Traveler Ratings of Private Tours In Utrecht-Netherlands by Tour Guide Walda B.

Walda B.
  Utrecht-Netherlands
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Xenia Padaliakina

Netherlands
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Tour: #63593, Visit Nijmegen, the oldest city of the Netherlands, with your own private art historian, private guide, Nijmegen, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Nov 18/19

Walda is a very nice, friendly and fun tour guide! Our group loved the tour, definitely recommend! :)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Xenia! You were a fun group, hope you enjoyed dinner afterwards! Warm regards, Walda

Fiona Kingery

United States
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Tour: #93707, Day one: Combination tour 2 museums Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Nov 16/19

Walda is professional and very knowledgeable about art history. I highly recommend Walda!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Fiona! It was my pleasure to guide you in the Van Gogh Museum and Gallery of honour and special Rembrandt-Velasquez exhibition in the Rijksmuseum. I enjoyed our coffee break. Hope you had fun during the wine-and-cheese canalcruise! Kind regards, Walda

Ivan Stone

Canada
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Tour: #93707, Combination tour 2 museums Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Oct 22/19

Walda is very knowledgeable about art and art history. We spent an enjoyable afternoon with her and learned a great deal about Van Gogh and other Dutch Masters.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sharron and Ivan! It was enjoyable for me too. Enjoy your cruise! With warm regards, Walda

Neil Kaplan

United States
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Tour: #108653, 8 hours Anne Frank House and Rijksmuseum/Van Gogh Museum private tour on October 11 2019, Private Guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Oct 11/19

Walda made an overcast drizzly day bright and throughly enjoyable. Her knowledge of the city, the museums and the artists are only matched by her personality and pleasurable manner in which shares all of them with you. If you want to see the museums in Amsterdam there is no better person to see them with than an art historian, and there is no art historian that would have been able to better our day than the one we had with Walda.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Neil and Janet, maybe I cannot decide who's my favorite painter, but I do know for sure that your review is one the best I've ever had! I'm aware of my art historian qualities, but never knew I can make a rainy day look bright and enjoyable. Thank you for a wonderful lunch break at RIJKS, the one Michelin star restaurant of our national museum; it was great talking to you about food and Michelin star experiences. The gazpacho we had was art on its own. With warmest regards, Walda

Jane Candlish

Canada
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Tour: #107046, Private tour Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh museum and private canal cruise Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Oct 7/19

Fantastic tour with Walda! We were impressed with her knowledge and enjoyed our afternoon together. Many thanks for showing us the highlights in the Van Gogh and Rijksmuseum.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You were fantastic students, Jane! It was my pleasure to show you around in the museums after your private canal cruise. Thank you for your 5 star review. Regards, Walda

Rodina Koker

Canada
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Tour: #93707, Combination tour 2 museums Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Oct 7/19

Walda was punctual and meet us at our hotel,this made it easier for us because we had a very interesting walk to the museum.She took us on a route that showed us things we would never have seen. When we got to the museum no time was wasted because she knew were to go. Her knowledge was unbelievable,it made us appreciate the art even more.This was exactly what we wanted.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rodina and Tim, I appreciate your 5 star description of our tour, thank you so much! I enjoyed our city walk and museum visit, it was my pleasure to share my love for Amsterdam and her art with you. Sincerely, Walda

Jerry Van Os

United States
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Tour: #93116, Operation Market Garden / World War II tour Arnhem/Airborne Museum Oosterbeek/Nijmegen/Groesbeek/Overloon with private guide, Arnhem, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Sep 30/19

Wanda was very professional and accommodating on our tour of Arnhem. She made a special accommodation to take my wife, daughter, and myself to where my mother lived back in 1951. As an individual very interested in World War II history, I found the stops on our tour very interesting and informative. Wanda is very knowledgeable. I have never used Tours by Locals before our trip, but would definitely use them again for future international trips. Regards, Jerry and Jo Ann Van Os

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jerry and Jo Ann, it was my pleasure to create this very personal tour for you and take you around to show places related to your mother and World War II. Thank you for your 5 stars review and I hope you will do many more tours with my Toursbylocals collegues. Tot ziens, Walda

Richard C.

