Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Amsterdam-Netherlands by Tour Guide Jolijn (Guide #8980)


Scott Gochnauer

United States
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Tour: #102813, Amsterdam airport layover/ pick-up to Amsterdam historical centre or Amsterdam area private tour with private car, Schiphol, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Oct 13/18

Karl Facer

United Kingdom
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Highlights Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Oct 6/18

Thanks so much for our tour in Amsterdam. Great insight in to your city. We will be back. Thanksagain.

Bruce Shear

United States
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Tour: #158721, Private grand tour Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Oct 3/18

Jolijn was excellent. She was knowledgeable and explained the history of the country as well as the canal system. She picked my husband and myself up at the airport and drove us to our river cruise first. Joliyn then gave us a tour of the countryside outside of Amsterdam. We walked the many streets of Amsterdam and finally to Anne Frank's house. Great tour!!

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.

Colin Crabb

New Zealand
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Highlights Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Sep 26/18

Thanks Jolijn for an interesting tour of Amsterdam this morning. Just the feel and flavour that we wanted of your lovely home town. Interesting history and stories in a very comfortable vehicle. Regards Colin

Lonnie Dunbier

United States
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Tour: #158721, Private grand tour Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Sep 21/18

Absolutely excellent. Jolijn was on time beginning and ending; was well informed, considerate of our pace and diversions, and exceedingly interesting about individual cites and their history. This is my third year using Tours By Locals, and the company is at the top of my travel list, and Jolijn is at the top of that list. Thank you.

Ronni Mallozzi

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Highlights Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Sep 12/18

Jolijn was the perfect guide! She took us to the sites that interested us, and gave us excellent information about the culture, history and practices in Amsterdam. I would recommend her highly to anyone who visits Amsterdam. I have mobility concerns (dependent on oxygen) and Jolijn was very considerate of my needs, walking at an easy pace. I'd give her even more stars if I could.

Dara Jacobs

United States
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Tour: #102813, Amsterdam historical centre and Amsterdam area private tour with private car, Schiphol, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Sep 11/18

This was one of the best guides ever! She was thorough, helpful, adjusted her time to what we wanted, interesting, and just full of all the information on the city. I highly recommend Jolijn and her tour. I would take another tour from her if we ever return. She was just the very best!!

Jose Luis Guizado

Panama
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Tour: #158721, Private grand tour Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Sep 10/18

Jolijn,my wife and I will like to thank you for the Wonderfull tour walk around the city of Amsterdam that you planed for us, you are a real professional and we hope to see you for other tours that you provide next year. MUCHAS ,MUCHAS GRACIAS... I will recommend you to all of my friends that are planing to visit Amsterdam ..See you soon

Francine DiTringo

United States
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Tour: #91878, The hidden treasures of the Amsterdam area private tour, exclusive and customized excursions, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Aug 29/18

This was our third day with Jolijn. Our drive to the country side was just beautiful. Fishing Villages, Windmills, cheese shops and a little shopping. Jolijn is The Best!!! Fran

Francine DiTringo

United States
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Tour: #158721, Private 2 day tour of Amsterdam Highlights and and the museums, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Aug 27/18

We were group of 5 girlfriends and LOVED our 3 days spent with Jolijn. Besides being warm and friendly, her knowledge and love of Amsterdam allowed us to have a wonderful experience. We walked throughout the city seeing all the different areas. Jolijn took us to the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and gave us lots of information on the beautiful pieces of art we experienced. We took a fun canal boat cruise went to the Heineken Experience and a lovely countryside drive. Won't be sorry using Jolijn. Fran

Katie Grandy

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Highlights Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jul 23/18

Jolijn was right on time, very friendly, warm and professional. My mother found the tour to be really fun and interesting. She was even interested in booking more time with her, but alas Jolijn is going on vacation. We were lucky to get her for the time we did. Thanks to Jolijn for a great tour! I will definitely use this service again for future travel:) Thank you, Katie

Anne Perlman

United States
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Tour: #158721, Private grand tour Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jul 3/18

Our family (parents plus kids ages 18, 15, 12) really enjoyed our tour of Amsterdam with Jolijn. She is a life-long resident and was able to show us many sights that we would have missed on our own. She is a great conversationalist and a perfect tour guide. We especially enjoyed the quick walk through the market at the end for fresh herring and fresh to order Stroopwaffles.

