Jan FeidelmanLongboat Key, FL, United States
I enjoy photography and asked Yvonne to show us Amsterdam at sunset and beyond. The city looks very different at night and the energy is different. It was so helpful and enjoyable to have Yvonne show us where to go and what to see, AND she has extensive knowledge about so many aspects of the city. I got some fantastic shots that evening! Not only was Yvonne a great tour guide, but she was very helpful to us with our free time. She is a real find for any traveler / visitor!
Jan FeidelmanLongboat Key, FL, United States
We, my husband and I, had THE BEST time exploring Amsterdam with Yvonne as our new local friend and skilled guide. Yvonne and I communicated ahead of time to arrange a plan, but as she quickly got to know us, she adjusted the tour to suit our interests with things she thought we would enjoy. We so enjoyed our time with Yvonne, we couldn't wait to join up with her again the next evening to see Amsterdam at night. Yvonne is a superb guide and an even more wonderful person!
David S.United States
Megan KossUnited States
Yvonne was so friendly and knowledgeable. She went out of her way to accommodate our time frame and questions with follow-up emails. I would highly recommend Yvonne!
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
Paul FahndrickUnited States
Yvonne made a rainy day in Amsterdam a fun, interesting and informative afternoon! She was an excellent and knowledgeable guide to the city, taking us on a very interesting tour filled with fun facts about all the areas we visited. Yvonne was super friendly and her constant smile and personable manner made an otherwise cold, windy and rainy day so much fun! We highly recommend her guiding services. Thank you Yvonne!
Yvonne is an awesome tour guide. She was very caring and kind to all of us especially when my father was not well during the tour. She arranged a taxi to bring my father back to the hotel. Apart from this, she gave us a detailed explanation about the city and its history. My 9 year old daughter also enjoyed this tour. I fully recommend Yvonne as one of the best tour guides ��
Leopoldo GomezDominican Republic
I rate the overall experience 10 out of 10. Our guide Ivonne was knowledgeable and very nice. She customized the tour for us. It was my first time with TBL, and will use again. I'd recommend TBL.
Stephen GalassoUnited States
Yvonne was great. We had two separate four hour day tours (one walking, one hop on hop off boat). She was attentive to our needs, very knowledgable about the history, etc, always timely and pleasant to be with. Gave us good recos for places and activities to go back to and of course, restaurants. Very nice job!
Joan HookerUnited States
I could not have been more pleased with the introduction tour given to me by Yvonne. She arranged it at the beginning of my stay and gave me a fascinating orientation to the city...exactly what I wanted! I enjoyed her company thoroughly and found her to be so knowledgeable and so generous with many suggestions as to how I should organize my precious time in and around Amsterdam. EXCELLENT
Michael RepucciUnited States
Yvonne is a great guide - informative, helpful, interesting and kind. She ranks very high among the many TBL tour guides we have enjoyed over the last several years. We recommend her without qualification!
Richard FriedmanUnited States
Andrew FritzUnited States
Yvonne is amazing & quite a joy to spend time with. She has a great knowledge& ease of travel so one feels good at all times.
Nicole Liboiron ColesCanada
It was such a pleasure to meet Yvonne and have her guide us through parts of Amsterdam we had never seen. SHe organized a private boat excursion through the canals which was such a treat. Seeing Amsterdam from the water is a must. In addition, she kept it light and interesting enough for our two 20 year olds also organizing a micro-brewery tour. I would highly recommend Yvonne as a guide.
Caren ReavesUnited States
We had a GREAT tour with Yvonne! We told her we had no particular interests and just wanted to get a good overview of Amsterdam as we had not been before. The tour she created was so interesting! She covered the general historical/landmark points but also provided lots of "color commentary"--the WHY of many things, which really brought a spectacular city to vibrant life. WHOLE HEARTEDLY recommend a tour with Yvonne!
Jessica ArellanoUnited States
What an amazing tour! Yvonne is an EXCEPTIONAL tour guide! She is kind, patient, and SO knowledgeable! My family and I had a brief stop in Amsterdam, and Yvonne was able to show us everything we wanted to see in just a few hours. She was so nice and upbeat, and made sure that our kids were enjoying the tour and answered all of their questions. I wish Yvonne could go on vacation with us everywhere! Don't tour Amsterdam with anyone else!
