Melissa LovellUnited States
Excellent personalized tour! Gert was easy to communicate with, timely, very knowledgeable, fun to spend the day with and didn't rush us at any point. We highly recommend using him and will book again with him in the future.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Melissa! it was a pleasure meeting you and your family!
Vivian Dela CruzCanada
Very friendly - Spoke to everyone in our group, also offered to help to carry our bags. Very informative - Gave us history of the city and signifiant buildings. Responded to questions asked. Has great knowledge of prime spots, pretty and exciting place. Was on time and did not rush us or anything, very considerate and accomodating specially having a little one on the group. Highly recommended!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Vivian, Thanks for your great review! It was a nice day thank you! Hope you arrived well in the Philippines, enjoy your vacation and spend wonderfull time + Christmas with your family. Our kids enjoyed the presents, thanks, very nice surprise. Best wishes, Gert Jan
Susan DunsfordUnited States
This was a terrific choice for the one day we had in Amsterdam before boarding a Christmas Market cruise. Gert is very knowledgeable about the Netherlands, the history, all the important things one would want to know and see. Windmills, cheese, clogs, beautiful landscapes and the city. We felt like we hard a real snapshot of the Amsterdam of yesterday and today! Gert is a delight! Thank you for sharing your day and your stories with us!
Sharon RosenWestport, CT, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your nice company! enjoy your last day in Amsterdam!
Karin EppersonUnited States
Gert was the best guide I have ever had on my international travels. He is very knowledgeable about the history of Amsterdam and Nederland. He gave us a very personal tour. He was like a friend. My husband, grandson and I had the best day in all our travels. Thank you sooo much Gert four the most fabulous tour and day. We will recommend you to all our friends and other travelers that come to Amsterdam. Thank you and all the best, Karin
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The day was great! We were so lucky this day, just perfect! Thanks for your very positive review!
Jean SederbergUnited States
Gert-Jan was very personable, very knowledgeable, and very helpful. (When my husband left his phone in the car he went back to his car and brought it to our hotel after our tour was over.) He took us out of Amsterdam to see the windmills, cheese, and wooden shoes in the morning, and we walked around Amsterdam in the afternoon. We covered a lot of the city and he showed us highlights of Amsterdam so we had a very good sampling of the city. He even treated us to coffee and a ride on the train!
Dewi Schneider-Kusuma SubrataSwitzerland
We enjoyed our Amsterdam Tour on 29. August 2019 tremendously: Gert is a friendly and very knowledgeable Guide, refreshingly uncomplicated and absolutely competent at the same time, whom we can recommend wholeheartedly! We would have loved to extend our stay in Amsterdam...
Mary Kay SidellUnited States
Enjoyed Gert very much - he guided our family of 5 - 2 grandparents, one parent, and 2 grandchildren and gave a sense of personal touch and caring to us all. We learned a great deal about the areas we visited, including the windmills which we had seen before.
Ann B.United States
Gert was very knowledgeable and informative about the whole Amsterdam area. He was very patient and helpful with us since we are older and have trouble with a lot of walking. We enjoyed spending the day with this kind and considerate man. It was great to get out of the city and see the windmills and fishing villages and hear about how the residents of Amsterdam and environs live.
Tina GubermanUnited States
Gert-Jan was a perfect guide to show us windmills and the Amsterdam countryside. He picked us up righ5 on time at our hotel and drove us to a beautiful village with windmills and other interesting things to see and learn about. He helped decide where to go next and we ended up at this amazing castle and beautiful gardens. Even when it started rain8ng Gerg-Jan had a smile and grabbed our bags and got the car. Loved the Amsterdam countryside, a perfect day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Tina!
Mark SwoffordUnited States
Excellent time and knowledge
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mark, enjoy the rest of your trip!
Dot BeckerUnited States
In Amsterdam in July, we took a day tour to Giethoorn (Beautiful!) and Muiderslot Castle with Tours By Locals guide, Gert. He was punctual, pleasant, and knowledgeable. On a boat tour in Giethoorn in 100F/38C weather, Gert jumped in the lake to cool off, leaving us in the hot sun—very inconsiderate. Muiderslot Castle was a self-guided tour with headphones. We paid for boat rental, lunch, and castle entrance fees in addition to Gert's fee, very expensive for the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mrs. Becker, Thanks for your review, it’s your experience that counts. The tour was not fully prepared in advance and different than standard-tours, we planned the itinerary when I picked you up. Itinerary was not discussed and that caused surprises during the day. Swimming is not common, but I asked if it was OK, it was the warmest day ever here and it took less than 5 minutes. I learned that communication can always be better. I learned from your review. Hope you enjoyed your time in Amsterdam
Tania DrinkwaterNew Zealand
A good tour. Gert is very knowledgable and flexible in what you might want to do. All round nice guy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Tania!
