Janet LavinUnited States
We loved our Kinderdijk Windmill tour with Eddy! He was very knowledgeable and a pleasure to be with for the morning. Thanks for a great experience!!
Sandra NicholsUnited States
We met Eddy at Central Station for a 3 hour walk around the city. His interests were reflected in his excellent tour: history, architecture, art and life in modern Rotterdam. We saw the city in a way we never would have if we had visited on our own. Our city walk was enhanced by the maps & photos he had downloaded on his iPad for reference points and through his commentary. The November visit was on a chilly and damp day. Our waterfront coffee stop at a lovely cafe was well appreciated- 3 hrs flew by.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your positive feedback. I am happy you enjoyed the walking tour in Rotterdam, despite the chilly weather. I enjoyed guiding you both and wish you all the best on future travels.
Sarah ( Sally) FaulknerUnited States
My husband and I did a 3 hour architecture walking tour with Eddy in Rotterdam. It was a 5 star tour! He is very friendly and passionate about his city.The weather was chilly and rainy and he met us with 2 extra umbrellas and we managed quite well, walking under awnings, canopies, and through covered passageways, staying as dry as possible.We learned a lot about the architects and the buildings, and about Rotterdam in general.I would highly recommend this tour for a personal view of the city architecture.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. I enjoyed guiding you and your husband, showing what Rotterdam has to offer in modern architecture. The weather was not kind that day, but I am happy you still enjoyed it and did not get too wet ;-).
Peter Edward PoolUnited States
Excellent in every way.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was great to guide Ricky and you here in Rotterdam. You are a lovely couple. Keep travelling! Eddy in Rotterdam
Michael PeretzianUnited States
As we are well versed in architectural matters, it was a great pleasure to have a guide who was so knowledgeable, and able to answer our questions about buildings we saw which were not included in the tour plan. Our guide was amiable and eager to please us which he certainly did!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure guiding you and your friends and share our interest in Rotterdam's modern architecture.
Freda KreinerUnited States
Eddy did a wonderful tour. He was knowledgeable about Rotterdam in general and the windmills in particular. He knew everything about whatever question popped into my mind. Some of which were remembrance from stories I read many, many years ago. Eddy was patient at all my stoppings to take photographs and waited till I hurried up to him and my husband. I would definitely recommend him to friends traveling to the Netherlands and ask for him again when we return.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you Freda. It was a pleasure guiding you to the windmills of Kinderdijk. I am glad you enjoyed it.
Marilyn Rand Von ZamftUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Eddy who met us at the Rotterdam Centraal station information booth just as he said he would. The train ride to meet him was easy as were his instructions to get there from Amsterdam. Eddy was professional, personable and very informative during the time we spent with him. Lunch in the Old Harbor area was a nice respite before going to The Hague. We would definitely recommend him and Tours By Locals to anyone looking to have an overview of Rotterdam and The Hague.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Marilyn for the positive feedback. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour. It was a pleasure guiding you in Rotterdam and the Hague.
Keith AlterUnited States
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 if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
Yvonne MooreUnited States
What a great way to see Rotterdam! Eddy really showed us a great overview of Rotterdam and the stunning architecture that built Rotterdam. We are Architecture buffs and really found his knowledge extremely valuable. We are only here for 1 day so we wanted to cover as much ground as possible and Eddy delivered. Well worth the money. Rotterdam is a very clean city compared to other parts of Europe. Very safe.we were so impressed with the looks of Rotterdam, We eventually want to move here from the U.S.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Yvonne, you were great guests to guide around Rotterdam and appreciate the architecture and the city. I am honoured to hear that you enjoyed the tour so much. I wish you all the best on your future travels and maybe we meet again when move to Rotterdam in the future.
