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 TaylorUnited 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.
Bobi Jean AndrosUnited States
Dirk put me at ease upon meeting me and my son at the gorgeous train station at Antwerp. He saw to our comfort in the on-again, off-again rain as we visited the various highlights of the city, including the river Skeldt. We enjoyed hearing the colorful history from a local guide, and purchasing delicious, fanciful chocolate in a palace once occupied by Napoleon. The great cathedral and treasured Rubens paintings inside ended our tour with a distinctive, and surely indelible, impression of lovely Antwerp.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Bobi Jean! It was a pleasure guiding you and Tommy around.
Gail DeMayUnited States
Dirk was an excellent tour guide. He was very informative, knowledgeable, and has a good sense of humor.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your comment Gail, Kind regards, Dirk
Michael SchiessPawleys Island, SC, United States
Dirk was a great guide. He not only gave us a tour of uptown and downtown Brussels, but also gave a history lesson too. The pace for our walking tour was very comfortable, and with stops for chocolate and waffles, we were quite happy. He also recommended a number of restaurants and all have been excellent. We truly enjoyed our tour and will book with Dirk again the next time in Brussels.
Margaret EldredUnited States
Traveling with Dirk was like being with an incredibly knowledgeable, accommodating, old friend. We went from Colonge, Germany, to Bruges, Brussels, to Amsterdam, with stops along the way over a three day period.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!
Lawrence StricklandUnited States
Dirk was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable and handled a difficult situation very well. We were a party of four with two in wheelchairs and this limited what could be done. This did not cause Dirk any problems and he even helped in several situations where wheeling people on the cobblestones proved particularly difficult. We would not hesitate to book again with Dirk for any of his tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Larry, I do look forward to seeing you again next year, it was a pleasure guiding you around.
Harry ZangUnited Kingdom
Dirk V is great tour guide. our family of 5 spent wonderful 4 hours touring of Brussels with him. His English language is like native speaker, and has rich knowledge about everything of the city, historical, religious, and political. He made every effort to cover most of the city attractions. He made our tour worthwhile and we enjoyed our tour very much. We strongly recommend him as top tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: With pleasure, Dirk
Richard MorgensternUnited States
Dirk was great!!! Very knowledgable of the area.He was funny and fun to tour with.We saw everything we wanted to see,He would have shown us anything we wanted to see,You do not have to stick to the tour,Dirk walked in the rain but he brought so much personal sunshine with with him we didn"t even care.He is a fantastic guide Rick and Mary Lou
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Richard! I hope you and Mary Lou will have a great time. Warm regards, Dirk
Nataliya NeymarkUnited States
Kirk is an excellent knowledgeable guide and a wonderful person, accomodating, flexible and very caring.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for you kind words!
Colleen LaFleurUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am very sorry about the misunderstanding, I will certainly take your advice into consideration. Kind regards, Dirk
Steve CarterUnited States
Jeff DoddUnited States
Very informative tour. Guide was very knowledgeable. Guide was flexible and even added a brief detour through Gent to finish the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for the rating!
Robert StovallUnited States
Dirk picked us up in Vlissengen (Netherlands) where our cruise ship docked & drove us to both Bruges & Ghent (Belgium). There was more driving than is usual for a day tour, but we were able to get a good taste of both cities without being too rushed. Dirk was personable & knowledgeable & we were very pleased with our day.
Patricia PaceyUnited States
We were especially pleased with our tour to Versailles and surrounds with Dirk. He provided the salient historical points without torturing our two young adults (in early 20s) as he kept it both intellectual and relaxed--with clever little quizzes along the way! And to top it off Dirk assisted us with train and theater tickets--clearly beyond the standard. We highly recommend Dirk!!