Judy Gregory

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Highlights Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jul 1/18

What a wonderful experience walking the streets of Amsterdam with a knowledgeable Amsterdammer. Jolijn took us from the 1500s to present day and helped us understand how their culture has evolved. It was a real living history lesson as we experienced seeing it as we walked through the different areas. We had done a lot of reading before but with her knowledge everything was enhanced. Highly recommend this first to get your feel for the city.

Bob Fenton

United States
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Tour: #158382, The Maurits huis The Hague and visit to Delftware factory Haarlem and Leiden. Private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 29/18

Excellent

Bob Fenton

United States
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Tour: #158721, Private grand tour Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 27/18

Excellent

Holly Lyttle

United States
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Tour: #163375, Discover countryside with windmills and the city of Rotterdam with private car, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 25/18

George Wright

United States
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Tour: #82966, Visit elegant Haarlem. Private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 15/18

My wife and I spent the day with Jolijn and found her to be highly knowledgeable and enthusiastic about showing us her country. We had a great ride out into the countryside, then to Harlam. We found her to be a delight to be with and would recommend her to anyone.

Randall Stross

United States
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Tour: #96689, Jewish Amsterdam Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 13/18

Jolijn provided an excellent tour of Jewish Amsterdam, as well as a fine introduction to the city's history and diversity. She has an impressive range of knowledge and easily fielded our wide-ranging questions.

Jason W.

Los Angeles, CA, United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Highlights Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 9/18

A wonderful & comprehensive introduction to the Dutch people, the Netherlands and the city of Amsterdam. After walking with Jolijn I had a good grasp on the history, culture, government and people of the city. However, it was not until the 2 days after the tour when I was on my own that I realized how much Jolijn had shown me and how well she had oriented me to the city. In addition to being lovely, personable, well informed and friendly, Jolijn was also extremely accommodating. Excellent!

Robert Cohenour

United States
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Tour: #84318, Amsterdam museum/art private tour, exclusive and customized, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 5/18

On this six country tour we had seven ToursByLocals guides, our first but not our last experience with this company. It is hard I think to go wrong with their guides who are extremely knowledgable, experienced, affable, and engaging . Jolyn was superb--met us at our hotel and took us to the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum as well as nearby sites which took most of the day. She is an art critic and I believe dealer. Her insights added a dimension we have note had before. Highly recommended.

Gary Stephenson

United States
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Tour: #91878, The hidden treasures of the Amsterdam area private tour, exclusive and customized excursions, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 30/18

This was the second time we used Jolijn as a guide. She makes us feel so welcome and like we are with a long time friend. She allowed us to choose what we wanted to see and organized it in an efficient manner. We were able to see many small town sites that would have not been possible in a large group.

Gary Stephenson

United States
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Tour: #204004, International Flower auction and Tulip Museum., Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 29/18

Jolijn provided a wonderful tour for us. Her professionalism and knowledge of the flower market and tulip industry made our day special. We would highly recommend her to all. She also provided our transportation and was a very good driver in which we felt very safe.

Ann Murphy

United States
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Tour: #158721, Private grand tour Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 24/18

Jolijn was totally amazing! She showed us parts of Amsterdam we would never have thought of seeing. She explained the evolution of the city so well. Her help in sorting through the Van Gogh museum was thoughtful and was illuminating. We would recommend her to anyone.

Arthur Freierman

United States
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Tour: #84318, Amsterdam museum/art private tour, exclusive and customized, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 23/18

Patricia Lifrak

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Highlights Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 17/18

Devin Chin-Lee

United States
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Tour: #158721, Private grand tour Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 14/18

Our day with Jolijn at the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum was delightful. We would highly recommend her. Jolijn's enthusiasm and passion for art and for sharing the nuances of specific paintings brought art alive in a context reflective of the times, culture, and lifestyle in the Netherlands, in Europe generally, and in the world. My husband commented that he learned so much about art with Jolijn, who was so personable and knowledgeable. She will open your eyes and teach you to view art in a new way!

Stephen Keddle

South Africa
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Tour: Combination tour 2 museums Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date: May 11/18

Lingxi Jia

Madison, NJ, United States
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Tour: Keukenhof gardens and tulip fields - incl skip the line, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date: May 7/18

Jolijn is a very nice person with abundant historical knowledge. I enjoyed my trip to Keukenhof gardens very much! Thank you!

