Martin Battaglio JrUnited States
We had a great time with Elke. We have two elementary aged children and she did a good job keeping them engaged as we visited the country, Edam, and the windmills. She was very flexible with the schedule and was very knowledgeable.
David ButkusUnited States
We made a new friend in Amsterdam when we met Elke for our tour. We could not have asked for a better experience and personal tour of the North Amsterdam countryside. She is extremely knowledgeable and once we saw the tour busses being herded along in the city we knew it was the way to go by picking her! Highly recommend!
Sunny PillowDallas, TEXAS, United States
We enjoyed our day with Elke so much. We loved the Amsterdam portion of the tour in the morning which gave us a great insight into the history and layout of the city. Our favorite was the secret Catholic Church on a busy shopping street other people seemingly were unaware of. Also loved the country side portion of the tour. Elke took us to a historic village where we were the only tourists. Gave us a feel of the "real" Dutch life. Can't forget climbing up to the top of a working windmill either.
Richard C.United States
The best way to see the REAL Holland. Elke is superb, energetic, knowledgeable, very informative and a very pleasant person to spend a day with seeing and learning about the polders and windmills. We all thought it was the highlight of our vacation.
Rosalind RabyUnited States
Elke took the time to show us her "local" and helped to make our vacation a very special one.
Hope MisterUnited Kingdom
Everything about this was perfect. Elke is personable and knowlegdeable; she took us to some very interesting places. We learned a lot about the Netherlands from her and the trip. All on time, good comfy car, great choice of restaurant for lunch. We are so glad we didn't do a larger organized excursion from one of the tourist services in Amsterdam and would gladly do this again on our next visit.
Bruce HabianUnited States
5stars..excellent very knowledgable tour-thank you.
Larisa CrockettUnited States
Excellent tour, very informative! Elke is very friendly made us feel very welcomed and comfortable! Would highly recommend her tours to anyone who is planning to visit Amsterdam and its surroundings!
Very good, knowledgeable, friendly. Five out of five.
Phillipa AltmannUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour and highly recommend it! Elke is extremely knowledgeable and we learned so much about the Netherlands from her. We really enjoyed all of the beautiful places the she showed us.
Monica LosquadroUnited States
Elke was fabulous. Showed us off the beaten path Dutch towns. We experienced something that was unique and gave us a historical perspective of the Netherlands. Rounded out our Amsterdam trip.
Scott VanNessUnited States
An amazing journey and holiday to explore North Holland and on around to the East and back to Amsterdam. We would have been lost on our own and the Elke knowledge base and research was impressive to say the least!! Thanks Elke the Farmer!!! Look forward to visiting with you again in the future and hope you enjoyed our family !! Highly recommended tour, customized and full of history
Carolyn PribbleUnited States
Elke is a true 5-star guide! We had a wonderful visit to the types of areas we requested and especially enjoyed the local windmill visit and talk with the miller. Elke is a superior guide. Thanks to her for a terrific day!
Michael SloadUnited States
Elke was outstanding and very knowledgeable. We totally enjoy tour. We would recommend her to anyone.
Lou Ann ZimmermanUnited States
Elke was very personable and really knew the history of the area. We enjoyed it very much.
G. Timothy LeeUnited States
Elke was a great guide in the polders in the area north of Amsterdam
Paula SchoenwetherUnited States
ELKE was the best tour guide we've ever had. We saw everything we wanted to see and more. She was knowledgeable and easy to be with. I highly recommend Elke.
Randa GilesUnited States
Elke was everything we could have wanted : informed, kind, articulate, prompt and well organized. The car was quiet, comfortable and I could hear everything in the back seat while traveling.
Michelle DoilneyUnited States
Off the beaten track - and it was perfect. We did to want to join thousands of people amongst the tens of thousands of tourists and we did want to hear more and experience more about Netherlands without the 'tourist traps". Elke knew the authentic and quiet places to take us - and her tour was a highlight of our trip. It was worth the day and the cost!
Gail RoesslerUnited States
Elke was very knowledgeable and easy to communicate with. We had a very nice day with her.
Steve CarterUnited States
Elke our guide was delightful and really knew her stuff. We had a great tour off the beaten path and away from the big tour buses.
Lynne (Lindsay) RooneyUnited States
Elke exceeded our family's expectations by going well beyond the call of duty. She was responsive, accommodating of our special requests, and ensured that we did everything and more in Amsterdam. Elke is a rock star tour guide, and one that we would highly recommend without any reservation. You could not be in any better hands.
Mary HudgensUnited States
Elke provided us with a tour in the countryside near Amsterdam! We saw flowers, polders, windmills, lovely villages, a beautiful church and enjoyed a superior dinner in a country restaurant. It was a side of The Netherlands so very different from the city of Amsterdam. Thank you Elke for the unforgettable tour you gave us!
Marti SantoroUnited States
Elke was an outstanding tour guide. For one and a half days, she guided us around the area North of Amsterdam. She expertly explained detailed information about all of the places we visited from magnificent fields of tulips, small towns, the North Sea area, and much more. It was lovely to visit an area where there were fewer tourist crowds than we experienced in other areas before touring with her. We thoroughly enjoyed our tours and she made our experience really memorable. We'd recommend her to others.
Charles ShumwayTucson, AZ, United States
Elke did a great job finding just what we were looking for. We saw things we would never have found on our own, and we must have asked Elke 200 questions (she had the answers)! Elke really knew her history of the country as well, and it was a very fun day spent with a very nice person!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Charles and Debb. Thank you very much! I can really use some good rating since i am still rather new to toursbylocals. I had a lovely time with you and learnd a lot as well. I hope you have a very nice time the rest of your vacation. Gr Elke
Jonellen HecklerUnited States
The four of us loved our day with Elke. Her tour was exactly what we hoped for. We wanted to see the vast bright flower fields and charming villages that were "off the beaten path." She is Dutch by birth and knew exactly where to take us. We were delighted with the vistas of blossoms and old windmills. Elke is easy to be with, pleasant, knowledgeable, and a safe driver. She brought along snacks, plus hot and cold drinks for us. The restaurants she suggested were excellent. Thank you, Elke!
This was fantastic tour on my visit during my Netherlands tour. The tour guide Elke ia very professional. She take us to all beautiful flower fields. It was one of my dream to see flower fields. she also take us to sand dunes up to see northern sea. she offered drinks, cookies and hot coffee during tour, which was a surprise for me.
Senthilathiban SM VeeriahMalaysia
Though this was a lighting tour it was delightful due to our wonderful guide Elke. Despite the short notice she planned a very good tour of Amsterdam for us. Elke assisted in getting us the Van Gog Museum tickets so there was hardly any waiting. She also made a special effort in arranging for some cookies and drinks when we landed in Amsterdam. This was wonderful as we had not had lunch. Such extra effort is what makes Elke a preferred guide. I recommend her to anyone interested in a tour of Amsterdam.