Karen HellmuthUnited States
Yvonne was an amazing tour guide to our family of English and German speakers. She had a vast knowledge of the history and hidden secret places that made it fun for everyone. She was patient, passionate and knowledgeable. Could not have asked for a better guide. Yvonne came highly recommended by a friend and he was right. Thank you Yvonne, we loved the tour.
Kerr RamsayUnited States
Yvonne provided an excellent introduction to Amsterdam filled with insider information, like the bakery near our hotel where we enjoyed morning goodies. As important as our walking tour was her helpful advice before we left home on securing advance tickets to major attractions. We were introduced to most of the must-see areas of the old city, given a helpful lesson on riding the tram system, and shared a delicious lunch together away from the crowds. Highly recommended!
Michelle BrownUnited States
Yvonne met us at our hotel for our customized hop on hop off canal and walking tour - we had awful rain in the morning and she adapted our tour perfectly. She was very helpful recommending other sites for us to see and restaurants for us to visit in our spare time. She gave us great history and commentary as we walked around. We were a family of 4 with 2 teens and she did a great job of trying to keep them interested! Thank you Yvonne!
Matt PainterAshburn, VA, United States
Yvonne was really knowledgeable of the city and great at navigating us where we wanted and didn't want to be! Yvonne was great at answering any and all questions and making sure the tour was tailored to our needs. Her love of the city and interest in sharing it with others shines through.
Janice StraussUnited States
Yvonne was lovely and we enjoyed our walking tour with her despite having been up for 24 hours straight. She went out of her way to try to help me fix a problem I had created in getting tickets for another attraction. I would highly recommend her.
Jose Antonio Perez SalcedoUnited States
My wife, two teenager kids and me were very impressed by Yvonne. She was so patient and caring and tried to please us all the time, she even offered to provide us information about the sites or questions that would arise after the tour. The first day she adapted to end at our scheduled time at the Anne Frank's house. Yvonne's love for Mexico helped us to get connected with her. Without any doubt we would do a tour with Yvonne again next time in Amsterdam. We really recommend her!
Pieter du PreezSouth Africa
We had a great time with Yvonne in Amsterdam.
Nick SpezialeUnited States
Yvonne was a terrific guide. She took us to the hidden gems of Amsterdam as well as the must see sites. We have two boys age 16 and 13 and she managed to keep them interested as well during our Amsterdam walking tour. A great way to see Amsterdam. I would recommend her without reservation
Steven WessingerUnited States
Yvonne was exactly on time, spoke beautiful english and very knowledgeable about every aspect of Amsterdam. We enjoyed our tour and the time went very quickly. Would recommend Yvonne with the highest regards and if ever we come back to Amsterdam would ask for yvonne.
Carol SchancheUnited States
Yvonne was such a pleasure! Her English is excellent, and she is friendly, accommodating (we had one person who was a bit under the weather and two with problematic knees!) and incredibly knowledgable. We learned so much while chatting and laughing like old friends. If we return to Amsterdam, we'll be calling her for sure!
We were a party of three for this tour. Yvonne met us at the hotel on time and asked what things we were interested in. She was prepared to accommodate different areas of interest and provided a great tour around Amsterdam' older section. She checked that the walking pace was comfortable and kept us from being run over by the bicycle riders ( no easy feat). Yvonne is very knowledgable and communicates very well. I would reccomend her to anyone looking for a tour in this city.
Linda HarrisUnited States
Yvonne was the best! Even before our trip began she was incredibly helpful in creating the best tour for our group. Fast to respond I could not have done this without her! In Amsterdam she took us to places we would have never found on our own, and always with a smile!
Linda HarrisUnited States
Yvonne had so much knowledge regarding the history of the Red Light District. I highly recommend her as a guide there or any tour!
Linda HarrisUnited States
You cannot see Amsterdam with out Yvonne!! You will not get the inside scoop without her energy, flexibility and knowledge!
Diane B.United States
Yvonne was wonderful!!! Highly recommend this tour!
