Wendy StephensonUnited States
René enhanced our time in Amsterdam. There were 4 of us and he gave us a tour of the city and environs with historcal, cultural, and architectural perspectives. Then off to the country side for an unbeatable tour of polders, small towns, and most importantly the windmills. We would highly recommend Rene to any traveler.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Wendy, tell your friends!!
A great tour by Rene. He was very knowledgeable, relaxed and calm through terrible traffic. It was a full day and we saw many interesting sights. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wanted to see so much in just one long day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Marcia, tell your friends !
Joyce CloningerUnited States
We want to thank our tour guide Renè. He was great and he needs a top rating. We will use ToursByLocals in the future. We could understand Renè when he talked not like a lot of tour guides that don't speak very good English. There was four in our group and we all give him an A+ for his knowledge and personality.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Joyce, tell your friends !
Donna JensenUnited States
Rene did a great job with our day tour. We spent time in Delft and Haarlem where he walked us around and showed us highlights. He was prompt for hotel pick-up.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Donna, tell your friends!
David WittUnited States
Rene is an excellent and experienced guide. He's also an interesting guy who has led and interesting life. We would recommend him highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks David, tell your friends !
William ClarkUnited States
Cary KimmelUnited States
Rene was very pleasent and positive. However, this tour really amounts to a very expensive taxi ride to Keukenhof.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The price of the tour is just a bit more than a taxiride from/to Amsterdam + entry fees for the Keukenhof flowerpark. Now you have got all the background information, a tour trough the bulbfields and I answered all your questions.
Karen ChristiansonUnited States
Rene was a pure delight today. He was exactly on time. He was polite and courteous with me and my daughter. We toured the countryside including windmills and honestly enjoyed the slow pace of the small cities. The architecture he pointed out and the water engineering was fascinating and left us wanting to know more and to visit again. The small villages are charming. Rene is very in tune with our needs like when to stop for coffee, when to eat, and when to get going. He's a delightful guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Karen, We had such a nice day together. I liked your company very much and don't hesitate to send your sister in law the hydrolic engineer to Holland! Best regards,, Rene
Karen ChristiansonUnited States
Rene is very calm and educated and knows the landscape of the museums. He highlighted the pieces we asked to see and thoughtfully guided us thru the museums. It was the perfect pace for us. His knowledge of history was well matched to his knowledge of art so was very informative. He was a very good guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Karen
Joe DailyUnited States
If you want a professional guide ask for Renee. We had a excellent informative guide of Amsterdam.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Joe, tell your friends !
Edgar MohundroBaton Rouge, LA, United States
Rene was quite knowledgeable. He offered guidance, suggestions, and historical insights. I highly recommend Rene.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Edgar, tell your friends !
Joan FisherUnited States
Rene is so knowledgeable! Well worth it, so happy we were able to tour with him! Would recommend it to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Joan, tell your friends !
Albert YenchickUnited States
A knowledgeable guide who adapts tour to your requests. Great info on history and medicine in the 18th century but also great at picking lunch spots. I'd do another tour with Rene...oh, I just did...next time I'm in the neighborhood.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Albert, come again some time.
Jeffrey RobertsonUnited States
Very friendly and knowledgeable guide. Would highly recommend Rene.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jeffrey, tell your friends!
Jeffrey RobertsonUnited States
Very friendly and knowledgeable guide.
Sean CaseyUnited States
Kevin PotterUnited States
Excellent tour with a knowledgeable and friendly guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Kevin, tell your friends !
Ryan GreeningUnited States
MaryKay MilksUnited States
(Two senior couples adding this tour to a cruise starting in Amsterdam). Could not have been more enjoyable. Rene is relaxed, a great conversationalist and managed to squeeze an amazing amount of info and detail in the short time we had with him Only disappointment was the how fast the hours passed! Loved the Hague and Delft. Would book with Rene again in a heartbeat!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks MaryKay, tell your friends ! Best regards, Rene
Eleanor C.Harrisburg, NC, United States
Rene was very knowledgable and shared his knowledge with us. Even though weather conditions were less than perfect, he made our tour very enjoyable. Several in our group expressed the tour was the highlight of the trip. Would highly recommend this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was WINDY !! Tanks and tell your friends. Best regards, Rene
Abraham SteinUnited States
EXCELLENT TOUR, respectful, very smart, and interesting.. I can only tell you how good of a tour guide this incredible person is. A. STEIN.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Abraham, I hope to see you again sometime, we had such a nice day!