Nancy Schwartz

United States
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Tour: #218578, The other Amsterdam private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 4/18

Jolijn gave us an amazing tour of Amsterdam. She met us at the ship and was prompt and we highly recommend her. She did such a good job I can't wait to go back to Amsterdam.

Dennis Moore

United States
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Tour: #104825, See the beautiful flowerfiels and and Gardens with comfortable private car exclusive and customized, Keukenhof, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 25/18

Jolijn was the best guide ever.... On time- easy to talk to- very knowledgeable in the Amsterdam and surrounding area. After an hour with her you fell like you have known her forever. She goes way out of her way to make sure you are enjoying yourself and seeing the sights you want to see. She is always asking if the pace of travel is ok and will change the tour to meet you abilities. I liked her so much she has an open invitiaion to visit me in the USA for her own personal tour anytime. Great lady.

Dennis Moore

United States
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Tour: #158721, Private grand tour Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 24/18

Jolijn was the best guide ever.... On time- easy to talk to- very knowledgeable in the Amsterdam and surrounding area. After an hour with her you fell like you have known her forever. She goes way out of her way to make sure you are enjoying yourself and seeing the sights you want to see. She is always asking if the pace of travel is ok and will change the tour to meet you abilities. I liked her so much she has an open invitiaion to visit me in the USA for her own personal tour anytime. Great lady.

Judith Saperstein

United States
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Tour: #158721, Private grand tour Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 23/18

Jolijn was wonderful!! She was very informative, took our interests and special requests in stride, was flexible and just plain fun to spend the day with. I would definitely recommend her.

Edward Jenest

Asheville, NC, United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Highlights Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 19/18

Jolijn was a wonderful guide. She has a thorough knowledge of the history of Amsterdam and shares information so one has a reasonable amount of details. Her rapport and command of English allowed everything to be easily understood. We were with her for almost 3 hours and saw the highlights of the Central City. Wear good walking shoes as we logged about 10,000 steps. We would highly recommend Jolijn to others.

Natalia Tsygankova

Ukraine
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Tour: #104825, See the beautiful flowerfiels and and Gardens with comfortable private car exclusive and customized, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 12/18

Jim Peaker

United States
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Tour: #158721, Private grand tour Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 2/18

Amsterdam was a breath of fresh air and Jolijn truly showed her pride in her home. We learned so much about the history, significance in Europe, and culture through her eyes while walking this amazing city. If you want to really "experience" and feel the heart of Amsterdam, Jolijn is a perfect choice. Thanks for helping us fall in love with Amsterdam!

Andrea Batista

United States
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Tour: #158721, Private grand tour Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Mar 12/18

Thank you, Jolijn. We had a great time.

Jodi M.

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Highlights Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Feb 16/18

Jolijn was very knowledgeable and a great tour guide. Definitely recommend her for your tour of Amsterdam

Paul Lundin

United States
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Tour: #102813, Amsterdam airport layover to Amsterdam historical centre or Amsterdam area private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Dec 21/17

Jolijn was everything we could have asked for. First she took us around the countryside by Amsterdam. We would have not thought or asked to do that, but it was worth ever minute. She took us to places where tour buses don't go and had tea at a local tavern. After the countryside we headed to Amsterdam. We parked and walked around the city. Jolijn is full of interesting information and a wonderful conversationalist. Also, she is very considerate. Making sure you are doing OK, or you need anything.

Ann Stern

United States
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Tour: #82966, Visit elegant Haarlem. Private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Dec 18/17

Vanessa Pizzuto

United States
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Tour: #158721, Private grand tour Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Dec 2/17

Christina Shutes

United States
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Tour: #158382, The Hague and Leiden tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Nov 21/17

Rosely W Singer

Brazil
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Highlights Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Nov 2/17

Great guide! Great time together!

Denise Zovack

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Highlights Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Oct 19/17

Jolijn was a wonderful guide to the city of Amsterdam! As we requested, she took us to neighborhoods "off the tourist paths" and we learned quite a lot about the people, history and architecture of the city. Her pride and expertise in Amsterdam and the Netherlands was quite evident. We highly recommend Jolijn as your guide to this fascinating city!

Sonya Crites

United States
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Tour: #102813, Amsterdam airport layover to Amsterdam's historical centre in a private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Oct 18/17

Jolijn was the best! She is full of energy, has tons of knowledge and very flexible. We will ask for her again when we return. We had no idea that Amsterdam was packed with an International Dance Competition and fall break. Jolijn maneuvered us through the city with ease. LOVE LOVE LOVE her.