Wendy HartUnited States
Eddy is an outstanding tour guide. Patient, flexible, extremely knowledgeable of Netherlands history, and the most enjoyable travel partner we could have hoped for during our Rotterdam, Hague and Delft tour. Eddy was always upbeat and encouraged our questions and allowed us to linger at certain buildings (architecture is our passion and Eddy's as well) taking lots of photos. We had a lovely relaxed lunch in a quaint Delft square and Eddy was charming and so very informative. A 10 star tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Wendy and Allan, It was a great pleasure to guide you both in Rotterdam, Delft and The Hague. Good to hear that you enjoyed the tour so much. I certainly did. Thank you for sharing your experience. I wish you all the best and I hope you will enjoy the remainder of your vacation as you did our day in the Netherlands. Kind regards, Eddy
Dale PatriasNew York, NY, United States
Eddy is a terrific tour guide. He gave us a tremendous amount of information about his city which he really loves. He's knowledgeable, friendly, and a pleasure to have as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dale. It was a pleasure guiding you and your friends in Rotterdam. Good to hear you enjoyed it Eddy
Anthony LoosUnited States
My family is originally from Rotterdam and I asked for a tour or where they lived, worked, etc. Eddy went above and beyond my expectations.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: the tour with you was a very special and personal one, which took some effort to prepare. But the pleasure it gave me researching it and finally delivering it to you, was very rewarding. I am happy to hear you liked it. Regards, Eddy
Diane HickeyUnited States
He went beyond our expectations and made a stay in Rotterdam/Hague very enjoyable
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Diane, It was a pleasure guiding you and your friends on King's Day in Rotterdam, Delft and the Hague. Thanks again. Eddy
Our visit to Kinderdijk with Eddy was highly informative. We learned about the history and function of the site and about the operation of the local water boards which are unique to the Netherlands. Only one windmill was open because of maintenance activities. We were fortunate that the Miller joined us and added to our visit. I have no doubt that the additional information the gained will be incorporated into Eddy's future tours. Eddy is an excellent tour guide and I highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan, It was a pleasure guiding you and your son the windmills of Kinderdijk. Good to hear you enjoyed the tour so much. I hope to welcome you again on a future visit to the Netherlands! Kind regards, Eddy
Eddy is punctual, very kind and knowledgeable. A great pleasure having done the 1,5 hour private tour with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Leon, it was a pleasure guiding you in Rotterdam.
Celestia CragunUnited States
I appreciated Eddy waiting for us as we were 30 minutes late. Eddy obviously researched our family and the LDS Church as well. He showed us previously unseen pictures, took us to the very street on which our ancestors lived, and to the docks where they set sail to America. The tour of the market and the cubist houses was most interesting. He escorted us to the correct train back to Amsterdam. The tour was all we hoped for.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure guiding you and your relatives in your ancestral city of Rotterdam. I am happy to hear you enjoyed it so much.
Amy DunckelmannUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to quality customer experiences and takes all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of tour experiences. We have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our normal high standards.
Karen GrossUnited States
Eddy was prompt, courteous and knowledgeable. He designed this tour for us and it was delightful and exactly met my desires. He was very patient with less confident riders. On my bucket list was a bicycle ride in the Netherlands.....it was wonderful. I would book with Eddy again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was pleasure guiding your group by bicycle from Rotterdam to Delft and back. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed it so much.
Bill ShawUnited States
Eddy was great! Enjoyed the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Bill, I loved guiding you, your wife and friends in Rotterdam
Terry HarrisonUnited States
Eddy was an excellent guide. He accommodated all of our special tour requests resulting in a really great customized tour experience for our family. Eddy was on time, knowledgeable, personable and the tour vehicle was pristine and comfortable. We could not have asked for a better guide or tour experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Terry. It was a pleasure guiding you and your family on this very Dutch tour to Windmills and Tulips. It is good to hear you enjoyed it.
Thomas RussoUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure guiding you in Delft and the Hague
Eddy has a deep knowledge of historical, social, and cultural aspects of Dutch life in general and what sets Rotterdam specifically apart from other cities in the Netherlands. He is a passionate advocate for Rotterdam's innovative modern drive in architecture and design, and convincingly argues for why Rotterdam deserves some of the star status that is usually reserved for Amsterdam. We learned that we obviously needed to plan for more time in this city. In summary, an outstanding experience.
Eddy was simply amazing. He made it fun and informative. The tour was worth it. His English is very good. Native level! Friendly but professional.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Yasmina, It was a pleasure guiding your international group of ladies around Rotterdam. Good to hear you enjoyed it!
Susanne STRENZ-ThibaultUnited States
Outstanding. Could not have been more perfect. Visiting the Pilgrim Fathers Church and Delfhaven was very meaningful. This should be a destination for all Americans. Thank you Eddy our very best to you. I will try to get this visit published and will send you a copy. Susanne
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Susanne, It was a pleasure guiding your special group. Great to hear you enjoyed to the tour so much. Eddy
Bill LudwigUnited States
Eddy did a great job for us. We visited Delft and the wind mills. He provided great information and history. He also crafted the tour to our abilities and interests.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure guiding your group. I am happy to hear you liked it. Thank you.
Sibyl H.United States
My friends and I toured Rotterdam's brilliant architecture with Eddie in October 2014. He was punctual, informed, and very nice. He drove us around the city, stopping for a closer look and walk at the key buildings. His choice of buildings was excellent. Eddie advised us on train departures from Amsterdam and customized the tour to make the most of our day, responding quickly to questions emailed from the USA. It was a wonderful day and Eddie was an excellent guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Good to hear you liked to the tour so much. It was great guiding you and your friends around Rotterdam and showing its modern architecture.
Kenneth MillerUnited States
My wife and I have had maybe thirty-forty guides and Eddy ranks with the best. He is extremely knowledgable, courteous and outgoing. We would unhestatingly recommend Eddy. Ken Miller