Traveler Reviews for Private Tour in Amsterdam, Netherlands by Tour Guide Jolijn

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Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jolijn
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Judy Gregory

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Highlights Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
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.

Randall Stross

United States
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Tour: #96689, Jewish Amsterdam Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
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    
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!

Patricia Lifrak

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

Edward Jenest

Asheville, NC, United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Highlights Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
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.

Jodi M.

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

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

Singer Rosely W

Brazil
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Highlights Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
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    
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!

Edgar Mohundro

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

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

Rob Seymour

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Highlights Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
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!

Fred Gerson

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

Anna Caroline Waldmann

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Highlights Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
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!

Virginia Hunt

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Highlights Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
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

Jack Berro

United States
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Tour: #96689, Jewish Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
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.

Helena Deyoung

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

Kristie M.

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Highlights Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
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!

Nancy Hall

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Highlights Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
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.

Robie Wright

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

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

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Natalie MacDonald

Australia
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Highlights Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
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.

Lisa Gatoff

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Highlights Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
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!!!!

Alan Wolff

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Highlights Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
Date: Oct 23/16

Jolijn is very knowledgeable. We got an excellent orientation to Amsterdam in just a few hours. She is enthusiastic and knowledgeable.

Stuart Wilensky

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Highlights Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
Date: Oct 15/16

JoliJn was a fantastic tour guide, my wife and I spent the day walking through Amsterdam with her and enjoyed every minute. She is knowledgeable, enthusiastic, friendly, and accommodating. We had a fun day, learned a lot about Amsterdam. she knows all of the best sites, both famous and not, and knows the history of Amsterdam thoroughly. We strongly recommend her and will surely hire her again for our next visit.

Thomas Guarnieri

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Highlights Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
Date: Oct 10/16

Absolutely wonderful! Do this on the morning of arrival to set the scene.

Michael Cahill

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Highlights Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
Date: Sep 24/16

Excellent Guide. Very well informed, and fun to be with!!! My wife and I had a spectacular day. We got exactly what we had hoped for. Jolijn is an absolute treasure, and she shared her knowledge and enthusiasm with us.

Robert Hoon

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Highlights Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
Date: Sep 17/16

Jolijn provided a lovely get acquainted introduction to Amsterdam . She was knowledgable , passionate about her city, professional and courteous . I would highly recommend her to anyone interested in learning about Amsterdam ....,Robert

Bruce B.

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Highlights Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
Date: Aug 4/16

Jolijn is an excellent tour guide. She gave us a private walking tour of Amsterdam. We learned so much about the city and the culture. Couldn't have asked for more.

George Shlahtych

Australia
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
Date: Jul 10/16

Jolijn was one of the best guides we had. We learnt in concise terms how the Netherlands evolved from finding unusable swamp land, populating same and to then become a trading powerhouse, from centuries ago right up to current times. The acceptance of nationalities, creeds also was explained so we came away with a simply yet concisely explained history of the Dutch and the city Amsterdam.

Angela Lusk

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
Date: Jul 10/16

Jolijn provided an excellent walking tour of Amsterdam. We really enjoyed how she focused on how the culture of Amsterdam developed over time.

Gail Ledding

Canada
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
Date: Jul 1/16

Jolijn was bright, enthusiastic and well informed. We were very happy with our tour

Janet Schumacher

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
Date: Jun 27/16

Excellent guide and tour. Jolie in was friendly, effecient and accomodating. We enjoyed our city tour of Amsterdam very much. It has added to our visit here immensely!

Marie MacDonald

San Jose, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
Date: Jun 4/16

Our Walking Tour with Jolijn was one of the best we have experienced in our 30+ years of travel. We covered just about every part of Amsterdam through side streets, crossing the many canals. She gave us a real feel for the neighbourhoods and their rich history. We really liked Jolijn's communication style and approach to sharing this info. We look forward to a return visit to Amsterdam and to taking another tour with Jolijn! So a huge thank you goes to her!!!!

Rachel Wandner

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
Date: May 28/16

Jolijn was amazing! highly recommend, showed us hidden treasures as well the main sites along with lots of history. 5 stars for sure!