Douglas RebeccaUnited States
Dirk was an AMAZING tour guide! Even though our group was late to our meeting spot, Dirk patiently waited for our group to arrive and greeted us with big smiles! Our group was tired after a long day playing in a basketball tournament, but Dirk did his best to keep the energy high and take us wherever we wanted- a great Waffle House, the Mannekin-Pis, Grand Place and even stopped with us to buy souvenir chocolates. He simply just wanted us to be happy and was very knowledgeable about the city he loves.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words Doug! (I hope you won the tournament) All the best, Dirk
Marilyn MacLeanUnited States
Dirk drove us on a really great tour of Ghent and Brugges. We had an overview of Ghent then on foot visited the Altarpiece of Ghent, newly restored. The Cathedral was of wonderful decoration and architecture typical of the time and location. Really amazing. We saw the 12 century castle in wonderful condition. We walked the town and ate frites. On the return we had a drive through of Brugges to see that delightful town. Dirk was an informed and interesting guide providing us with a really wonderful day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot!
Marilyn H.United States
So smart and caring Dirk made every effort to show me as much of Belgium in one day. So nice to learn about the people, art ,facts to name a few. He is a man of his word fhere for I was so glad to have Dirk as my guide. He will not disappoint you .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Lynn, it was really nice to show you around, I wish you all the best!
David StrykerSpring, TX, United States
Dirk took my daughter and son-in-law on the "Brussels in a Nutshell" tour and she told me that it was "just amazing." She said Dirk was "friendly, a great conversationalist and flexible" and that he was "super knowledgeable and gave [them] a great overview of the city with great local insights." Sounds like he's a definite 5 star guide! Thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello David, it was a pleasure having them around! Hope to meet you (again) in Brussels, Kind regards, Dirk
Excellent tour guide and excellent customized services: tour from our hotel in Ghent to Bruges and then transportation to Brussels Intl. Airport for for fight home. Highly recommend Dirk.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure driving you around! (I convinced my wife to travel to your country in 2021, as you suggested). Kind regards, Dirk
Peter CarterTEDDINGTON, MIDDLESEX, United Kingdom
Dirk drove our party of 6 to the Waterloo battlefield and museums for the day. He was an excellent guide, personable and knowledgeable. We had an excellent day visiting all the relevant locations. If you have an interest in the battle, I cannot recommend this way of visiting it highly enough. I am sure Dirk would also be an excellent guide for the other locations he offers.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Peter, it was a pleasure showing you around, best regards, Dirk
Michael DienerUnited States
Fantastic tour! We enjoyed our trip to Waterloo with a definite local. Our guide tailored our tour to our interests and even took the weather in consideration when planning the day's outing. We will use Dirk again the next time we are in Brussels and recommend him highly to everyone!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I absolutely enjoyed driving and guiding you around. I already look forward to seeing you again. All the best, Dirk
Our tour with Dirk was everything we'd hoped for, and more. He tailored the tour specifically to our interests. We had only 6 hours in Brussels, but saw a lot during that short time. Dirk was very knowledgeable and did all he could to make our time in Brussels perfect. We're looking forward to going back and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Dirk.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Ginny!
I was in a hurry , do not understand us almost nothing , if I took the map and walk like crazy it was the same , not recommended . all he did is we waited an hour delayed train carrying us witches but so desconto Time tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Vds han llegado con un retraso de una hora y media para hacer una visita que dura tres horas (me han avisado cuando ya estuvo en el lugar de la cita). Vds habìan tomado "otro" tren. He hecho una visita de 150 minutos. No comprendo su frustración, y seguramente no lo que dicen en su comentario. El hecho que no me han dicho nada en Brujas pero lo escriben en su comentario me duele mucho. Un saludo, Dirk
Steven LeBlancUnited States
Dirk was well-informed on a number of subjects; he was friendly and enthusiastic as he informed me about Brussels --very good tour guide, highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for coming to Brussels after what happened, I really do hope that you will come back to see the surroundings of Brussels...
Tammy CoxenUnited States
Very knowledgeable and well spoken. A really packed 3 hours learning all about history and food and exploring places we never would have discovered on our own. Wonderful tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your comment, it was a pleasure guiding you around!
Dirk was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Not only did he give an in-depth guide to The Grande Place and Mannekin Pis area of Brussels, he also answered the extra questions we had for him. His English was faultless. Denise Evans
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Denise! Hope to see you back in Brussels for some less known areas...
Sharad BellapravaluUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for the positive comment. Unfortunately it cannot be seen by anyone else but me - could it be placed on the Traveler Public Comment? That would be great! Thanks, Dirk