Edward JulieUnited States
Our tour was lovely and our guide, Dirk V extremely nice, engaging and informative. He was waiting for us at the appointed time, patiently answered all our questions, extremely helpful with respect to orienting us, and sensitive to our needs (the weather was very cold and he took us inside regularly for a brief warm up). We got a great taste of Brussels with lots of history. We enjoyed him as well as our tour immensely.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure, thank you both for touring with me. Dirk
Mary WiermanUnited States
Dirk was great, having strong historical knowledge. We needed to cut tour short though due to fatigue from traveling. Would definitely schedule a tour with him in future.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mary, I do hope to see you again!
Robyn Killin McAuliffeAustralia
Dirk gave us a wonderful walking tour of Bruges, both the 'must see' places and the delightful backstreets. We found the history and architecture thoroughly interesting. Recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Robyn, glad you enjoyed Bruges! My trip to Kinshasa was very successful indeed but very confronting. The advantage is that I am still in 'African mode', very relaxed... Warm regards, Dirk
Lori DunaiskyDix Hills, NY, United States
This was my second tour with Dirk in two years. He is very knowledgable and a pleasure to spend the day with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Looking forward to seeing you again... you are always welcome, Dirk
John JamesLittleton, MASSACHUSETTS, United States
Dirk was wonderful for our Brussels tour, which consisted of a group of 10. He was prompt arriving to our hotel and was very knowledgeable and informative during the three hour tour. In fact, he was so interesting that the three hours went by very quickly. We were very glad to start our vacation with Dirk as we had a much deeper understanding and appreciation for Brussels and what we were going to see for the remainder of our vacation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, it was a real pleasure showing you around!
Lorna AffrontiUnited States
Dirk was really great! This is our second Tours by Locals and it's a wonderful product, thank you!
Heba GreadlyUnited States
We had an amazing time with Dirk. His English is perfect and he has a wealth of knowledge about the history of Brussels, France, Germany and more! My teens especially enjoyed the history, the sights, the comics on the walls along the way and Dirk's humor. Dirk personalized our tour to our requests and he also answered all our questions and made us appreciate Brussels more than when we first arrived here. We highly recommend Dirk. He's also fluent in French among other languages. Thank you Dirk!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You made my day! Thanks a lot for your kind words, Dirk
Dirk is very knowledgeable, helpful and attentive. He is a wonderful guide and we had a lovely time looking at the Last Supper in Tongerlo. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a wonderful adventure, I am ready to do it again whenever you come back to our fantastic country! Warm regards, Dirk
Vandana JhawarUnited States
dirk was very knowledgeable very good guide i definitely highly recommend him vandana
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Vandana! Hope to see you again in Brussels, perhaps with your husband? Warm regards, Dirk
Les MichaelsCarmichael, CA, United States
Dirk was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and committed to accommodating our touring requests. He went out of his way to make our visit to Leuven and Brussels memorable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Les!
Nicholas CantalupoUnited States
Dirk met us at the train station, he was very knowledgeable about Antwerp and was extremely personable. I would recommend highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comment Nicholas, it was a pleasure showing you the city. (You are right about the zoo, I should have looked more carefully : ) Warm regards, Dirk
Richard SmithUnited States
We had a great time and learned a lot. One of us knew nothing about Waterloo and one knew just a bit. He enlightened both of us. Thanks
Jason OkunUnited States
Dirk is passionate, knowledgeable, and has a wonderful personality! The tour is exciting for the entire family, and is hard not highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the rating Jason! Kind regards, Dirk
Lesley MacdonaldUnited States
Great tour with Dirk. He gave us a greater understanding of the city and the architecture of it. Thank you!
James LennonUnited States
Wonderful guide and extraordinarily knowledgeable about the city and history of Brussels. Such a wonderful tour guide. Can't go wrong With Dirk!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear James, thank you so much for your kind words! Kind regards, Dirk
Alan WeinstockUnited States
Dirk is a very fine guide. He has a very friendly personality. He arrived on time and drove us to Bruges in a very comfortable car. His fund of knowledge was fabulous. He showed us all of the important sites in Bruges. He would be a fine choice if you wish to have a personal guided tour of Bruges.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Alan!
Lori DunaiskyDix Hills, NY, United States
Dirk was an awesome guide. We had a wonderful day in Bruges!! He was fun to be with and we learned so much.
Patti SamuelsUnited States
Dirk was friendly, knowledgeable and very engaging. We highly recommend him for a walking tour of Brussels. We covered a lot of groun in 3 hours and really appreciated his insight. Thank you Dirk!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure! Kind regards, Dirk
Shadiar OhadiUnited States
Informative, pleasant, comfortable! Great time! Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Dr Ohadi! Kind regards, Dirk
James AnastosUnited States
Dirk was a terrific guide. We really enjoyed our day. My mother is elderly and we had to go slow, Dirk was very accommodating and thoughtful. He is very professional and knowledgable, and we recommend him to other visitors.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you James! Warm regards, Dirk
David BrockUnited Kingdom
Dirk could not have been more helpful. As well as the Waterloo area he took us to the museum at Ligny. His car was very comfortable and our party had a wonderful day thanks to Dirk.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I really enjoyed your company and the persuit of Napoleon, Kind regards, Dirk
Alan MessingerUnited States
Carlyn T.United States
Really enjoyed Dirk. Great intro to Brussels.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot!
Sally SextonUnited States
My experience with Dirk and ToursbyLocals was definitely a 5 star experience. From initial contact through the website to the end of my marvelous tour of Gent, I could not have asked for more. Dirk was a fantastic guide: energetic, agreeable, incredibly knowledgeable on a wide range of subjects, and simply a pleasure to be with. My tour of Gent with Dirk was the highlight of a terrific trip to Belgium. Should I be in the neighborhood again, I'd love to do another tour with Dirk. Perhaps Antwerp!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Sally, thank you so much for your comment. It encourages me to do tours with even more enthusiasm, perhaps in Antwerp with you? Looking forward to it!
Diane HickeyUnited States
Dirk was an excellent tour guide. He was very Informative, we enjoyed our time with him
Richard BoatmanUnited States
We greatly enjoyed our tour by Dirk through the centers of old Antwerp and Brussels. His English is excellent and his knowledge of history thorough. We would certainly recommend him to anyone seeking a walking tour through these cities.
Jan FeidelmanLongboat Key, FL, United States
We had a fantastic half day of seeing Brussels with Dirk. He absolutely loves sharing his city with visitors. Dirk has extensive historical and contemporary knowledge of Brussels. We had our wish list of what to see and do and Dirk guided us along with good humor and fun. He made our time in Brussels an excellent adventure!
Sheri SullivanUnited States
We had an awesome time with our ToursByLocals tour in Brussels! Highly recommend. It was a great way to see the city and learn about some of the local culture. We enjoyed having someone who was from Brussels and it felt very personalized and tailored to our group vs. a large tour that is done with lots of other tourists. Can't go wrong
William LiebmanBethesda, MD, United States
Dirk is very knowledgeable, including about art history which is a subject we very much enjoy. He answered all our many questions about the history, architecture, and life of Bruges, and was flexible in tailoring the day to best suit our interests.