Mithilesh Kumar SinhaIndia
Gert was great. We had a fantastic time. He was very informative.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Pallika!
Andrea C.United States
It truly was "best full day AMS" tour! Gert is delightful and knowledgeable about all things AMS and his country! We spent 2 days with him as he drove to Zaanse Schans and Volendam the first day and a visit to Rijksmuseum (without him) with walking city tour followed by a canal boat ride with him the second day. He met us at the cruise port and drove us to our airport hotel to drop off our bags before our tour. He suggested what and where to eat local food and how to get around the city too! Great guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Andrea! thanks for being my guests!
Stephanie BestUnited States
A wonderful tour and quite friendly guide. I only wish our jetlagged family didn't run out of steam the last hour! Thank you for a lovely time in Amsterdam!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Stephanie! it was great meeting you and your family!
Julie SimonUnited States
We were a family of 5 with teens to adults that loved taking photos. Gert was patient with us and a huge help with holding our belongings. It made the day so much more enjoyable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Julie! enjoy your days in the Netherlands
Susan BrownUnited States
Gert was excellent. We couldn't have asked for a better tour guide. He was knowledgeable, professional, personable and just a great guy to spend a day with. The whole family enjoyed having him with us for the day. I highly recommend Gert as your tour guide..
Sue HumbleUnited States
He was very easy to talk with and enthusiastic about the garden. Knowledgeable but not too overwhelming. He guided us thru gardens at pace we wanted to go but also, wanted to help us see some spots that we may have missed on our own. Yes, would recommend!!
Nancy DonahoeUnited States
Gert showed six of us a wonderful day at the beautiful Keukenhof Gardens followed by lunch at a local bakery. Following that we visited a little historic community with windmills and lots of photo opportunities. We certainly will request Gert as our guide for our next trip in the Amsterdam area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Great to hear from you! Nice to hear that you enjoyed this day!
What a beautiful day in Amsterdam with Gert. We started off on a canal cruise in Gert's boat then walked all over Amsterdam ( we weren't brave enough to cycle with the quick Dutch). It was a great way to see this beautiful city!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your 5* review! I enjoyed the tour with you and the rest of the team! hope you had a great time and a succesfull congress.
Gert is a nice fellow! He was flexible, friendly and helpful. We had a great day seeing Zaanse Schans- the working windmill tour was a highlight. Highly recommend this tour with Gert!
James KendrickUnited States
Gert was a last minute replacement for the guide we had booked for two days who had a medical problem. He arrived on time and considering our requirements and not being a specialist in the area he did a very acceptable job. I would recommend him particularly for his area which he normally serves
Derrick FongUnited States
We had originally booked a tour with Jan about a year earlier but our cruise ship was not allowed to enter the locks to make our way to Amsterdam due to sever weather at seas.. so at the last minute we had to cancel. I felt very bad but there was nothing we could do. Jan was very understanding and we had the chance to book and undertake a tour with him a year later. It was a wonderful tour as Jan was extremely knowledgeable and most friendly. When returning, we will book a another tour with Jan!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Derrick! happy you made it this time! thanks for being my guests!
Leo McConvilleLafayette, NEW JERSEY, United States
The full day tour with Gert was fabulous! First he drove us to Zaanse Schans: A beautiful Dutch windmill Village and then to Volendam a small fishing village! Both were very picturesque and fun to see! We walked around each while Gert provided some interesting background for each location! We then headed back to Amsterdam where Gert took us on an extensive tour of the canals on his boat while pointing out all of the history behind the various sites! Gert felt like your best friend by the end of the day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the great review! we were so lucky with this summerday! it was a pleasure meeting you in Amsterdam!
Ian GudgeonUnited States
Gert was a very nice man and extremely friendly. We just didn’t feel he was very professional. Although he showed us what he said he would he didn’t appear to have in depth knowledge when we asked him certain questions about things we saw. Also his vehicle which he used to pick us up and take us places although adequate was far from clean.Also it was very nice to go on his boat but again it wasn’t very clean. Maybe we are picky but we compare with other tour guides we have used through you.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our guides’ normal high standards.
David CohenUnited States
One outstanding day. Details included Dutch Windmill history. Amsterdam canal tour and city hidden gems. Red Light District STD facts and figures.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David! glad you made it to the hotel!!
Marcy TerkeltaubUnited States
Allan WatermanLake Forest, CALIFORNIA, United States
Gert enhanced our visit to Amsterdam. He was knowledgeable, insightful, very pleasant, and enjoyable to be with. I will recommend him to any of our friends who visit Amsterdam.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Allan, hope you had a great time in Tanzania!
Susan SilvestriUnited States
We had a great time with Gert in Amsterdam. He planned a custom tour for our layover that included a canal tour on his boat. We truly felt like locals and I highly recommend reserving a tour with Gert.