Darlene FoggUnited States
Yvonne was the perfect tour guide! We had an amazing day in Amsterdam. She took us to so many sites in the city and gave us plenty of history and information along the way. The tour included a canal and walking tour. She took us to sites that we would never have seen on our own. We loved having lunch in a local restaurant rather than one visited by mostly tourists. She adapted the tour to include ice cream for my 8 year old and shopping for wooden shoes for my 11 year old.
Earl VillanuevaUnited States
My wife and I enjoyed our walking tour with Yvonne. It was a wonderful way to see the old city and understand the history of Amsterdam. Yvonne also tailored the tour to our specific desires. In our case, we wanted to see a slice of the food in Amsterdam so we tried the best fries, a local fast food place where you put in money in a vending wall, and had a lot of restaurant recommendations. Yvonne managed the time very well, was flexible and also solicitous of our well being. We highly recommend this tour!
Kenneth AugustUnited States
Our tour was well thought out and well planned per our description. Yet Yvonne was entirely flexible and willing to respond to ours reactions and likes and dislikes ( none of the latter really) throughout. In addition she was pleasant and informative to be with and seemed genuinely interested in our having a good time and getting the most out of the tour. Finally we enjoyed her good company. I would recommend her without hesitation.
David MiraldiUnited States
We had a delightful time with Yvonne. She was well-informed and aimed to gear the tour to our interests. She went the extra mile to provide us with additional information after the tour to enhance our remaining time in Amsterdam.
Leon FriedmanUnited States
Well worth the cost, and so much more personal than the crowed ship tours. Yvonne was just great. Two of our party had walking problems, so the hop-on-hop-off cruise portion, combined with walking, gave us a full day of sightseeing, without any problems. Her knowledge of the city, and it's history were amazing, and you could tell she loved what she does. Warm and friendly, she made us feel like family. At the end of the day, we felt like we had made a new friend. MUCH BETTER than any cruise ship tour.
Michael KlinglerUnited States
Yvonne is an excellent tour guide! She is knowledgeable, professional and very friendly. On our walking tour we visited all the sights in Amsterdam we wanted to experience and more, including interesting places overlooked by most tourists. We recommend her very highly.
Yvonne is a very knowledgeable and interesting guide. We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 hour tour and felt that it gave a great overview of the city.
Lynn GabrielUnited States
Yvonne was excellent! Our canal/walking day allowed us to get an overall view of the whole city. She is knowledgable, professional and very considerate. I would recommend her very highly.
Stephanie BassUnited States
We spent 3 hours touring Amsterdam with Yvonne. It was my husband, my 10 year old daughter and myself. She showed us all the highlights and explained the history so my daughter could understand. The pace was moderate - certainly comfortable. Per our request, she added the Nine Streets to the tour and removed the Red Light District. She showed us places to eat and timed the tour to end near the Anne Frank House at mid-day - where we enjoyed lunch before we toured the house on our on.
Kay FlanaganUnited States
Yvonne was smart, friendly and full of knowledge about Amsterdam. She enhanced our trip enormously even though we had been there twice before. She filled in a lot of blanks. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a deeper view of a great city.
Lynne M.United States
Yvonne loves her city and we did even more after her tour. She was extremely helpful in answering questions and accommodating our needs. Highly recommended.
Matt MacMillanUnited States
Yvonne did a great job. She inquired as to our needs and interests beforehand, met us right on time, kept a nice pace, answered all our questions and kept us very engaged. We saw some terrific things and she was very helpful with some follow up questions. Thanks!
Linda GartlandBrookhaven, GA, United States
Yvonne is a warm, thorough, and very knowledgeable guide. With Yvonne, we had a great overview of Amsterdam; she will adapt a tour to whatever you'd like to see the most. We really enjoyed the smaller things she brought to our attention--charming courtyards, former orphanage, etc.--that we never would have known without her. Yvonne goes out of her way to make sure you get all the information you need (such as how to use mass transit) and strives to make sure she's meeting expectations. Excellent tour!
Dj BaudhuinCharlotte, NC, United States
This was our first Tours by Locals trip and we couldn't have been happier. The entire experience was fantastic - from the booking, the information provided by Yvonne before our trip and the great tour itself! Yvonne did an excellent job of tweaking the tour to accommodate our family with three children -just enough of exposure to the more adult aspects of Amsterdam while finding the best chocolate and "dutch fries" for the younger ones! All in all a great experience and highly recommend Yvonne!
