Kathryn HartzellUnited States
Stefka was excellent! She picked us up right on time, the car was very comfortable. She's knowledgeable, pleasant, very easy to work with and just a joy. She was able to fit everything we wanted to see into our 9 hour tour and we never felt rushed. She gave us a day to remember. She is a great representative for her country and an asset to Tours By Locals.
Stefka is an excellent tour guide. Our family of 2 adults and 2 seniors spent two enjoyable days with her touring the countryside. After Stefka found out what we liked to do, she provided some alternatives for us away from the touristy areas. We visited the beach, a local farm, where they made wooden shoes and cheese, an amazing Steam pump Museum, a fishing village, lots of windmills, and local cafes. Stefka is highly informative and a great driver. We would highly recommend her for your personal tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Heather. It was fun showing you my country!
Judy RigdonUnited States
Stefka, Please let me say first that you provided the very best day and total tour! Our visit to the Farmers Cheese and Clog making, the Windmills and Delft shop were exactly as we asked. Everyone in the group was so pleased. We were most delighted and you were wonderful. The beauty of the Keukenhof Gardens is simply amazing. One day I would love to return with you. I would hire you again and again. Everyone paying through Paypals was very simple.
Jon BivensUnited States
Same as previous day tour; Very knowledgable tour guide, friendly and excellent English. We saw many places that most visitors do not get to see let alone hear about. I would recommend STEFKA.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jon! Had a great time showing your party around the Netherlands. Stefka
Tracy ConradUnited States
Stefka was lovely, knowledgeable and knew off-the-beaten-track places for us to enjoy. Her tour was informative and fun.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Tracy!
Ralph SmithUnited States
We were very pleased with the tour and the informative commentary provided by Stefka. We would not have had the appreciation of how many Dutch people live and work without this tour. The information on the windmills and canals was entertaining and very enjoyable. The Keukenhof garden was even better than I anticipated. Lunch in the sand dunes along the North Sea was unique and we would never have known about this area without the tour. I was pleased to provide a rating of the tour on TripAdvisor.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review Ralph. It was my pleasure to talk you around The Netherlands and show you the country side.
Julie M.United States
Outstanding! Stefka was an excellent tour guide and I highly recommend using her. We were able to alter our trip and Stefka provided us with good email communication prior to the trip. We were all impressed with her friendliness and knowledge. If we are ever in the Netherlands again, Stefka will definitely be out guide. Bike riding through the tulip fields will forever be one of the most memorable parts of our trip! Thanks again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are most welcome Julie, you have been a nice bunch to show around. Thumbs up for riding the bikes against the wind! :-)
Claire RoulstonUnited Kingdom
Stefka arrived as promised at 7:30am. We went for a tour of the flower market, windmills and bulb fields and then to keukenhof gardens. Stefka was an excellent guide, chatty and friendly and full of interesting facts about the areas we were driving through - all this despite the early start! If you are debating choosing her tour, then I would thoroughly recommend it. I hope you have a good time just as we did.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I absolutely did Claire. Hope your mum will talk often and for a long time about this birthday present her daughters have given her!
Lyle WoodUnited States
An excellent tour to get into the countryside and see the flower fields without being part of a large group on a bus tour. Stefka was very friendly and informational throughout the day. She is quite knowledgeable of her country and was an excellent guide for the flower market and the steam pump for the history of the Netherlands. We had much rain and she offered a side trip to the Delft pottery factory - very kind of her to go off the route to fill our day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lyle, glad to hear you had a good time despite the weather!
Ann P.United States
Amazing....simply amazing! Stefka's knowledge,, personality and tour plan made for a fantastic day! We had a few complications in the morning that " suspended" Stefka....causing her to have to adapt and adjust to unusual circumstances. She did so effortlessly, actually helping us through a stressful set of issues that were outside of the scope of her tour responsibilities. She magically turned a stressful morning into a great all day experience in Amsterdam. Be prepared for a unique,amazing experience!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for this wonderful review. I was glad to see all four of you enjoying the day as you did.
Victor LeeUnited States
Friendly, knowledgeable and courteous - these are the words that came to mind when describing Stefka. We were a family of four, with our 90-year-old mother who has limited mobility. We wanted to see the Netherlands during the tulip season. Knowing what our interests were, Stefka arranged for us to visit many scenic tulip fields along the way to the famous Keukenhof Gardens. She took us to the research facility where they are conserving and have planted every bulb known to mankind. A definite 5-star!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: :)
Stefka was wonderful! She took us to Keukenhof and explained what to see, giving us the exact amount of time we needed in the gardens. Then, she took us to a few locations to see the tulip fields that weren't visited by so many tourists. The best part, though, was when she took us to some windmills that were really off-the-beaten-path. She explained how the windmills worked, how the family lived in the windmill. She was the perfect guide for our family!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!
Joseph BowersUnited States
Stefka was an excellent guide. She gave us an awesome tour of the Netherlands, especially of the tulip fields and Keukenhof gardens. She knew just where the best bulb fields were in full bloom. I would highly recommend Stefka without reservations.
Stefka listened to what we wanted to see, our day was rearranged slightly to account for the change in weather. My mother uses a wheelchair and we saw interesting things and learned about polders and why windmills are in rows. The flowers were wonderful and the smell of the hyacinths truly breathtaking. It was a big treat to have a personal tour guide but so worthwhile and I recommend Stefka as a great ambassador for The Netherlands.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow, thank you for your review! Enjoy the rest of your stay in The Netherlands :-)
Julie MummaUnited States
Great tour. I found Stefka to be a wonderful, knowledgeable guide. her tour was delightful. She customized it for what I was wanting to do. I highly recommended her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Julie, it was a pleasure traveling with you and your daughter.
Stefka was a lovely host, we enjoyed the tour with her and would book again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks!
Dayang Suryati Binti Abang IbrahimFrance
She is really a well experienced tour guide. i booked the tour for my parents whom are not familiar with travelling overseas by themselves and Stefka really made them feel comfortable and enjoy their tour in Amsterdam. Thank you so much Stefka for giving them the best day trip of their holiday!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Your welcome! It was lovely to meet your parents. Glad they enjoyed it.
Wan Jawahir H.Malaysia
She make us want to be back soonest to Amsterdam. We highly recommend her to others. Thanks so much to her and to ToursByLocals.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Your welcome! Hope to meet you again. Thank you for your review. Stefka