Muiderslot and Muiden Castle was the perfect way to end a great day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Neil. I enjoyed our conversations. You are a lovely couple and it was my pleasure to show you my country.

Nicolette Sughrue

Bahamas
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Tour: #9308, 100% Tailor made Private Tour in Dutch Countryside - Sughrue, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Oct 13/19

What a fantastic tour it could not have been better. Stefka was very knowledgeable about everything and did a fabulous job of planning the perfect tour for us exactly what we were looking for outside of the city of Amsterdam. She took us to Delft to see the making of the pottery then on to see some working windmills and final stop a beautiful Castle. If I am ever in the city again I will again engage her to see some different sights.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nicolette! Hope to see you again some day. Enjoy traveling!

Neil Kaplan

United States
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Tour: #9271, Clogs, Cheese, Windmills Edam private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Oct 12/19

If you want to see, experience and taste The Netherlands outside of the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam, then you need to spend time with Stefka. Her intimate knowledge of her country, its history and its people is unsurpassed. This isn't anything like a commercialized clogs and cheese tour. There is a working farm, real Dutch wooden shoe craftsman and real windmill all mixed with intimate Dutch towns. If you want to learn about the Netherlands and get a taste of the country this is the tour for you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review, Neil. I enjoyed taking you and Janet to these typical Dutch sights which I love to visit myself :)

Tina Lee

United States
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Tour: #141407, Walk the Dutch Countryside & Muiderslot Castle, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Sep 29/19

Stefka was a great tour guide, very informative and personable. Although the weather was not ideal, the tour and walk was pleasant and comforting. I visit Amsterdam often for work, and will definitely contact her when in town again for more adventures!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Tina! Enjoyed meeting you. Love to show you some other areas of the country on another occasion.

Roberta Skidds

United States
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Tour: #9308, Amsterdam to Brussels Private Tour - Skidds, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Sep 8/19

It was fabulous! Picked up on time in AMS then drove to the farm. My husband had never been up close to a cow before and he petted and feed the cow. Then had a cheese making demo and a clog demo. Oh and then we shopped and they shipped which made life easy. She picked a perfect little town for lunch and then a tour of the windmill. We learned so much today and the tour was worth every penny. We arrived at our hotel in Brussels refreshed and ready to go. Thank you for a wonderful day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow your fast ;) Thank you for this wonderful review. The town we had lunch was ‘Woudrichem’. Have a great time in Brussels and keep enjoying your travels. Will check out your blog!

Susie Young

United States
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Tour: #9308, 100% Tailor made Private Tour in Dutch Countryside, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Sep 7/19

I would book with Stefka again in a heartbeat! She immediately made us feel welcome and at home in her country. Stefka created a very personalized tour for us, having done her research well. We were wishing we could have have booked another day with her, but she was already booked during the rest of our time in the Netherlands. Our day with Stefka couldn't have been more perfect!

David Stokes

United States
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Tour: #13643, Private Tour Rotterdam - Stokes, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Aug 9/19

Stefka took us to Delft and Rotterdam for the day and everything was perfect. She recommended various places to see and let us decide on the specifics. Her car was spotless, we began and ended the day on-time and she was a very fun person to spend the day with. Thank you Stefka! Dave and Laurie

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Your welcome! Loved meeting you.

Brenda Harris

United States
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Tour: #65440, Bruges - Customized Private Tour 12h, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jul 27/19

Stefka was AMAZING! She went out of her way to make our day wonderful. I cannot thank her enough for all she did to make my husband's day at a Harley Davidson store. The trip to Belgium was fantastic with so much history and beauty. Her knowledge is infinite. Her demeanor is exactly what we love in a guide. You cannot go wrong with her as your guide. Simply a wonderful day along with some wonderful Belgium waffles! Thanks so much for a great day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Brenda, it was my pleasure!

Nicole Luosey

United States
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Tour: #9271, Clogs, Cheese, Windmills Edam private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jul 19/19

Stefka was an awesome tour guide and really loved our tour! Each place she took us to really gave us an appreciation for the many aspects of the country. One major highlight was the visit to the windmill and having a truly amazing piece of apple pie! Thank you so much for everything and highly recommend any tour she offers!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nicole. I enjoyed meeting you!

Julie Tobak

United States
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Tour: #65440, Bruges - Customized Private Tour 12h, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 29/19

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Karla D.

Asheville, NC, United States
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Tour: #9271, Clogs, Cheese, Windmills Edam private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 22/19

We spent a glorious day in the countryside with Stefka. She arranged a visit to a farm (complete with 1.5 day old calves and tiny chicks!). Our grandson got to make a wooden shoe. We sampled delicious cheese and saw how it was made. We toured a beautiful old pumping station and climbed to the top of an old windmill. Stefka even got on stilts with our grandson. Everything was perfect!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So lovely to meet you and showing you the country!

Marie G Ludwig

United Kingdom
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Tour: #203785, 3-Day Best of Holland Private Tour - Ludwig, Heemstede, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 12/19

Stefka, in the Netherlands, gave us great historical and social background to the places we visited and answered all our many questions very thoroughly. She took us to wonderful restaurants for marvellous lunches. Amazingly, she located our relatives which enabled us to meet them in a very special reunion. I would definitely request her services again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Marie, it was lovely meeting you finally :) Happy to hear you had such a good time in the Netherlands and my services contributed to that. Say hello to all your sisters for me.

Nancy Taft

United States
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Tour: #9203, Wine, cheese and bread in the Dutch country, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 2/19

A wonderful day exploring real Dutch life outside the city of Amsterdam. Stefka assembled the perfect combination of history, culture, and good food and wine for our full day adventure. She picked us up at our hotel in Amsterdam, and drove us to the countryside, taking the time to find an operational windmill open on Sunday. We thoroughly enjoyed our day and would highly recommend this tour and Stefka to others wanting to sample life outside the city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nancy, it was lovely meeting you and showing you some lesser visited parts of the country! Enjoy the wines!

