Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Amsterdam-Netherlands by Tour Guide Salomé T. (Guide #27223)


Kevin Ruh

United States
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Tour: #398992, Chocolate & Spice Tasting Amsterdam + private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Feb 16/20

Salomé was a wonderful guide. Her chocolate and spice tasting workshop was a magical way of going through impact of global trade, how trade, and slavery, made the Dutch wealthy, and how such commodities continue to have an influence on the Dutch economy today. We had a great time, and everything was delicious, giving us a mix of chocolate brands that she sells in her shop and a few that she makes herself! It was a perfect way to spend Valentine's Day weekend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kevin, it was so nice to meet you and your family. It was for us a great start of the season, we hope to stay in contact. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! Big hug to all, Salomé

Shereen Mohandas

Singapore
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Tour: #398992, Chocolate & Spice Tasting Amsterdam + private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Dec 7/19

Meeting Salome and her husband was the highlight of our stay in Amsterdam. She is such a kind and courteous lady who made us feel so comfortable. It felt like we were spending time with an old friend. Her personality shines through, as does her husband's, whom we met at the Salome's chocolate shop. They are both very knowledgable about the history of Netherlands and its connection with the East. The chocs are of super high quality and Salome takes pride in sourcing only from the best suppliers.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Shereen, it was our pleasure! Thank you so much for this message, we are very happy to read this. You have a lovely -and talented- family, please give them a big hug from me. Hope to see you again!

Kathleen Quinn

United States
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Tour: #405861, Amsterdam intro tour: Old City Center, Red Light District + drop-off, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Oct 31/19

Had a great tour with Salome. She is very knowledgeable and fun. Also enjoyed her Chocolate shop very much. Highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kathleen, thank you for your kind message. I am happy to read you enjoyed. It was nice meeting you and spending a morning with you. Please say hi to Jim for me and Ian!

Roberto Castillo

Canada
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Tour: #405861, Amsterdam intro tour: Old City Center, Red Light District + drop-off, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Sep 14/19

Salome provided an amazing intro tour that went far beyond the landmarks and attractions of the Old city center. It also included an interesting insight of the recent past and present of the local life through the eyes of a local resident that was not only charming but also proud of her city and the values it stands for. I even experienced a very interesting, complete and knowledgeable chocolate testing! I am very happy with the overall experience. It was far more than I was expecting. Thanks Salome!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Roberto, it was a pleasure spending the morning with you. I loved our talks and Ian and me could've easily spend a few more hours with you! Wish you the best, hope to meet you again, Salomé

Donna Murray

Canada
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Tour: #398078, Red Light District Tour Amsterdam - Female Perspective, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Aug 16/19

Salome gave us a great overview & understanding of the Red Light District while being socially sensitive to the girls working in the area as well as those on our tour. Her English was excellent and very easy to understand although difficult for all 5 of us to hear as we walked around the area. She gave us a good concept of the history and how the area might change in the future

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Donna, thank you so much for your review. It was nice to get to know you and your family, happy to hear you enjoyed!

Sigal Barsade

Wynnewood, PA, United States
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Tour: #398992, Chocolate & Spice Tasting Amsterdam + private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 26/19

Our tour with Salome was wonderful, and she offered an incredibly unique perspective of an insider in the Red Light District. Her chocolate/spice shop - right in the middle of the red light district - is beautiful and she did a fabulous job with the chocolate tasting (even accommodating the fact that one of us couldn't eat dairy) - her house-made chocolates are also amazing! Salome is a genuinely lovely person, and we highly recommend this tour!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sigal, thank you so much for your kind words! It was a pleasure to spend the afternoon with you, talk with you, and show you around in my neighborhood. Kind regards, Salomé

Sigal Barsade

Wynnewood, PA, United States
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Tour: #405861, Amsterdam intro tour: Old City Center, Red Light District + drop-off, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 26/19

Karla D.

Asheville, NC, United States
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Tour: #398992, Chocolate & Spice Tasting Amsterdam + private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 20/19

Salome really knows her stuff! We sampled some extraordinary chocolate, yes, but just as good were the stories behind the creation of each one, its country of origin, and so much more. She is passionate about chocolate and spices, but that's not all. She took us on a brief tour of the area and explained its connection to the Dutch East India Company and shared family history connected to the Spice Islands, Dutch East Indies and early Amsterdam. Enthusiastic, passionate, fun! AND amazing chocolate!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Karla, thank you for your kind review. I loved meeting you and your family, you are a really kind person. Please stay in touch!

Greg Toft

Canada
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Tour: #398078, Red Light District Tour Amsterdam - Female Perspective, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 19/19

The tour was excellent and Salome was fantastic! 5 stars for sure!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Greg, thank you so much for your review. I enjoyed spending time with you, hope to see you again in Amsterdam, or Canada ;)

Shana Elliott

United States
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Tour: #398078, Red Light District Tour Amsterdam - Female Perspective, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 16/19

My family thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Salome! She was so kind, friendly and very knowledgeable . Her perspective on prostitution and the things we saw was very respectful and discreet. We were touring with our two adult daughters and we never felt uncomfortable. Plus there's much more to the red light district than what we thought! The highlight was the delicious chocolate in her shop that she makes which we got to sample. Thank you Salome for a wonderful and so interesting tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Shana, it was my pleasure to guide you around in my neighborhood. You have a lovely family and really kind and intelligent daughters. I'm happy you liked the chocolates too ;)

Hildegarde Cox

United States
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Tour: #398078, Red Light District Tour Amsterdam - Female Perspective, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 5/19

What a great tour. Salomé explained the history of the culture on this delicate subject. Americans have their ideas and spin on the red-light area; and it is a great way to be educated on the area. Salomé is a 5 star guide with a passion for the area. Definitely recommend this tour

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Hildie, thank you so much for your kind and warm review. It was my pleasure to guide you around, and I (and Ian) am happy to have met you and the ladies. Hope to see you again in Amsterdam!

