Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Amsterdam Netherlands by Tour Guide Walda B. (Guide #6444)


Anne Israeli

Canada
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Tour: #108653, Customized grouptour Amsterdam on July 11 2018 with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jul 11/18

A wonderful day soaking up the culture, art, history, and scenery of Amsterdam. Our guide, Walda, was exceptional!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Anne, happy to hear that you enjoyed your custom made group tour in Amsterdam, with time tickets for the Anne Frank House and Van Gogh Museum and a private canal cruise on a 1922 salon boat with our own captain. Warm regards, Walda

Michelle Marx

New York, NY, United States
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Tour: #93707, Combination tour 2 museums Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jul 8/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your 5 star rating, Michelle! All the best, Walda

Susan Bassett

United States
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Tour: #156011, Full day private tour in Holland with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jul 7/18

Susan Bassett

United States
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Tour: Private VIP van with driver/ferry Volendam-Marken/private 1922 saloon boat/tram for your group tours on July 6 and 7 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date: Jul 6/18

Susan Bassett

United States
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Tour: #156011, Full day private tour in Holland with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jul 6/18

During our communications we planned a tour outside of Amsterdam and a tour in Amsterdam. Walda was full of wonderful ideas for our tours. This included a private small boat to tour the canals of Amsterdam.A highlight of our day.We are a party of 8, who have traveled together for 32 trips. Answering all of our questions and keeping us together is like herding rabbits. Walda was patient, informative, and wonderful to be with. She made sure all of our questions were answered, and all of our needs were met

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sue, I loved the 2 day tours with my little ducklings, you were such a fun group! And we cooked up great itineraries together: a day in the countryside with windmills, cheese, a ferry on the IJsselmeer and a day in Amsterdam with museums and a private canal cruise. Happy to hear you enjoyed it so much! Warm regards, Walda

Micheal H.

United States
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Tour: #107613, Visit The Hague and Delft with your own private art historian, private guide, The Hague, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jul 5/18

Walda arrived right on time at our Amsterdam hotel to drive us to The Hague & Delft. Our visit to the Mauritshuis was so enjoyable. Her art history knowledge added so much to our understanding of the museum's outstanding collection. One can view paintings on your own but the history behind them is where an art historian such as Walda provides true value. In Delft, Walda's Dutch history knowledge took center stage on our walking tour of the city, church & on The Royal Delft Factory tour. Book with Walda.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mike, glad you liked our private cartour to The Hague and Delft. Please book again and we'll visit another city and museums somewhere in Holland. Hugs, Walda

Micheal H.

United States
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Tour: #125878, Visit Haarlem with your own private art historian, private guide: 2018 July 4, Haarlem, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jul 4/18

Walda was outstanding. Do not hesitate to book with her. Her knowledge of art & Dutch history is top notch. Walda's great personality & expertise are the combination which makes for an educational & enjoyable day. Our walking tour of Haarlem combined with visits to the Franz Halls & Teylers Museums plus St Bravo's Church was delivered as promised. Visit Haarlem With Walda!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mike, thank you so much for your review, it was fun guiding you in Haarlem. Hugs, Walda

Judy Gregory

United States
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Tour: #93707, Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum Amsterdam and private canal cruise with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jul 3/18

Walda was so pleasant and very knowledgeable about all the art we saw in the Van Gogh and Rijksmuseum. She navigated us through the museums so that we could get a good understanding of the artist and the period that they lived in. Our treat afterwards was a canal ride in a small 1922 cabin boat for just us and cocktails of our choice. It was a wonderful experience and we recommend it highly. You can't go wrong with Walda she has all the best contacts.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Scott and Judy, You are such lovely people! Thank you for your kind comments, I appreciate it very much. All the best, Walda

Felice Sadicario

United States
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Tour: #108653, Anne Frank and Jewish Quarter Amsterdam private tour, Private Guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jul 1/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Felice! Regards, Walda

Felice Sadicario

United States
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Tour: #93707, Combination tour 2 museums Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jul 1/18

Walda was amazing. Full of knowledge. As she is a teacher of art appreciation, she made the Van Goah museum come to life. We took a wonderful private boat tour on the canal, Anne Frank House , Jewish Quarters and the theatre where the Jews waited for deportation. We then visited the area in which Anne Frank grew up. Truly a wonderful day filled sith knowledge by an interesting and terrific tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Felice! Yes, it was a wonderful and full day, custom made for you, very happy you enjoyed it! Thanks for lunch and the little breaks. Enjoy the rest of your stay in Holland and Denmark! Hugs, Walda

James Nattier

United States
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Tour: #219987, Visit Gouda with your own private art historian, private guide, Gouda, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 28/18

Great tour. Walda is very knowledgable and flexible to keep our entire family happy!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jim, your family made me happy too! It was fun guiding you in Gouda, trying cheese and stroopwafels and showing you around in hidden courtyards, picturesque streets and the Cathedral. Thank you for the 5 stars, Walda

Chris Carradine

Canada
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Tour: #93707, Carradine Family Museum Tour with your own private art historian, private guide, 2018 June 27, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 27/18

My wife, children (20 & 17) and I scheduled a tour of the Rijks and Van Gogh museums with Walda and she was fantastic! Met us at our hotel, walked us through the city, had all of our passes ready to go and most importantly was very knowledgeable of Rembrandt and Van Gogh. We spent 5 hours together and it could not have been better - Walda is lovely and we recommend her highly!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My dear Carradine family, thank you for your wonderful comments. Glad you enjoyed our day in the museums, I did too! It was nice talking to you and sharing our love for art. Thank you for the coffee break and I hope you will enjoy the rest of your stay in Amsterdam. All the best, Walda

Michael Horowitz

United States
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Tour: #93707, Combination tour 2 museums Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 25/18

A superb art museum tour of Rijksmuseum and Stedelijk Museum. Walda is friendly and knowledgeable - she knew how to focus the tour so that we got a deep sense of Rembrandt, his followers and environment and Netherlands' Golden Age. Then after a quick lunch in the public garden outside the museums, we enjoyed her guiding us through the development and movements in contemporary art. She is easy to talk to and learn from.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michael, it was my pleasure! Glad I could show you the Old Masters AND the work of modern and contemporary artists, it was a great combination. Thanks for lunch, it was great being with you, Walda