Steve RoachTemple, TX, United States
Once again, René provided an excellent tour to our group of 4. René is highly recommended by me for his professional knowledge and his desire to make your tour very personalized to your liking.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Steve, hope to see you again when you come to Europe. Best regards, Rene
Sally PilcherUnited States
Rene was prompt and showed us things we had not seen before. We had our granddaughters on their first trip to Europe and he gave them a great introduction. Do be firm about the about of walking you want to do. Due to parking problems in Amsterdam, things can be quite far away. Overall, he was a wonderful guide!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Sally, tell your friends !
William S.United States
Our tour exceeded our expectations. Rene was great with our two teenagers, and they consider his tour one of the highlights of our European adventure
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Bill, tell your friends !
Mary BolenbaughUnited States
Excellent tour! Rene met us and our granddaughter at the cruise port and drove us to the Anne Frank House, and then the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum. He provided interesting information along the way and tailored our tour to what would be interesting to a 12-year-old girl. She said it was the best day of our entire three week holiday in Europe. Thank you, Rene!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mary, tell your friends and come again sometime!
Sam HamillUnited States
This day-long tour of the history of flooding and impressive modern Dutch waterworks was outstanding in every way. Rene, our guide, was well informed and articulate about water - but also broader themes of Dutch culture, economics and history, making the most of what would otherwise have been a longish ride from Amsterdam to the far south. Strongly recommended, despite the high cost.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Sam, I hope to see you again sometime ! Best regards, Rene
Sharon TippleUnited States
Awesome tour! Got to see a lot of the countryside.
Robert G.United States
Rene is a very accommodating guide. Due to the illness of spouses, Rene got stuck with 2 old ladies -one blind, and one with heart problems, and he adapted quickly and easily to the situation. He took us around the city, to a local street market, and to the Delft factory. I would highly recommend Rene as a tour guide.
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Janet S.United States
Rene is an experienced guide with a good sense of history and place. He met us at our hotel near Central Station - and we drove to The Hague. The Panorama Mesdag was a happy surprise! After a short drive around Scheveningen (seaside), we went to Delft, a lovely town for wandering. Last stop was The Keukenhof Gardens -- not to be missed! All in all, a lovely day with a gentleman guide. We commend his services to you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Janet, tell your friends !
Roberta GarrettUnited States
Extremely personal tour by Rene. Informative, fun and so relaxed. My husband enjoyed chatting with Rene about Delft, The Hague & Kuckenhoff. Tulips amazing. Would definitely recommend Tours by Locals and Rene specifically!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Roberta, tell your friends !!
James M BjeldeUnited States
Our riverboat cruise ended at a remote dock, quite a distance from the usual riverboat docking area. Rene was right there to meet us in a nice, clean Mercedes-Benz van. He provided an excellent city tour, dropping us for a 1 hour canal boat ride, and delivered us at the airport for our afternoon flight out of Amsterdam. All went smoothly for a pleasant experience. Recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jim, tell your friends !
Leo SterkUnited States
René was very accommodating to wanting to adjust starting time prior to arrival in Amsterdam. Very pleasant companion on trip and has a very nice vehicle.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Leo, tell your friends !
Rene was wonderful! On-time for our meeting, and patient and kind with my 85+ year-old parents on our museum tour, recognizing their limitations and providing adequate rest and pauses for them to move through the museum, including time for coffee and a brief rest.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jean, tell your friends !
John N.United States
Experienced, cordial, knowledgeable, and responsive guide. Rene is definitely a 5-star experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks John, tell your friends !!
Richard P.United States
Knowledgeable, friendly and efficient is Rene. He has my highest recommendation
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Richard, tell your friends !
Ducu OniseiUnited States
René was great! Excellent tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Duco, the communication was not easy with your parents' limited knowledge of English, but I tried to make the best of it. Tell your friends !