Edgar Mohundro

Baton Rouge, LA, United States
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Tour: #84318, Amsterdam museum/art private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Oct 15/17

Jolijn is Terrific. She is quite knowledgeable about the history and style of Dutch Art. Jolijn was helpful, accommodating, and considerate. We would definitely book again with Jolijn.

Edgar Mohundro

Baton Rouge, LA, United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Highlights Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Oct 15/17

Jolijn provide my wife and I with a Special Walking Tour of Old Amsterdam. She gets our "Wholehearted" recommendation.

Stephen G.

scottsdale, AZ, United States
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Tour: #84318, Amsterdam museum/art private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Oct 14/17

Jolijn was terrific. We toured the Van Gogh. She got us in ahead of the line, was very knowledgable about the artist, his work and his life. We had planned the Anne frank Museum after her tour and, as an extra, she walked us to Anne Frank which was quite a distance away. Very helpful and pleasant. Very nice job!

Marilyn Rosenberg

United States
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Tour: #218578, The houses of Amsterdam, private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Oct 12/17

Jolijn's charming personality and knowledge of Amsterdam history and architecture boosted our enjoyment and knowledge of the city. Whatever we requested, she accommodated by finding out of the way buildings, neighborhoods, and tastings that we would never have found on our own. She is fun to be with. I would recommend her to friends.

Rob Seymour

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Highlights Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Sep 28/17

Jolijn provided a great tour around Amsterdam, showing us many of the important historical areas, as well as some locations popular to locals. She seemed to know just when to provide us with more information without talking too much. And she took hints based on our questions to understand what we were interested in learning about so that she could give us more information on those areas. Overall, the tour was wonderful. I would definitely recommend Jolijn as a guide to any friends headed to Amsterdam!

Kathie Souza

United States
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Tour: #102813, Amsterdam airport layover to Amsterdam historical centre or Amsterdam area private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Sep 26/17

Valerie Gibson

Hampton, VA, United States
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Tour: #163375, tour to Varsseveld with private car, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Sep 22/17

Jolijn customized this trip for us at our request. One of the people traveling with us wanted to see the Van Raam bicycle factory on the far east side of the Netherlands. The factory was fascinating and much more than we had expected. If it hadn't been for her we wouldn't have made it to this special place where family roots run deep. The bicycles are specially designed for people with all sorts of limitations. Very inspiring and we had fun riding some of the bikes outside from the show room!

Valerie Gibson

Hampton, VA, United States
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Tour: #82966, Visit elegant Haarlem. Private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Sep 21/17

Jolijn was wonderful. She picked us up from the ship we were disembarking and took us to the town of Harlem where I had specifically asked to go to the Corrie Ten Boom museum. She had pre arranged a tour for us and her timing was great and the experience unforgettable. At the end of our tour with her she took us to a houseboat we had rented for a few days and even waited with us until the owner came to let us in.

John Reep

United States
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Tour: #82966, Visit elegant Haarlem. Private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Sep 14/17

John Reep

United States
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Tour: #84318, Amsterdam museum/art private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Sep 13/17

Very informed on the museum and contents. She was enjoyable to be around!

Kay Moore

United States
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Tour: #84318, Amsterdam museum/art private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Sep 7/17

Fabulous tour. We learned so much. And had such a pleasant experience. Thanks so much

Fred Gerson

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Highlights Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Sep 4/17

Anna Caroline Waldmann

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Highlights Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Sep 2/17

Jolijn was an excellent tour guide! She prepared a very informative and fun tour showing us the main highlights of the city. She was patient with our 3 kids and able to engage them. We all learned a lot about the city and got to see some more non touristy parts. Overall I would highly recommend her tour!

Jan Stephens

United States
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Tour: #102813, Amsterdam airport layover to Amsterdam historical centre or Amsterdam area private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Aug 9/17

We had such a wonderful time with Jolijn. Highly recommend her to guide you around Amsterdam. She provided us with the history of Amsterdam, and a sense of what kind of city it is today. Loved our tour!

Michael Daley

Plano, TX, United States
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Tour: #158721, Private grand tour Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Aug 8/17

Jolijn loves Amsterdam and is extremely knowledgeable about its history. Her email communications to set up the Tour were informative and prompt. She met us at the designated location on time and led us through many of the interesting Amsterdam sites. We specifically wanted a tour of the Rijksmuseum. She had purchased tickets so we would not have to wait in line and was most knowledgeable of all the art pieces. I would highly recommend her if you are in Amsterdam.