Brian Peddie

Gainesville, FL, United States
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Tour: #93707, Combination tour 2 museums Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 15/18

A++++ Walda did a stellar job coordinating a phenomenal day in Amsterdam with my son (11y) wife, and governess. My son said Walda is the "best guide EVER!" The private dinner cruise was stellar! She was flexible, professional, highly knowledgable, and dynamic. She provided a highly customized experience for us and anticipated our unexpressed wishes - WOW - LUXURY guiding at its finest! We felt insulated from the summer crowds and navigated though the most mobbed "must-do" sights like VIP's!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Brian, You should see my face now; it's glowing!!! Thank you for your A++++ review! Best wishes, Walda

Brian Peddie

Gainesville, FL, United States
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Tour: #107056, Museumtickets Van Gogh Museum/Rijksmuseum and two hours private 1922 salon boat with dinner, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 15/18

ROCKSTAR! Walda IS the Rolls-Royce of guides. Curating a museum requires a mix of acting, knowledge, and teaching skills. Walda was able to captivate my family and make us want to learn more. She loves her job and has an art history background that she is willing to share with other people. If you plan to visit museums, (or just like to have everything done flawlessly) then treat yourself to the best experience you can and utilize her services .

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks and greetings from your personal Rolls-Royce Rockstar, Walda

Paul Baker

United States
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Tour: #107613, Day 3: The Hague and Delft private cartour, Private Guide, The Hague, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 10/18

The first part of the tour was what we had hoped for. The second part tour to Delft could have been skipped leaving more time for the morning activities. This was not In Walda's control since we had a plane to catch which compressed our time schedule. Nonetheless, Delft could have deleted all together.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Paul, sorry to hear that you believe we could have deleted Delft. I noticed you were tired already and therefore I suggested to skip the Delft city walk; you wanted a shorter tour to be able to reach the airport on time. Please come back one day, I'm sure you will enjoy picturesque Delft, the city where the famous Delftware was made, where William of Orange was shot and buried and the place where Vermeer lived and worked. Many people love Delft and a tour in the Delftware Factory. Best regards, Walda

Paul Baker

United States
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Tour: #107056, Day 2: Museum Square and Vondelpark Amsterdam private tour, Private Guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 9/18

Walda became like a member of our extended family. By having on multiple tours on successive days allowed she and to meld as a team

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Paul, great to hear that you consider me a member of your family. We have one more day and I'm sure I'm going to miss you after our three tours! Walda

Paul Baker

United States
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Tour: #108653, Day 1: Anne Frank and Jewish Quarter Amsterdam private tour with private canal cruise, Private Guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 8/18

Guide was terrific. Friendly, knowledgeable, amiable and flexible. Guide adjusted to our pace. Weather was great. We accomplished our objectives we had for the tour. We are looking forward to tour #2 tomorrow

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your 5 star review! See you tomorrow, Walda

Mark Vrana

United States
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Tour: #93707, Combination tour 2 museums Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 6/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Mark! Sincerely, Walda

Paul Kutzman

Flanders, NJ, United States
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Tour: #93707, Combination tour 2 museums Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 5/18

Walda was everything one could ask for in a tour guide. To begin the tour began on time and ended on time. Her knowledge of the subject matter was first rate and explained in a manner that was easy to comprehend. We moved at a good pace, not too fast nor to slow. Time for a snack break was provided and appreciated as 4 hours straight of museum touring can be a bit much. All in all would heartily recommend Walda.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Paul, Janet, Jack and Ann, Thank you for choosing me as your private guide. It was my pleasure showing you around in the museums. Thank you for your lovely comments here and in your private message. Take care, Walda

Michelle Gordon

PUTNAM VALLEY, NY YORK, United States
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Tour: #107046, Combination tour Rembrandt House, Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh museum Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 4/18

Walda took us to the museums and knew where to find the best and most famous art. She also helped us get a reservation at a stellar restaurant. This is a great tour that includes a canal ride (that was my favorite part). Don't miss this one!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michelle, What a great compliment you gave me: I know you did more tours with other guides, but my tour was your favorite in Amsterdam!!! Thank you! I'll pass your kind words to the captain. Sincerely, Walda

Rita Moya

United States
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Tour: #107056, Traveling alone? Experience Amsterdam like a local: museums, fine dining and theatre visits: private tour by private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 3/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your 5 stars, Rita! Enjoy your stay in Amsterdam, Walda

Karen Lim

Canada
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Tour: #92045, Karen's private tour 3: private cartour to Kroller Muller Museum and Rietveld in Utrecht with Private Guide, Otterlo, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 2/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your 5 star review, Karen! It was a great day, going to Utrecht to see Rietveld's House and his furniture in the Centraal Museum and visit the Kroller Muller Museum and Sculpture Garden in National Park Hoge Veluwe. Best, Walda

Karen Lim

Canada
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Tour: #107613, Karen's private tour 2: private cartour to Delft and The Hague and an Indonesian Rijsttafel with Private Guide, The Hague, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 1/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Our tour to Delft and The Hague was great, glad you liked it, Karen! Thank you for the 5 star rating, Walda

Geoff Reddington

United States
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Tour: #93116, Operation Market Garden / World War II tour Arnhem/Airborne Museum Oosterbeek/Nijmegen/Groesbeek/Overloon with private guide, Arnhem, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 31/18

Walda was great, prepared and ready to show us around, we had a lovely visit to Arnhem and Nijmegen!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Geoff! Great to show somebody around who is very interested in what happened here during World War II. Thank you for the pancake, Walda

David Marks

United States
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Tour: #93707, Combination tour 2 museums Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 30/18

Walda was really terrific. She made the art on our museum tour "come to life". She used simple language and very detailed stories to make our hours together very entertaining.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, David! You were good students, it was fun guiding you in the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Thanks for lunch, Walda