Bonita DempsterUnited States
Rene arrived on time & we easily found him. Everything went very well. Rene was accommodating, allowing us to stop for pictures along the route. In Haarlem we walked through the city, went through a church museum (as requested) & saw the Ten Bloom House Museum, this was the main reason we wanted to go to Haarlem. We had time to stop for hot chocolate in a lovely local cafe. It was raining & Rene was an excellent driver. Fortunately, the sun came out once we arrived in Haarlem so we had an enjoyable tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Bonnie, tell your friends !
Daniel HarrisUnited States
Rene provided a well organized custom tour of the Windmills at Kinderdijk, Delta Works, Flood Museum at Ouwerkerk, and included a fun stop for lunch in the scenic town Zierikzee. He was very informative about the history and culture of the Netherlands, and provided excellent transportation. This was a full day and we got a lot out of it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Dan, come again and tell your friends !
Philip OppenheimerUnited States
Excellent English, Excellent vehicle, Prompt, Professional, not strong in art knowledge, could have done more homework in advance on the route to avoid some wrong turns.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Phillip, My GPS told me to take that particular route, blame it on the machine! You are right, I am not a specialist in modern art. My expertise is 17th century Dutch paintings. I'll be glad to give you a guided tour of our Rijksmuseum the next time you come to Amsterdam. Best regards, Rene
Philip OppenheimerUnited States
Excellent English. Excellent vehicle. Prompt and professional.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Phillip, tell your friends !
Barry EisenbergUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Barry, come again !
Jeffry SchillerCary, 27519, United States
Renee gave us a fantastic tour. He is very knowledgeable of the area and he was intuitive to the needs of our group of 6. I would highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Frank, back home again in South Carolina? Come again, you had a lovely group with you. Best regards, Rene
Barbara B.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: That was 8 months ago !
Jeffry SchillerCary, 27519, United States
Great tour. Excellent guide. Very knowledgeable of the area. He went above and beyond to insure that our group of 6 had a good experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Frank, tell your friends !
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Sharon DolanUnited States
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour by Rene. He was timely, personable and extremely well informed. We now have an understanding of the Netherlands because Rene was able to field any question we asked. Rene's commentary added so much to our tour of windmills, the countryside and charming villages. Don and Sharon Dolan
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Don and Sharon, tell your friends !
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Kristin W.United States
Rene was great - knowledgeable and caring. He really did a good job of telling us many interesting things about the Netherlands without making it dry or academic, I learned sooo much and enjoyed myself meanwhile. My father is in a wheelchair and he was very accommodating of our needs. I highly recommend Rene for any tour he offers.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Kristin, tell your friends !
Kristin W.United States
We really enjoyed our tour with Rene - he did a great job finding the lesser known and less touristy places that were still very interesting and gave us a great overview of the area. Highly recommend.
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Kristin W.United States
Rene did a wonderful job of explaining the Dutch masters in the Rijksmuseum - so much so that we learned to appreciate those works of art in a way that we had never thought possible. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with him and highly recommend any tour he offers.
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Rene was very accommodating towards my disabilities. Besides driving me around the city he was able to take me for a short walk to very interesting places and told me stories that I will find useful to know about the art, the politics and history of past times. I felt I had a successful short visit to Amsterdam. He took me to a canal tour boat that I also very much enjoyed. He even took me to a cafe for a cup of tea to show me the inside of a building.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Ruth, tell your friends !
Debra H.United States
Throughly enjoyed all of Rene's stops on this tour. From the quaint, little towns to the working windmills. Truly a special experience!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Debra, tell your friends !
Doris W.United States
Excellent tour guide: friendly, knowledgeable, helpful. Highly recommend him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Doris, tell your friends !
David RosenblumUnited States
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Mary-Lou G.United States
Rene was wonderful--from prompt, helpful correspondence to customize a cruise ship excursion for 6 of us to the fabulous Keukenhof Flowerpark AND the charming town of Delft (plus a private Delftware factory tour). He collected us right on time in his clean, comfortable van. He even added a panoramic tour of Rotterdam and a stop at THE best historic windmill site for photos with no other tourists! His excellent commentary and delightful sense of humor made the day perfect for us. I highly recommend Rene!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mary-Lou, tell your friends !