Barbara Sher

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
Date: May 25/16

Jolijn is a fantastic tour guide with a depth of knowledge in the history of Amsterdam. The walking tour was very easy as she knows the best routes and vistas for the major sites. Highly recommended!

Virginia Frank

Incline Village, NV, United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
Date: May 10/16

Doris Chodock

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
Date: May 3/16

Our experience in Amsterdam was great with our guide Jolijn. She was extremely knowledgeable, prompt, and covered a lot of territory in the allowed time. She also went above and beyond to make sure we found our way back to our ship. I will definitely recommend your company and hope to use you again in the future. Thank you again.

Margaret Weglinski

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
Date: Apr 25/16

I very much enjoyed my tour with Jolijn and learned a lot. She showed me some parts of the city I otherwise wouldn't have reached and did a great job of being flexible and incorporating small museums and sights that fit my interests. She is very knowledgeable about Amsterdam's history as well as contemporary issues. I appreciated her enthusiasm and upbeat energy despite having to walk in the rain for most of our tour -- a mark of a true professional!

Sarah Sponzo

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
Date: Apr 11/16

Excellent tour! Good pace, lots of information, willingness to do/see what we were interested in. Jolijn is very friendly and we felt comfortable with her immediately. Highly recommend it!

Christopher Paladino

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
Date: Apr 9/16

Jolijn was great. She is very knowledgeable and took us on a very thorough tour of Amsterdam. I give her the highest recommendation.

Dawn Walker

Netherlands
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
Date: Mar 25/16

This was a wonderful your provided by Jolijn! She was so knowledgeable and so very friendly and kind. Her English is amazing and she tailored the tour to our group and our interests. Many thanks to her for being the perfect tour provider!

Tina Teevens

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
Date: Mar 20/16

A great overview, we parted feeling like we knew much more about the city and culture, which is what we set out to do. Would definitely recommend it... thanks Jolijn!

Stewart Lussky

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
Date: Dec 4/15

A wonderful way to get introduced to Amsterdam! We are so glad we took the tour and Jolijn made it perfect!

Carol Kushnick

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
Date: Nov 26/15

Steve Taglia

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
Date: Nov 9/15

Roger Zacher

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
Date: Oct 9/15

Excellent guide, learned much about Dutch history. Tour was tailored to our time and desired places of interest. Jolin is highly recommended. PERFECT!!!!!!

Vytas Kazlauskas

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
Date: Sep 18/15

Jolene was superb. She was waiting for us at our ship, had a route planned out but was very flexible and very knowledgable about her city. Could not ask for a better guide and she made both of us want to come back to Amsterdam again. She kept us safe from getting hit by bicycles

Mark Henry

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
Date: Aug 30/15

A very good tour which included interesting history and information on how and why Amsterdam became the city it is today. We were able to see and familiarize ourself with central Amsterdam in an informal 3 hr walk. Jolijn is flexible on including what her guests want to see and include in the tour.

Brent T.

Calgary, AB, Canada
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
Date: Jul 24/15

Jolijn did a very good job showing us around Amsterdam and explaining what we were seeing. Jolijn was able to answer our questions. She had a relaxed manner but yet kept us interested in what she was saying. We enjoyed the ability to ask whatever questions we wanted and receive good answers.

Matthew M.

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
Date: Jun 23/15

Jolijn was very knowledgable about Amsterdam and provided us with rich detail of various historical aspects of Amsterdam while also tailoring the tour to areas of the city we had not yet seen on our visit. She constantly kept both parents and kids engaged in the tour and was a great guide - highly recommended!

Dennis Severance

Ann Arbor, MI, United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
Date: Jun 22/15

Jolijn was a delight: knowledgeable, flexible, customer focused, a good sense of humor and spoke English flawlessly

Steven Silverman

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
Date: May 22/15

Jolign was extremely accomodating and knowledgable about the interesting places she took us to. She made our stay that much more interesting and I wouldn't hesitate to have her as a guide in a future visit.

