Bridget OuimetUnited States
Professional, informative, friendly and fun! Would do it again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bridget! Have a great time exploring Amsterdam and Ireland.
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
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 McRaneyUnited States
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!
Penny PalmerUnited States
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!
David SneedDurham, NORTH CAROLINA, United States
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 ShahUnited Kingdom
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 ChamblessUnited States
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) MarichUnited States
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
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.
Joann TaylorUnited States
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 MicatrottoUnited States
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
Sasanka ChatterjeeStuttgart, BW, Germany
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.
Kathryn HartzellUnited States
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.
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 RigdonUnited States
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 BivensUnited States
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
Tracy ConradUnited States
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!
Ralph SmithUnited States
We were very pleased with the tour and the informative commentary provided by Stefka. We would not have had the appreciation of how many Dutch people live and work without this tour. The information on the windmills and canals was entertaining and very enjoyable. The Keukenhof garden was even better than I anticipated. Lunch in the sand dunes along the North Sea was unique and we would never have known about this area without the tour. I was pleased to provide a rating of the tour on TripAdvisor.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review Ralph. It was my pleasure to talk you around The Netherlands and show you the country side.
Julie M.United States
Outstanding! Stefka was an excellent tour guide and I highly recommend using her. We were able to alter our trip and Stefka provided us with good email communication prior to the trip. We were all impressed with her friendliness and knowledge. If we are ever in the Netherlands again, Stefka will definitely be out guide. Bike riding through the tulip fields will forever be one of the most memorable parts of our trip! Thanks again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are most welcome Julie, you have been a nice bunch to show around. Thumbs up for riding the bikes against the wind! :-)
Claire RoulstonUnited Kingdom
Stefka arrived as promised at 7:30am. We went for a tour of the flower market, windmills and bulb fields and then to keukenhof gardens. Stefka was an excellent guide, chatty and friendly and full of interesting facts about the areas we were driving through - all this despite the early start! If you are debating choosing her tour, then I would thoroughly recommend it. I hope you have a good time just as we did.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I absolutely did Claire. Hope your mum will talk often and for a long time about this birthday present her daughters have given her!
Lyle WoodUnited States
An excellent tour to get into the countryside and see the flower fields without being part of a large group on a bus tour. Stefka was very friendly and informational throughout the day. She is quite knowledgeable of her country and was an excellent guide for the flower market and the steam pump for the history of the Netherlands. We had much rain and she offered a side trip to the Delft pottery factory - very kind of her to go off the route to fill our day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lyle, glad to hear you had a good time despite the weather!
Ann P.United States
Amazing....simply amazing! Stefka's knowledge,, personality and tour plan made for a fantastic day! We had a few complications in the morning that " suspended" Stefka....causing her to have to adapt and adjust to unusual circumstances. She did so effortlessly, actually helping us through a stressful set of issues that were outside of the scope of her tour responsibilities. She magically turned a stressful morning into a great all day experience in Amsterdam. Be prepared for a unique,amazing experience!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for this wonderful review. I was glad to see all four of you enjoying the day as you did.
Victor LeeUnited States
Friendly, knowledgeable and courteous - these are the words that came to mind when describing Stefka. We were a family of four, with our 90-year-old mother who has limited mobility. We wanted to see the Netherlands during the tulip season. Knowing what our interests were, Stefka arranged for us to visit many scenic tulip fields along the way to the famous Keukenhof Gardens. She took us to the research facility where they are conserving and have planted every bulb known to mankind. A definite 5-star!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: :)
Stefka was wonderful! She took us to Keukenhof and explained what to see, giving us the exact amount of time we needed in the gardens. Then, she took us to a few locations to see the tulip fields that weren't visited by so many tourists. The best part, though, was when she took us to some windmills that were really off-the-beaten-path. She explained how the windmills worked, how the family lived in the windmill. She was the perfect guide for our family!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!
Joseph BowersUnited States
Stefka was an excellent guide. She gave us an awesome tour of the Netherlands, especially of the tulip fields and Keukenhof gardens. She knew just where the best bulb fields were in full bloom. I would highly recommend Stefka without reservations.
Stefka listened to what we wanted to see, our day was rearranged slightly to account for the change in weather. My mother uses a wheelchair and we saw interesting things and learned about polders and why windmills are in rows. The flowers were wonderful and the smell of the hyacinths truly breathtaking. It was a big treat to have a personal tour guide but so worthwhile and I recommend Stefka as a great ambassador for The Netherlands.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow, thank you for your review! Enjoy the rest of your stay in The Netherlands :-)
Julie MummaHenderson, NV, United States
Great tour. I found Stefka to be a wonderful, knowledgeable guide. her tour was delightful. She customized it for what I was wanting to do. I highly recommended her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Julie, it was a pleasure traveling with you and your daughter.
Stefka was a lovely host, we enjoyed the tour with her and would book again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks!
Dayang Suryati Binti Abang IbrahimFrance
She is really a well experienced tour guide. i booked the tour for my parents whom are not familiar with travelling overseas by themselves and Stefka really made them feel comfortable and enjoy their tour in Amsterdam. Thank you so much Stefka for giving them the best day trip of their holiday!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Your welcome! It was lovely to meet your parents. Glad they enjoyed it.
Wan Jawahir H.Malaysia
She make us want to be back soonest to Amsterdam. We highly recommend her to others. Thanks so much to her and to ToursByLocals.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Your welcome! Hope to meet you again. Thank you for your review. Stefka