Karen Lim

Canada
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Tour: #107046, Karen's private tour 1: three museums in Amsterdam, a private canal cruise and a Michelin star lunch with Private Guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 29/18

Walda was amazing. I loved my tour of the Rijks Museum and the Van Gough Museum. I had the best boat in Amsterdam to tour the canals. She also planned a lunch at a Michelin star restaurant. I couldn't have asked for anything more.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Karen, for your kind words! We had three days together, it was wonderful sharing our love for art and culture together. Hope to meet again one day, all the best, Walda

Jane Stewart

United States
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Tour: #107056, Traveling alone? Experience Amsterdam like a local: custom made tour for Lana, gift from Jane, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 27/18

I have toured with Walda before and she is always fresh and interesting. Most importantly she knows what she is talking about!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jane, you are a great friend!!! Hugs, Walda

Nick Brealey

United Kingdom
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Tour: #108653, Two half days cultural programs for the donors of Britten Sinfonia, Amsterdam Private Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 26/18

We visited Rembrandt House, the Royal Palace, the Rijksmuseum, and the Van Gogh Museum with Walda. She is an excellent tour guide; extremely knowledgeable, efficient in planning the tour, good company, and delivers the tour in an engaging way. I thoroughly recommend using her services.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Nick! It was my honour to guide the sponsors of the Britten Sinfonia. Hope to see you again one day in the Concertgebouw! Sincerely, Walda

Signe Freed

Sweden
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Tour: #139633, Swedish grouptour day 2: Amsterdam bustour with your own private art historian, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 23/18

We enjoyed Walda as our private tour guide, for a group of 18, for two days. After meet and greet at the Airport we visited the unique setting of Zaanse Schans, with lunch in the picturesque Vondeldam. The second day an interesting walking tour through Amsterdam, including the Old City with Red Light District, Rembrandt House, the Royal Palace and so much more. I highly recommend Walda, very knowledgeable and patient with our group. Hope to have the opportunity to come back for another tour again soon!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Signe, Thank YOU! You were a wonderful tourguide, I think we made a great team together. Hope to see you again next year, Walda

Signe Freed

Sweden
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Tour: #201678, Swedish grouptour day 1: Countryside with Zaanse Schans windmills and Volendam with your own private art historian, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 22/18

We enjoyed Walda as our private tour guide, for a group of 18, for two days. After meet and greet at the Airport we visited the unique setting of Zaanse Schans, with lunch in the picturesque Vondeldam. The second day an interesting walking tour through Amsterdam, including the Old City with Red Light District, Rembrandt House, the Royal Palace and so much more. I highly recommend Walda, very knowledgeable and patient with our group. Hope to have the opportunity to come back for another tour again soon!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Signe, Thank YOU! You were a wonderful tourguide, I think we made a great team together. Hope to see you again next year, Walda

Frances F.

United States
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Tour: #107056, Day 3: Have your own 1922 saloon boat for a private canal cruise, Private Birthday Present Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 20/18

A tranquil and personal canal cruise on a beautiful saloon boat. Walter was very friendly and we had terrific views of beautiful Amsterdam. Thank you Walda and Walter.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Everyone loves the private canal cruise on the 1922 salon boat, best way to see Amsterdam! Glad you liked it, Walda

Frances F.

United States
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Tour: #337132, Day 2, Frances' choice: Leiden and The Hague tour with your own private art historian, 2018 May 19, Leiden, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 19/18

We had special museums to see (Boerhaave and Huygens) and Walda arranged this perfectly. A wonderful day - even better than I had hoped. Thank you Walda!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Good to hear it was even better than you had hoped! This day we did everything on your wish list in Leiden and Voorburg/The Hague. Glad you liked it! Regards, Walda

Frances F.

United States
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Tour: #194474, Day 1, Mary's choice: Delft and Rotterdam tour with your own private art historian, 2018 May 18, Rotterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 18/18

This tour was well-organised and Walda explained a lot of Dutch history to us in a clear way. Fun, easy to be with - great day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Frances, thank you for your 5 stars! It was your friend Mary's choice today: Delft and Rotterdam and yes, it was a great day! Walda

Heidi Borca

United States
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Tour: #93707, Day 2 private Amsterdam tour with your own private guide/art historian, 2018 May 17, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 17/18

We came back to Amsterdam just to see The Van Gogh Museum. Walda has taken us both times and has made an incredibly memorable experience. This visit we also enjoyed a lovely and relaxing boat trip back to our hotel. Excellent! We cant wait for another tour with Walda.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again for such a great review! Hope to see you soon, Walda

Heidi Borca

United States
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Tour: #201678, Day 1 private countryside cartour Zaanse Schans windmills with your own private guide/art historian, 2018 May 16, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 16/18

Wonderful day in the countryside. We had a great time visiting Windmills and charming towns. Highly recommend for anyone looking to get out of Amsterdam. Walda is wonderful. This is our second time with her in several years.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Heidi and Greg, thank you for your 5 star review. It was a great day in the countryside. Looking forward to our third meeting! Walda

Helen Poor

United States
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Tour: #139633, 5 hours museum or city tour Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 14/18

We have done many walking tours throughout Europe. We've had many great tours, but Wanda is one of the most knowledgeable & personable guides we've ever had. Our only regret is that we didn't book her for more than 2 days! Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Helen, Thank you very much for two great reviews! I enjoyed being with you in the museums and streets of Amsterdam for two days. Gonna miss you! Group hug, Walda

Helen Poor

United States
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Tour: #93707, Combination tour 2 museums Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 13/18

Walda brings art to life. She is knowledgeable, animated and fun. Highly recommend this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Helen, Thank you very much for two great reviews! I enjoyed being with you in the museums and streets of Amsterdam for two days. Gonna miss you! Group hug, Walda

Charles Anderson

United States
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Tour: #201678, Private windmills and countryside grouptour, 2018 May 12, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 12/18

Exceptional tour. Very knowledgeable and patient for travelers speed. Wish we had been able to have her expertise for a second day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sorry that I was fully booked, Charles! I would have loved to guide your group a second day. Please come back another year and I will show you a different part of Holland. Sincerely, Walda

