Douglas ParksUnited States
Rik was fantastic! He modified our schedule to focus on special interests, and was extremely knowledgeable on all things Brugge.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the review. Always welcome in Belgium!
Pippa RousseletUnited Kingdom
So interesting we didn't notice the rain!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the rating! It was an honor for me to guide you in our contrasting capital. Happy to hear you enjoyed the tour. I wish you all the best! Warm regards Rik.
Katy GarretsonUnited States
I can't rate this service or our guide, Rik, highly enough. Our walking tour of Bruges was a highlight of our trip, and we would recommend Rik to anyone visiting the lovely city. We even invited Rik to join us for lunch post-tour ( at a fabulous waffle restaurant Rik recommended for our first official Belgian Waffle!). You won't be disappointed should you book a tour here - and we hope you get Rik!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for these nice words! It makes me happy to hear you enjoyed the tour.
Steven MenakerUnited States
Rik was on time, informative, tireless and helpful. We enjoyed his company so much that we arranged for him to guide us through Ghent. I would highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Steven for these nice words. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the tour. Me too I really did.
Caye SerlingUnited States
Rik was a great guide. He was very knowledgeable about history and explained things well. He had looked up some information beforehand that we asked about, and when we told him we were headed to Ghent he sent an email that evening with tips for our visit there. We enjoyed our tour with Rik and would highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Caye and John for your review. Nice to hear you enjoyed the tour.
Bill BarryUnited States
Rik was professional, friendly & very informative. He's a friendly person, and made us feel very much "at home". I tend to ask a lot of background questions, which he welcomed, and to which he responded in a factual and knowledgeable manner. Top marks for Rik. Thanks!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Bill for your nice review. It was an honor for me to guide you in Brussels!
David CohenPlattsburgh, NY, United States
We had previously used Rik for a tour of Brugge and knew we were in for an excellent tour, including history and culture...we were not disappointed! The tour was well paced and thoroughly enjoyable. Wonderful!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for the review!
David CohenPlattsburgh, NY, United States
Rik was very personable and very communicative about meeting points and times. His English was wonderful, and he had a mastery of the history and could put things in context, making it a very interesting and satisfying tour. He listened to our interests and accommodated them. We enjoyed this tour very much and used him for a further tour of Ghent later in our trip. Kudos!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David for these nice words. I'm happy you both enjoyed the tour. It was a pleasure to guide you both under the sun in Bruges.
Eric FalkGreen Cove Springs, FL, United States
Exceptional guide. Very knowledgeable, easy to understand and passionate about giving you a great tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Eric for you review. I am happy you enjoyed your day with me in Bruges.
Jenna BarnesUnited States
Ric's love for Brugge is palpable. We learned so much about this beautiful city's history, architecture, and current day. So friendly and his excitement for the city is contagious! Highly recommend this tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the nice review Jenna. It was a pleasure to guide you in our beautiful city!
Richard SwindleUnited States
Rik is an absolutely superb tour guide. Knowledgeable, passionate and personable, he gave us an outstanding overview of Ghent. We have taken many individual tours. Rik quite possibly is the best guide we have had. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Richard and Dorothy for your nice review. It was a pleasure and an honor for me to guide you. I wish you both all the best and always welcome in Belgium! Rik.
Norma RuizMiami Lakes, FL, United States
Had a wonderful tour of Bruges. Rik is extremely professional, very knowledgeable and accommodating. He maximized the time we had in Bruges and made it a fun day for us!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review Norma. It was a pleasure to guide you all in beautiful Bruges. Always welcome!
What a great asset Rik is to Tours By Locals. He was there on time; courteous and his knowledge and love of Bruges was evident. He made the day really enjoyable and we have come away with a much deeper understanding of this beautiful part of the world. Thank you Rik for such a great experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Anne for the great review. I also enjoyed to guide you all in our beautiful city. It makes me really happy you had a good day. Have a great cruise and always welcome in Belgium!
David GroettumUnited States
Great tour with Rik. Our ship docked on Sunday so traffic was very light into city. We left the ship early ca.8:30 or so and arrived in city center when nobody was around. Really enjoyed seeing the city before the crowds arrived. Rik knew everything and paced the tour to our needs. Strongly recommend this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David for your nice review. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the tour!