Nancye Starnes

United States
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Tour: #9308, 100% Tailor made Private Tour in Dutch Countryside - Metz, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 28/19

We enjoyed getting out of the city of Amsterdam, at Stefka's suggestion. She is very pleasant, full of information on all sorts of topics, has a sense of humor, and is an excellent driver. We thoroughly enjoyed our day and look forward to booking her on our next trip through Amsterdam.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Loved showing you the Dutch country side! Enjoy your cruise and hope to see you another time.

Madeline R.

Chicago, ILLINOIS, United States
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Tour: Delft and The Hague, Den Haag, Netherlands
Date: May 11/19

Stefka was wonderful. We had some special requests, liking finding some addresses where some of our group once lived, a well as making the day meaningful for all - ages 7-77. Our desire was to see the sites of The Hague and give the children meaningful experiences. She provided us with options for everything - climbing a windmill, options to try some traditional childhood games, a Delft factory, Madurodam, as well as the International Court of Justice. Couldn't have been better. Thanks, Stefka.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My pleasure to show your family Delft and The Hague.

Marcia Finn

United States
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Tour: #9308, 100% Tailor made Private Tour in Dutch Countryside, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 10/19

Stefka's itinerary was the highlight of our two weeks in the Netherlands and Germany. Everything was perfectly organized - maps, cold water, iPad with You Tube video. She was very confident and outgoing. She would speak to others easily and this "opened the door" for additional opportunities. The tour was more than expected and we were delighted with the results. Thank you again for this opportunity. I learned so much more about my family and I hope to share all of this information with my larger family.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Marcia! Glad I could contribute in the search to your family.

Robert Rabinowitz

United States
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Tour: #143067, The Hague & Delft - Customized Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 7/19

We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Stefka. She picked us up at the Rotterdam train station. Our first stop was to a small Delftware factory. We walked around Delft as she told us about the history of the city. We stopped for lunch at a fish market from the 1300s. In The Hague we went to the Mauritshuis and the the Peace Palace. Stefka gave us history and information the entire day; she's a wonderful guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure!

Mary Wissink

Seal Beach, CA, United States
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Tour: #9308, 100% Tailor made Private Tour in Dutch Countryside, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 5/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the 5-stars Mary! It was fun exploring your Dutch family history together and meet your relatives.

Royce Alsop

Dallas, TX, United States
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Tour: #281086, Giethoorn - Customized Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 4/19

We enjoyed our day very much! Stefka is very pleasant, enjoyable and well informed. Her vehicle is perfect for touring. We would highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank your Royce! I enjoyed showing you and Linda Giethoorn and Muiderslot castle.

Bridget Ouimet

United States
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Tour: #9272, 2019 Keukenhof - Customized Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 24/19

Professional, informative, friendly and fun! Would do it again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bridget! Have a great time exploring Amsterdam and Ireland.

Christine Stegehuis

Netherlands
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Tour: #9272, 2019 Keukenhof - Customized Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 23/19

Stefka helped make April 23, 2019 a day my 2 friends and I will never forget. Between the working farm where Gouda and wooden shoes are made, the tulips fields, windmills, the scenic Dutch countryside, and Keukenhof, the day could not have been better! Stefka also answered are many questions about Dutch history, flora and fauna without hesitation. She is a most knowledgeable and excellent guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Christine! Loved meeting you al and show you around.

Debra G.

United States
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Tour: #9272, 2019 Keukenhof - Customized Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 19/19

You want Stefka for your guide. She is highly professional, personable, and extremely knowledgeable about The Netherlands. She went above and beyond to make our tour comfortable and entertaining. Our party of 6 learned so much and we always felt like we were with a savvy guide whose company was very pleasant. She provided bottled water which was great as the tour day was bright and sunny and almost approaching "hot". The lunch stop was a big surprise in the area of the sand dunes on the North Sea.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words Debra! It was a pleasure to show your party the country side and tulips. You are all wonderful people and would love to be your guide on another Holland Private Tour.

John McRaney

United States
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Tour: #9272, 2019 Keukenhof - Customized Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 16/19

Stefka could not have been better. She was flexible to meet our needs and led us on a wonderful tour of the Netherlands north of Amsterdam where we saw all the flowers my wife wanted to see, gave us the flavor of the area, took us on back roads and small towns. We rate her a 10 on a scale of 1 to 5.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you John, it was a pleasure to show you the flowers and my country. Enjoy your cruise!

Brenda Barr

United States
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Tour: #281086, Giethoorn - Customized Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 14/19

Stefka is an amazing resource of information as well as a fun person to spend the day with! We had a terrific time in Geithoorn as well as the drive along the way. Stefka suggested great places to stop for photos and had so much knowledge of the area, she was able to answer all our questions about Holland, tulips, restaurants- everything! My only regret is not hiring Stefka for a full 3 day tour, as she is a delight and I know it would be spectacular! I'm definitely recommending her to family and friends

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for this heart warming review Brenda. I was so sorry to hear you missed the flower floats the previous day. Happy to be able to adjust the itinerary so you could still see them in Haarlem before going to Giethoorn. It was lovely to spend the day with you.

Penny Palmer

United States
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Tour: #9272, 2019 Keukenhof - Customized Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 13/19

Perfect Tour! Stefka did an amazing job and took us to places we would not have found on our own. Tulips in the morning, lunch at the beach, windmills, cows and cheese in the afternoon. Well worth the cost!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Penny, my pleasure!

Lindsay Gilstrap

United States
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Tour: #203785, 4-Day Holland and Belgium Private Tour - Gilstrap, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 5/19

My tour guide throughout the Netherlands and Belgium was Stefka and she is amazing! She is very professional and knowledgeable about all the areas we visited. We went to Brugge and Brussels in Belgium and we visited some traditional Netherlands scenery. All of it was lovely and Stefka answered all my questions quickly. She speaks excellent English. I would highly recommend Stefka and Tours By Locals!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure Lindsay. Loved showing you Netherlands and Belgium as my new friend!

Kelly Hudson

United States
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Tour: Visit Gouda with your own private art historian, private guide, Gouda, Netherlands
Date: Mar 21/19

Stefka, was just wonderful. Even though this was not a normal tour for her you would not have known it. We learned so much about Ghouda and the surrounding area. She took us to out of the way places to learn about custom made chocolates and see how things were made at a local bakery. The tour of the cathedral was spectacular and not to be missed. Our day was just perfect. Stefka was so personable and made our trip to Ghouda one we won’t forget.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thnx!