United States
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Tour: #125878, Visit Haarlem with your own private art historian, private guide, Haarlem, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Sep 28/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rich, a Five star review, despite the rain and harsh wind in Haarlem, Thank you very much! Glad you enjoyed our city walk and visits to the Corrie ten Boom house and Frans Hals museum. Regards, Walda

Mark Silvey

United States
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Tour: #93707, Combination tour 2 museums Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Sep 27/19

This was a tour of the Rijksmuseum. Walda is an art historian. I wanted to find a guide with knowledge in this area and she was perfect. She provided enough detail and background that it made the visit to the museum educational and interesting without getting weighed down with too many facts and dates. She also waled with us back to our hotel (The Toren—also highly recommended) and point out interesting features along the way. A very enjoyable experience. I would use her again and recommend her to others.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mark, many thanks for your 5 star review. You were a delight to wander through the Rijksmuseum and to talk to during our walk back to your hotel (great choice!). Thank you for the 5 stars! Walda

Marguerite Gire

United States
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Tour: #93707, Combination tour 2 museums Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Sep 27/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your 5 stars, Marguerite! Best, Walda

Bruce Greinke

United States
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Tour: #107056, City walk, Anne Frank House, private Salon boat and Van Goghmuseum with your own private art historian, Private Guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Sep 16/19

We would highly recommend Walda to anyone. We really enjoyed the tour and the time spent with Walda.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Bruce! It makes me very happy to know you enjoyed our city walk in the Red Light District, the visit to the Anne Frank House, our private canal cruise and a guided tour in the Van Gogh Museum! Warm regards, Walda

Janis Marcus

United States
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Tour: #93707, Combination tour 2 museums Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Sep 14/19

The tour was special and informative. Walda is an art historian and was extremely enthusiastic and interesting. Loved our time with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Janis! It was my pleasure to show you around in the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh museum. Thank you for the coffee break, we all needed one! Best, Walda

Garry Henderson

Canada
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Tour: #93707, Combination tour 2 museums Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Sep 14/19

Walda is very knowledgeable about the subject matter as an art historian; she kept us moving through the 2 museums at a good pace, but with time to study the paintings as well; she talked about the painters' lives, struggles and successes in an entertaining and informative manner. We enjoyed this tour thoroughly and would definitely tour more museums with Walda if we get the chance to come back to Amsterdam.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Yes, please come back to Amsterdam one day, Garry! I'd love to guide you again; in museums, other cities, the countryside, whatever you like; all my tours are custom made! Thank you for your 5 stars and kind words. Sincerely, Walda

Cindy Kerr

United States
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Tour: #93707, Combination tour 2 museums Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Sep 9/19

Walda is an excellent art historian. She walked us through the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum at our own pace. She is filled with stories about the artists, the time periods, the city, the art techniques, and the museums. Her storytelling was delightful. We also appreciated her great knowledge of important pieces in the museums. If we asked about an artist or artwork, she walked us directly there. Wanda is quite personable, as well as knowledgeable. Great tour@

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Charles and Cindy, Thank you for your 5 star review for our tour today! It was my pleasure to steer you through the museums and explain all about your favorite paintings. It was nice talking to you over coffee and during our private canal cruise. Warm regards, Walda

Craig Cooley

United States
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Tour: #107046, Combination tour Rembrandt House, Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh museum Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Sep 1/19

We had a wonderful day with Walda concentrating on Rembrandt and Amsterdam.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: A Five star review, Thank you Craig! Hope you enjoy the Dutch pancakes today, Walda

Christopher Newberry

United States
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Tour: #93707, Tour 2 museums Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, on 2019 August 15, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Aug 15/19

Walda did a fantastic job- very knowledgeable and a pleasure to be with. Was great to skip the lines and to use her experience in the museums to bypass the crowds. Her recommendation to stop for Amsterdam's best apple cake was spot on! A great experience

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for saying I did a fantastic job, I'm glowing here! And thank you for a great break with apple cake, I KNEW you would love it! Warm regards, Walda