Lauren Vitulli

United States
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Tour: #107046, Typical Dutch day 3 part two: Van Gogh museum Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 9/18

We were three women in Amsterdam celebrating a big birthday and had very specific requests regarding visiting artists, design studios, short museum visits, and good shopping. Walda went out of her way to organize a tour that met our specific requests. The day was was great: Well planned and organized. She made it special with a few surprises, private tours, and unique places. She speaks english very well, is kind, patient, flexible, and very knowledgeable. No hesitation to give her a 5 star rating!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lauren, it was my pleasure to create personalized tours for you and your friends. Thank you very much for your 5 star comment! Best, Walda

Stephen Vile

United States
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Tour: #139633, 5 hours museum or city tour Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 9/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Stephen! Hope to meet again one day, Walda

Daryl Koops

United States
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Tour: #107046, Combination tour Rembrandt House, Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh museum Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 8/18

Wanda was a wonderful guide. On time, courteous and very knowledgable. I would recommend here for any tour she says she has an expertise in.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Daryl! I enjoyed showing your group around in the museums. Thank you for your nice comment, Walda

Steve Frazier

United States
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Tour: #107046, Combination tour Rembrandt House, Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh museum Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 6/18

Wow! Our group wanted a special experience at the Van Gogh and the Rijksmuseum and Walda really delivered. She made the masterpieces really come alive with her insights and subtle observations that only an art historian can deliver. The pace was perfect and her ability to educate us without inundating us with too much information was magical. I had been to the Rijksmuseum before with the audio guides, but there is absolutely no comparison. Go with Walda and really appreciate art in a special way.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow for your kind comments, you make me blush! Please thank your group for a great day, you were wonderful 'students', I enjoyed providing all the background information. Warm regards, Walda

Steve Frazier

United States
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Tour: #93707, Skip the line tickets Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum group of 7 Steve Frazier, 2018 May 6, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: May 6/18

Skip the line is the only way to maximize the "viewing" time at the museums. Thanks for arranging it Walda.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: No problem, Steve! Glad that we could save a lot of time not standing in line!

Carol Skeens

United States
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Tour: #219598, Out of Amsterdam Private Tour: visit Deventer, Zutphen, Amersfoort, 't Loo Palace or ... with your own private art historian, Deventer, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 30/18

Our guide, Walda, was amazing. I hired her to take my husband and myself on a tour of Zutphen. My fathers family came to the United Sates from there in 1663. Walda had researched the name I gave her and created a very personal tour for me, including details regarding my family history. She was informative and extremely helpful. She even helped us to navigate the train to and from Zutphen. We couldn't be more pleased. We would definitely recommend Walda & Tours by Locals. I will hire them again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was fun for me too, doing the research and performing the tour in Zutphen to show you all the places related to your ancestors. It must have been very special for you to walk the same streets as your family did hundreds of years ago. Sincerely, Walda

Michael Mandel

United States
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Tour: #109943, Day 2: Private countryside cartour with tulips and windmills with your own private art historian, Private Guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 29/18

Wanda approaches her job with expertise and commitment to make the tour a memorable experience. You soon forget she is a professional guide as she becomes a friend showing you all the things she loves and you soon share in her passion. She is an outstanding guide and greatly enhanced our tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You know I LOVE my job, feels like a field trip every time! Your friend, Walda

Michael Mandel

United States
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Tour: #108653, Day 1: museumtour and private canal cruise with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 28/18

Wanda's expertise in Art History and all things Amsterdam is only surpassed by her warm and caring personality. Her goal which was to make us happy and to exceed our expectations which she did on both accounts. She helped in planning the tour based on what we wanted and then executed the tour flawlessly. I recommend her without hesitation as one of the best guides I have ever encountered

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Mike! You make me blush... Walda

Randa Giles

United States
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Tour: #162234, Luxury rental car or minivan and driver/guide (8 hours), Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 27/18

Walda knows everything you would ever want to have explained about art. This is 4 Stars because you can not hear in the back of her Citroen.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Randa, Thank you for your 4 star rating. I'm sorry that you couldn't hear well in the back of the car. I wish you had told me so; I could have spoken more loudly or you could have switched places. Glad to know that you appreciated my expertise. Let's do a canal cruise on a private salon boat next time: it's electrical and very quiet! Kind regards, Walda

Sacha Holme

Australia
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Tour: #162234, Private car for your Keukenhof tour (KWVZD) on April 23, 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 23/18

Thanks for providing the transport Walda, much better you negotiating the crazy traffic than us! Kind regards, Sacha & Craig

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Glad you liked my little car and driving skills, Sacha and Craig! Kind regards, Walda

Sacha Holme

Australia
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Tour: #109943, We love tulips! Private tour Keukenhof and/or flower auction Aalsmeer 2018 with private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 23/18

Thanks Walda for a great day, we are so very glad to have seen the tulips, you were very informative & great company. We highly recommend this tour. Kind regards, Sacha & Craig

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sacha & Craig, it was a nice and sunny day, weren't we lucky? The tulips were GORGEOUS and it was great talking to you, Walda

Sg Holskjaer

United Kingdom
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Tour: #108653, Private Van Goghmuseum eveningtour Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide 2018 April 20, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 20/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: ***** for your group too! Cheers, Walda

Elaine Woodard

United States
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Tour: #93707, Combination tour 2 museums Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 20/18

The best. I would never have enjoyed the museums as much without Walda. Her art history knowledge is invaluable and she is a wonderful person to spend time around.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Elaine! I enjoyed our tour too! We had so much fun in the museums and on our private salon boat! Hope to meet again one day, Walda

Annette Lipkin

United States
Rating

Tour: #107056, Traveling alone? Experience Amsterdam like a local: museums, fine dining and theatre visits: private tour by private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 18/18

Walda was my first experience with tours by locals. She was friendly, helpful, accommodating, and informative. I informed Walda of the things I wanted to do and she planned the day for me. Being with Walda was like being with a friend, it was a very enjoyable and comfortable experience. She walked with me at my pace and made an unfamiliar city like Amsterdam enjoyable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My dear Annette, you are a brave lady, travelling all by yourself. I was happy to share my love for classical music and art and culture with you and to help you getting around in Amsterdam. The lunch concert was great, wasn't it? Your friend Walda