Martin Battaglio Jr

United States
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Tour: #143067, The Hague & Delft - Customized Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Mar 4/19

We had a great time with Stefka. We have two elementary aged children and she did a great job tailoring the tour to keep them engaged as we toured a farm to see how they make clogs and cheese, toured Delft, and toured The Hague including a walk on the beach in The Hague.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was lovely to meet you all!

Samuel Rijfkogel

United States
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Tour: #9308, Private Tour Rijfkogel, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Sep 23/18

Stefka went above and beyond to make this one of the most memorable days for my family. She made connections and discovered so many details into my family's past and set up an opportunity to visit with family I never knew. Thank you doesn't seem enough when you've realized a moment long awaited for. She's amazing!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Happy to be able to have arranged it for you. It was a lovely day and I could tell how much it meant.

James Grobe

United States
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Tour: #143067, Delft - Customized Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Aug 30/18

Stefka was great! Love Delft and lunch and the cheese and the windmills and all the rest!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you James!

Geoffrey M.

Toronto, ON, Canada
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Tour: #281086, Giethoorn - Customized Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Aug 29/18

Stefka provided a customized day tour for our group, visiting a personal location in Zwolle and scenic surrounding areas. We had agreed to visiting three locations, the Zwolle, Geithoorn and Muiderslot Castle. Muiderslot Castle was missed in the tour due to time allocation. We were generally disappointed in the quality of Stefka's services. She was disengaged at times and generally not prepared. We were also put in a position to pay for her lunch? A more thoughtful and focused structure was expected.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Geoffrey, sorry to hear you are dissapointed in my services. I’m surprised as well as I didn’t get that impression. It has been a busy summer and I might not have been 100% fit and could have done a better job on time management. I wish you would have told me during the tour so I could have acted on it immediately. Stefka

John Sheaffer

United States
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Tour: #9271, Clogs, Cheese, Windmills, The Hague / Sheaffer, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Aug 27/18

Stefka was an excellent guide. She gained entrance to some less traveled sights and had a great knowledge of the areas and the people we encountered. John

Lesley Mann

Ashbury, NSW, Australia
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Tour: #9308, Surprise tour! - Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Aug 18/18

Loved our tour today and Stefka was great 5* day Many Thanks Lesley

Nitin Narang

United States
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Tour: #203785, 3-Day Best of Holland Private Tour / Narang, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Aug 14/18

Very personalized, very flexible and I would say without any second thought we will come back to her again and again. Awesome Stefka. Thank you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nitin! It has been a pleasure showing your family my lovely country for a few days. Hopefully we meet again. :)

Aleksandr Kigel

United States
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Tour: #65440, Bruges - Private Tour 12h - Kigel, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Aug 7/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Karen Hoelzle

United States
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Tour: #281086, Giethoorn - Customized Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Aug 5/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Seth Ellis

United States
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Tour: The second World War in a nutshell - Private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date: Aug 2/18

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Jennifer Mook

United States
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Tour: #281086, Giethoorn - Customized Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jul 24/18

Stefka was amazing! She was very knowledgeable on Giethoorn and all the areas we passed along the way. She was very friendly and easy to get along with. I would highly recommend a tour with her!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are most welcome. Has been my pleasure. Enjoy your cruise!

Gloria Miller

United States
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Tour: #9308, Surprise tour! - Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jul 21/18

Had an absolutely fabulous tour. She is an excellent guide. She had our day planned out but was willing to change according to our interests. She was knowledgeable, funny, and very kind. We had a group of 6 people , different ages, and she met the goals and wants of each of us. I felt it was super personalized. Would encourage anyone to let her show you her country. Thanks again Stefka!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! I enjoyed showing you the Netherlands. :)

Wendy Segol

United States
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Tour: #9271, Clogs, Cheese, Windmills Edam private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jul 5/18

Thank you Stefka for taking us to the country! It was a beautiful day! I loved everything you took us to see! The beach was such a fantastic place to take us! I love the beach! I love that you took me to a gluten free bakery so my daughter and I could get some treats! You did a great job teaching us about the making of cheese! You are very pleasant and fun to talk with. You taught us a lot about the areas you took us to. I loved the day! I highly recommend you to tour anybody around!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Wendy. I enjoyed taking you out of the city and show you a different sight of the country. Enjoy London!

Nancy Cameron

United States
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Tour: #9271, Clogs, Cheese, Windmills Edam private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jul 2/18

this was a wonderful tour. the kids ( 12 and 13) had a great time and learned something too!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Glad they did! :) Enjoy your travels.

Joy Brott

Dallas, TX, United States
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Tour: #203785, 2-Day Holland Private Tour - Brott, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 20/18

We used Stefka for 2 of our 3 days in Amsterdam since she specialized in tours in the surrounding areas. She was totally open to anything we wanted to do, but not knowing anything of the country we left it up to her. The only exception was the Louwman car museum which she was happy to add and seemed to enjoy her first experience there as did we! She and our other Amsterdam guide, Eric, coordinated well so that there were no duplications. I thoroughly recommend getting out of the city with Stefka!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joy!

Ken Richens

Nephi, UT, United States
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Tour: #9308, Surprise tour! - Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 19/18

Leonard Dodson

Canada
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Tour: #281086, Giethoorn - Customized Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 16/18

2 excellent stops before main attraction

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: super!

Dr. Michelle Gordon

PUTNAM VALLEY, NY YORK, United States
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Tour: #9271, Clogs, Cheese, Windmills Edam private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 3/18

Stefka took us to the most amazing places. She explained the windmills' purpose to us (who knew it was to reclaim land?), and we ate great food and had a fantastic time. This is a great tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michelle! Hope you enjoy these travel memories for a long time.

Deborah Patterson

Canada
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Tour: #13643, Rotterdam - Private Tour / Deborah Patterson, Rotterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 25/18

Had a great tour - thanks!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Super!