Brent Ingersoll

United States
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Tour: #107046, Combination tour Rembrandt House, Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh museum Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Aug 11/19

What a lovely day with Walda. She is knowledgeable, energetic, and very easy to talk with. Having a guide take you thru the sites is the way to go and sharing the day with Walda is a must. Do not hesitate to have Walda join you........... you won't regret it.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words, Brent! And thank you for a great break with Holtkamp applepie at the Rijksmuseum. It was nice talking to you and it was my pleasure to show you around in the museums and city center. Next time we’ll see The girl with the Pearl Earring in The Hague and visit the Royal Delft factory. You have a great family. Sincerely, Walda

Linda Hewitt

Australia
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Tour: #201678, Day 2: Zaanse Schans windmills and countryside cartour with your own private guide/art historian, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Aug 9/19

5 Star tour guiding - I would encourage everyone to book. My guide Walda was wonderful and I learnt so much - she has excellent English, an easy nature, and extensive knowledge. The Netherlands is an amazing country so why not learn all you can about their achievements, windmills & canals, arts, the war, customs & general life. Best money I spent. I enjoyed 2 more days on my own because I had learnt so much. Wonderful guidance, fabulous city to visit, and I (like everyone) LOVED the canal boat trip.

Linda Hewitt

Australia
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Tour: #107046, Day 1: Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, Rembrandt House Amsterdam with your own private art historian, 2019 August 8, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Aug 8/19

5 Star tour guiding - I would encourage everyone to book. My guide Walda was wonderful and I learnt so much - she has excellent English, an easy nature, and extensive knowledge. The Netherlands is an amazing country so why not learn all you can about their achievements, windmills & canals, arts, the war, customs & general life. Best money I spent. I enjoyed 2 more days on my own because I had learnt so much. Wonderful guidance, fabulous city to visit, and I (like everyone) LOVED the canal boat trip.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Linda, what a great 5 star review, thank you very much! It was my pleasure to show you around in Amsterdam and the countryside and I knew you would love the private canal cruise. Hope to see you in Australia one day, Walda

Martha Benfield

United States
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Tour: #63593, Visit Nijmegen, the oldest city of the Netherlands, with your own private art historian, private guide, Nijmegen, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Aug 6/19

Nijmegen is Walda's hometown. We had 8 people in our group and really felt that we knew all about the history and the important events that took place in Nijmegen when our tour was over. Walda is very personable and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend her services as a local tour guide to get local insights and history.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You were a Five star group, Martha! Thank you for your kind words. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your rivercruise, Walda

Marlee Howard

United States
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Tour: #125878, Visit Haarlem on August 2 2019 with your own private art historian, private guide, Haarlem, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Aug 2/19

Walda was an absolute pleasure to work with. She responded quickly to emails (even with a 7 hour time difference.) Because of travel difficulties, we were 2 hours late to our rendezvous spot, but she was there when we arrived. We had missed our tour time for the Corrie Ten Boom house (our #1 tour priority), but Walda was able to get us in to a special later tour time. In short, Walda is exceptional, and she was able to lead us around the highlights of Haarlem.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I was so worried when your plane was late, Marlee! And so relieved that I could persuade the volunteer at the Corrie ten Boom house to do an extra tour especially for you! Glad I could show you everything you wanted in Haarlem. With love, Walda

Tina Guberman

United States
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Tour: #108653, Intensive museum tour Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jul 30/19

Walda was an amazing guide. This was my first experience with tours by locals and wow, it was a great day. Walda was waiting for us at the planned location and had everything perfectly planned. Her knowledge of the arts is outstanding. She knew the answers to all of our questions. We thoroughly enjoyed our entire day with Walda from the art museums to the Anne Frank house to the walking tour back to our hotel. A great find!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My dear Tina, hope you will have many great experiences with Toursbylocals guides, wherever in the world! I will keep in touch, Walda

Fred H.