David Massari

United States
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Tour: #93707, Combination tour 2 museums Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 13/18

She was extremely knowledgeable and helpful in navigating the art in the museums we visited. Highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! Sincerely, Walda

William Liebman

Bethesda, MD, United States
Rating

Tour: #107046, Combination tour Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh museum, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 8/18

Walda's expertise as an art historian made our tour of the Rijksmuseum & Van Gogh Museum very special. Even my spouse who has two degrees in European history appreciated the extra insights Walda brought to understanding the fabulous art we saw.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is great to hear that you and your wife enjoyed my input during our tour, Bill! And for me it was great to have such interested art lovers around me who spent 6 hours in 2 museums with me. Thank you for the break with apple pie! Sincerely, Walda

Caroline W.

United States
Rating

Tour: #107046, Combination tour Rembrandt House, Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh museum Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 7/18

Walda is knowledgeable, kind, and easygoing... things that make her a great guide. We had a wonderful day at the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. She was patient and worked with us to make sure we saw everything we wanted to see. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a guide in Amsterdam!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow, Caroline! That was the fasted 5 star review ever; I’m still in the train home!!! Thank you for lunch and a full day in 2 museums; you were great listeners, jetlag or not. Enjoy the riviercruise, Walda

Barbara C.

United States
Rating

Tour: #108653, Anne Frank and Jewish Quarter Amsterdam private tour with private canal cruise, Private Guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 6/18

Walda is a perfect guide - She is knowledgeable, accommodating, flexible, efficient and a delight to be with. Our tour of Amsterdam needed to be rearranged at the very last minute and Walda handled it professionally and without fuss it was perfection. Her knowledge of art and history are superb and related in a wonderful conversational manner. You will be very lucky if she is available.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Barbara, I'm the one who's lucky! Lucky because you wrote a great review! Thank you very much! I'm sure that a lot of travelers are going to book my tours and will have the same experience, wonderful! Gratefully, Walda

Judith Neiman

United States
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Tour: #107046, Combination tour Rembrandt House, Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh museum Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Apr 3/18

I love art ... my husband loves history. Walda covered both, providing us with an energetic, engaging discussion of the lives of Van Gough and Rembrandt, as well as details re: their unique styles of art. Everything was well planned, including finding a terrific restaurant for my many food allergies. Yet, she was willing to "detour" when we wanted to "add" a site! She's delightful, a joy to be with for the day! 100% recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Judy, good to know that you appreciate my expertise and flexibility. Thank you for your 100% recommendation! Sincerely, Walda

Laura Sport

United States
Rating

Tour: #125878, Visit Haarlem with your own private art historian, private guide, Haarlem, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Mar 21/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your 5 stars, Laura! I enjoyed being with your group in Haarlem. Thank you for lunch! Warmly, Walda

Stan Salus

United States
Rating

Tour: #107056, Traveling alone? Experience Amsterdam like a local: museums, fine dining and theatre visits: private tour by private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Mar 19/18

Walda is wonderful. She is a true art historian and we can't say enough good things about her, as a general tour guide of Amsterdam and a very knowledgeable art historian. We learned a lot from her and enjoyed her explanations of art and Amsterdam history. Her English is excellent and her demeanor is warm, engaging and charming. We couldn't have asked for more.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stan and Caryn, you make me blush! Thank you for your kind words. It was my pleasure doing two museum tours with you in Amsterdam. Happy to hear you appreciate my expertise. Warmly, Walda

Stan Salus

United States
Rating

Tour: #139633, 5 hours museum or city tour Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Mar 18/18

Walda is wonderful. She is a true art historian and we can't say enough good things about her, as a general tour guide of Amsterdam and a very knowledgeable art historian. We learned a lot from her and enjoyed her explanations of art and Amsterdam history. Her English is excellent and her demeanor is warm, engaging and charming. We couldn't have asked for more.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stan and Caryn, you make me blush! Thank you for your kind words. It was my pleasure doing two museum tours with you in Amsterdam. Happy to hear you appreciate my expertise. Warmly, Walda

Andy Bleggi

United States
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Tour: #93707, Day 3: Private Rembrandt House and Maritime Museum tour with your own private art historian, private guide: March 16, 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Mar 16/18

Along with Rembrandt's house, excellent, and something you could do on you own but you would be missing a lot of great stories and fun explanations that makes the home and the neighborhood come alive without her expertise. The best part thought was she arranged a private canal tour on one of the most beautiful boats on the canal. We felt pretty special when the boat picked us up right next to Rembrandt's house and took us around the canals with everywhere we went people taking pictures of the boat,

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andy, Thank you for 3 five star reviews for our 3 tours in Amsterdam. It was delightful to guide your family in the museums, do a city walk and ofcourse the private canal cruise. Happy that you enjoyed it all! Hope to meet you again one day, all the best, Walda

Andy Bleggi

United States
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Tour: #93707, Day 2: Private Rijksmuseum tour with your own private art historian, private guide: March 15, 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Mar 15/18

Having a private guide makes such a difference when visiting the Rijksmuseum and she is defiantly the right private guide. She really knows what she is talking about whether you are an expert or novice when it comes to museums and art. Highly recommend we had a great time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andy, Thank you for 3 five star reviews for our 3 tours in Amsterdam. It was delightful to guide your family in the museums, do a city walk and ofcourse the private canal cruise. Happy that you enjoyed it all! Hope to meet you again one day, all the best, Walda

Jane Shevlen

Canada
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Tour: #125878, Day 3 with your personal art historian: Haarlem and countryside, 2018 March 13, Haarlem, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Mar 13/18

Day 3 and again Walda met me on the dot, to take me off to Haarlem for a walking tour with explanations and historical detail ,on the go then visited the Frans Hals Museum where Walda continued to educate. We drove in the country and visited old windmills, still in use, in a very pretty village of historic wood houses. Drove along dykes and through very pretty villages and wound our way back to Amsterdam. I enjoyed full days, with good soup lunches and coffee and treats and learned a lot from Walda. JS

