Robert WagonerColumbus, OHIO, United States
We had an excellent tour for our group of 12. The pace was as we requested; the vehicle was very comfortable; we saw and did just the right things based on our interests. Vincent arranged all of this, plus a very nice lunch in a very local place off the usual tourist path. Vincent also went well beyond expectations by calling ahead to make sure everything was on time. He also made a personal recommendation for a dinner location in Amsterdam and even called to book it for us. That was very appreciated
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Robert. Kind regards Vincent
Alison RydeUnited Kingdom
Vincent is a pleasant and amenable man who is easy to get along with. He tried to make a connection with us at once, to establish our immediate interests and level of knowledge so that he could tailor the tour accordingly. The Holocaust tour of Amsterdam includes the experience of the war in Amsterdam and how it affected all parts of the population as well as the Jewish residents, as the war developed. It was very interesting and allowed us a good sense of the layout of the city as well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. Was nice meeting you. Vincent
My husband and I had travelled from Toronto during the night and Vincent met us at the airport and took us directly to the Holten Canadian War Cemetery. He was knowledgeable about the second world war and took a genuine interest in our reason for visiting the cemetery. We also know just how difficult it was for him to navigate the Amsterdam streets to get us to our hotel in the afternoon. Thanks Vincent, Truly a day to remember. Kim and Diane Bickle
Charlene SteinhauerUnited States
Vincent was a very good guide and I would highly recommend him. He is professional, knowledgeable and flexible!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Charlene. I hope you also enjoyed your cruise. VINCENT
Leslie HancockUnited States
My family and I were very fortunate to have Vincent lead us on a very informative tour of beautiful Amsterdam! He was so easy to work with and very responsive to my many questions as well as being very flexible when at the last minute, we asked to move the starting time of our tour earlier. Vincent has a great love and knowledge of the history of Amsterdam which made us really appreciate what he was showing us all the more! Thanks Vincent for sharing your great city with us!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Leslie. Enjoy the cruise. Vincent
Roberto ReyUnited States
Very nice tour for first visitors
Richard SommersUnited States
This was the 3rd tour we scheduled with Vincent—every bit as special as the other two. His car provided a very comfortable ride as he described the surrounding countryside on our way to Delft. Knowing of my interest in Delft pottery, he selected a small, authentic factory/store where we purchased several gifts. We continued to be impressed by his knowledge of The Netherlands & its history and of the art he showed us in the Maurits House in The Hague. He is kind & patient; we can't recommend him enough!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your message. Hope to see you again and please bring your kids then. Have a good flight! Vincent
Richard SommersUnited States
Vincent gave us a delightful tour of neighboring Haarlem, a more quiet, relaxed version of Amsterdam. He arranged a very interesting tour of the Corrie ten Boom House and is very knowledgeable about the Nazi persecution of the Jews and about the Dutch resistance. He was extremely accommodating of the need to moderate our activity due to physical limitations and was a real pleasure to have as our guide. We highly recommend him!
Richard SommersUnited States
Today we had a very informative tour of the Jewish Quarter, the Portuguese and the Resistance museums with Vincent, the first of 3 tours we've scheduled with him. He was extremely knowledgeable and helped us easily understand the time periods when the Jews of Amsterdam were gathered and ultimately deported to Nazi concentration camps. His organization and selection of the materials he presented to us truly enhanced the quality of the tour. We look forward to the additional tours we've scheduled with him!
Daren S.United States
Awesome tour. Very friendly and nice. Extremely knowledgeable about the area. Very helpful in deciding what's important for the amount of time you may have.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks! Enjoy the rest of your cruise!
Michael SmithUnited States
Vincent was very good
Mark VranaUnited States
Had a great tour.Vincent knew a lot of history which made the tour most interesting
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks! I hope the dentist helped! Kind regards Vincent
William SteegerUnited States
Based on past experience we again utilized the services of Tours by Locals. To date we have never been disappointed and this was another positive outcome. Vincent (our guide) exchanged numerous emails with us as we worked out the details of our visit. He tailored our tour to address the things we wanted to see and took into consideration our mobility limitations. On the day of our tour he arrived at our hotel ahead of our planned departure time. His vehicle was clean and spacious; he provided bottled
Jocelyn McClellandUnited States
We had a wonderful day with Vincent! He was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about Amsterdam proper as well as the countryside. We really have a much better feel about the city and the country as a whole after spending the day with Vincent. He was able to slightly change the tour to accommodate our needs and desires. Highly recommend Vincent!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. Enjoy the trip!