Rene prepared a beautiful countryside itinerary, which including walking through very charming villages, driving through tulip farms, and seeing how a windmill actually works. There was enough time to enjoy the different sights and places. All the sights were lovely. I think people just need to be wary of pick pockets in Volendaam. Unfortunately we did not realize this and ended up with an unfortunate experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Joanna, tell your friends !
Lynette SmithUnited States
It was a pleasure to tour with Rene, he is so knowledgeable and we learned so much. We were able to see windmills, eat raw herring, shop and saw an amazing panoramic picture that words can not describe. Rene was able to accommodate four of us and a walker that my husband uses and took his time during the walking. We were able to go to places that a tour bus could never go and stop for pictures when ever we wanted to. We would highly recommend this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Lynette, tell your friends !
Joanne JonesUnited Kingdom
I travelled with my Nan, who has some mobility issues. Rene was very attentive and courteous. We is very knowledgable, and as a result of this, the tour was very interesting. Thank you very much for a memorable tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Joanne, tell your friends !
Deborah PayneUnited Kingdom
Extremely well planned and executed tour. Saw everything we wanted to and arrived back at exactly 5pm. Rene was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable about both the places we saw and the history of The Netherlands. Overall a very enjoyable day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Deborah, tell your friends !
Donna ArcherUnited States
The guide was ready, waiting on us as planned and drove us around town in his nice, spacious car. He was most informative and jovial. We enjoyed seeing and experiencing many highlights of this lovely city. By far a great tour beats sitting around the airport during our long layover!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Donna, Thanks for enduring the snow and your nice comment. Tell your friends ! Rene
Cary VelazquezSouth Africa
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Cary, Have a nice vacation in Cuba
Kirby StoneUnited States
Rene took us to some of the most beautiful villages I've ever seen. It was a great tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Rita, tell your friends !
Jack SeyfertUnited States
Rene was very knowledgable and eager to please. His tour was well planned and executed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jack, tell your friends !
Kim LaudenslagerUnited States
Both the tour and Rene exceeded our expectations. Rene was gracious and professional. I was traveling with friends (six of us total) and his van was very clean and comfortable. Rene clearly knows his stuff!! He shared his knowledge of the country and the areas/towns we visited with ease. We enjoyed his easygoing manner and appreciated the personal touches he added to the tour. The church bells, the drawbridges, the canals, the windmills, ALL of it!! Thank you Rene!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Kim, hope to see your friends from Colorado !
Aron LorenzUnited States
Rene was a very well informed and nice private guide. He made some modifications to the tour for us and was very fair with the extra charge for extending the tour. We highly recommend this tour and his services. His recommendation to dine at Brasserie Keyzer was an excellent recommendation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Aron, tell your friends !
Karen GuntherUnited States
Rene was an absolute delight - great knowledge and fun tour. Would recommend him to ANYONE!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Karen, tell your friends !
Gregory MersolUnited States
We took this tour in the summer of 2015. It was a very enjoyable morning and we learned a lot about the reclamation of land in the Netherlands. This is a fairly laid back tour. If you want a relaxing tour with plenty of time for a cup of coffee or popping into shops, it will suit you well. If you are looking for something for something faster paced you may not be as satisfied.
Robert EkedahlBoise, ID, United States
Rene was outstanding. Highly professional. He made every part of our day live! I'm so sorry it took over a year to make this evaluation but I felt I really shouldn't miss the chance. (I only hope for the sake of the traveling pubic that he's still doing tours)
Sharon SmithUnited States
Rene's expérience with tourists and this specific tour was evident from the start. Clean, comfy transportation and punctual pick-up were just the first signs of a good tour. :) This tour of the countryside near Amsterdam was a perfect choice for us.. because we were raised in the middle of the USA in farm country. This was unique, interesting, informative. The visit to the mill and our tour with Peter were highlights. Lovely break at the old hotel's cafe. I highly recommend this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Sharon, tell your friends !