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jane, it was great being with you and do three tours: a private canal cruise in Amsterdam, museums and churches in Delft and The Hague and a combination of Haarlem and Zaanse schans windmills. I loved our talks about art, Tefaf, our lives and culture and I hope to see you again in October. Sincerely, Walda

Jane Shevlen

Canada
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Tour: #141184, Day 2 with your personal art historian: Delft and The Hague, 2018 March 12, Delft, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Mar 12/18

The focus of my visit to Amsterdam, Delft, and The Hague was historical Dutch art and architecture. On our second day Walda met me in her wonderful, small, comfortable for long legs, Citroen and took me to Delft for a tour of the Royal Delft Factory followed by a walking tour of Delft. After a light lunch, we drove to The Hague to viewing the city and government buildings and tour the Mauritshuis Museum to see gems by Vermeer, Rembrandt and more. Walda is excellent and a very informative guide. JS

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jane, it was great being with you and do three tours: a private canal cruise in Amsterdam, museums and churches in Delft and The Hague and a combination of Haarlem and Zaanse schans windmills. I loved our talks about art, Tefaf, our lives and culture and I hope to see you again in October. Sincerely, Walda

Andy Bleggi

United States
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Tour: #108653, Day 1: Private Van Gogh museum and Stedelijk Museum tour with your own private art historian, private guide: March 11, 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Mar 11/18

She was great! Met us right on time, knew everything about Van Gogh and lots of stories about his life which made for a very interesting and fun time. Pointed out items in his painting never notice or heard of before. Got us in the museum quickly and recommend a great restaurant for the evening. Well worth the price.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andy, Thank you for 3 five star reviews for our 3 tours in Amsterdam. It was delightful to guide your family in the museums, do a city walk and ofcourse the private canal cruise. Happy that you enjoyed it all! Hope to meet you again one day, all the best, Walda

Jane Shevlen

Canada
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Tour: #93707, Day 1 with your personal art historian: private canal cruise and drop off Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, 2018 March 11, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Mar 11/18

Walda arranged for a beautifully restored antique, saloon boat to meet us at the canal across from the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, to take us on a tour for an hour through small canals, where the large tour boats cannot go. It was a perfect, quiet Sunday at noon made even more perfect due to the boat's silent, electric engine. An absolutely sublime way to arrive at the Rijksmuseum, or other location of your choice. From the dock Walda guided me to the Rijksmuseum entrance and arranged for my quick entry. JS

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jane, it was great being with you and do three tours: a private canal cruise in Amsterdam, museums and churches in Delft and The Hague and a combination of Haarlem and Zaanse schans windmills. I loved our talks about art, Tefaf, our lives and culture and I hope to see you again in October. Sincerely, Walda

Rachel Jaffrey

Malaysia
Rating

Tour: #139633, 5 hours museum or city tour Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Dec 15/17

We enjoyed our museum tour especially to the Rembrandt House Museum. Walda's explanations were very detailed and comprehensible. Even my 9 year old daughter can remember the life and times of Rembrandt. We were also very impressed with the remarkable art works produced by Rembrant and his students. Walda knew that my father is not able to walk very far. She had arranged for a canal cruise from the Rembrant House Museum to the Rijksmuseum. Walda is definitely one of the best tour guides :)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rachel, Thank you very much for describing our tour so detailed and it is great to hear that young and old enjoyed our tour so much! You were a 5 star group! Best wishes for 2018, Walda

Richard B.

Stinchcombe, United Kingdom
Rating

Tour: Half day private tour in Holland with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date: Nov 10/17

Richard B.

Stinchcombe, United Kingdom
Rating

Tour: #160079, Rembrandt city walk Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Nov 9/17

Walda was a super guide and we have made a good friend. She took my vague and unhelpful suggestions and turned them into two wonderful two days. - Despite the weather. Thanks.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm so sorry I could not control the weather! Though when we did the private canal cruise on our private 1922 saloon boat with our own captain it was nice and sunny, wasn't it? We made good friends, it was fun. Three kisses on the cheek for Richard and Jane (Dutch way)! Walda

Michael McEllistrem

United States
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Tour: #107046, Combination tour Rembrandt House, Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh museum Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Oct 7/17

Our tour with Walda was excellent. We spent a full day with her and really enjoyed the combination of her in-depth knowledge of art history and her thoughtful analysis of its impact on the culture of the Netherlands, both yesterday and today. She has a very nice way of presenting the personal stories of the artists and their influence on society, without getting too far down into the details. Lastly, and just as importantly if you are going to spend a day with someone, she is a very nice person.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: How wonderful to read your 5 star review, thank you very much! Hope to meet again one day, Michael, there's so much more I can show you! Warm regards, Walda

Loren Pannier

United States
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Tour: #108653, Two half day tours Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Sep 29/17

This was an outstanding tour in all regards. Wanda has an engaging personality, she has an in depth knowledge of art history, and was uniquely qualified to conduct these tours of world class museums. It was a privilege to meet her, and to have her guide services over two days. I would highly recommend her. Loren

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Loren, as promised you sent me a 5 star review, thank you! Glad you appreciated my guidance in the Anne Frank House, Rembrandt House, Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum and that you enjoyed our city walk and one hour private canal cruise in our private cute little saloon boat and captain. Send my love to Donna and thank you for the picture. Best, Walda

Edward Burke

Port St Lucie, FL, United States
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Tour: #93707, Combination tour 2 museums Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Sep 23/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. Walda

Mary Mulier

United States
Rating

Tour: #139633, 5 hours museum or city tour Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Sep 21/17

Anyone wanting a truly memorable experience when visiting Amsterdam's major museums will be fortunate to have Walda as their guide! The scope of her knowledge as an art historian is remarkable--better yet is her ability to make both the artist and the art come alive. We also enjoyed her company as we navigated the city, whether on foot or via the trolley. She is personable, charming, effective and highly professional. Obviously, we are fans!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow, I have fans! Thank you for your double 5 star reviews, Mary! I enjoyed our 2 day tours too! Best, Walda

