Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Brussels-Belgium by Tour Guide Dirk V. (Guide #14450)


Nicholas Cantalupo

United States
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Tour: Antwerp Private Tour, Antwerp, Belgium
Date: Oct 14/18

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 Smith

United States
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Tour: #197569, Private guide driving you to Waterloo, Brussels, Belgium    view tour
Date: Sep 20/18

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 Okun

United States
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Tour: Private guide with transportation from cruise ship in Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
Date: Aug 22/18

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 Macdonald

United States
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Tour: #181332, Brussels in a Nutshell Private Tour, Brussels, Belgium    view tour
Date: Aug 17/18

Great tour with Dirk. He gave us a greater understanding of the city and the architecture of it. Thank you!

James Lennon

United States
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Tour: #181332, Brussels in a Nutshell Private Tour, Brussels, Belgium    view tour
Date: Aug 9/18

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 Weinstock

United States
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Tour: Private tour by car from cruise port Zeebrugge to Bruges in half a day., Bruges, Belgium
Date: Jul 13/18

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 Dunaisky

Dix Hills, NY, United States
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Tour: #213622, From Zeebruges or any other city in Belgium to Bruges and back, Bruges, Belgium    view tour
Date: Jul 10/18

Dirk was an awesome guide. We had a wonderful day in Bruges!! He was fun to be with and we learned so much.

Patti Samuels

United States
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Tour: Highlights of Brussels private guided walk (3h), Brussels, Belgium
Date: Jul 6/18

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 Ohadi

United States
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Tour: #213622, From Brussels to Bruges and back, Bruges, Belgium    view tour
Date: Jun 29/18

Informative, pleasant, comfortable! Great time! Highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Dr Ohadi! Kind regards, Dirk

James Anastos

United States
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Tour: Antwerp Private Tour, Antwerp, Belgium
Date: Jun 9/18

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

Julie Lee

Canada
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Tour: Private guide with transportation from cruise ship in Vlissingen to Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
Date: Jun 8/18

David Brock

United Kingdom
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Tour: #197569, Private guide driving you to Waterloo, Brussels, Belgium    view tour
Date: Jun 6/18

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 Messinger

United States
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Tour: Antwerp Private Tour, Antwerp, Belgium
Date: May 29/18

Carlyn Taylor

United States
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Tour: #181530, Brussels Private Tour: Capital of Europe, Brussels, Belgium    view tour
Date: May 28/18

Really enjoyed Dirk. Great intro to Brussels.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot!

Sally Sexton

United States
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Tour: Gent Private Tour, Gent, Belgium
Date: May 15/18

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 Hickey

United States
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Tour: #213622, From Zeebruges to Brussels sand back, Brussels, Belgium    view tour
Date: Apr 26/18

Dirk was an excellent tour guide. He was very Informative, we enjoyed our time with him

Richard Boatman

United States
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Tour: #181055, Personalized tour of Antwerp and Brussels, Brussels, Belgium    view tour
Date: Apr 25/18

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 Feidelman

Longboat Key, FL, United States
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Tour: #181055, Personalized tour of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium    view tour
Date: Apr 23/18

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 Sullivan

United States
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Tour: #181055, Personalized tour of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium    view tour
Date: Apr 15/18

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 Liebman

Bethesda, MD, United States
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Tour: #213622, From Gent (Belgium) to Bruges and back, Bruges, Belgium    view tour
Date: Apr 13/18

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 Andros

United States
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Tour: Antwerp Private Tour, Antwerp, Belgium
Date: Mar 12/18

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 DeMay

United States
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Tour: #181332, Brussels in a Nutshell Private Tour, Brussels, Belgium    view tour
Date: Mar 2/18

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 Schiess

Pawleys Island, SC, United States
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Tour: #294226, Slow walk through Brussels, Brussels, Belgium    view tour
Date: Dec 21/17

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 Eldred

United States
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Tour: #213622, From Cologne to Bruges and on, Bruges, Belgium    view tour
Date: Dec 3/17

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 Strickland

United States
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Tour: #213622, From Zeebruges or any other city in Belgium to Bruges and back, Bruges, Belgium    view tour
Date: Sep 23/17

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 Zang

United Kingdom
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Tour: #181530, Brussels Private Tour: Capital of Europe, Brussels, Belgium    view tour
Date: Aug 14/17

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 Morgenstern

United States
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Tour: #181055, Personalized tour of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium    view tour
Date: Aug 10/17

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 Neymark

United States
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Tour: #181530, Brussels Private Tour: Capital of Europe, Brussels, Belgium    view tour
Date: Jul 23/17

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 LaFleur

United States
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Tour: #188681, Tasting Brussels Private Tour, Brussels, Belgium    view tour
Date: Jul 20/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am very sorry about the misunderstanding, I will certainly take your advice into consideration. Kind regards, Dirk

Steve Carter

United States
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Tour: #181332, Brussels in a Nutshell Private Tour, Brussels, Belgium    view tour
Date: Jun 26/17

Jeff Dodd

United States
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Tour: #213622, From Brussels to Bruges and back, Bruges, Belgium    view tour
Date: Jun 18/17

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 Stovall

United States
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Tour: #213622, From Vlissingen to Bruges, Gent and Antwerp and back to Vlissingen, Bruges, Belgium    view tour
Date: Jun 14/17

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 Pacey

United States
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Tour: #181530, Brussels Private Tour: Capital of Europe, Brussels, Belgium    view tour
Date: May 25/17

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 Rebecca

United States
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Tour: #181332, Brussels in a Nutshell Private Tour, Brussels, Belgium    view tour
Date: May 6/17

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 MacLean

United States
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Tour: #213622, From Zeebrugge to Ghent and Bruges and back to Zeebrugge, Bruges, Belgium    view tour
Date: May 6/17

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
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Tour: #213622, From Zeebruges or any other city in Belgium to Bruges and back, Bruges, Belgium    view tour
Date: Apr 29/17

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 Stryker

Spring, TX, United States
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Tour: #181332, Brussels in a Nutshell Private Tour, Brussels, Belgium    view tour
Date: Feb 19/17

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

Ricky Kyro

Japan
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Tour: #213622, From Gent to Bruges and Brussels Airport, Bruges, Belgium    view tour
Date: Jan 8/17

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 Carter

TEDDINGTON, MIDDLESEX, United Kingdom
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Tour: #197569, Private guide driving you to Waterloo, Brussels, Belgium    view tour
Date: Oct 8/16

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 Diener

United States
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Tour: #197569, Private guide driving you to Waterloo, Brussels, Belgium    view tour
Date: Aug 10/16

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

Ginny Bannerman

Canada
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Tour: #181055, Personalized tour of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium    view tour
Date: Aug 7/16

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!

Javier Lopez

Argentina
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Tour: Bruges Private Tour, Bruges, Belgium
Date: May 3/16

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 hab├Čan tomado "otro" tren. He hecho una visita de 150 minutos. No comprendo su frustraci├│n, 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 LeBlanc

United States
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Tour: #181332, Brussels in a Nutshell Private Tour, Brussels, Belgium    view tour
Date: Apr 17/16

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 Coxen

United States
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Tour: #181055, Personalized tour of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium    view tour
Date: Sep 24/15

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!

Denise Evans

Belgium
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Tour: #181055, Tour for Denise Evans on September 2nd 2015, Brussels, Belgium    view tour
Date: Sep 2/15

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 Bellapravalu

United States
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Tour: #181055, Personalized tour of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium    view tour
Date: Aug 29/15

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

Jonas Dreger

Germany
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Tour: #181055, Personalized tour of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium    view tour
Date: Aug 18/15