Virginia Hunt

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Highlights Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Aug 3/17

Enjoyed tour. Friendly informative guide.. Just never got oriented to area as needed.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'am afraid that because of the several stops we had to make we were not able to see everything... If you return to Amsterdam, please contact me and I can show you what we missed, free of charge of course! Best regards, Jolijn

Sarah F.

United States
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Tour: #158382, The Maurits huis The Hague and visit to Delftware factory. Private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Aug 2/17

Jolijn went out of her way to accommodate our tour. The focus was the wonderful Mauritshuis and the Vermeers, but the afternoon was enriched both by her knowledge and care.

Ed Anderson

United States
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Tour: #158721, Private grand tour Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jul 26/17

We enjoyed everything she showed us around town and she was very informative. Her art knowledge really shined during our time at the art museums. Would highly recommend her to anyone. Ed

John Cooley

United States
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Tour: #158721, Private grand tour Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jul 21/17

Jolijn provided a wonderful tour. Our group had a great time. We did things at our own pace and never felt rushed.

Keith K.

United States
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Tour: #158721, Private grand tour Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jul 18/17

Jolijn is a really great guide. We did a walking tour of the City and she led us around in an efficient manner, stopping to point out things above and beyond historical dates and facts that typical guides focus on. She was attentive to our needs and stopped for lunch at a really good café. One thing that surprised me was her level of knowledge about art and the various pieces in the museum we visited. I am not a big art fan, but she pointed out details of paintings that made it fascinating for me.

Justin Siegel

United States
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Tour: #158721, Private grand tour Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jul 4/17

The tour was fantastic.

Holly Linton

United States
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Tour: #215415, Amsterdam high lights and visit to medieval Castle. Private tour, Muiden, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 23/17

She was excellent- extremely knowledge and will to be flexible with schedule and sights. I would recommend her to anyone and definitely have her as a tour guide again!

Andrea Lascoe

United States
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Tour: #158721, Private grand tour Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 20/17

We travelled as a family of 3 with a 13 year old boy. We had only a very short amount of time in Amsterdam before heading off to another destination. Jolijn picked us up at the airport and we spent 2 wonderful days with her. Day one....We walked for hours and learned quite a bit about the history of the city. Day 2... we took a lovely drive to the country. I would highly recommend Jolijn for any type of tour!

Mildred Devos

Mecosta, MI, United States
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Tour: #158721, Private grand tour of 5 days of Amsterdam and The Hague and countryside, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 12/17

We totally loved our experience with Jolijn she is one joy to have as a tour guide... We could not have asked for a better guide to show us around the Netherlands... It was a lot and we enjoyed every minute of her and talking about the Netherlands... She tried her hardest and we sure did appreciate it very, very much... So glad we found Toursbylocals as we sure will use this company again if we travel some where in the US and Europe.. Thanks so very much.

Lois Frederick

United States
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Tour: #91878, The hidden treasures of the Amsterdam area private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 10/17

Very friendly and welcoming. Could tell she lived being a guide. Learned so much about the small towns and areas north of Amsterdam. Highly recommend.

Jack Berro

United States
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Tour: #96689, Jewish Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 10/17

Jolijn was very personable and knowledgeable about the Jewish history of Amsterdam. She showed us many of the Jewish sights and gave us a lovely walking tour of the area. She was able to tell us stories about what happened during World War II and introduced us to "stumble stones," commemorative stones placed on the sidewalk in memory of those displaced or killed in the war. Her van was very comfortable for our family of four. We would highly recommend Jolijn to anyone travelling to this area.

Jack Berro

United States
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Tour: #91878, The hidden treasures of Holland, Leiden, The Hague and Delft, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 9/17

Jolijn was great to communicate with and very accommodating to our group. Her English was perfect and she was very knowledgeable. We got to see very quaint, small towns where the locals go, and there she told us about the culture of the region. She was very flexible based on our needs and she made advanced reservations for us which was very helpful to our group.

Helena Deyoung

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Highlights Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 2/17

Kristie M.