Canada
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Tour: #92045, Kroller Muller Museum and Open Air Museum private family tour with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jul 6/19

Walda handled a three-generation family trip to the Kroller-Müller and Open-Air Museums very well, responding equally to all three of the generations, ages 9 to 75. Her explanations of van Gogh's work at the K-M Museum kept the youngest interested, as did the tour of the garden and sculptures. The bicycle trip from the park entrance to the museum and back later was an added bonus for the youngest. All told a very good day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My dear Fred, what a fun family day it was indeed! Glad that everyone enjoyed the bike ride in the National Park, the Kroller Muller Museum and the Open air Museum. We were lucky that the rain waited until you were on your way back to the hotel in the private luxury van with private driver. Well, you deserved it, you were lovely! Warm greetings, Walda

Richard Sooy

United States
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Tour: #93707, Combination tour 2 museums Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jul 5/19

Walda is a great art historian and perfect guide to take you through the museums and highlights of Amsterdam. Walda is knowledgeable and efficient, yet personable and fun to be with. We thoroughly enjoyed our tours through the Van Gogh museum, the Riiksmuseum and Rembrandt's house. She also arranged a fantastic canal cruise. You will have a great day with Walda in Amsterdam.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for a great review!!! It was a perfect museum day with the private canal cruise as a highlight inbetween! I fully agree! Warm regards, Walda

Charles Miller

United States
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Tour: #141184, 6 hrs private tour Delft and The Hague on 2019 July 4 with your own private art historian, private guide, Delft, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jul 4/19

I can't say enough. My wife and I and two friends spent a day with Walda starting with the Mauritshuis museum at The Hague followed by a tour of the Royal Delft pottery factory and a walking tour of Delft. She is extremely pleasant, knowledgeable and articulate. Her knowledge extends not only to art and architecture but also to the history of the region and Dutch history in general. She also has a real focus on what is interesting and important. We found everything that she covered to be right on.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Charles, thank you for your kind words! I agree, it was a wonderful day in The Hague and Delft, glad you liked it so much! Hope to meet again one day, Walda

Andrea Riniker

United States
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Tour: #93707, Combination tour 2 museums Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 30/19

As an art historian, Walda even enhances appreciation of paintings you may have seen many times! Spending time with her is a treat!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Andrea for your kind Words! And Thank you for treating me lunch at RIJKS, the one Michelin star restaurant! Best, Walda

Sigal Barsade

Wynnewood, PA, United States
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Tour: #141184, Visit Delft with your own private art historian, private guide, Delft, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 27/19

Walda is incredibly knowledgeable, fun and accommodating! We so enjoyed our tour of the Hague with her, and she really made the paintings come alive with her insights. She also introduced us to an incredibly delicious apple pie and coffee place! We loved Delft - and Walda made sure we hit all the important highlights. We had a great time and highly recommend the tours and Walda.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My dear Sigal and Jonathan, it made me very happy to celebrate my 500st tour with you in The Hague and Delft. Thank you for the Apple pie at Dudok and it is wonderful to get a 5 star review again, best, Walda

SuzAnn Howard

United States
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Tour: #162234, Day 2 Howard's Family tour: Antwerp and Bruges in Belgium 2019 June 25 with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 25/19

Our family has spent 2 days with Walda, and she is 5 star plus!!!! We have had amazing time on our custom day tour to Belgium as well as Amsterdam. We did everything we wanted to do and had so many laughs, it was like vacationing with a friend! We all hated to see it come to an end!!! Having traveled with many private guilds, Walda is by far one of the best. We can't wait to come back again!! The Howard Family

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Howard Family, what a joy to tour you!!! We had so much fun in Amsterdam and Antwerp, at the Zaanse Schans windmills and during lunch in Edam and Bruges, although these were the hottest days in June since more than a hundred years! I miss you!!! You are in my heart, Walda

SuzAnn Howard

United States
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Tour: #201678, Day 1 Howard's Family tour: Amsterdam and countryside 2019 June 24 with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 24/19

Douglas Parks

United States
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Tour: #107046, Combination tour Rembrandt House, Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh museum Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 22/19

Extremely knowledgeable, friendly and very flexible in tour design. I have used ToursByLocals many times and she is one of the best!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: One of the best.... That's great, thank you! Walda