Don PetronUnited States
We did a walking tour with Vincent. He was amazing, and brought the city alive. I would definitely use him again.
Virginia SchultzUnited States
Vincent's knowledge of the 17th century art at the Rijksmuseum, Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Jan Steyn and Vermeer was impressive. And our tour of the Van Gofh was WINDERFUL! Vincent was an easygoing and pleasant companion for our half day museum tour. We highly recommend him!
Virginia SchultzUnited States
Vincent was a WEALTH of information both during our 3 hour walking tour of downtown Amsterdam and then when we continued into the Dutch countryside to visit windmills at Schemmerhorn and the old fishing village of Ript. His choice of restaurant for lunch was charming and overall just delightful. It was a very full, fun and informative day We highly recommend Vincent Arend as a guide.
Dana KoplikUnited States
Vincent was knowledgeable, courteous, professional and adapted uniquely well to our specific needs and interests. He took especially good care of our 94 year old mother, helping her walk safely and adjusting the activities to accommodate her mobility.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dana, enjoy the coming days in Amsterdam, send my regards to Richard and your mother. Vincent
Edie LangnerUnited States
Briana OstroskyVerona, NJ, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Briana Hope you didnt had too much trouble at the airport. Kind regards Vincent
Liz FortinoUnited States
This was a wonderful tour and Vincent is a great guide! We had 8 family members across three generations and everyone enjoyed the day immensely. The Keukenhof gardens are spectacular, De Kijp is adorable, and the drive through Beemster Polder was beautiful and interesting. Going into a windmill while it was running was fantastic. It's hard to imagine any way this could have been better.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Liz. I hope the day to Haarlem was interesting for your mother as well. Kind regards Vincent
Gordon SalmUnited States
Vincent was exactly what we hoped he would be. We did both a customized tour to my ancestral home on Texel as well as a walking tour of Amsterdam. He was well prepared, knowledgeable, and very attentive to our needs. He earned our trust very quickly. I would recommend him to anyone interested in experiencing Amsterdam or the surrounding areas.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Gordon and Heather.
Raymond SnowIsland Heights, NEW JERSEY, United States
My wife, daughter and myself had a wonderful time on our Delft and the Girl with the pearl earring tour! Our tour guide Vincent met us at our hotel in Amsterdam and drove us to the Mauritshuis in the Hague just in time for it's opening . We had the gallery to ourselves! You just don't get to see the "Mona Lisa of the north and the Goldfinch like that often! The Delft tour and lunch in the square were perfect! We finished with The Royal Delftware tour which was very interesting! Many thanks Vincent!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks! Kind regards Vincent
Judith NeimanUnited States
The day with Vincent was quite enjoyable, a perfectly paced and relaxing day spent exploring the villages. He's very knowledgeable and articulate. And, wonderfully dependable ... even though his car broke down, he was able to rent a car and pick us up right on time! You won't regret spending a day with Vincent!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Judith!
Relaxed & easy going tour, thanks!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks Geoff and Brian ! Enjoy Paris, Florence and Rome!
Barbara EsterlyUnited States
Erika McNeilUnited States
So worth the time. Vincent was extremely knowledgeable and sweet and customized the tour to fit our interests.. He tolerated 4 loud Americans for the entire day with a smile and grace... If you like history this is a must
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you Erica. It was great to meet you all. Hope you had good weekend in Amsterdam and a good flight back home. Kind regards Vincent
Alan G.apopka, FLORIDA, United States
Vincent is outstanding, extremely knowledgeable, very nice personality. This tour was well worth the time and money, I would highly recommend this tour. Learned a lot about the history of the Netherlands, it's people and it's infrastructure. Thank you Vincent it was a day to remember.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Alan. Nice to hear from you. Kind regards Vincent
Paul ConboyUnited States
Vincent was very knowledgeable in regards to the history. His stops along the tour were great. Also helped with setting up our trip to airport
Wesley RosenthalUnited States
Our guide Vincent was exceptional and made us feel we were welcomed and appreciated. I would recommend him highly
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Wesley. Enjoy tonight!