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Highlights Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 26/17

What an absolutely wonderful guide, Jolijn was! My husband and I very much enjoyed her knowledge of the history of Amsterdam, and most of all her passion! And when I inquired to see something in particular, she was very willing to take us there. Though we were unable to find it at the time, she quickly contacted me within a couple of hours to let us know how we could find it on our own. :o). Thank you for such a wonderful time Jolijn! We loved learning about your city!

Jess-Owe Johansen

Norway
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Tour: #84318, Amsterdam museum/art private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 26/17

Michael Hughes

United States
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Tour: #104825, Keukenhof Flower Garden and Flower Fields Private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 25/17

Absolutely wonderful tour of the countryside outside of Amsterdam. Jolijn was a wonderful guide. We enjoyed her commentary of the beautiful sites we saw. We highly recommend her.

Debra Gibson

United States
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Tour: #91878, The hidden treasures of the Amsterdam area private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 21/17

Debra Gibson

United States
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Tour: #158721, Private grand tour Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 20/17

Jolijn met us at our hotel and then took us on a truly "grand" tour of Amsterdam. She had arranged tickets for the Van Gogh museum so we went there first. Her passion for Van Gogh and knowledge of his work made this my best visit to a museum, ever. From there we walked all over the city getting a chance to see all of the highlights and had great photo ops. Her knowledge of the city's history was wonderful and helped me appreciate the city more. I would recommend Jolijn without hesitation.

Mary lou Seifert

United States
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Tour: #91878, The hidden treasures of the Amsterdam area private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 19/17

What an amazing tour & guide. She was extremely knowledgeable & answered all our questions and personalized the tour for our tastes. Fantastic day

Margaret Blizzard

United States
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Tour: #104825, Keukenhof Flower Garden and Flower Fields Private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 18/17

Jolijn could not have done any better job. She was perfect for our group and we had the best time possible. Would recommend her to any one and would recommend Tours by Locals

Jeffrey Stark

United States
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Tour: #158721, Private grand tour of 3 days in Amsterdam, Keukenhof, The Hague, Delft and countryside, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 7/17

Jolijn was an outstanding guide. Our tours included both the Amsterdam area and trips to Delft and The Hague. She was exceptionally knowledgeable about what were seeing, the history and the culture of the Netherlands and Amsterdam. Her knowledge extended to the art works in three museums which was greatly appreciated. She was very personable and empathetic to one of our party who had some mobility issues. I would strongly recommend her to any tourists in the area.

Nancy Hall

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Highlights Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 3/17

Jolijn was incredibly helpful and flexible about customizing our tour with her. She has great upbeat energy and provide plenty information without overwhelming you.

Marjorie Stanford

United States
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Tour: #104825, Keukenhof Flower Garden and Flower Fields Private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 3/17

The Keukenhof Gardens are spectacular and Jolijn made our experience even more interesting by adding unique facts about the Gardens and the tulip industry. She was able to help us avoid the crowds and see some of the more unique parts of the gardens. We were traveling with my cousin and her husband from Minnesota-she is a gardener so she expected this to be the highlight of her trip and Jolijn made sure that was the case!

Natasya Puspa

Australia
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Tour: #158721, Day Private grand tour Amsterdam and day to keukenhof and Madurodam., Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 1/17

Mary Schobert

United States
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Tour: #104825, Keukenhof Flower Garden and Flower Fields Private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 26/17

Jolijn was an outstanding guide. We learned about Dutch history, geography, and culture while seeing the beautiful countryside and Keukenhof Gardens. It was a highlight of our trip.

Barbara Turner

United States
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Tour: #158721, Three day tour in the Netherlands, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 15/17

Jolijn is an exceptional guide. She is charismatic, friendly, knowledgeable of both history and custom, extremely flexible and very accommodating to meet all of our requests. Additionally she was always very prompt, professional, and eager to meet our needs. In all this was a great experience, and we wish that we could have Jolijn as our travel guide where ever we go. We recommend her highly and know that if you choose her you will have a wonderful experience.

Brenda Nelson Mays

United States
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Tour: #84318, Amsterdam museum/art private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 9/17

Joiljn is a superb guide. Her love for the arts and the telling of the Van Gogh life through painting made all the works so relevant. The hour tour was just enough to get the complete story and see the art. If I could, she would get 10 stars!!!

Linda F.

