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
Craig CooleyUnited States
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
Brent IngersollUnited States
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
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
Douglas ParksUnited States
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
Rick FingerothUnited States
Our group of 10 spent a wonderful day with Walda touring the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and the Rembrandt house. Wanda was able to navigate us through the crowds, minimizing their impact, and gave us great insights into the artists and their works. As an art historian she was very informative. A long, but very rewarding day - highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Loved touring your group, Rick! Good ducklings, fun and eating out of my hand, wonderful students. You are in my heart! Walda
Shana ElliottUnited States
This tour was probably my favorite of my entire vacation to Europe. How fortunate we were to have Walda to guide us through two magnificent museums. As an art historian she was interesting, knowledgeable and was able to fast track us through the crowds. Walda also picked the highlights for us at the Rijksmuseum when we were running low on time. The best part of the day was the private canal boat ride with gourmet lunch that she planned. Walda was friendly and personable. We enjoyed every minute with her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Shana, I'm blushing! Thank you for your kind words, you made my day! I also enjoyed being with you today, hope you can come again and I'll show your other daughters the beauty of Amsterdam. Best, Walda
Phillip HoffmanUnited States
We took the 3 Museum tour with Walda B. Walda is an art historian and that made our tour extra special. She is very friendly and pleasant as well. Our group was very happy because we never would have been able to navigate the museums without her. With her guidance we were able to see the best of all the museums. I would highly recommend her tour. Phillip H. Lexington, KY USA
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Phil, it was my pleasure to guide you in the Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum and Rembrandt House, my specialty! Glad you enjoyed my expertise. Kind regards, Walda
Bobbe CrapoUnited States
This was the first of six wonderful days of touring for me and my son Collins. Starting with the Anne Frank House, cruising the canals on a private 1922 salon boat (with a delicious lunch onboard!), and finishing with a city walk that included Rembrandt House, churches, historical sites--our introduction to the Netherlands could not have been better. Working with Walda was like finding a long-lost cousin and coming for a visit. We felt immediately welcome and comfortable in the Netherlands.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bobbe and Collins, it is such a pleasure to meet people who have your enthusiasm and interests. You picked great places to visit and it was a delight to show you around in the Netherlands and Belgium. Thank you for having me as your private guide for six full days! Miss you, Walda
Michael GeorgeUnited States
As an educated art historian Walda expertly guided us through the very crowded Rijksmuseum for the Rembrandt exhibit and then the Stedelijk modern art museum. She arranged for a wonderful boat ride through the canals to the Rembrandt Haus, through which we again received meaningful guidance. Despite the overwhelming crowds at the Rijksmuseum, Walda efficiently and adroitly got us in front of and pointed out he finest features of more than several of Rembrandt's paintings, explaining the background.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My dear Mike, first I need to explain to other readers that your review is actually more than three times as long as the one that's visible here, ending with 'I appreciate Walda making it all come alive and meaningful to me. Five stars!'. Second, I would like to thank you for taking the time describing our tour in such detail and I must thank you for your kind words! I'm sure this will help other art lovers to find my museum tours in Amsterdam and you know I love my job. Best regards, Walda
We all enjoyed our city walking tour with Walda. Her enthusiasm, knowledge and love of the city was infectious. The pre planning and communication was stellar. It resulted in a customized tour memorable to our group. Thanks Walda!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Another great tour with your group, Deb! Tram to Rijksmuseum, museum visit and a private canal cruise on a 1922 salon boat, ending in the 9 little streets, a sunny day again and drinks onboard, what else could we ask for?! Thank you for another 5 star review, Walda
Denise N.United States
Fantastic tour with an enthusiastic art historian. Walda is fantastic!! We got so much more information than we would have on our own. Due to the efficiency of the tour we were able to see a lot in a short period of time. The private canal tour was well worth it. Thank you Walda for a great day in Amsterdam.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Such a great review, thank you Denise! I appreciate it, thank you very much! Hope to meet again for another great day in Amsterdam, or Delft, The Hague, Haarlem, Rotterdam.... Sincerely, Walda
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! It was a great day: 3 museums, a city walk and lunch at the RIJKS restaurant. A perfect Five stars tour! How was restaurant Blauw? Kind regards, Walda
Cynthia BrownUnited States
Awesome well organized tour. complete with fast passes for the Art museums. she even arranged a private boat tour which was one of the highlights. She knows her subject matter well. choose Walda!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Glad that I can offer the service of arranging skip the line tickets for the museums and a captain on our own 1922 salon boat who picked us up and dropped us off where we wanted! Thanks again for another 5 star rating, Walda
Cynthia BrownUnited States
Walda has a well organized and informative tour. She can break up time in the museums with a private canal tour. We went our first day. She helped orient us to Amsterdam. Excellent choice for a guided art tour. Cindy and Byron From Texas
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Howdy Cindy and Byron! We had a great day, didn't we? It was fun showing you around in the museums in Amsterdam and doing the private canal cruise, thank you for the 5 star review. And I wish I could have gone to Vienna with you afterwards! Walda
Patricia SouthmaydUnited States
Walda guided us through the Rijks and Van Gogh museum. Her level of knowledge was exceptional yet she was able to speak to a group with a wide variation in their knowledge of art and history. After every guided tour of our 2 week European trip, we kept commenting that Walda was still the best guide. Highly reccomend Walda!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You should see my red cheeks now, Patricia! I know you were touring for two weeks and I'm your best guide? You make my day! Hugs for everybody in your group, Walda
