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!
Roberta SkiddsUnited States
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 YoungUnited States
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!
Nancye StarnesUnited States
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.
Marcia FinnUnited States
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.
Mary WissinkSeal Beach, CA, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the 5-stars Mary! It was fun exploring your Dutch family history together and meet your relatives.
Samuel RijfkogelUnited States
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.
Lesley MannAshbury, NSW, Australia
Loved our tour today and Stefka was great 5* day Many Thanks Lesley
Gloria MillerUnited States
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. :)
Ken RichensNephi, UT, United States
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.
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.
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!
Our guide Stefka was well informed and a pleasant individual to spend the day with. She was quite willing to tailor the tour to accommodate our wishes. I would recommend her highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My pleasure to take you around and show you the country side! Thank you for the nice review.
Sandra WeissUnited States
Stefka was a wonderful guide. Very informative and open to any suggestions on what we wanted to see. Her English was excellent. The farm tour was very interesting to us, as we are from farms in the US. Her rapport with the locals was excellent, and you could see that they respected her and were happy to help her make her tour a success. I would highly recommend her as a guide and would definitely use her again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sandra!
Douglas SchroederUnited States
I am the travel agent that booked the tour for my clients so I'm not personally able to rate the service however my clients were extremely happy with Stefka and her service and as the booking agency it was a real pleasure for me to work with Stefka and the ToursByLocals group. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Great to hear that Douglas! Hope to be working with you more in the future. Most welcome, Stefka
Aggie CutroneUnited States
We had a WONDERFUL day in Arnhem. Stefka is an awesome guide...patient and informative/knowledgable. A really nice person as well! I recommend highly! thank you so much!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Aggie! Your are most welcome. It has been my pleasure to meet you.
John EngleUnited States
Stefka is a great guide! She tailored the tour to our needs and was flexible so we could change our plans on the go. She is very knowledgable and was able to impart her knowledge without sounding like a teacher. We especially liked the way she pointed out things as they came to mind like the coding on license plates. We would be happy to recommend Stefka to anyone we know coming to the Netherlands.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating. I enjoyed meeting your family and show you around.
George AdkinsTEXAS, United States
Stefka had a great attitude. She even came early to the airport as our flight landed an hour early. Enjoyed the countryside and the lunch at the Tea House. I would have rated this a 5 except for the Steam Pump museum being closed. It is only open on weekends and she was not aware of that.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi George, thank you for the great comment and picture & video you have e-mailed me! Apologie for not checking winter-opening times of the museum, hope you liked the alternative of a short sightseeing drive through Amsterdam.