David VanderwelUnited States
Robert StewartUnited States
Vincent was a great tour guide....extremely knowledgeable.. personable....patient with our many questions...and gave us some great tips for the rest of our stay ....I highly recommend. We enjoyed his walking tour through Haarlem very much!
Michael BoydUnited Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Michael and Isabelle!
James HarperUnited States
Tom LucidoUnited States
Vincent was totally prepared, exquisitely on time, pleasant, well-informed and engaging. He did a grand day of planning our family outing. The windmills, draining the lakes talk and demonstration, Vollendam and Marken were are remarkable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Tom, nice group of friends and family you have there. All the best on your coming trips! Vincent
Mark GeachUnited States
Vincent was wonderful- His tour was well planned giving us a great overview of Old Amsterdam and taking us to a small village out in the country for a lunch , tour of the village & to the Windmills. His adding of small details, including highlights and history made his tour that much more delightful. You should definitely consider using Vincent for your next tour of Amsterdam and surrounding area
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mark and Patricia! Kind regards Vincent
William CondonSouth Dennis, MA, United States
We had a wonderful day with Vincent. Enjoyed lunch in a fishing village, toured some windmills and spent time in the Van Gogh museum.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks!
We were a group of 8, Vincent was very accommodating and easy to work with, he made suggestions on what we should see and what to avoid, he was a great help planning our tours. Vincent took us on a day to the North and a day to the South. We had a wonderful time, Vincent gave us great info, showed us the sights and gave us interesting history lessons that were easy to follow, he made our trip even more enjoyable. He has a great personality, I would highly recommend Vincent as a guide. Thank you, Vincent
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Shawna!
Sarah F.United States
Vincent is a knowledgeable and professional guide. He took us north of Amsterdam for a tour of early Dutch infrastructure, notably polders and windmills. It was an informative and eye-opening tour. Thank you for a wonderful tour!
Harold RoachUnited States
Vince is very knowledgeable about Dutch history, culture. He made it easy to get around and enjoy the atmosphere of the countryside and the city. His English is very broad and he was extremely helpfu.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks! Enjoy your cruise!
Howard HalmUnited States
Knowledgeable, accommodating and personable, a good sense of humor. Vince was our guide fo 4 days as he has good, general knowledge about the Jewish WWII experience, art museums/Dutch Artists, countryside to understand hydrological history of land reclamation there and the development of the House of Orange-Nassau from King Willheim the Silent to the current King Willheim-Alexander. My wife and I recommend him to you.
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Kimberly FanelliUnited States
Vincent was an awesome guide. We enjoyed a three hour tour of Amsterdam that provided us with a great orientation. I would highly recommend working with Vincent. It was a wonderful morning!
Lynn GabrielUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Lynn. Hope you had a good flight back to California! Kind regards Vincent
Fredric WhearyUnited States
Vincent was a pleasure to be with and he did a terrific job helping us to get a flavor for Amsterdam and the surrounding countryside. He met our flight at the airport and we spent the entire day touring the countryside and city of Amsterdam. We have used Tours By Locals in many other European cities and Vincent rates among the best in our experience.
Henry HarrisonUnited States
Our 5-star rating (my wife, two fellow companions and me) is based on what Vincent A., did for us both before our eight hours with him and on the day of our tour. Thru e-mails he asked about our interests. He then designed an itinerary influenced by our responses and enriched by his knowledge of the area and asked for our reactions and revisions. We got the tour we worked out that way, and it was really terrific. Vincent's a very amusing, but deeply knowledgeable guy, a sure bet.
Jim DonovanUnited States
We had a thoroughly enjoyable day with Vincent touring the Dutch countryside. Very schooled in dutch history. Vincent was very flexible throughout the day and modified tour to accomodate our desires.
Robert FoxUnited States
Overall, a great tour with Vincent. I felt I truly experienced the whole process of what occurred when the Germans invaded and started concentrating and deporting Jews. Also, learned of The Resistance. Ann Frank House and museums are extra, but an important part of the tour. Extensive walking covering many other sites. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks! It was great doing this tour with you. Enjoy your cruise! Vincent
Melinda S.United States
Great trip! Vincent showed us everything we wanted to see and then more! His English is perfect, and his knowledge is vast! We would use him again.