Susan FisherUnited States
Rik was an ideal tour guide! First of all, he is really a local! That adds so much flavor to the tour. He is knowledgeable, fun to be with, well organized and full of information. Totally paced the trip to our wants and needs! Highly, highly, recommend. Thanks, Rik
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Susan for the rating! Always nice to hear people enjoyed the tour. Grts Rik.
Lisa SpiewakUnited States
RIK took us on a interesting, entertaining and informative walking tour of Bruges. Highly recommend. A GREAT Tour and learned so much. He was very knowledgeable! Also gave us great suggestions for restaurants and what to see on our own time.It was a great experience,Rik we all thank you.....
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Lisa for these nice words! Always happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your review. It was an honor for me to guide you in Brussels.
Karena SturgisUnited States
Rik was early to our meeting point so our tour started promptly. He was knowledgeable, professional and personable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks Karena for your review!
Great time!!! wonderful guide!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your nice review!
Marlene PerkinsUnited States
We were a group of 8 and had one day to spend in Ghent. Rik met us right on time and gave us so much information. History, Architecture, Food... anything we wanted to know, he had the answer for. Our three hours together flew by and we learned so much about this charming city that we never would have known if we just walked around on our own. I highly recommend Rik as a guide as he is so knowledgeable as well as personable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the nice review. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour as well as the waffles. Have a good flight back to the USA! Kind regards, Rik.
Martin JohnsonUnited States
We came to Ghent for the Altarpiece and came away with a profound appreciation and affection for the town, its people, its past and its present. Thanks to Rik, who met us at the train station, having provided excellent travel instructions, helped us secure a cab ride into the old city, and took us on a 2 1/2 hour private tour which provided an illumination, a surprise and a delight around every corner. In the end, he accompanied us back to the train station and made sure we were on the correct train.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Martin and Diane for these nice words. It was really an honor for me to guide you in Ghent. Always welcome!
Erick GranaUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Erick for the rating.
Marlene SchwebelUnited States
Had a fantastic tour with Rik. He is very knowledgeable and provided us a with amazing historical walking tour of Brugge. Rik is very personable and we thoroughly enjoyed Brugge and would recommend him as a guide to anyone traveling.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Marlene for these nice words. It makes me happy you enjoyed the tour. Also I enjoyed it so much and it was an honor for me to guide you!
Asha VyasUnited States
Rik was kind and accommodating. He was extremely well informed and shared unique and interesting stories and cultural norms that enhanced our experience in Bruges. He arranged for our train tickets and was very understanding when we asked to change our plans at the last minute. (we learned the Royal Palace was open and he was able to change our tour time without issue).
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review. It makes me Happy you enjoyed your trip to Bruges and you still could visit the Royal Palace in Brussels. Of course no problem for me to customize, it was ’your’ day. I wish you and your family all the best!
Perfect 3 hour tour with Rik. Fluent English and nice communication skills.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Kestutis for your nice review. Nice to hear you enjoyed the tour!
Richard AbramsUnited States
Rik was exceptionally knowledgeable and was a wealth of information. He made our trip to Bruges memorable! Highly recommend him as a tour guide!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your review and rating Dick! I really feel happy you enjoyed the tour. So did I. It was an honor to guide you in Bruges.
Leanne SilvaUnited States
Tuvimos la oportunidad de visitar Bélgica este verano, quedamos enamorados del país, es hermoso, limpio antiguo pero a la ves moderno Y la gente es muy amable. En Bruselas tuvimos nos dio el tour Rik, nos encantó ya que sabe mucho de la historia del país y la ciudad nos enseñó toda el área del centro histórico además de lugares donde podemos comprar chocolates deliciosos y comer durante nuestra estadía. Lo recomiendo 100%.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola Leanne: muchas gracias por su comentario muy agradable. Estoy muy feliz que hayan disfrutado de su visita. Ha sido un placer guiarles a través las calles de Bruselas.
The tour is very clear, the guide very patient and pleasant. I recommend it
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your nice words Yosune! It was really an honor for me guiding you all through the medieval heart of the city. It makes me happy you enjoyed it.
Thomas Wagen SrUnited States
Absolutely wonderful tour of Brussels. Rik is a superb a knowledgeable tour guide. This was my first visit to Brussels and he definitely wet my appetite to come back and see more. Additionally he was concerned about meeting my needs and adjusting the tour to my limitations.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Tom! I also enjoyed the tour in Brussels with you. It makes me happy you had a good day.