Marie DawkinsUnited States
Rene was very informative and pleasant. He took us on a History tour as well as the City of Delft tour we had requested. He had us eating raw herring, which was a lovely new experience. We visited a cheese farm and had lunch on a boat in one of the canals. It was a wonderful experience. It was well worth the personalized tour for the cost. Thank you, Rene. The Dawkins Family
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Marie, tell your friends !
Jan WellUnited States
A very knowledgeable guide who made us feel very comfortable during our trip. Rene answered our questions and would expand on the idea. We were so happy to get out of the city to visit many villages along our route. He was a great person to lead us. Thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jan, tell your friends!
Michael McCluskeyUnited States
This is a great tour to do when transferring from Rotterdam (after a cruise) to Amsterdam. You might as well have a tour and see a little bit more of the country. If you have a certain area you want to see, just request it. This is a pretty flexible tour.
David ViaUnited States
Fantastic will use Tour by Locals again because of Rene. I was concerned since this was my first time using Tour by Locals. Now I will consider using them for all my travel tour needs. Great experience! Would recommend them to anyone looking for a local tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks David, tell your friends !
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Thank you of your comment, David. Our guides are special people, and we work closely with them to make sure you have an excellent travel experience every time. We look forward to welcoming you back!
Poul JoensenFaroe Islands
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Poul, tell your friends !
Mary TangneyUnited States
Professional, personable and knowledgeable. Rene was a great guide and we enjoyed our trip to Kroller Muller and Het Loo palace immensely.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mary, tell your friends!
Richard SharpUnited States
Kathleen KinneyUnited States
Rene not only met us at our boat, he came on board to assist us with our timely departure in his comfortable sedan. Rene has a wealth of knowledge and answered questions before we even asked. Delft was a highlight of our entire trip. Since Delft is his home town, he knew many interesting stories to add to our pleasure. Kinderdike was another favorite stop. I wholeheartedly recommend this trip and especially this personable guide to any travelers hoping to get the inside scoop about the Netherlands.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Kathleen, tell your friends !
Roseanne B.United States
We had a lovely time with Rene and enjoyed seeing the Holland countryside. I only rated 3 stars as the cheese market was so crowded it was nearly impossible to experience it. In addition we were dropped off there for an hour and a half without any guidance. This trip was fairly pricey and in the past our guides have never left us alone to find our way - that is the point of paying for a private guide in my opinion. On the better side Rene was quite informed about the windmill we visited and the towns.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am surprised to see the comments above but appreciate the feedback, the Alkmaar cheese market is a huge event, thousands of visitors from all over the world attend it and it is always very crowded. Most customers choose to visit the market on their own, as screens and speakers explain the attraction to customers in 4 languages and allow the visitors to experience the market on their own pace. I will ask future travellers if they want me to accompany them. I'm glad you enjoyed the old town though
Irene CoetzerSouth Africa
Really enjoyed the tour, and the guide, René, was excellent. He went out of his way to accommodate us and gave enough time for super photos. Thank you! It was a pleasure seeing Kinderdijk this way.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Irene, tell your friends !
Caroline HansonUnited States
Rene was a superior guide. Fluent in English, with a nice manner and sense of humor. He communicated well with me via email prior to the tour. He tailored our day to our interests. At our stops, he was knowledgeable and seemed well liked by the other locals. He was patient with my limited mobility. I do not believe our day could have been any better. I highly recommend Rene. Thanks for a memorable day, Rene.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Caroline, tell your friends !
Fred MunichUnited States
Great tour showing us lots of things we wouldn't have found on our own.
Donna FrostUnited States
It was such a pleasure to have Rene as our tour guide of South Holland. Thanks to him we were able to see lots of different sights in just one day. The trip to Kinderdijk was like taking a step back in time; the Mesdag panorama was an unexpected treasure; enjoyed hearing stories of The Hague and the role it plays in the world; can't wait to get our souvenirs from the Delft factory. We would highly recommend Rene as your guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Donna, tell your friends and come again !
John DiamondUnited States
We chose Rene because the ad said he could use a larger vehicle. We had 4 adults and needed to check out of our hotel pre-cruise for this tour. Everything went smoothly, and we enjoyed our tour. We arranged for more time to see Amsterdam and he showed us a lot about the city in an additional 2 hours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks John, tell your friends and come again !
