Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Rotterdam-Netherlands by Tour Guide Wilbert B. (Guide #11307)


Vera Groen

Canada
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Tour: #222620, WW2- Private tour (October 22nd), Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Oct 22/19

Wilbert was on time and we immediately felt like we were in good hands. Wilbert was very well prepared and gave us great information. We really had a great time with him. He was sensitive, kind, and had a good sense of humor. It was a great day that we will never forget. Thank you Wilbert. You are awesome!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Vera, Thank you for your kind words but most of all for a wonderful day! I hope to see you again... once...somewhere. In the mean time take care!

Lisa Pecora

United States
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Tour: #242529, Yes Amsterdam - a private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Sep 4/19

We had a wonderful walking tour with Will - he was very informative, had a wonderful itinerary planned and was easy to spend the morning with on tour! It was our first morning in Amsterdam and gave us a wonderful overview of the city! He was punctual, easy to communicate with and very professional! I wouldn't hesitate for a second to recommend a tour with him! Thanks, Will, for a great morning!

Allison Goddard

United States
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Tour: #196293, Zaanse Schans, Volendam en Marken, Volendam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 29/19

Wilbert was a great guide. We had a wonderful time and learned a lot about Dutch culture.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Allison! It was a good day indeed! Take care, Wilbert

Jill West

United States
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Tour: #222620, The second World War in a nutshell - Private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 29/19

Wilbert was wonderful! Courteous, thoughtful and thorough on his research of the Market Garden area. He was very attentive to the needs of my 97 year old WWII father. He picked us up at our hotel & made sure we were safely checked in when we arrived back after the long day. I would recommend him highly and give him over 5 stars if I could!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jill. I am looking back on a wonderful and interesting day as well. Serving a WW2 veteran (and his daughter offcourse) meant something to me personal as well. Hope you had a good trip and that today D-Day June 6th will be special for you as well! Best Wilbert

Hildegarde Cox

United States
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Tour: #196293, Zaanse Schans, Volendam en Marken (may 7th), Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 7/19

Wonderful Tour! Would recommend this one to everyone visiting Amsterdam. Many times you need to understand the history of a country to appreciate the present. We visited windmills, a wooden shoe factory, a cheese factory and wonderful quaint villages that made the Netherlands a special place today. And our private tour guide Wilbert was prompt, knowledgeable, witty and added to this wonderful experience. This is a 5 star tour and a 5 star guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Hildie, Lovely day we had! Not only you apparently, but me as well. Thank you for another experience that tells me my job so nice and worthwhile. Good company, interested, laughs and (maybe to much) Dutch food...next time we go for the herring as well! take care, Wilbert

David English

United States
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Tour: #278012, Giethoorn and Hanseatic medieval city of Deventer (April 16), Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 16/19

Wilbert (Will) provided us an excellent day of touring and was very accommodating to our requests. Superb conversationalist and his knowledge of both Giethoorn and Deventer was outstanding. I highly recommend this Guide for any visitor to Amsterdam.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words David. I look back upon a fantastic day as well, the kind of day that motivates to keep doing what I do today, giving visitors a wonderful day in good spirit with ,preferably, good conversation and laughs. I wish you a pleasant cruise for this week and hope that we will meet again some time. Wilbert

Alan Rubel

United States
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Tour: #133675, Dutch Waterworks Private tour (April 11), Bruges, Belgium    view tour
Date: Apr 11/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much David. I had a wonderful day with the four of you! Good luck with everything that may come your way, Wilbert

Joe Doyle

United States
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Tour: A Day in the country, Haarlem, Netherlands
Date: Apr 10/19

Wilbert is exceptional. My son and Iasked for a customized tour covering the techniques of land reclamation, including polders, canals, windmills, the works. We spent all day together and gained an amazing amount of pertinent information. In addition to his technical competence, Wilbert is a very interesting man and a delight to be with. We look forward to spending more time with him in the future. He's a treasure!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joe, Thank you for this review! A bit unexpected after so long but not less appreciated! And a perfect chance to wish you and your family the best for 2020! Any new travel plans? I remember the day perfectly. Good company, a pleasant pace and a better car then my own! I sure hope we will meet again some time. If not all the best. If so that would be very nice. Hopefully your wife will then be OK so she can come too. Such a petty she was not able to join! Best regards, Wilbert

Carol Morton

United States
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Tour: #133675, Dutch Waterworks Private tour, Den Haag, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 2/19

Wilbert was an excellent tour guide and we very much enjoyed our day with him. On-time friendly pick up at the hotel, well-planned itinerary so that we could see as many places as possible, excellent English so that we had no problem understanding each other, great choice of a restaurant for lunch in the charming village of Veere. We were so pleased that Wilbert researched my Dutch ancestors and drove us to two of the villages from which they emigrated. What a thrill for me!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Carol, Yes, what a wonderful day we had! Thank you for your kind words. The hours spent on working on your familytree were worth while. I am glad I succeeded in giving you a wonderful time. All the best, Wilbert