Kathleen Bouma

Canada
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Tour: #203785, 3-Day Holland Private Tour / Bouma, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 17/18

Stefka was wonderful. She was cheerful, respectful, and helpful. Extremely knowledgeable about the country and put together a 3-day excursion that had us experience a delightful part of the country. She was mindful of our physical limitations (one in our party has a slight disability) and worked to make the experience great for all of us. I would book her again in a heartbeat!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kathy it has been my pleasure!

Corlia Mathews

South Africa
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Tour: #281086, Giethoorn Private Tour / Mathews, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 16/18

We wanted a tour where we could see the country side north of Amsterdam - we found Stefka! We had the experience of a life time. Giethoorn is just what it says....a little town not to be missed if you want something quaint and really beautiful! We went on a little boat on the canals of Giethoorn. O yes...on the way there we stopped at a dispensing machine for STRAWBERRIES! The wind turbine visit was amazing. A 'fish lunch', eating herring 'like the Dutch' do with ice cream on the harbour. Thanks Stefka

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Corlia!

Alex Hughes

Canada
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Tour: #9308, Private Tour / Hughes, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 9/18

Stefka was a great tour guide. She adapted the tour to our requests. Was very knowledgeable and knew a lot about the history of The Netherlands. Spoke very fluent English and was an excellent driver. Was very flexible and suggested a great spot for lunch that was not as well known to tourists. I would definitely recommend a tour with Stefka and tours by locals.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! It was very nice meeting you.

Steve Frazier

United States
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Tour: #65440, Bruges - Customized Private Tour 12h, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 5/18

Great trip with a charming, experienced and entertaining guide. Stefka was the perfect hostess and our group loved her pace and her ability to give enough information and history without "over doing it". The Windmill stop was a real winner and one of the highlights of the day. Excellent communication and coordination prior to the trip. Go with Stefka, she will not disappoint!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for you heart warming review. I enjoyed meeting you all.

Carol Riddle

United States
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Tour: #203785, 4-Day Best of Holland Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 1/18

Stefka exceeded our expectations throughout our 4- day best of Holland tour. Each day was carefully planned to meet our interests in looking into my Dutch heritage. Stefka shared her deep local knowledge with her fine command of English as she professionally drove us around the country. She researched my family history and led us to my great grandfather's home and grave. Always on time and prepared, she knows her history and her people. We are grateful we had her as our guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I truly enjoyed taking you on this 4-day trip through (un)discovered highlights of the Netherlands. Thank you for your personal gift and hart warming postcard. Stefka

David Sneed

Durham, NORTH CAROLINA, United States
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Tour: #9272, Keukenhof - Customized Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 26/18

Stefka is a fantastic guide who speaks perfect English, very knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor. She made our trip to Keukenhof Gardens so wonderful and fun. She took us to see tulip fields, windmills and a cheese shop prior to our visit to the gardens. Stefka took us too a wonderful restaurant for lunch. We have traveled Europe extensively over the last 10 years and we take mostly private tours and Stefka ranks as one of the best. She provided us transportation in a very confortable van.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David! That is wonderful to hear. :) Hope to show you some more places in the Netherlands if you come around!

Alka Shah

United Kingdom
Rating

Tour: #9272, Keukenhof Tour - Shah 16 pax, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 24/18

Stefkas passion and knowlegde are super - and her knowledge of good vegetarian restaurants superb. She made our ladies trip so good and memorable!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Alka! It has been a pleasure.

Nancy Chambless

United States
Rating

Tour: #9272, Keukenhof - Customized Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 23/18

What a great guide-- knew where and when to take us to avoid the "other tourists"!! Exceeded our expectations!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Glad to hear you have enjoyed the tour so much!

Sharon (Sharri) Marich

United States
Rating

Tour: #9272, Keukenhof - Customized Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 22/18

Stefka was fantastic! I loved that she checked in with us a day or so before to tell us she was aware of where our ship would dock. She was right on time with a clean car and water for us to start our tour. She knew of a local flower parade and took us to see the flower floats. We had lunch in a local sea side resort as a nice treat. She knew the area well and took us to several beautiful fields of flowers. She kept her "cool" when we were caught in awful traffic. Thank you for a wonderful tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your lovely review!

Valerie M.

United States
Rating

Tour: #9272, 2017 Keukenhof Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 20/18

Stefka went above and beyond in meeting our expectation for this tour. She worked with us ahead of time to arrange a plan to meet the highlights we wanted to see throughout the area. She was extremely pleasant to spend the day with. Highly recommend Stefka for anyone wanting to get to know more about the Netherlands and see sites outside of Amsterdam.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your amazing review! I enjoyed meeting you as well.

Virginia Burke

United States
Rating

Tour: #281086, Giethoorn - Customized Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 16/18

Stefka met me and my husband at the airport after a red-eye flight and whisked us away to Geithoorn. She is so personable and knowledgeable about all things Dutch, we thoroughly enjoyed our day with her. This was a perfect way to spend our extra day in the Netherlands before a river cruise. We learned so much without ever feeling like we were being lectured. Stefka dropped us off at our Amsterdam hotel at the end of the day, jet-lagged but so happy with our first day of vacation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Giny! It was my pleasure showing you a bit of the country side. Hope you have enjoyed your river cruise! Stefka

Joann Taylor

United States
Rating

Tour: #9272, Keukenhof - Customized Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 13/18

Stefka modeled the tour to our specifications and added her personal touch because she knew the area so well. We were picked up at the airport, visited tulip farms, Keukenhof Gardens, ate lunch by the sea, saw local windmills, and a local dairy farm. We ended with Stefka delivering us to our ship. It was an excellent tour, very informative. Highly recommend Stefka.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joann! I enjoyed spending the day with you. Hope will meet again.

Joseph Micatrotto

United States
Rating

Tour: #9272, Keukenhof - Customized Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 6/18

Stefka is super. The only problem is the cost was too high for the value to be there. Should be priced hundreds lower...she is worth more than the tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Joe & Connie. It was truly lovely to meet you again! Sorry to hear you found the tour overpriced. Thank you for elaborating on this directly by email with me. Enjoy your travels! Warm regards, Stefka

Martin Mayo

United States
Rating

Tour: #134791, *My Favorite!* Walk the Dutch Countryside 8km/5 miles, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 1/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thnx. It was nice meeting you again!