Stephanie FreemanUnited States
My mom and I LOVED Vincent!! He took us on a private full day tour of the Keukenhof, windmills, and tulip fields. He made every dream of ours come true! Seeing the tulip fields in Holland were a huge bucket list item and he made sure we saw them in all of their glory. He also tailored the trip as the day went on to visit a working cheese factory. All in all he is extremely passionate about Holland and listens to his clients' needs. We would highly recommend Vincent to anyone traveling to Amsterdam!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Steph! Thank you for your kind words. It was really nice to meet you and your mum and I enjoyed seeing you playing in the tulpfields! Did you manage to get to that Anne Frank bookshop on your way to the airport ? Hope you had a good flight back to Florida and New York and please tell your mother, again, you were my best group ever...I know she wants to hear that. Take care! Vincent
Kristin S.United States
Over a week has passed since we left & as people enquire into our trip I find I'm pulling frequently from our day with Vincent. He was courteous, prompt & drove us efficiently along our Volendam Beemster polder itinerary. But those points, although good by themselves, truly don't offer much to brag on. What does was his local knowledge he willingly shared, his professional adaptation to our interests, the geographical awareness Vincent had to reroute us out of sight of those huge bus tours. Thank you!
M. J. RobertsonNewberg, OREGON, United States
Vincent was very attentive and patient (he was working with 6 senior citizens and a wheelchair). When he saw that that we were slowing down, he suggested an alternative to the original tour and it was perfect. It was our pleasure to treat him to lunch and learn about his family. We look to return to Amsterdam in a year or so and hope that he will be available for one or more of his other special tours. Thank you Vincent for a most pleasing day. (Mrs). M. J. Robertson Oregon USA
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you ! It was really nice to meet you.
Jeannine NashUnited States
We had a wonderful tour of Volendam and the Zaanse Schans with Vincent. He was very friendly, knowledgable and patient (with all our souvenir shopping). He was prompt, the transportation was clean and comfortable, and he was happy to answer all of our questions. It was a great tour...Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jeannine. Hope you had a good flight. Vincent
William HerterUnited States
Lori UnfusUnited States
We had a wonderful day touring the countryside with Vincent! Vincent is knowledgable, friendly and informative. Our memories of the day we spent touring Volendam, Marken and Edam stand out. We would have missed seeing a wonderful slice of Holland had we not toured with Vincent.
Nadeen GreenUnited States
Our experience (2 adults and a 12 year old) was excellent. The pre-planning and all communication went smoothly. Vincent was knowledgeable, charming, and a great driver (all of which is important) and tweaked our day to be so responsive to who we are and what would resonant best with us. We enjoyed ourselves, learned a lot, and would highly recommend others to take advantage of seeing the sights with Vincent. Kudos well earned!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Nadeen thanks for your comments! I hope you enjoyed the museum, the day after our tour. I sent your comments to Stefka as well. Kind regards Vincent
John R.St. Simons Island, GA, United States
An outstanding guide. My daughter and I really enjoyed spending the day with Vincent. He is very knowledgeable, his English is perfect, and is most pleasant to be with. We spent the morning walking around Amsterdam and the afternoon outside the city. I highly recommend Vincent.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks John. I hope you had a great day in the museums today and wish you a good flight tomorrow.
Jeff KleinUnited States
My family of five had Vincent A take us to the countryside around Amsterdam. We visited Zaanse Schans, Edam, Marken, Volendam, the Beemster Polder. Vincent was terrific, he has an encyclopedic knowledge of the area and imparted lots of interesting facts about life in The Netherlands throughout history. We gained an appreciation for the ingenuity of people living in suboptimal conditions. Vincent was on time, his vehicle is large and comfortable and he was very flexible with the schedule and itinerary.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Jeff. Thank you for your comments! Happy new year to you and your family. Hope you had a great time in Bruges. Kind regards Vincent
Ralph KoepkeUnited States
Vincent was a great guide. We went to all the places i wanted to see. He was patient while my wife wanted to poke her head into shops. My wife's pedometer showed we walked 6.2 miles with him. He had great knowledge of the history and geography of the Amsterdam area. I highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind words Ralph! It was great. Hope you had a good trip back home. Kind regards Vincent
Marshall MathisonUnited States
Vincent A. was our guide and he was outstanding. Very knowledgeable and personal. Thanks very much.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks! It was really nice tourint with you all!