Deborah Bauman

United States
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Tour: #398078, Red Light District Tour Amsterdam - Female Perspective, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Mar 7/19

Very personable and knowledgeable guide who made the tour both intellectually stimulating and immensely entertaining at the same time. We loved it!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Deborah, it was lovely to meet you and your family.

Victor Buchenot

United States
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Tour: #398992, Chocolate & Spice Tasting Amsterdam + private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Aug 31/18

This tour was outstanding. Not only did we learn about chocolate & spice, Salome gave us some of the history of the red light district. There was only 5 of us on the tour. Salome and her sister spent over an hour in her shop talking about chocolate and the different countries it came from. Our group was very happy with this tour and all the different samples we tried. I would recommend this tour to everyone and tell them it was great.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Victor, Thank you so much for your review. It was great to meet you and your friends and I am happy to hear everyone enjoyed. Warm regards, Salomé

David Wolkstein

BOCA RATON, FLORIDA, United States
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Tour: #405861, Amsterdam intro tour: Old City Center, Red Light District + drop-off, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Aug 30/18

Salome was an excellent guide and we would highly reccomend her. She went out of her way to help us with transportation and is a genuinely nice person. We enjoyed our time with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, It was a blessing to meet you both and get to know you. I am happy to read you had a good time in Amsterdam and enjoyed the tour. Warm regards, Salomé

Timotheos Papadopoulos

United States
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Tour: Private Old Amsterdam/RedLight District Tour + Mini Chocolate Tasting, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date: Aug 7/18

Salomé took us through the Red Light District and gave us a lot of its history. She provided a lot of background for the city itself as well as the Red Light District. She also took us to her shop and gave us a chocolate tour (the different originating countries). We really enjoyed all the different samples we tried (we ended up buying 3 different chocolates). Overall it was a very informative tour. And very tasty as well!! We definitely recommend Salomé's tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nancy and Timothy! It was my pleasure to show you around town.

Peter Kloda

United States
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Tour: The Changing Red Light District Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date: Aug 4/18

Original guide was not available secondary to health issues and tour was done by his wife. Sometimes woman perspective in the subject can be different then men's and I am not sure how this trip would like if done by original host

Rosalind Perlmuth

United States
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Tour: #398992, Chocolate & Spice Tasting Amsterdam + private tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jul 29/18

We were a group of 5 people on the chocolate and spice tour and the red light district of Amsterdam tour. Our guide Salome was wonderful. She was knowledgeable and so engaging. We were traveling in Europe for 2 weeks and out of all of our tours this was the best. On a rating scale of 1-5 and 5 being best this tour by Salome was a 5 and far exceeded our expectations .

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rosalind, Thank you so much for your kind review. It was great to meet you all and show you around my neighborhood. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed. Hope to see you again in Amsterdam! Kind regards Salomé

Rosalind Perlmuth

United States
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Tour: #398078, Red Light District Tour Amsterdam - Female Perspective, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jul 29/18

We were a group of 5 people on the chocolate and spice tour and the red light district of Amsterdam tour. Our guide Salome was wonderful. She was knowledgeable and so engaging. We were traveling in Europe for 2 weeks and out of all of our tours this was the best. On a rating scale of 1-5 and 5 being best this tour by Salome was a 5 and far exceeded our expectations .

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rosalind, Thank you so much for your kind review. It was great to meet you all and show you around my neighborhood. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed. Hope to see you again in Amsterdam! Kind regards Salomé

Richard Sommers

United States
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Tour: Old Amsterdam & Red Light District Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date: Jun 30/18

Salomé is a wonderful guide with great knowledge about the city. She was sensitive to our needs and adjusted the tour to accommodate our slower-than-average walking abilities, due to back issues. Yet she still managed to cover a great breadth of the area we wanted to see. It was an added bonus to have her show us her chocolate & spice shop and to experience a mini chocolate- tasting. We had a thoroughly enjoyable and informative afternoon! She was an absolute pleasure to be with; I highly recommend her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear mr. and mrs. Sommers, thank you for your sweet message. It was a blessing to meet you both and I was an honor to guide you around on this special holiday. Lots of love, Salomé

Helen Randall

United Kingdom
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Tour: Old Amsterdam & Red Light District Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date: Jun 29/18

Salomé was a fantastic guide. We were expecting her husband to take 4 of us on the tour but he was unwell so Salomé stepped in and conducted the tour. She is very knowledgeable about the area and the tour was very insightful, we learnt a lot of facts that we would never have known without her. We also had a private tasting in her and her husband's chocolate shop - delicious �� She is also a very enthusiastic and fun guide. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this tour or the Tours by Locals company.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Helen, I am happy to hear you all enjoyed! It was great meeting you, whenever you are in town, please let me know, or visit us again (hopefully you can also meet Ian than). Best regards, Salomé


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