Martin Mayo

United States
Rating

Tour: #65440, Bruges - Customized Private Tour 12h, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Mar 31/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thnx. It was nice meeting you again!

Sasanka Chatterjee

Stuttgart, BW, Germany
Rating

Tour: #281086, Giethoorn - Customized Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Mar 28/18

Siew Foong Chan

Malaysia
Rating

Tour: #281086, 2-Day Customized Private Tour - Chan Party, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Mar 26/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks!

Sasanka Chatterjee

Stuttgart, BW, Germany
Rating

Tour: #9272, Keukenhof Private Tour - Sasanka M25, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Mar 25/18

Stefka is great guide and lovely person. My wife with limited mobility and myself, we had a great trip with her. We enjoyed thoroughly the trip. You tailored the trip, just the way we wanted. We were extremely happy that we had you too on our next trip as well. Thank you Stefka. I highly recommend Stefka to my other TTL members and service user

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sasanka.

Andy Bleggi

United States
Rating

Tour: #203785, 3-Day Best of Holland Private Tour / Bleggi, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Mar 12/18

Great Job, lots of fun. Well worth the price.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Andy. It has been a pleasure to show your family Bruges and the Netherlands.

Carol Berriman

Australia
Rating

Tour: #9308, 4 day Private Tour - Berriman, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jan 5/18

Stefka is really good at what she does. Has everything organised with a back up plan, if something is closed or just doesnt work out. It was like getting shown around by a good friend. Stefka would even sit and eat with you, which is a big thing for us. Used this service before and the person wouldnt eat with you, say they dont eat and you walk out side and they would be eating. I would really give Stefka a call to show you around, there is not enough words to say how great she is. Wonderful time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words Carol! It was my pleasure to get to know your family and show you The Netherlands. Hope you have had a safe flight back home and treasure the memories of your travels for a long time.

Rachel Jaffrey

Malaysia
Rating

Tour: #9308, Private Tour 2 days - Jaffrey, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Dec 13/17

It took me a few weeks to decide which tour was suitable for my family and I. There were many options given and all looked very interesting. But I made a right decision for choosing a tour with Stefka. She's full of enthusiasm and excitement. We enjoyed the tour especially her detailed explanations on the countryside and the pumping system. She was also very concern of my father's walking problem. She is one of the best tour guides ��

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rachel. Enjoyed showing your kind family the Dutch countryside!

Marc Sheffler

United States
Rating

Tour: #281086, Giethoorn - Palace 't Loo / Scheffler, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Sep 7/17

Stefka customized the tour for 6 of us as we had a free day post cruise and had already visited Amsterdam extensively. We could not have been happier with her choices, the pacing of the tour and the guiding services. She arrived promptly at our meeting point with a van large enough to accommodate all our luggage and ample room for the 6 of us. Throughout the day she was mindful of our needs and demonstrated provided extensive information during the tour.

Robert Stewart

United States
Rating

Tour: #203785, Amsterdam & Country side tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Aug 11/17

She was delightful to spend the day with. She was very knowledgeable with the city, history and almost everything we had questions about. We would recommend her to everyone.

Chris Wadden

United States
Rating

Tour: #203785, Amsterdam tour - Wadden, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Aug 6/17

Steph was very professional, knowledgeable, and customer focused. The day was well planned and paced. She answered every question we asked with logical and well thought out perspective On a personal level chemistry was lacking with us ( could be cultural) but a minor point compared to her overall performance.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review Chris. Enjoy your travels.

Michael Cappuccitti

Canada
Rating

Tour: #9271, Clogs, Cheese, Windmills Edam - Cappuccitti, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jul 29/17

We could not have had a better than we did with Stefka. She was a truly amazing guide. We learned a ton, and felt very connected with her throughout the entire day. Extremely intelligent and animated when describing all the parts of The Netherlands that we visited, drove to, and walked through. Highly HIGHLY recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! Enjoyed showing you my country. Keep on traveling. Stefka

Gwendolyn Mae Davidson

Canada
Rating

Tour: #9271, Clogs, Cheese, Windmills Edam - Gwendolyn, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jul 27/17

Our group of 6 had an absolutely fabulous tour with Stefka on July 27, 2017. We loved Stefka who was knowledgeable about everything but definitely not a know it all. She was friendly, gracious, kind, funny and most accommodating and none of us wanted the day to end. We saw everything described on the tour except the Windmills (seeing them on River Cruise) and instead saw Delft factory and toured Delft which is a wonderful town to see. We highly recommend Stefka & if we go back would only want her again.

Rob Morgan

United States
Rating

Tour: #65440, Ghent & Bruges private tour 12h - Morgan, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jul 21/17

This was a huge day trip from Amsterdam but well worth the experience thanks to Stefka. Of the 4 days we spent in the Netherlands, our daughters (ages 10 and 12) rated this their favorite experience. The cities themselves were amazing, and Stefka added the perfect blend of historical knowledge and inside anecdotes to make this more than just a "stop and see" experience for our family. Highly, highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words Rob. It was my pleasure to show your family the beautiful country of Belgium. Look forward to hear about the first 'Pancake, waffle, chocolate food truck' in South Carolina! ;)

Rob Morgan

United States
Rating

Tour: #13643, South Holland private tour, Rotterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jul 20/17

Outstanding in every way! Stefka was extremely generous with her time, knowledge, and flexibility in allowing us to explore the highlights of each destination during our tour. Our girls (ages 10 and 12) loved her personalized attention and explanations at each stop on our journey.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. It was a joy to show your family the Dutch country side! Enjoy the cheese!

Susan Kneppler

United States
Rating

Tour: #203785, Amsterdam & Country side tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 27/17

Our family had an amazing day today with Stefka. We toured all over the city of Amsterdam as well as the countryside. Stefka made sure the day was planned around what we truly wanted to see. She picked a quaint restaurant in a small village for lunch. We went places that the large tours don't go so we never waited in a line or felt rushed. This tour made our last day in the Netherlands perfect! Thank you Stefka!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Your welcome Susan! It was nice meeting you and your family. Have a safe flight home and maybe until next time!

