Erik BolandUnited States
Anneke was encyclopedic in her knowledge of Brussels but wasn't afraid to say "I'm not sure, let me check" if there was something she didn't know (which, again, maybe happened twice). Helped tremendously with restaurant, chocolate and beer recommendations, which was huge for us as we only had limited time in Brussels. Would use Anneke again without hesitation
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for this nice commend, I will gladly take you on another tour. All the best
Nancy EpsteinUnited States
I don't appreciate religious indoctrination. Nor that dragons are real. And seriously going to Pain Quotian when it is in every mall and on every street in NYC did not feel very authentic. I did not find the tour very informative. It completely lacked depth and Anneke's ability to engage teenagers was limited, in my opinion.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Nancy, I'm sorry to hear that I have not been able to bring the history of Brussels to your children. We have visited one church, but I cannot remember discussing any religeous topic. Le Pain Quotidien is a Belgian family bussines with its first bakery in Brussels, it still looks authentic to me. I wish you all the best for your further stay in Belgium. Kind regards, Anneke
Jill MichelsonUnited States
We had a wonderful day with Anneke! She picked us up at the chocolate workshop we had already planned for the morning. We walked several neighborhoods and Anneke told us so much of the history of Brussels as well as many of the wonderful stories. We had some wonderful fish soup and some of the famous sea snails, the most incredible Belgium French fries and learned why they are called French fries. The waffles were delicious and we got a wonderful education in chocolate. What a wonderful day! Thank you!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for this nice review. All the best, Anneke
Megan C.United States
This was our second Brussels tour with Anneke and it was just as enjoyable as the first. We really appreciated her vast knowledge and that she was able to tie together different aspects of Belgian history and culture to our experience with the local brews; plus the beer tasting was great! She is very highly recommended by our group.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for these nice words. Let me know if you are planning a third trip to Brussels, I will than take you of the beaten path. Rain or shine, there so much more to see in Brussels. Regards Anneke
Marguerite GireUnited States
Anneke is a wonderful guide who gave a wonderful tour. Four hours just flew by and it was all interesting and informative. We felt we really got a good overview of Brussels's history and sites. Highly recommend
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for these nice words, the friendship pin stays on my mind. All the best, Anneke.
Douglas Ingram-ryan-stuhmerUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks :) Anneke
Thanks Anneke for providing a comprehensive overview tour despite the short time. I had a very good learning experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Your very welcome, Roberto. Regards Anneke
Lenka SfugarasUnited States
Anneke was an amazing tour guide and I would recommend her in a heart beat. She knew her city and its history. Not only she shared a lot of facts but also included many anecdotes from present and history making it a very entertaining tour. I also need to mention that we had our 3 year old son with us. Anneke was a natural around him and he kept asking for her many days after.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Lenka, thank you for these nice words. I'm still laughing at the memory of your husband who repeated: "in which city are we Smith?" All the best, Anneke
Trude DiamondUnited States
Everything on our tour went as promised and as planned, from Anneke meting us at the train platform to her kindness in escorting us back to the platform entry point at the station for our departure. The historic details about Belgium's government and architecture from the 14th century to today made Brussels resonate with our general knowledge of European history. And she introduced us to modern, creative approaches to chocolate candy making as well as traditional - all delicious in their own way.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review. History is the greatest true story. All the best, Anneke
Carisa KrygsheldUnited States
We just enjoyed a lovely day in Brussels with Brussels local expert Anneke. Our taste buds were enticed and educated in many ways. We were lead to many city highlights and learned much . Thanks Anneke !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The Low Lands bringing you back to your roots and the chocolates awakening your taste buds... that's what we're traveling for! All the best, Anneke
Jacobus MollerSouth Africa
We had an exceptional morning in the company of Anneke. She is very knowledgeable, accommodating, witty and entertaining. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to learn about and experience Brussels and its hidden gems.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jacobus, Brussels is, as you said: "the cherry on the cake". All the best, Anneke
Dana MatsushitaUnited States
Anneke was great! She was prompt, knowledgeable, funny, and we really enjoyed our experience with her. At the end of our tour, she kindly took us to the subway, helped us buy our tickets, and walked us the right platform to the Atomium. She also wrote down the route from the Atomium back to our hotel. We highly recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dana, it was a pleasure to take you around in Brussels. Kind regards, Anneke
Martin JohnsonUnited States
This tour exceeded our expectations. Anneke gave us an entertaining and informative introduction to the period out of which Art Nouveau arose, as well as taking us to see many exquisite exteriors. But the highlight by far was having her take us personally through the Horta Museum. It was a dream come true.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I guess it was our lucky day to have the museum all for ourselves. Always welcome for an Art Deco tour. Kind regards - Anneke
Harvey WildsUnited States
Anneke gave us an amazing tour! She is knowledgeable, personable and truly an excellent guide. I highly recommend her tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Harvey, it was a pleasure to take your family around in Brussels.