Mary Mulier

United States
Rating

Tour: #93707, Combination tour 2 museums Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Sep 20/17

Hamda Almheiri

United Arab Emirates
Rating

Tour: Museum tour Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date: Sep 14/17

Walda was extremely kind, very knowledgeable , was able to answer all our questions and provide very interesting insights on paintings in both museums we visited. Many thanks again and I highly recommend the tour and the guide to everyone!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks to you, Hamda, for your 5 star review! It was great meeting you and showing you the masterpieces in the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. Warm regards, Walda

Andrew Feraios

Emeryville, CA, United States
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Tour: #108653, Intensive museumtour Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Sep 3/17

I booked Walda for a four hour tour on my first day and an eight hour tour the second day. Thus, I got to know her very well. We had quite a bit of back and forth email communication where I gave pretty specific ideas about what I wanted to accomplish. Walda came through with flying colors. She is highly knowledgeable, considerate, and a real delight as a tour guide. I wholeheartedly encourage booking Walda.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Andrew, it was great guiding you, it felt like being with a friend. Glad you enjoyed it too! Hugs, Walda

Andrew Feraios

Emeryville, CA, United States
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Tour: #93707, Combination tour 2 museums Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Sep 2/17

Walda is a fantastic guide. As an art historian and Dutch native, she brought both the Van Gogh and Rijksmuseum alive for me from both an aesthetic and historic perspective. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for a private guide in Amsterdam.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Andrew! We had twelve hours together, but time flew, didn't it? We had a great time in the museums and in Amsterdam. Please come back one day and we'll see some more. Looking forward to it, Walda

Judy V.

United States
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Tour: #93707, Combination tour 2 museums Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Aug 30/17

My son and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Walda. She added depth and enrichment to the experience! I would highly recommend her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your recommandation, Judy! It was my pleasure to show you and your son around in Amsterdam. Warm regards, Walda

Cynthia Hickman

United States
Rating

Tour: #201678, Zaanse Schans windmills/Schermerhorn museum windmill, Volendam/Edam/Marken or De Rijp with your own private guide/art historian, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Aug 29/17

Walda did an excellent job showing us the lovely Dutch countryside - I highly recommend her as a guide. At the Zaanse Schans windmills, try the mustard soup. I think that local cuisine is one of the joys of travel. Thank you Walda for a delightful day!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cynthia, I knew you would like the local mustard soup! Great reward after visiting the windmills, right? Thanks again for another 5 star review! Hugs, Walda

Cynthia Hickman

United States
Rating

Tour: #162234, Use of my car countryside Private Tour August 29 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Aug 29/17

If it accommodates the size of your group, no more than three, I highly recommend Walda's personal car. Small cars go where larger cars can't!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Cynthia, I knew you would like my small car! Wasn't it great to drive through small picturesque villages north of Amsterdam, where the buses can't go? Thank you for your 5 star review, Walda

Tom Miller

United States
Rating

Tour: #107046, Combination tour Rembrandt House, Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh museum Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Aug 25/17

Walda was amazing. Her expertise and passion about Amsterdam, its history, and its art kept my wife and I informed and entertained the entire tour. We're so glad we engaged her. We spent nearly three weeks in the region and our day with Walda was one of the best!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Tom, you make me blush! What a great review! It was wonderful to show you and your lovely wife around in Amsterdam during our 6 hours tour. Please come back one day, Walda

Roger Freidline

Midland, TX, United States
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Tour: #107046, Combination tour Rembrandt House, Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh museum Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Aug 23/17

Walda is an excellent guide! She guided us on a tour that included Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and walking tour back toward our hotel. Her English is excellent, the pace was just right and her knowledge about the masterpieces is extensive. I strongly recommend Walda.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure, Roger! Warm regards, Walda

Wayne Crowder

United States
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Tour: #93707, Combination tour 2 museums Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Aug 22/17

Walda was on time (actually early) to meet us and greeted us with warm enthusiasm. She was friendly and understanding, giving us occasional rest periods. Most important, of course, she was very informative and gave us an informed view of both the Van Gogh and Rijksmuseum. As an art history professor, she is quite knowledgeable; as a tour guide, she uses that knowledge in an enjoyable narrative that gives context as well as detail. Excellent guide whom I recommend without reservation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words, Wayne! Good to hear that you enjoyed our visit to the museums at Museum Square. Amsterdam has many more interesting museums; please come back one day! Regards, Walda

Louise Gaulin

Canada
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Tour: #201678, Zaanse Schans windmills, Edam cheese and Marken family cartour with your own private guide/art historian, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Aug 17/17

Fantastic Tour Guide. Walda is knowledgeable, friendly and flexible. Her tours are focused on what you want to see and do. I would definitely book one of Walda's tour again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Louise, thank you for your 5 star review for our two tours. It was fun showing you, your sister and the kids around in Amsterdam and in the countryside and it was great to enjoy museum treasures, windmills, fishermen villages, smoked eal, cheese and 'poffertjes' together. Hugs, Walda

Louise Gaulin

Canada
Rating

Tour: #107046, Combination tour Rembrandt House, Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh museum Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Aug 15/17

Had a great time and we had one teenager and one child with us. Walda makes sure that her tours are interesting for everyone in the group.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Louise, thank you for your 5 star review for our two tours. It was fun showing you, your sister and the kids around in Amsterdam and in the countryside and it was great to enjoy museum treasures, windmills, fishermen villages, smoked eal, cheese and 'poffertjes' together. Hugs, Walda

Marcia Floberg

United States
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Tour: #93707, Combination tour 2 museums Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jul 17/17

Walda was wonderful! It felt like she was guiding us as old friends. She secured our tickets, met us at our first tour location and took care of everything for us. So easy walking through the beautiful city with her and what an education at the Van Gogh Museum!! It was beyond our expectations. I can't say enough good things about Walda!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Marcia, I can't say enough good things about our tour too! You were great, our day was great, thank you! Hope to meet again one day (as old friends), Walda

Jane Brown

United States
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Tour: #107046, Combination tour Rembrandt House, Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh museum Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jul 16/17