Richard Lehmert

United States
Rating

Tour: #281086, Giethoorn - Private Day Tour from Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 15/17

Mrs. Stefka Waaijer developed a wonderful day long tour for us to Geithoorn, Netherlands, also known as the Venice of the north. Just gorgeous! Stefka picked us up at the pier our Royal Caribbean cruise ship docked at with a van large enough for our group of 4 adults and all our luggage, very painless! We also visited a very old windmill as well as a beautiful orchid grower, that is a must see! We also had a nice local lunch in Giethoorn. We would highly recommend this guide & tour! Rick / USA ����

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rick! It was a pleasure to show your party these Dutch treasures :)

William Ford

United States
Rating

Tour: #65440, Antwerp & Bruges private tour 12h, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 5/17

Stefka was an amazing tour guide. She is knowledgable, friendly, and very accommodating. We learn a great deal about the history, architecture, and culture -- past and present -- of Amsterdam and also of the countryside that we visited with her for an afternoon. We also spent a full day in Belgium, visiting Antwerp and Brugges. She gave us lots of helpful information and recommendations for dining, etc. Stefka is a 5-star tour guide and we highly recommend her.

Nina Warshaw

United States
Rating

Tour: #9271, Volendam, Clogs, Cheese & Windmills private tour, Volendam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 31/17

This tour was amazing. Stefka picked us up right on time and we went to a wonderful farm where they made cheese and clogs. Got to pet the cows and it was a blast. We got to go into a working windmill, walk on stilts, see an original pumping station and had a wonderful lunch. Our guide was amazing told us many interesting facts that we had no idea about. Tours by locals did not disappoint.

William Ford

United States
Rating

Tour: #203785, Amsterdam & Country side tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 30/17

Stefka was an amazing tour guide. She is knowledgable, friendly, and very accommodating. We learn a great deal about the history, architecture, and culture -- past and present -- of Amsterdam and also of the countryside that we visited with her for an afternoon. We also spent a full day in Belgium, visiting Antwerp and Brugges. She gave us lots of helpful information and recommendations for dining, etc. Stefka is a 5-star tour guide and we highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bill and Freddy. It was a pleasure to show you the highlights of the Netherlands and Belgium!

Tommy Polk

United States
Rating

Tour: #65440, Antwerp & Bruges private tour 12h, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 25/17

Stefka was so informative. Always upbeat and willing to answer any questions. She MADE our day. Excellent guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Tommy! Enjoyed showing you Antwerp and Bruges.

Tommy Polk

United States
Rating

Tour: #9271, Volendam, Clogs, Cheese & Windmills private tour, Volendam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 24/17

Kathryn Hartzell

United States
Rating

Tour: #9272, 2017 Keukenhof Private Tour - Hartzell, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 20/17

Stefka was excellent! She picked us up right on time, the car was very comfortable. She's knowledgeable, pleasant, very easy to work with and just a joy. She was able to fit everything we wanted to see into our 9 hour tour and we never felt rushed. She gave us a day to remember. She is a great representative for her country and an asset to Tours By Locals.

Heather Reimer

Canada
Rating

Tour: #9272, 2-Day Private Tour - Reimer, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 16/17

Stefka is an excellent tour guide. Our family of 2 adults and 2 seniors spent two enjoyable days with her touring the countryside. After Stefka found out what we liked to do, she provided some alternatives for us away from the touristy areas. We visited the beach, a local farm, where they made wooden shoes and cheese, an amazing Steam pump Museum, a fishing village, lots of windmills, and local cafes. Stefka is highly informative and a great driver. We would highly recommend her for your personal tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Heather. It was fun showing you my country!

Judy Rigdon

United States
Rating

Tour: #9272, 2017 Keukenhof Private Tour - Rigdon, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 14/17

Stefka, Please let me say first that you provided the very best day and total tour! Our visit to the Farmers Cheese and Clog making, the Windmills and Delft shop were exactly as we asked. Everyone in the group was so pleased. We were most delighted and you were wonderful. The beauty of the Keukenhof Gardens is simply amazing. One day I would love to return with you. I would hire you again and again. Everyone paying through Paypals was very simple.

Jon Bivens

United States
Rating

Tour: #9271, Volendam, Clogs, Cheese & Windmills private tour, Volendam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 7/17

Very knowledgable tour guide, friendly and excellent English. We saw many places that most visitors do not get to see let alone hear about. I would recommend STEFKA.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jon! Had a great time showing your party around the Netherlands. Stefka

Jon Bivens

United States
Rating

Tour: #9272, 2017 Keukenhof Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 6/17

Same as previous day tour; Very knowledgable tour guide, friendly and excellent English. We saw many places that most visitors do not get to see let alone hear about. I would recommend STEFKA.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jon! Had a great time showing your party around the Netherlands. Stefka

Michael Klingler

United States
Rating

Tour: #281086, Giethoorn - Private Day Tour Klinger, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 5/17

I heartily recommend Stefka as a tour guide. My wife and I spent three delightful and informative days with her touring towns and interesting sights outside Amsterdam. Stefka is very knowledgeable and has an engaging personality which we appreciated. She was happy to modify the itineraries of her published tours to include additional sights that we wanted to see.

Michael Klingler

United States
Rating

Tour: #9271, Volendam May 2 - Bruges May 3 - Klinger, Volendam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 2/17

I heartily recommend Stefka as a tour guide. My wife and I spent three delightful and informative days with her touring towns and interesting sights outside Amsterdam. Stefka is very knowledgeable and has an engaging personality which we appreciated. She was happy to modify the itineraries of her published tours to include additional sights that we wanted to see.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review Michael. It was very enjoyable to tour with you for 2 days.

Nancy Hall

United States
Rating

Tour: #203785, 2-Day Country side tour - Nancy Hall, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 29/17

Stefka made great suggestions of how to spend our two days in the countryside with her. She was willing to advise on how we could make the most of our time traveling on our own as well.

Robert G.

