Lisa MezzettiUnited States
Walda is a terrific guide; she loves her city, and has a tremendous knowledge of its history. Even more extensive is her deep knowledge of art and art history; she gave us backgrounds of artists/eras/types of art/art techniques -- it was a terrific learning experience! She worked with us before our two days of tours to determine where we would spend time, got us tickets, and then moved things around as worked best for our schedules. I highly recommend Walda to you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lisa, you make me blush! Thank you for your kind comments, I enjoyed guiding you. Best, Walda
Susan BassettUnited States
Susan BassettUnited States
During our communications we planned a tour outside of Amsterdam and a tour in Amsterdam. Walda was full of wonderful ideas for our tours. This included a private small boat to tour the canals of Amsterdam.A highlight of our day.We are a party of 8, who have traveled together for 32 trips. Answering all of our questions and keeping us together is like herding rabbits. Walda was patient, informative, and wonderful to be with. She made sure all of our questions were answered, and all of our needs were met
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sue, I loved the 2 day tours with my little ducklings, you were such a fun group! And we cooked up great itineraries together: a day in the countryside with windmills, cheese, a ferry on the IJsselmeer and a day in Amsterdam with museums and a private canal cruise. Happy to hear you enjoyed it so much! Warm regards, Walda
Daniel C.United States
Walda was energetic and knowledgeable....perfect for those interested in art history. In depth and interesting information....highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Dan, thank you for your (very) fast 5 star review! We had a lovely (hot!) day in the museums today, didn't we? Glad that the private canal cruise was so relaxing. Thanks for lunch and the coffee break, I enjoyed it very much. Warm regards, Walda P.s. Don't forget to send me some pics, please!
Sandra RyanUnited States
This was the 2nd of 3 tours with Walda. As we traveled to our primary destinations (Den Haag, Delft) Walda took a scenic route sharing with us perspective about where and how netherlanders live outside of Amsterdam. In Den Haag Walda shared insights regarding the royal family, government, art and artists featured in the Mauritshuis museum and even shared sardines with us : ) Then on to Delft to tour the factory. The day was long, but filled with sites and insights we'll never forget! THANKS WALDA!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: THANK YOU, SANDRA!
Nora Catherine ThorntonUnited States
We had five women in our group with just a short amount of time to see and do as much as possible in one day. Walda was very good about communicating with us ahead of time and adjusting the tour to meet our needs so that we could see the maximum amount possible. We were very pleased with her knowledge, her attention to detail, and concern for us. We had a great day learning about and seeing as much as we could of the beautiful Netherlands!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I was more than happy to show you as much as I could at your own pace for two days, Cathy! Especially with your fun group. Hope to meet again! Walda
Heidi BorcaUnited States
We had a fabulous tour with Walda. She pulled out all stops to get us into the Anne Frank house. Her art history knowledge was invaluable. Our young children were captivated and made it through 3 museums without complaint. We can't wait to get back to Amsterdam and will book with Walda again. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Heidi and family, It was a great day for me too! So glad that I was able to get you into the Anne Frank House and you were wonderful in the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. I enjoyed every minute. Hope to meet again one day. there are so many things I would love to show you.... Hugs, Walda
Andy Royce98115, WA, United States
This was our third and final day with this guide exploring the Netherlands. We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. This tour is a great way to learn all that Amsterdam has to offer and get outside the city to explore the countryside. We started with a short walkabout in a small country village followed by a step back in time when the county was reclaimed with the help of the windmills. Wonderful tour for small groups...very personable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andy, Thank you for your wonderful reviews. We had a lovely time in Rotterdam, Delft, The Hague, Amsterdam, Edam and Zaanse Schans. I know your family enjoyed it very much. Thank you for the Koningsdam plates, I will treasure them. Hope to meet again, Walda
Leslie SchaeferUnited States
We felt that the cost involved hiring this guide was over-rated. Most guides can use their credentials to usually get in free or a discount for themselves when going into a museum or a sightseeing spot - that was not the case and we paid for our guide to go into Kuekenof Gardens Flower Garden. We did get to see the spots we desired to go to, however, we thought she would have had more insight for us. When we were in the van, she talked much to low for anyone to hear her. she could have used a microphone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear mrs. Schaefer, Thank you for your four star rating. I was glad that – despite the awful wind and rain – I could show you the Keukenhof, Zaanse Schans windmills and Volendam as planned and Edam as well . I’m sorry that the Keukenhof doesn’t provide free admission for guides of small groups. Let me take you to the museums next time where you can fully enjoy my expertise as an art historian. Enjoy your river cruise! Walda NOTE: since 2016 Walda does have a free guide pass for the Keukenhof!
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We have contacted the guide so she makes her pricing more accurate and clear for future tours.