The tour was tailored specifically for us, and Walda was a wealth of knowledge. We were able to see and experience all that we had hoped. She is fantastic!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jane and Thom, it was a joy to spend the day with you in the Rembrandt House, the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum and great to do the private canal cruise on our own 1922 saloon boat with captain Walter. Too bad that your daughter couldn't join us. Thank you for the 5 star review and the coffee break with Holtkamp applepie! Enjoy your stay in Germany, Walda

Lisa Tompkins

United States
Rating

Tour: Museum tour Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date: Jul 13/17

Walda was an excellent guide. She was extremely knowledgeable and had many stories about paintings that were interesting and new to us. There wer 7 in our group, and we all thought she was fabulous. You cannot go wrong with Walda.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lisa, your group was great! Thank you for your 5 stars, Walda

Teresa Schlegel

Bountiful, UT, United States
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Tour: #201678, Zaanse Schans windmills and fishermen villages private cartour with your own private guide/art historian, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jul 9/17

Walda was a great guide. We drove to the country and she stopped so that I could photograph the beautiful scenery. She was very knowledgeable, flexible, and made our trip to Amsterdam very memorable. We highly recommend Walda.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words and 5 star review, Teresa! Hope you photos turned out well and give you great memories of our beautiful day in the typical Dutch countryside with windmills, Zaanse houses, dykes, canals, wild rabbits, sheep and cows! Hugs, Walda

Joyce M.

Canada
Rating

Tour: Museum tour Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date: Jul 9/17

We were very pleased with the tour, it was enlightening, interesting and we appreciated your knowledgeable guidance throughout the tour. The boat tour of the canal was a lovely way to end. It was so interesting to see Amsterdam from the water, it is really quite different than walking the streets. We hope to return to Amsterdam in the future and would not hesitate to engage you as our guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joyce, I knew you would love the 1922 saloon boat for a private canal cruise! And thank you for kind words. It was my pleasure to show you around in Amsterdam! Hopefully I can show you some more next time. Very best, Walda

Natasha Blumenfeld

United States
Rating

Tour: Museum tour Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date: Jul 2/17

Walda was an amazing guide for our museum tour. We could not have asked for a more intuitive, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic guide. We had a large group of twelve family members and it gets a little wild and crazy sometimes. She created a wonderful environment for the little kids among us while maintaining our adult interaction. I highly recommend using Walda as if you are in Amsterdam. Thanks Walda for a wonderful introduction to the Reijksmuseum and to Amsterdam!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Natasha, it was fun, wasn't it? Glad that everyone in your family, young and old, had a great time! Thank you for the 5 star review, I appreciate it very much. Warm regards, Walda

Eric Wallioen

United States
Rating

Tour: #107056, Traveling alone? Have your own travel companion for museums, fine dining and theatre visits: private tour by private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jul 2/17

Walda made the museum tour fun for the family by telling us all the secret stories many paintings have. It was like a Dan Brown novel! We would surely call her again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Eric, I knew you would like my stories! Come again and I'll tell you some more secrets. But facts only, promissed! Hopefully Dan Brown's next novel is about the Rijksmuseum, wouldn't that be fun? Warm regards, Walda

Rosemarie Peelle

United States
Rating

Tour: #107046, Combination tour Rembrandt House, Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh museum Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jul 1/17

Canal cruise, Rembrandt House and walking tour under her expert guidance. Casual, friendly and accommodating to our requests and questions. She is an enthusiastic teacher of all things Dutch.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rosemarie, you were perfect students : ) Come back one day and I'll teach you some more! Kind regards, Walda

Rosemarie Peelle

United States
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Tour: #93707, Combination tour 2 museums Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 30/17

Excellent knowledgeable guide. Group of 4 did highlights of Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh in 4 hours. Walda steered us thru the crowds and shared her fount of details about the works and the times of the Golden Age.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rosemarie, many thanks for your 5 star ratings for our 2 tours! Warm regards, Walda

Ann Elise S.

United States
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Tour: #107056, Art project Brian Dailey: public interviews in Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 23/17

Walda was a great guide! She was a wonderful addition to our project while I was in Amsterdam, and, she went way beyond what was asked of her. She knows her facts and is a fantastic people person. Highly recommended :-)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Dana, it was wonderful working with you and to be part of Brian's art project. Hopefully we can meet again, maybe when the kickoff of all this starts? Love your work, especially your people and architecture photography! Regards, Walda

James Sinnema

United States
Rating

Tour: #107056, Private Saloon boat and museum tickets Anne Frank House and Rijksmuseum: customized private tour by private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 21/17

Nice safe and informative ride on the canals.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sinnema family! Thank you for your 5 star reviews! Glad that EVERYONE, young and old, enjoyed the tour in the Anne Frank House, our private canal cruise on the saloon boat and the Rijksmuseum. Good luck finding your Dutch roots in Holland! Warm regards, Walda

James Sinnema

United States
Rating

Tour: #93707, Combination tour 2 museums Amsterdam with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 21/17

Walda was a great tour guide. Very knowledgeable and enjoying sharing her information with our group.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sinnema family! Thank you for your 5 star reviews! Glad that EVERYONE, young and old, enjoyed the tour in the Anne Frank House, our private canal cruise on the saloon boat and the Rijksmuseum. Good luck finding your Dutch roots in Holland! Warm regards, Walda

Daniel C.

United States
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Tour: #156011, Full day private tour in Holland with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands    view tour
Date: Jun 19/17

Walda was energetic and knowledgeable....perfect for those interested in art history. In depth and interesting information....highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Dan, thank you for your (very) fast 5 star review! We had a lovely (hot!) day in the museums today, didn't we? Glad that the private canal cruise was so relaxing. Thanks for lunch and the coffee break, I enjoyed it very much. Warm regards, Walda P.s. Don't forget to send me some pics, please!

Scott Keith

United States
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Tour: Half day private tour in Holland with your own private art historian, private guide, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date: Jun 8/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your 5 stars, Scott! Glad that you enjoyed our tour in Haarlem! Kind regards, Walda