United States
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Tour: #82966, Visit elegant Haarlem. Private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 6/17

I was fortunate to spend an afternoon with Jolijn in Haarlem. She is an outstanding guide, lives in Haarlem and has enormous (and well deserved) enthusiasm for her home city. In just one afternoon, Jolijn did an outstanding tour of the Church of St. Bavo and the Frans Hals and Teylers Museums, helped orient me to the Central Station and train system and recommended fabulous restaurants. Haarlem was a terrific place to stay to visit Holland. Jolijn was key to how much I enjoyed this beautiful city.

William Herter

United States
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Tour: #102813, Amsterdam airport layover to Amsterdam historical centre or Amsterdam area private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Mar 29/17

Margaret Berry

United States
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Tour: #84318, Amsterdam museum/art private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Mar 27/17

Jolijn was a terrific guide to the Rijksmuseum. She covered all the highlights in 2 hours with emphasis on the most important works. She was able to engage my teenagers and include them in the discussions and was open to questions at any time. It was perfect for us as an introduction to the museum and one I can highly recommmend.

Lori Unfus

United States
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Tour: #104825, Keukenhof Flower Garden and Flower Fields Private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Mar 25/17

Jolijn is an exceptional tour guide. She is knowledgable, friendly and fun! Jolijn graciously picked us and our luggage up at our apartment and at the the end of a delightful tour of spectacular Keukenhof Gardens dropped us off at the train station. Just couldn't have been easier!

Robie Wright

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Highlights Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Mar 16/17

Wonderful time! Jolijn's tour absolutely made our trip in the beautiful Amsterdam.

George Karnes

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Highlights Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jan 4/17

Excellent guide. Fun, knowledgeable and great at adapting a tour to fit your needs.

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Rosalind Siao

Malaysia
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Tour: #91878, The hidden treasures of the Amsterdam area private tour 19 december, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Dec 19/16

Jolijn is an excellent guide. She shared with us the history of each place we visited and also her own childhood experience. She is also very accommodating to our needs and requests. I personally would highly recommend Jolijn as a local guide.

Natalie MacDonald

Australia
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Highlights Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Dec 16/16

Jolijn was knowledgeable and accommodating. This was a very interesting tour which covered a lot of territory across Amsterdam and a lot of history. A great way to orient yourself with what is in this vibrant place and the different areas of the city. Fabulous. Thanks Jolijn.

Adriana L.

South Africa
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Tour: #82966, Visit elegant Haarlem. Private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Dec 5/16

Jolijn is an exceptional guide who presents her beloved Haarlem with pride and delight. She has made our tour special by doing a lot of research to link our experience to places of interest (re our heritage). Her approach is professional, yet caring - she seems to be always aware of the needs of every person in the group. Thank you for creating special and happy memories for us (Mimi and Stephanie).

Dmitry Feld

United States
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Tour: #158721, Private grand tour Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Nov 25/16

Jolijn, fabulous guide of Amsterdam. Great personality with big smile, she know her home city Amsterdam perfectly. We are coming home full of memories of Amsterdam because of Jolijn. Bernard and Karen.

Lisa Gatoff

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Highlights Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Nov 24/16

Jolijn is very friendly & knowledgeable about Amsterdam. We walked for 2.5 hours, however it seemed like nothing because we were all so interested in everything she had to say. I would highly recommend her!!!!

Todd M.

Charlevoix, MI, United States
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Tour: #158382, The Maurits huis The Hague and visit to Delftware factory. Private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Nov 15/16

We went to the family owned Delftware shop in Delft and had a very nice tour of making delftware. And bought some nice items in their store. We saw The Hague and opted to skip a stop there to see Rotterdam..mostly the Holland Amerika New York Hotel and dock where relatives left to go to America. We had a fantastic lunch there and the entire day was nothing less than totally awesome with Jolijn. She is smart and knowledgable...especially in art and Dutch history. Thanks Jolijn!! Todd , Kent & Jack

Todd M.

Charlevoix, MI, United States
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Tour: Impressions of Amsterdam Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date: Nov 12/16

We walked and rode on th public transportation with Jolijn and saw most of Amsterdam with her. And to tour any of the art museums..Jolijn is the most knowledgeable and qualified to show you through them. She also knows Dutch history like no one else. So many amazing sites with incredible stories told by Jolijn. Best of all, Jolijn is a beautiful person inside and out and has a heart of gold! If the sun isn't shining in Amsterdam, don't worry, it will be with Jolijn as your tour guide. Todd,Kent & Jack

Nicole Starks

United States
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Tour: #158721, Private grand tour Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Oct 25/16

Great tour!