Daniel GreenleafUnited States
I have been in Europe for four weeks. I have engaged multiple guides throughout my journey and she was the best so far. Outstanding tour.
Cathleen WelshUnited States
It was great meeting Jolijn and having her guide us through the museums. She met us at our hotel, helped us get Tram tickets and taught us how to use them. At the museums she was very knowledgeable and helped us get much more out of the museums than we would have on our own or using an audioguide. My husband, who is not an art guy, enjoyed it and said it gave him a new appreciation for the art. Would recommend!
Sarah ZeitlinUnited States
We had a great experience with Jolijn as our guide at the Rijksmuseum and the Museum. Her knowledge and her wonderful personality enhanced our visit. I highly recommend booking a tour with Jolijn.
Ashley LehmanUnited States
My husband and I take private tours frequently in the cities we visit, especially to art museums, since each has their own focus.Jolijn (pronounced Yo-Lin) was our tour guide at both the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh museum. Not only is she is knowledgeable about the artwork, but also about the artists, their lives, and their importance and ties to Amsterdam. She is very pleasant, easy to get along with, flexible in her itinerary and fun to spend a day with! Book with confidence!
Stephen BaynhamUnited States
Excellent tour! We were met by Jolijn at the hotel. She was prompt and started our tour with a quick history of the city. We walked to the museum and she explained many city highlights facts and history along the way. We even stopped in a hidden garden . Jolijn toured the highlights of the museum as we wanted 2 hours. She had a great amount of knowledge of all of the art combined with great personal skills to keep everyone engaged. I Highly recommend this excellent local guide to everyone.
Robert PittmanUnited States
Jolijn was a fabulous guide of the Van Gogh museum. I had been there before, but she made it all make sense with stories of his life and how that affected his art. She was so friendly, and I would definitely book another tour with her the next time I'm visiting Amsterdam.
Dana LathropUnited States
Jolijn guided us through the Van Gogh museum. She was on time, very enthusiastic and really knowledgeable. She was engaging and really passionate when she explained things to us. We really learned a lot from her. I've been on lot of private tours. I've had some great ones and some duds. She was one of the great ones.
Robert CohenourUnited States
On this six country tour we had seven ToursByLocals guides, our first but not our last experience with this company. It is hard I think to go wrong with their guides who are extremely knowledgable, experienced, affable, and engaging . Jolyn was superb--met us at our hotel and took us to the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum as well as nearby sites which took most of the day. She is an art critic and I believe dealer. Her insights added a dimension we have note had before. Highly recommended.
Arthur FreiermanUnited States
Edgar MohundroBaton Rouge, LA, United States
Jolijn is Terrific. She is quite knowledgeable about the history and style of Dutch Art. Jolijn was helpful, accommodating, and considerate. We would definitely book again with Jolijn.
Stephen G.scottsdale, AZ, United States
Jolijn was terrific. We toured the Van Gogh. She got us in ahead of the line, was very knowledgable about the artist, his work and his life. We had planned the Anne frank Museum after her tour and, as an extra, she walked us to Anne Frank which was quite a distance away. Very helpful and pleasant. Very nice job!
John ReepUnited States
Very informed on the museum and contents. She was enjoyable to be around!
Kay MooreUnited States
Fabulous tour. We learned so much. And had such a pleasant experience. Thanks so much
Brenda Nelson MaysUnited States
Joiljn is a superb guide. Her love for the arts and the telling of the Van Gogh life through painting made all the works so relevant. The hour tour was just enough to get the complete story and see the art. If I could, she would get 10 stars!!!
Brian BerryUnited States
Jolijn was a terrific guide to the Rijksmuseum. She covered all the highlights in 2 hours with emphasis on the most important works. She was able to engage my teenagers and include them in the discussions and was open to questions at any time. It was perfect for us as an introduction to the museum and one I can highly recommmend.
David MuirUnited States
Jolijn was awesome! She is extremely knowledgeable and articulate. She made our visit to the Rijksmuseum very enjoyable and memorable.
Joel LiebowitzUnited States
We spent two half days with Jolijn walking the city of Amsterdam and seeing museums. Jolijn is a pleasure to be with; open, engaging and well informed. We came to know the city intimately through her eyes. Her knowledge of the Rijk Museum and Van Gogh exhibit was outstanding . She made us feel welcomed and right at home. We recommend her highly.
Sharon DolanUnited States
Jolijn was a great tour guide. She got us through the Riksmuseum in less than two hours making sure we saw and understood the highlights. I would definitely book her again and will the next time we get to Amsterdam. I wish I would have booked more than two hours.
Toni- Norman DonatiUnited States
Jolijn met us at the museum with a big smile- we so enjoyed being with her. We learned so much and saw treasures that we would have never found on our on. What a delightful learning experience!
James HalperinUnited States
This could possibly be the best tour I have ever had. She was remarkable and one of the nicest persons I have ever met. I would recommend her highly to everyone. Anyone not using her would be foolish.
Michael McCluskeyUnited States
Probably my favorite of an art museum. Jolijn was very informative and gave some great insights without ever being boring. She also had the challenge of having 2 teenagers on the tour, and she also kept them interested. The Rijksmuseum is a great museum and highly recommended. Plan on staying in the museum after the tour. (Make sure you get the tickets from Jolijn.)
Martin BaumUnited States
Jolijn was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, professional, and pleasure to be with. She made our tour of the museums quite meaningful and enjoyable. We would lightly recommend her to others.
Michael TempleUnited States
Vacation Upgrade - We retained Jolijn for her knowledge of art, and viewed the Dutch masters in the Rijksmusuem. We were a group of 3. She adapted to our pace, explaining the elements, answering all of our many questions. She does a wonderful job of imparting her in-depth knowledge Jolijn is low key and gracious; not the type that herds you around. We also appreciated the passion for her country's history .
Jane CasavantUnited States
Jolijn was a fabulous guide for our visit to the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum. Her knowledge of the art we saw was wonderful and added so much to our visit---I can't imagine what our museum visits would have been without her. She gave us so much history and stories that made everything come alive. Highly recommend. Thank you, Jolijn!
Brent JohnsonQualicum Beach, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada
Passionate about art and made us see things we would not have noticed otherwise. We appreciated our time with her and would recomend her
Samir PatelUnited States
Jolijn was extremely informative and you could tell that she was passionate about the artwork and her job. She gave a great summary of the most famous artists as well as connecting the artwork with the history of Amsterdam. We would highly recommend her! She also went over our tour three hours ad gratis because we wanted to see the Van Gogh Museum- this really proves how wonderful she is!
Elizabeth ForrestalUnited States
Our tour with Jolijn on Jul 4, 2014 at 10:00 AM. Was excellent. We will most certainly recommend Jolijn and your company to our friends and colleagues. In the future when we travel, we look for potential guides in other cities as well.
Jolijn was fantastic!