Charles DoyleTexas City, TX, United States
Rene is one of the most experienced and best guides we have ever used anywhere in the world! Bar none... He has been actively giving tours for over 35 years and is a true professional ...
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Charles, tell your friends and come again !
Rene arrived on time and waited patiently while we got our little group together. He used a comfortable Chrysler sedan which was plenty of room for the 4 of us. We visited the Anne Frank House, where Rene took us to the front of a VERY long line for immediate entry. Then a visit to the Rijksmuseum where we had a very interesting albeit short tour given the size of the museum. After that a trip out of town through beautiful little villages, a windmill stop, a nice late lunch then back to the hotel. Do it!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Chris, tell your friends !
Robert WolfeUnited States
We would rate the tour 5 stars. Renee was extremely pleasant and knowledgeable. We changes his itinerary a bit and he did it with great skill and understanding. We wanted to see a bit of Amsterdam before heading to the countryside and by the time we were ready to leave Amsterdam, he had given us the lay of the land. We saw Rotterdam and Delft, did some simple shopping and talked the whole way back. A really good day os seeing and learning. If you can book him, do so.
Patricia MoriarityUnited States
Rene was great! Very knowledgeable and interesting. It was the perfect day.
Frank HayBallarat, VIC, Australia
This was our second Tour with Rene and again we found it a great experience.Our grandson Rhys  related well to Rene and absorbed our guides fantastic knowledge of the areas we visited.The tour was relaxed, informative and a great way to see parts of outer Amsterdam that you would normally miss out on. I hope Rene enjoyed our company as much as we his! Let's hope Rene is around and doing what he does well when we return in two years with our next grandchild. Frank en Rhys Australia.
John SlocumUnited States
Rene did an outstanding job for us as we saw a lot that most tourists don't see and got a great feel for normal life in Holland. He also gave us an excellent tour of the wind mills which was one of the most interesting tours of our trip. The only recommendation I have is when touring a museum he should keep the group together and give everyone all his knowledge versus letting everyone separate and him talking to small groups as he ran into them. Overall a 5-star tour.
Carolan WeaverUnited States
Rene was a gracious and knowledgeable guide. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour.
Richard FelkerUnited States
Rene was terrific. He determined ahead of time that our ship would not dock at it's usual berth and he was at the alternate site right on time. His English is perfect, his car was pristine and he took us EVERYWHERE. We toured the Van Gogh museum, he drove us through the most charming small towns and showed us dikes and canals and farmland, I have never seen so many cows, we went through a windmill, had lunch at a quaint hotel restaurant, the tour was exactly what we hoped for. Highly recommend him.
Sarita VernekoffUnited States
René was both polite & helpful. He was an excellent guide. With him, we managed to cover many of the high points near Amsterdan, like Kinderjik, Delft , Hague & Rotterdam ,we saw many lovely areas that were historically significant. He did an excellent job and I would strongly recommend him. He has a great vehicle which made our 9hours journey so comfortable. The day was great not only because of the sites but also because of René. Ligia Occhini
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Ligia, come again and tell your friends !
Fred MunichUnited States
We spent a wonderful 8 hours with Rene. He filled us in on the history as well as how thet Netherlands was formed. We needed to make some adjustments to the planned schedule due to the weather But Rene took it all in stride.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Fred, tell your friends. Kind regards, René
Ann JorgensenUnited States
James WilliamsUnited States
Rene' was able to guide us thru the Van Gogh and the Rijksmuseum allowing us to view the highlights efficiently. He explained the art and its history and we enjoyed this very much. We requested a tour of the windmills in the countryside for the afternoon. That was a highlight for us as well. He was very knowledgable about the history and the actual engineering behind the windmills and we toured one on the inside. We had lunch at a very quaint restaurant in a fishing village. It was a wonderful tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks James, tell your friends. Kind regards, René
Derek MuehrckeUnited States
Very nice,knowledgeable native Dutch guide who has a world experience as a result of his experience traveling around the world. Friendly,polite and very smart.