United States
Rating

Tour: #9271, Volendam, Clogs, Cheese & Windmills - Glazier, Volendam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 28/17

Stefka is a friendly, knowledgeable, outstanding guide. She adapted the tour so that our blind friend could touch things to aid her pleasure and understanding of the areas and things we saw. We thoroughly enjoyed her history of the area, the Tulip fields, Cheese factory, and wooden shoe making demonstration. She is flexible at a moments notice, and changes cheerfully and willingly. If we go back to the Netherlands, we will definitely try to get Stefka for our guide.

Kent Bradley

United States
Rating

Tour: #281086, Private Day Tour from Amsterdam - Bradley, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 27/17

What a great day! I worked with her by e-mail ahead of my arrival and was able to create the custom tour I desired. The car was great and she managed everything wonderfully. I was able to get out of the city and see everything I had hoped to see. It was a delight to spend the day with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kent. It was a pleasure getting to know you and show you the sites in the country.

Larry Allen

United States
Rating

Tour: Tulip flight & Flower Floats tour - Trena Allen, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date: Apr 21/17

Pre-trip communication was excellent, she adjusted a standard tour with two significant changes. One was her suggestion, taking us to a parade float preparation area instead of us viewing the parade the next day. Standing for a parade would have been physically difficult for us. We'd have never found that option if not for her. Her knowing local customs for visiting flower fields was important, as were her language skills talking to locals. One day with her was worth 2-3 days touring without her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Larry. Loved showing you the tulips! Stefka

Marion Vaisman

WESTON, FLORIDA, United States
Rating

Tour: 3-Day Private Holland/Belgium tour - Vaisman, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date: Apr 16/17

Liked very mucho our tours.They all were wonderfull, and the guide STEFKA she was excellent, nice and very patient. We covered almost everything requested.I recomend her highly

Douglas M Dittberner

United States
Rating

Tour: #13643, South Holland & Keukenhof tour - Dittberner, Rotterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 15/17

Stefka: She was everything her website and reviews said about her. Timely, knowledgeable, took into account our ideas of what we wanted to see. Made the best use of time to make sure we had the time to see and take in the sites that were important to us. I don't know how anyone could go wrong in selecting Stefka to take them on a truly enjoyable tour including immersing you as they say "the rest of the story". We had never used Tours by Locals before but they and their people are the best.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow Douglas thank you for your wonderful review. I had a wonderful time showing your party my beautiful country. Enjoy all your travels intensely!

Marion Vaisman

WESTON, FLORIDA, United States
Rating

Tour: Tulip flight & Keukenhof, private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date: Apr 13/17

fantastic view of the flowerfields and more......I recomend this tour very much

Tracy Conrad

United States
Rating

Tour: #9272, 2017 Keukenhof Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 10/17

Stefka was lovely, knowledgeable and knew off-the-beaten-track places for us to enjoy. Her tour was informative and fun.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Tracy!

Cynthia Pladziewicz

United States
Rating

Tour: #203785, Amsterdam & Country side tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 1/17

Stefka was an excellent guide. She came well prepared with a great itinerary and helpful information. Being able to go out into the countryside in her car was invaluable. We loved the farm tour, windmills and seeing the tulips at Keukenhof Gardens.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Cynthia! It was a pleasure to share my beautiful country with you. Warm regards, Stefka

Virginia Baxter

United States
Rating

Tour: #9271, Volendam, Clogs, Cheese & Windmills private tour, Volendam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Dec 21/16

Our group of 6 had an amazing time with Stefka when she took us on a tour of the countryside outside of Amsterdam. She made sure we saw highlights stopping at a cheese making and clog making farm, windmills, the town of Edam, where we had an excellent lunch, and a very interesting steam pump museum showing how the water system in the Netherlands was formed. Stefka gave us a glimpse into Dutch culture and we all learned a lot from her. Our day with Stefka was special. Her knowledge is invaluable. Worth it!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind responds. Glad to hear you all had such a lovely day. It was my pleasure to show you around!

Laura T.

United States
Rating

Tour: #13643, South Holland private tour, Rotterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Nov 20/16

We were very pleased with our tour by Stefka. She was prompt, prepared and engaging. She speaks English perfectly. We had scheduled a private tour for South Holland. The weather was very uncooperative, rain, chill and wind. Boat tour of the port was cancelled and outdoor activities were too difficult because of weather. Stefka easily transitioned to alternate plans. She gave us options and built the day around our preferences. Despite the weather - Stefka was fabulous and we had a memorable day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review. It is always a pleasure to guide people who are flexible and enjoy the experience. Enjoy your memories!

Janie Tipton

United States
Rating

Tour: Private Tour, 's-Hertogenbosch - Tipton, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Date: Sep 17/16

We enjoyed seeing countryside around Amsterdam, the museum of art by 's-Hertogenbusch and the oldest Catholic church in the Netherlands. Stefka related many interesting faces, and stories about that region. We thoroughly enjoyed being with her today. Great guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Janie!

Steve Drake

United States
Rating

Tour: #65440, Private Day-tour Bruges, Visit Belgium, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Sep 16/16

Another fine day with a guide from Tours by Locals. We booked this tour months in advance with special requests for a day trip to Brugges after our cruise ship docked in Amsterdam. Excellent communications from our guide throughout our planning stages; adjustments were made, communicated and accommodated continuously so that the tour could be tailored to our needs. We toughly enjoyed Stefka and would highly recommend her and Tours by Locals.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Steve! It was a pleasure to take your party to Bruges.

Martha Rosas acosta

Mexico
Rating

Tour: #65440, Private Day-tour Antwerp & Bruges, Visit Belgium, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Sep 15/16

I had great time with Stefka. Like always tours by locals have the best guides, that really know the place and can tell a lot of inside information. Thank you Stefka

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You're welcome!

Frances Waters

United States
Rating

Tour: #13643, Rotterdam Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Sep 6/16

Fantastic guide, super fantastic day.

Dolores Voyer

United States
Rating

Tour: #143067, Delft / The Hague - Private Tour Voyer, Delft, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Aug 16/16

Stefka was excellent! Very knowledgeable and great company for my tour. Ask to see the video about Holland vs. Netherlands!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dolores! You where a great guest!