Yvonne's tour was like having a friend meet us to show us around. Amsterdam is a beautiful city in which history, art and every shape or form of building stand literary shoulder to shoulder; often leaning on each other. Yvonne gave us a clear picture of the architecture, history, cultures, tolerance and neighborhoods as we walked along the canals and streets. She shared ideas on where to eat, how to get around and things to do. If you are looking for a casual, informative and friendly tour this is it.
Eli DweckUnited States
Yvonne was fantastic! She engaged our children and kept them interested. She knew the city center inside and out and showed us places we would have never found on our own. We very much enjoyed our tour and give Yvonne 5 out of 5 stars! I highly recommend using Yvonne. If we are ever in Amsterdam again she will be our first call!
Great Tour with a great guide. 100% to recommend!
Adriana L.South Africa
Yvonne is an excellent guide and takes special care of her guests. Even before the tour she made a lot of effort to ensure that all arrangements would go smoothly. She added much value to our experience by giving interesting information and pointing out special places and worthwhile sights. It was really a memory making experience.
Alan BellUnited States
Yvonne was great. She was attentive to our interests and very knowledgeable about Amsterdam and its history. A great introduction to a great city. As a bonus, her restaurant recommendations were spot on.
Steven MenakerUnited States
Yvonne was exceptionally knowledgeable, very pleasant, extremely accommodating and her introduction to Amsterdam could not have been more comprehensive.
Michael AssafUnited States
Yvonne took into account everything I wanted to see and pointed out for me how to get to things I would do the next day. We walked at my pace(quick) and saw the maximum we could. Great experience. Yvonne is knowledgeable and speaks impeccable English
Mary KayeUnited States
Yvonne completely customized the tour to our needs. She was knowledgeable and friendly. She showed us unique spots in Amsterdam and made its history come to life for us! Thanks.
A nice Old City walk with many beautiful hidden details and historic references.
Dennis GroveUnited Kingdom
Excellent tour of the city. Wonderful information provided on little known facts about the city. She provided us with lots of tips and trick to use to make our stay enjoyable and more productive. I would recommend it highly if you have never been to the city before.
We had the pleasure of taking the three hour walking tour with Yvone and would rate it 5 star. She was extremely knowledgable and friendly. We were a group of 8 and she made it a point to ensure that each of our queries was addressed. Her insights were amazing and provided us a beautiful perspective of the city. We would highly recommend her for anyone visiting the city.
Marylou BumgarnerUnited States
What a great private tour around Amsterdam! Yvonne knew just the kind of places that we like to see (everyday culture and people) as well as the top tourist sites. What I like about the small tours is that I get a chance to ask questions.
Leonard McGeeUnited States
Great walking and boat tour of the city. Very warm and friendly with good advice on restaurants. Very knowledgable of her city. Made sure to pace the walking tour to meet the needs of every member of our group. Her tour added a great deal to our short visit of Amsterdam.
Yvonne was excellent. She tailored the tour to our needs and checked with us often to determine if there were other areas we were interested in. Extremely knowledgeable and personable.. Would highly recommend Yvonne. Thank you.
Susan CahillUnited States
a ver knowledable guide who was both fun and interesting
Thomas UrbanikRound Rock, TX, United States
Yvonne is knowledgeable, personable, and flexible. Learned a lot about Amsterdam history and culture.
Elaine WeissUnited States
I am sorry to have waited so long to posts this review because Yvonne, and Tours by Locals deserves all the kudos it can get! Our tour and our guide were the perfect complement to our visit to Amsterdam. Yvonne prepared the perfect day, even though we had to change the timing at the last minute. She was not only informative and charming, but so tuned in to our needs and interests. Anyone going to Amsterdam would be lucky to get her as their guide!
Alex WillensUnited States
Yvonne is absolutely wonderful. She's a great guide. We knew very little about the history and culture of Amsterdam and now I feel like I could easily win any trivia competition. In addition to her knowledge, she's really nice, attentive and easy to talk to. To her no question is a dumb question, and she answers them all! Another superstar tour guide on toursbylocals! If you're in AMS she's the guide to use!