Timothy FarrisUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Enjoy the good beers! Regards - Anneke
Konnie StarkUnited States
The tour guide was knowledgeable and very flexible in meeting our interests and needs. We will definitely use Tours by Locals in the future!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Paul & Konnie, it was a pleasure to be your host. All the best, Anneke
We went today on a trip to Brussels with 50 students from Germany. Anneke one of our tour guide was just amazing! (The second tour guide was also amazing) 10/10 would recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Always Welcome! Regards - Anneke
Sanford TaffetUnited States
Anneke was a terrific guide during our tour of Brussels She provided my wife and me with an instructive overview of the history of Belgium and the city of Brussels She gave us insights into the local culture and to places to go after our tour was completed A Five star companion I
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, you are five star travelers. Also thank you for the lunch! All the best - Anneke
Anneke was extremely knowledgeable and the warmest of hosts. It is obvious she has a real love for what she does and we were very fortunate to have her insights on Brussels, delivered with wit and a real sense of discovery.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the comment. It was a pleasure to take you around in my city. Regards - Anneke
Mike TopperUnited States
Anneke was great in customizing a tour for us through Brussels. We asked for her to focus on Art Nouveau architecture with an interior tour of the Horta Museum, along with showing us some highlights in the city center. She was very knowledgeable about the history of the city and culture and significance of all the areas she took us through. She also took us through a chocolate tasting and her restaurant recommendations were perfect. We would highly recommend her as your tour guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for these nice words. It's nice to hear that also expats show so much interest in Brussels cultural & historical heritage. It was a pleasure to take you around and all the best with your Art Nouveau quest. Anneke
Darryn WolffSan Francisco, CA, United States
Thanks for the great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for being my guest! Kind regards Anneke
Nicole KesslerUnited States
Great tour! We enjoyed our time in Brussels and with Anneke immensely. She met us right as we got off the train from Paris and navigated us through the metro station. Saved us a ton of time from having to figure out where we needed to go to get to the city center. After a short ride, we enjoyed a nice tour of the city with plenty of tidbits and treats along the way. We tasted shrimp coquette, waffles, chocolate from 2 different chocolatiers, and frites. She helped us with where to go after she left also.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nicole for the nice comment. Your family reminded me the time that my parents took us travelling, and me being little Audrey with a mouth full of chocolate and blinkers in her eyes... All the best Anneke
Stuart SchlossbergSan Antonio, TX, United States
Anneke met us in our hotel lobby. We told her about our previous day's tour and she did a great job in modifying her plans so that there was little overlap. A great story teller, she did a fabulous job conveying information about the history, architecture, foods and culture of the city, making learning about Brussels fun. With her guidance, we nibbled all the special foods of Brussels. She was easy to understand and welcomed our questions. We'd gladly recommend her for any type of tour of Brussels.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Stuart for the comment, it's a always a pleasure to take around great travelers. All the best, Anneke
Steven HindmanOld Greenwich, CT, United States
We had a wonderful walking tour of Brussels. Anneke was a great source of history and local culture . We had the requisite education in chocolate and waffles. She outlined a comprehensive plan for future exploration. We enjoyed our tour thoroughly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You for the comment, it was a pleasure to show you my city. Kind regards Anneke
Edward RoseUnited States
Anneke knows Brussels so well. Great time learning history of Belgium, Brussels and most importantly chocolate. We got to test taste so many types of chocolate and cookies. Truly the 4 hour tour just flew bye.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ed for this nice words. This time we did the sweet tour, next time the salted. Regards Anneke
Rob OrchardUnited Kingdom
Anneke knows the city like the back of her hand and is full of fascinating stories about its history and its contemporary culture. A very enjoyable and informative tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rob, it was a pleasure to help you find out about the Botanical gardens. All the best with your article. Anneke
Louise MajithiaUnited Kingdom
Anneke was a wonderful guide , full of fun knowledge that kept us and the children entertained. We would definitely recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Louise, it was a pleasure to guide around your lovely family. Next time I will order some snow ...
Lyndon Lim CaycoPhilippines
Informative, friendly and convenient
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, it was a pleasure to guide you around in brussels. All the best - Anneke
Carole L.United States
Anneke was very efficient in communicating with us before the trip and met us exactly as planned at our hotel. She proceeded to show us Brussels for the next 4 hours. She is very knowledgeable & charming. We learned a lot of history of Belgium and Brussels, and in the process also were able to enjoy wonderful chocolates from many excellent chocolatiers, waffles and superb fries with, a first for us, mayonaise. We thoroughly enjoyed our private tour with Anneke and were lucky to have found her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Carole & Barry, thank you for these nice words, I thoroughly enjoyed sharing some fries with mayonaise with you. All the best Anneke
Jean-jacques de JaegherBelgium
Excellent knowledge of medieval Brussels. Plenty of information about what's factual and fictional. Best guided tour we've had in Brussels.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jean-Jacques, it was a pleasure to take around some locals. Regards, Anneke