Debra L.

United States
Rating

Tour: #143067, Delft / The Hague - Art & Antique in the 17th century, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Aug 11/16

We spent an entire day with Stefka exploring Delft and The Hague. Firstly, when I booked her months ahead she was very communicative and helpful in planning our tour according to our interests. Her planning turned out perfectly! Because it was a rainy day she had to make some adjustments on the fly but to us it was seemless. Stefka is a total professional, full of passion and knowledge on every subject-history, art, architecture, etc. She is a lovely person and a fantastic tour guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your wonderful review Debra. It was a pleasure to show your party around!

Janice Levasheff

United States
Rating

Tour: #134791, 6-day Holland & Belgium Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jul 18/16

Stefka is a fantastic guide! She is very knowledgeable, a safe driver, caring, creative, and friendly. When we were setting up the tour, she suggested places that we hadn't thought of. Then, as we travelled with her, she suggested visits to places that weren't on our original itinerary based upon things she learned about us along the way. All the places were absolutely delightful. The four of us feel very fortunate to have had Stefka show us parts of The Netherlands and Belgium - we highly recommend her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Janice it was a pleasure to show your party around in Netherlands & Belgium. Very appreciative and flexible. Loved getting to know you all!

Gaylen Morgan

United States
Rating

Tour: #65440, Half Day country side / Full Day to Bruges, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jul 4/16

Stefka is a fantastic guide and a very lovely and easy going person to travel with. She took us to see a dairy farm and cheese factory and we learned a lot about Netherlands. The next day she took me on a fascinating day trip to Delft and then on to see and learn all about the many ways the Dutch manage their rivers and the sea. We saw many of the great surge barriers along the coast and the museums dedicated to that subject. We had a great seafood lunch in a small village in Zeeland. Thank you Stefka!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the review Gaylen. I have enjoyed meeting you and your family.

Janice Levasheff

United States
Rating

Tour: #9271, Water management, Volendam & Windmills private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 24/16

We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Stefka! Throughout the day she talked about her country with an excellent command of English and a delightful sense of humor. We went to great places that seemed off the beaten path. We got insight into how the Dutch drain water to reclaim land at the Cruquius (steam pump) Museum. She recommended Dutch specialties at a local restaurant in a charming village, took us inside a windmill, made an unplanned stop at a Cheese Factory at our request. We highly recommend Stefka!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Janice!

Joseph Micatrotto

United States
Rating

Tour: #65440, Private Day-tour Antwerp & Bruges, Visit Belgium, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 5/16

Stelka was everything you look for in a personal tour guide and MORE. She is knowledgeable, friendly and complete adept at all aspects of her work. We found her as strong a guide as any we have had the pleasure to be with and experience. We would use her again and likely will upon the return trips!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joe for your wonderful review. It was my pleasure to show you Antwerp & Bruges in Belgium. When you and Connie come back I love to show some lesser known secrets of the Netherlands! Enjoy your travels!

Virginia Frank

Incline Village, NV, United States
Rating

Tour: #65440, Private Day-tour Antwerp & Bruges, Visit Belgium, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 15/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! Enjoyed meeting you and showing you around.

Yakira Leevan

United States
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Tour: #9271, Keukenhof & Zaanse Schans / Leevan, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 27/16

Sfetka was punctual, courteous , knowledgeable and all together wonderful guide. We give her a 5+ Regards Yakira Leevan

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Yakira! I enjoyed showing you and your family some of the Holland highlights. Enjoy your cruise.

Martin Mayo

United States
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Tour: #13643, South Holland private tour - Delft, Rotterdam, The Hague, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 11/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks! :)

Martin Mayo

United States
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Tour: #203785, Holland Grand Tour / Mayo, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 9/16

We booked two days of touring with Stefka. Mrs. and I had a wonderful time visiting sites selected to resonate with our interests. The windmills pumping and many small towns visited filled our brains and sd cards with many lasting memories. Thanks, Stefka for a great time!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Martin! It was a great pleasure to show you my beautiful country. I wish for you to enjoy the memories a long time! Stefka

Kelly F.

United States
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Tour: #65440, Private Day-tour Antwerp & Bruges, Visit Belgium, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jan 4/16

Stefka provided us with an awesome day of unique experiences of Bruges and Ghent. She was very knowledgeable and helpful, planning the trip that we wanted. She picked us up from our hotel and drove the long distance safely, despite the rain. We highly recommend her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kelly!

Steven Hill

United States
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Tour: #13643, South Holland tour - Delft, Rotterdam, The Hague, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Oct 16/15

Stefka was an excellent guide. She was extremely knowledgeable and flexible in working our itinerary to fit the weather and my desires. She also provided an excellent vehicle. Could not have asked for more.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Steven. It was a pleasure to meet you and your wife and show you around!

Dolores Ann Stievater

United States
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Tour: Tour transfer from Amsterdam to Bruges, Brussels, Belgium
Date: Oct 15/15

Stefka was all that we expected and more. She was a little late for picking us up but that was expected because the trams were not running that morning and traffic was bad. She was a good driver and knew her way to our destinations. We especially enjoyed our visit to The Hague, appreciating her knowledge of the city and area. She also knew her way around Bruge, helping us find our accommodations for that evening. Her command of the English language was also very good. Thank you, Stefka.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review Dolores. Hope you have enjoyed your time in Bruges and Belgium.

Jacqueline Howe

Portola Valley, CA, United States
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Tour: #9271, Clogs & Cheese & Windmills - Howe, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Aug 20/15

Stefka was fun and informative. Drive to country was a great opportunity to ask questions and learn more. Very safe driver and provided beverages. Family loved country tour to farm for clog and cheese making. Visited a nearby town and walked around...lovely sights and learned more about area. Windmill property was amazing. Toured to top of windmill, learned about history, and ate delicious dutch apple pie! At end, dropped us off at a different location for our convenience. Very accommodating!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Glad you enjoyed it!

Barry Becker

United States
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Tour: #65440, 1-Day to Belgium. Visit Antwerp & Bruges, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 8/15

Great tour. Stefka was personable and sharp.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: :-)