Stewart RossUnited States
I highly recommend Yvonne for your next private tour of Amsterdam. Her knowledge and experience in the city is excellent. Our expectations were met and exceeded.
Rick KernUnited States
Yvonne gave us a wonderful tour. Very knowledgeable and fun to be with!
Diane FlynnUnited States
Taking a personally guided tour of Amsterdam with Yvonne, was one of the highlights of my visit to this enchanting city. Yvonne is a very knowledgeable guide of the history, culture, art , neighborhoods and tourist"musts" as well as off the beaten path places to discover. She combines her knowledge with a very positive, enjoyable personality, anxious to make sure one is happy and satisfied with a very personalized view of the city and its charms. Couldn't have asked for more.
Jay CohenTiburon, CALIFORNIA, United States
Did a great job and even was able to get us tickets to the Ann Frank Museum.
Yvonne CarrollUnited States
Yvonne was wonderful. She worked with us to get as much done as we could with my limited physical abilities. Highly recommend her.
Sonia McPheeUnited States
Our train was late getting to Amsterdam. Yvonne was very understanding. She showed us everything we asked. Beautiful person.
Naz VahidUnited States
Yvonne is awesome! She is sweet, smart, keeps your pace fast or slow and shows you amazing little places as well as he landmarks. Highly recommend her.
Diana Campbell-SmithUnited Kingdom
Yvonne was wonderful and gauged our interests within a minute of meeting us both. It is not easy to mix 19 year old and Mum and to pitch a tour just right but that is exactly what she did! Yvonne could not have been more accommodating and patiently obtained no queue tickets for us to the Anne Frank museum. We loved learning about a city she clearly loves too and the time sped past ending in a delicious recommendation of apple pie. Thank you for such a good introduction to Amsterdam.
Jane LeeUnited States
Yvonne was knowledgable, energetic and willing to customize the tour to our wishes. Our tour was scheduled for 2 hours, but in fact the tour was 2.5 hours. We couldn't have seen or learned as much without this tour. Would highly recommend Yvonne as an excellent guide!
Shoshana PerlUnited Kingdom
Yvonne was an amazing tour guide. She was able to relate to not only my husband and I but to our four children ranging in age from 9-17. She was very prepared and was open to our questions and comments. Yvonne knew interesting facts about various sites that we didn't know. Her main concern was to make sure we were all happy and well informed. We would recommend Yvonne and we thank her for a fabulous tour.
Lesley QuinnUnited States
Yvonne was a fabulous guide--I can't imagine a better experience, truly. We learned so much about this amazing city because she rooted history in place, personal experience, and anecdote. I was especially impressed by how sensitively and fluidly she paced our time together and tailored everything to both our interests and limitations (I'm recovering from a foot injury). I can't recommend Yvonne highly enough.
Elizabeth RosenmanUnited States
Touring with Yvonne was amazing. She was extremely flexible and her goal was for us to enjoy our tour. She did a fabulous job of showing us around Amsterdam. She treated us more as friends than as clients and because she thought there were a few extra things we should know she extended the tour at no extra cost. Yvonne even followed up by email with additional information she thought would be helpful. I have gone on a lot of individual tours in Europe. She is the best guide our family has had - ever!
Steven LewisUnited States
I took 2 tours in Amsterdam with Yvonne. 1 was a walking tour. The other was a Hop-On-Hop-Off-Boat Tour. She eas quite pleasant, very well prepared, very knowledgeable, and ensured that the tour met my interests/needs. I am throughly pleased with her tours.
Steven LewisUnited States
Yvonne is a quite pleasant and informative tour guide. Always willing to do everything to make the tour be informative, pleasant, and thorough. She was pleasure to be with. Just lovely.
Alexandra EhrlichUnited States
Yvonne was a wonderful guide for us. She gave us a great overview of the history of Amsterdam and weaved in a few special requests for us and even helped us find a restaurant for lunch before we parted ways. It was a perfect introduction to the city! Thank you Yvonne!
Gloria SullivanUnited States
Knowledgeable, flexible and thoroughly enjoyable. We definitely recommend Yvonne.