Robert CaplanUnited States
A great tour guide and tour! Vincent was waiting right outside the terminal with a large sign with my name on it and we were able to get started immediately. As we had discussed our plans via email, Vincent had booked our tickets to the Anne Frank museum and we were able to first tour her original neighborhood and see her home before going. Everything else that we had asked to do was taken care of and we had a great time. An additional last minute request was easily dealt with by him! A great guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Robert. Also my best regards to the others. Vincent
April LindauerUnited States
April LindauerUnited States
Vincent is a wonderful guide! Prompt, personable and able to answer questions in detail about Dutch history. We had a lot of fun as well along the way. Highly recommend him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks April. It was great doing the tours with you. Hope you all had a great day today and tomorrow good trip to Paris. Vincent
Barbara KellyUnited States
What a wonderful way to spend our first day in Amsterdam exploring the quaint villages, learning about how the land was reclaimed and climbing the windmill. Cheese factory was interesting and very tasty. We finished with a tour of the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Barbara! Kind regards Vincent
Kent ChilcotUnited States
A private walking tour beyond comparison! Vincent was so casual, comfortable, knowledgeable and kind as he took us to the "off the beaten track" sights we might never never had seen on any other (or on a group) tour. We had already been to the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, and Anne Frank House, so walking and talking about the canals, explaining the varied types of architecture, and his especially narration ( e.g. Begijnhof, Burgerweeshuis, Old Church) all made for a very special and memorable day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Kent!
The guide was extremely professional, knowledgeable and enjoyable. We had a very interesting time and were impressed with his commitment to making sure we saw and experienced the full tour. We would definitely call on him again for other touring.
Carol WebbUnited States
Vincent was punctual, knowledgeable, and personable. Would definitely use again
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Carol Hope you will have a good tine in Paris. Vincent
Lucia RichardsonRegina, SASKATCHEWAN, Canada
Awesome tour. Awesome Guide. I could not have imagine anything better. Vincent went out of his way to ensure that we received the satisfaction we needed. I would highly recommend this tour. Thanks so much Vincent. You were awesome to me and my mom. :-)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Lucia for your comments. Hope you had a great congress! Vincent
Wayne S.United States
Vincent was an excellent and knowledgable guide. He was considerate in every way to accommodating our interests, and he went out of his way to make our tour the very best! Thanks, Vincent, for sharing your world with us! We feel like we have made a new friend!
Nancy MillsNew Zealand
Vincent was very professional and knowledgeable. We were totally happy with him. He went out of his way to give us extra help and advice.
Kitty Rogers DecesareUnited States
Outstanding! Vincent was professional and changed our tour based on what we wanted to see. Highly recommended.
Peter BrautigamUnited States
We enjoyed 2 days with Vincent touring the Keukenhof Gardens and Amsterdam. Very knowledgeable and enjoyable to be with. We highly recommend him. .
Gary KoenigUnited States
Vincent was a great tour guide. All six of us on this tour loved it. We got to the pottery factory early and were let in before the tour buses started to arrive. As a result, we got a private showing, and a brief period of time in the gift shop before the crowds started to arrive. Vincent was very accommodating and took us to where we wanted to go and what we wanted to see. That is what we like about private touring. We would recommend Vincent to anyone wanting to visit Delft and The Hague.
Frederick O'SuchUnited States
Vincent is an excellent communicator with deep knowledge of the cultural Highlights around Amsterdam. He created an all day custom tour for us which Covered the topics my wife and I wanted to experience. His execution exceeded our expectations.
Christine SchiwietzUnited States
Steven LewisUnited States
Vincent did a very nice job explaining various aspects of a tour focusing on the life of Anne Frank. He was thorough and provided much historical context. Very nice tour.
Laurie LozanoUnited States
Vincent was prompt and very nice. We had a great day traveling to Keukenhof. He was nice to trade out the Amsterdam tour for Keukenhof and continue with the visit to the windmills and the cheese and wood shoe factory for the same price. Love tour by locals site. It made it easy to find great tour guides. The reservation process was quick and simple. Thank you Vincent for a great day!
Howard RosenUnited States
Nice tour, helpful guide, thank you Vincent!