Andrea Kenealey

United States
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Tour: #196293, Zaanse Schans, Volendam en Marken, Volendam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Mar 27/19

We spent a great day with Wilbert. He is very knowledgeable and continually researches in order to provide the best service to clients. He customized our trip and put extra thought into what might appeal to our 16 year old son. Our son said learning about the windmills was one of the highlights of the week long vacation. We also really liked seeing the castle Wilbert showed us. It was a site that I had not read about in any guide book or website. Wilbert also happily helped our son with school project!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Good evening Andrea, Thank you for your kind words. What a wonderful day we had together. It was very “gezellig” (cosy) as the Dutch say. I hope you had a good time in The Netherlands and who knows we will meet again. All the best, Wilbert

Connie Campbell

United States
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Tour: #196293, Zaanse Schans, Volendam en Marken, Volendam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Sep 26/18

He was very knowledgeable and we had a great tour. c

Kathryn C.

United States
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Tour: #222620, The second World War in a nutshell - Private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Sep 6/18

This was a fantastic tour. Wilbert was waiting for us when we got off the ship and got us back in plenty of time. He is incredibly knowledgeable, and was really able to bring the past alive. We have no reservations about recommending this tour.

Amy Phillip

United States
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Tour: #278012, Giethoorn and the Hanseatic city of Zwolle, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Sep 3/18

Wilbert helped to make our trip to Holland a memorable one! Private day tour from Amsterdam to the beautiful, charming towns of Giethoorn & Deventer, which were absolutely wonderful to see and explore. It was especially nice to visit Deventer with Wilbert since this is his hometown. Conversation was super easy and fun — with a lot of laughs. Wilbert is an all-around great guy and has a ton of knowledge. It was a true pleasure from beginning to end, felt like you were traveling with a friend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Amy, I hope you are doing allright. Thank you for your review which is highly appreciated. I look back on our day together with great pleasure! Thank you for all the laughs: hearing and speaking Dutch will never be the same again! Take care, best regards Wilbert

Ellen Frank

United States
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Tour: #196293, Zaanse Schans en Marken, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Aug 30/18

Wilbert was great. He met us at the pier after we completed a cruise. We had arranged to tour outside of the city and he made good suggestions for places to visit. He was knowledgeable and informative and made the last day of our vacation special. After we completed our touring, Wilbert took us to the airport. I would definitely recommend Wilbert as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ellen and Peter, Thank you so much for a wonderful day that we spent so well together and for your kind words. I will remember the relaxed pace, the nice weather and above all your pleasant company! Take care and hopefully we will meet again. Best regards, Wilbert

Richard Abrams

United States
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Tour: #242529, Yes Amsterdam - a private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jul 14/18

William Steeger

United States
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Tour: personal tour to the medieval cities of Hoorn and Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Netherlands
Date: Jun 30/18

Wilburt arrived early and was very helpful. We had suitcases that needed to be taken to our hotel before we could start our sightseeing. He transported us to the hotel, helped us with our luggage and was patiently waiting for us when we came out. the tour he had prepared needed to be adjusted due to my wife's physical limitations. He adjusted on the fly and was able to provide us a very informative and beautiful day. He insured that all activities took into account her needs

Nadav Sharir

Raleigh, NORTH CAROLINA, United States
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Tour: a discovery of Amsterdam surroundings, Marken, Netherlands
Date: Sep 24/17

Wilbert was one of the best tour guides that we have experienced. He created our tour to our expectations and took care of all our needs besides the tour itself. We certainly recommend him as your next tour guide if you are planning on visiting Amsterdam.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Irene and Nadav, Thank you very much for your kind words. Despite of the long lasting and dense fog I think we managed to make a wonderful day together. You were the proof of the fact that a successful day is not only the result of the guides knowledge and effort or the weather circumstances. I thank you for that. I do hope you had a wonderful cruise afterwards! Take care, with best regards, Wilbert

Jeannette Belaouane

United Kingdom
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Tour: a discovery of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date: May 13/17

Wilbert was great! We came to Amsterdam for team-building (20 of us) and Wilbert helped us to create a bespoke activity. All of our team had so much fun discovering Amsterdam. Can highly recommend! Thank you Wilbert! Jeannette @ Bloomsbury Law

Stephanie Diehl

United States
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Tour: #196293, Zaanse Schans, Marken, Madurodam and Nature, Madurodam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 30/17

We booked Wilbert for 2 days.He was prompt & easy to communicate with both prior to our arrival and during our tours.He had a good sense of humor, was thoroughly engaging & enjoyable to spend time with. We listed some specific venues & requested he include some unique experiences based on our interests for our customized itinerary. His choices were spot on & the flow of the itinerary was a pleasurable pace. His vast knowledge of nature makes him stand apart from other guides. I highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stephanie and Terry, Thank you so much for giving me two such good days! I really enjoyed it, especially the tour in the electrical boat (nice those harriers and purple herons!) and the Castle Muiderslot because these are also for me not the "every day routine." Above all however the company, the laughs and the conversations...Thanks and take care, Wilbert.