John Bihldorff

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
Date: May 1/15

Outstanding guide! Jolijn did a perfect job determining our interests--prompted by her formidable knowledge of Amsterdam and its history, culture and resources--tailoring a walking tour of the city and a driving tour to several charming areas in the country, beyond the more travelled tourist spots. Her warm and friendly personality, coupled with years of experience from living and working in the area, brought a very special and genuine quality to her presentation of Amsterdam and the Dutch people.

Jerome Hosko

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
Date: Mar 26/15

Jolijn did a great job. 5 out of 5 stars. She was very informative and provided us with excellent tour. We had three tours with her and she was always on time and ready to go. We would strongly recommend her.

Paul Selesko

Canada
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
Date: Feb 28/15

We had a three hour general introduction tour with Jolijn ( pronounced Yolaine) on the first morning of our 5 day visit to Amsterdam. I cannot imagine a better way to start a trip. Jolijn explained the significance of individual places and how these fit into a larger Dutch historical background. We learned a lot and had fun. Perhaps the best thing she did for us was to correct/improve our itinerary for a car trip we had planned for later in the week. Her changes were GREAT !!!!! Thanks Jolijn!

Laura Cleary

Australia
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
Date: Dec 27/14

We had the tour guide Jolijn K, she gave me and my friend such a wonderful experience of Amsterdam. She is so passionate, it's so good to hear! We had trouble with our flights being cancelled and had to change dates and went out of her way. I was so completely satisfied with the tour and the guide. We only were in Amsterdam for a day and she managed to tell us as much as she could and show us how beautiful it is. Thankyou Jolijn one again!

Richard Fraser

Canada
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
Date: Oct 27/14

Very knowledgable - a pleasure to talk to.

Pam Zilavy

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
Date: Sep 28/14

Jolijn provided us with a GREAT tour. We feel like we learned so much about Amsterdam and saw so much of the Old City. The cafe where we ended the tour was in such a beautiful spot in the city, and Jolijn is just as lovely as she is knowledgeable! She helped make our trip very special.

Sanne Houtman

Netherlands
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
Date: Sep 25/14

Our guests where very entousiastic about the tour and Jolijn.

Chris Yam

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
Date: Sep 3/14

We appreciated that she graciously accommodated a last minute request to alter our itinerary. Her knowledge of Amsterdam and particularly the countryside made our day with her definitely one of the highlights of our stay. We would highly recommend Jolijn to other visitors to Amsterdam. Regards, Carolyn and Chris

Hanna Balda

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
Date: Aug 31/14

Wow! That is all we can say about Jolijn. She took great care in sharing the abundant history of Amsterdam and the museums. We saw how others had headset on but to really feel and hear the history of the Rembrandt and Van Gog h from someone who has a love for it was wonderful! She took great care in showing us around and at a pace we could handle. Thank you!

George Athas

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
Date: Aug 13/14

Jolijn was very knowledgeable and pleasant to tour with. She was organized as to our tour route and we came away with a sense that we experienced the culture of this city. We now know that we'd love to come back and spend more time.

Nik Hussain

Malaysia
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
Date: Jun 7/14

Though the guide is good, she is too engross in giving details of the historical sites that the children got bored n lost interest after a while. However I thanked the guide for a wonderful tour though its a bit boring.

Michael Pierre

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
Date: May 8/14

We had a great day with Jolijn in spite of the rain.

Steve Nay

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
Date: Apr 10/14

Jolijn is a native of Amsterdam and has a vast, passionate knowledge about the history of her country. She showed us a lot of places we may not have otherwise discovered and always had a fascinating story to tell. We almost wish we could have taken her with on all our art museum visits as well. In all, Jolijn is very friendly and was an excellent guide. Recommended.

Dipu Rajendran

India
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
Date: Jan 11/14

Jolijn is so nice, she picked us from the hotel and showed most of the good part of the city. We arrived to the city in the evening, but she showed us the best part of the city even in the night. It was a good experience. I recommend her.

Rathna R.

United States
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Tour: #96689, Amsterdam tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    
Date: Dec 27/13