Annie SumnerUnited States
We enjoyed Yvonne very much. Her knowledge of the city and its history is impressive, and personally she is lovely and friendly.
Cecilia SoginUnited States
We booked a tour of Amsterdam with Yvonne to get an insider's view of the city and it was everything and more than we hoped for. She was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. My grown children absolutely loved the time they spent with her as she was very attentive to everyone's interests and curiosities. She was a pleasure to be with and the highlight of our trip!
Afifah Emir Ahmad TerukiMalaysia
We sat at the lobby and she showed us a detail map of the city to explain before we started the tour. There were 4 of us on the tour. It was a great, educational, cheerful and informative tour.
My family with 3 kids had a great tour with Yvonne.
John OlanoFederal Way, WASHINGTON, United States
Yvonn was terrific. She met us at our hotel and provided a wonderful tour. She recognized that she needed to slow down somewhat to accommodate our elderly parents and we appreciated it. She finished the tour by joining us for lunch. This was a real fun tour and very informative.
Robert BrinkmanUnited States
Yvonne was great! She showed us spots we would not have found on our own. She was very knowledgeable about the history of Amsterdam. Yvonne set a good pace for walking with enough stops for us to take photos and ask questions. When she was able to secure Ann Frank House tickets while on the tour she went way beyond our expectations. She was truly interested in us as tourists and our backgrounds. A great tour.
Yvonne designed the tour very interesting for us. She showed us many hidden detail on buildings and told us very interesting little stories about Amsterdam. All members of the group said afterwards unanimously how pleased they were with Yvonne's performance. Many, many thanks.
Mark GIllenUnited States
Met Yvonne on our 1st day in Amsterdam and had a great time. Not only did she show us the highlights of Amsterdam on our tour, she also set up the rest of our trip with restaurant recommendations and tips on how to use the buses and trains to get to other areas like Delft and Markem. Overall I would highly recommend.
Steve PeaseUnited States
Yvonne is a superb guide. My wife and I would recommend her without qualification. She is personable, very friendly, flexible and she knows Amsterdam and the Netherlands very very well. She gave us the history, the culture, the restaurants, the places with great views, and so much more. She wanted to do whatever asked and made herself available for follow-on questions after the tour was over. It was fun being with her and we learned a lot
Rod SandsUnited States
Yvonne was very good and generous with her time. she did everything within her power to ensure we learned as much as possible during our tour.
Bonnie ReitzUnited States
Jerry PaineUnited States
Our group simply enjoyed the time we spent with Yvonne. She gave us a great tour of the old city of Amsterdam. She provided a great deal of information about the city, the history of the canals and buildings and answered all of our questions. She was respectful of our time frame but still allowed enough time to provide a fantastic tour. We would highly recommend Yvonne for your walking tour of Amsterdam.
Yvonne was a fantastic guide. She was really passionate about her city and enjoyed showing it to us. We booked on fairly short notice so there was no time to customize the tour before hand but she made sure that we were seeing the things we wanted to see before we went on the tour and continued to confirm while we were on the tour. She gave us lots of ideas of further things to do while we were in Amsterdam and even checked for tickets for us after our tour was over. It was an excellent tour.
Robert KramerUnited States
Yvonne was delightful and the walking tour was an ideal way to start our Amsterdam experience.
Marna ZanoffUnited States
She was great!!! Knowledgeable, flexible, and fun to be with. Thanks Yvonne!
Karen GuntherUnited States
Tammy CoxenUnited States
Yvonne was wonderful! Very knowledgable, and willing to adapt the tour on the fly as she learned more about our interests. Also, she followed up on a question we asked during the tour and sent us the answer by email later - really above and beyond!
Stephen WalshKowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Yvonne was a warm and friendly guide who showed us the major highlights of Amsterdam and explained the key sites, some additional items and history. We were a family of 2 adults and 2 teenage girls, Yvonne patiently answered all our questions and gave time to take photos. We were a little late arriving to meet Yvonne, she kindly did not rush and stayed past the allocated time, thank you. Overall, very enjoyable and highly recommended to get an overview of Amsterdam.
Tailored tour to our desires. Very customer focused.