Betty Pearson

United States
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Tour: #242529, Yes Amsterdam - a private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 28/17

Very professional, and knowledgeable, but with a good sense of humor, too. He tailored the tour to our interests, and was caring about our needs for occasional rest stops!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Betty, Thank you for joining me! I look back on our morning walk with great pleasure. I hope you had a good trip in Europe and back home and that we will meet again, Best regards, Wilbert

Carole Gerow

Canada
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Tour: My Father's Liberation Path, Apeldoorn, Netherlands
Date: Apr 20/17

Wilbert spent time to research interesting information for this tour to make it pertinent and specific. I appreciated his diligence. CG

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments Carole. I really enjoyed every bit of it! The preparing of the tour, as well as the day itself and off course your company! I am looking back on a great day! Take care, Wilbert.

Norbert Balon

United States
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Tour: #242529, Yes Amsterdam - a private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 13/17

Wilbert knows a lot about Amsterdam history and architecture and can make the route flexible. Even though I was here before, he took us to many areas I had not been and his explanations and descriptions were very good. We knew the whole tour was walking and Wilbert set the pace just right. The weather cooperated to make a pleasant time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Norbert, Thank you so much for your kind words. We had a very pleasant tour indeed! It was perfect to have things of common interest as well because this supports the increase of interaction so nicely. Looking back with great satisfaction! I hope the rest of the trip was satisfactory as well. Please sent my regards to Scott as well. Hoping to see you somewhere once more, with best regards, Wilbert

Alfredo Hering

Brazil
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Tour: #196293, Zaanse Schans, Volendam en Marken, Volendam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jul 6/16

Wilbert guided us on our tour to the windmills at Zaanse Schans, Volendam and the village of Marken. It was spectacular. Wilbert drove very well and was precise in every way. We had a wonderful day with Wilbert who was very pleasant and friendly and with lots of humor. I told all of my relatives that Wilbert was the best guide on our trip to Europe. Thank you for everything Wilbert! With a big hug from all of us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Alfredo, Rita and Caroline. Thank you very much for your kind words. What a wonderful day we had, didn't we? The weather was fine, the company excellent and no delays in sticking to our itinerary. I had a wonderful day! Thank you for that, as well as for the delicious apple pie! All the best, Wilbert

Jack Schuler

United States
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Tour: Amsterdam and more, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date: Jun 30/16

I am a travel professional and hired Wilbert for a 3 day custom guiding project for a group of 16 people. Wilbert did an outstanding job of communicating with us prior to the trip to make suggestions and plans for their visit to Amsterdam and the countryside. He went above and beyond to make sure these customers had a perfectly memorable experience in a lovely country. I would not hesitate to hire Wilbert again for other customers.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Daniel. Thank you very much for your kind words. It sure was a pleasure doing business together. Thank you for that as well. Also the time with 3 generations of a family clan was very enjoyable and, most important, everything went well and everybody had a good time. I do hope we will meet again in the near future. Best regards, Wilbert

Glen Gerdes

United States
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Tour: Elburg customized tour, Elburg, Netherlands
Date: Apr 29/16

Wilbert guided us on an ancestors tour of the Elburg area. He came prepared for our visit by researching my ancestors, locating a road named for my family, and scheduling a farm museum visit. Wilbert was very personable and easy-going by giving us all the time we wanted. He even surprised me with copies of old family documents. And, we appreciated his knowledge of the area and its plants and wildlife. Wilbert was fantastic! Our day with him was the highlight of our three-week visit in Europe!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Vicky and Bob. Thank you very much for your kind words. It was a pleasure guiding you on the beautiful day we spend. Who cares about a little bit of rain when the company is that flexible, curious and pleasant? Just change the plans a little bit and go! And that is just what we did! We builded a beautiful day out together with memories to cherish. Take care, Wilbert

David Groettum

United States
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Tour: city walks, Enkhuizen, Netherlands
Date: Apr 22/16

Extremely cooperative and quick to respond. Very well organized, knowledgable and personable. I would certainly use him again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Good afternoon David, Thank you very much for your kind words. I am looking forward serving you again! Wilbert

Laurie VanHaitsma

United States
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Tour: Zutphen and Deventer, Zutphen, Netherlands
Date: Apr 13/16

Wilbert was prompt and friendly and really went above and beyond to make a wonderful day for us. We communicated ahead of time and he custom tailored our tour so that we could visit some family heritage places. He was attentive and informative and our day was very pleasant. We would not hesitate to recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Laurie and Larry, What a wonderful day we had! Thank you for you kind words. It was a pleasure making your day a memorable one. I hope that we will meet somewhere, somehow in the future. Wilbert


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