Patricia SouthmaydUnited States
Walda was an amazing guide! She made the history and art of Amsterdam come alive for myself and my five friends. Would highly recommend Walda for your visit to Amsterdam.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Patricia! It was a fun day in the museums of Amsterdam. Please return one day, Walda
Jose Luis GuizadoPanama
Beautiful tour ,an everlasting experience, thanks Walda from Olga and Luis
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Luis and Olga, I knew you would love the tour in the Rembrandt House and the private canal cruise on our own salon boat from 1922: best way to see Amsterdam! Walda
Karen HoelzleUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Karen! Glad I could obtain skip the line tickets for you! Walda
Dr. Michelle GordonPUTNAM VALLEY, NY YORK, United States
Walda took us to the museums and knew where to find the best and most famous art. She also helped us get a reservation at a stellar restaurant. This is a great tour that includes a canal ride (that was my favorite part). Don't miss this one!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michelle, What a great compliment you gave me: I know you did more tours with other guides, but my tour was your favorite in Amsterdam!!! Thank you! I'll pass your kind words to the captain. Sincerely, Walda
Walda was amazing. I loved my tour of the Rijks Museum and the Van Gough Museum. I had the best boat in Amsterdam to tour the canals. She also planned a lunch at a Michelin star restaurant. I couldn't have asked for anything more.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Karen, for your kind words! We had three days together, it was wonderful sharing our love for art and culture together. Hope to meet again one day, all the best, Walda
Lauren VitulliUnited States
We were three women in Amsterdam celebrating a big birthday and had very specific requests regarding visiting artists, design studios, short museum visits, and good shopping. Walda went out of her way to organize a tour that met our specific requests. The day was was great: Well planned and organized. She made it special with a few surprises, private tours, and unique places. She speaks english very well, is kind, patient, flexible, and very knowledgeable. No hesitation to give her a 5 star rating!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lauren, it was my pleasure to create personalized tours for you and your friends. Thank you very much for your 5 star comment! Best, Walda
Daryl KoopsUnited States
Wanda was a wonderful guide. On time, courteous and very knowledgable. I would recommend here for any tour she says she has an expertise in.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Daryl! I enjoyed showing your group around in the museums. Thank you for your nice comment, Walda
Steve FrazierUnited States
Wow! Our group wanted a special experience at the Van Gogh and the Rijksmuseum and Walda really delivered. She made the masterpieces really come alive with her insights and subtle observations that only an art historian can deliver. The pace was perfect and her ability to educate us without inundating us with too much information was magical. I had been to the Rijksmuseum before with the audio guides, but there is absolutely no comparison. Go with Walda and really appreciate art in a special way.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow for your kind comments, you make me blush! Please thank your group for a great day, you were wonderful 'students', I enjoyed providing all the background information. Warm regards, Walda
William LiebmanBethesda, MD, United States
Walda's expertise as an art historian made our tour of the Rijksmuseum & Van Gogh Museum very special. Even my spouse who has two degrees in European history appreciated the extra insights Walda brought to understanding the fabulous art we saw.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is great to hear that you and your wife enjoyed my input during our tour, Bill! And for me it was great to have such interested art lovers around me who spent 6 hours in 2 museums with me. Thank you for the break with apple pie! Sincerely, Walda
Caroline W.United States
Walda is knowledgeable, kind, and easygoing... things that make her a great guide. We had a wonderful day at the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. She was patient and worked with us to make sure we saw everything we wanted to see. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a guide in Amsterdam!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow, Caroline! That was the fasted 5 star review ever; I’m still in the train home!!! Thank you for lunch and a full day in 2 museums; you were great listeners, jetlag or not. Enjoy the riviercruise, Walda
Judith NeimanUnited States
I love art ... my husband loves history. Walda covered both, providing us with an energetic, engaging discussion of the lives of Van Gough and Rembrandt, as well as details re: their unique styles of art. Everything was well planned, including finding a terrific restaurant for my many food allergies. Yet, she was willing to "detour" when we wanted to "add" a site! She's delightful, a joy to be with for the day! 100% recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Judy, good to know that you appreciate my expertise and flexibility. Thank you for your 100% recommendation! Sincerely, Walda
Michael McEllistremUnited States
Our tour with Walda was excellent. We spent a full day with her and really enjoyed the combination of her in-depth knowledge of art history and her thoughtful analysis of its impact on the culture of the Netherlands, both yesterday and today. She has a very nice way of presenting the personal stories of the artists and their influence on society, without getting too far down into the details. Lastly, and just as importantly if you are going to spend a day with someone, she is a very nice person.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: How wonderful to read your 5 star review, thank you very much! Hope to meet again one day, Michael, there's so much more I can show you! Warm regards, Walda
Tom MillerUnited States
Walda was amazing. Her expertise and passion about Amsterdam, its history, and its art kept my wife and I informed and entertained the entire tour. We're so glad we engaged her. We spent nearly three weeks in the region and our day with Walda was one of the best!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Tom, you make me blush! What a great review! It was wonderful to show you and your lovely wife around in Amsterdam during our 6 hours tour. Please come back one day, Walda
Roger FreidlineMidland, TX, United States
Walda is an excellent guide! She guided us on a tour that included Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and walking tour back toward our hotel. Her English is excellent, the pace was just right and her knowledge about the masterpieces is extensive. I strongly recommend Walda.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure, Roger! Warm regards, Walda