John ShinnickUnited States
Jolijn was awesome and really gave us a great tour with lots of information. She is very passionate about her hometown and it shows. We stopped at a quaint coffee shop and it was very pleasant to end the day. Amsterdam is beautiful and what a story it is as to how it was built. We would recommend her service and hope to come back another time when we are not between flights.
Peter ConnellyUnited States
Jolijn is the person you need to tour Amsterdam with! She will walk you through the wonderful and wild history of this historic city with charm and grace. Suggest you ask her to take you to the Canel House since that was a highlight. As well as the tour of the markets. Jojiln is an amazing guide! She walked and talked us through hundreds of years of Amsterdam history in a few hours. Book her, Trust her!
Daniel GreenleafUnited States
I have been in Europe for four weeks. I have engaged multiple guides throughout my journey and she was the best so far. Outstanding tour.
Carra HoodUnited States
My tour with Jolijn was perfect. I requested a "lay of the land" walking tour and that's exactly what she provided. In addition, she took me on the subway, which I appreciated, since after that I was able to take the train with no problem. Jolijn is a wonderful conversationalist, knows an incredible amount about all facets of Amsterdam history and culture, and is relatable. The tour helped orient me to the city and set me up to make my own discoveries.
Gregg JohnstoneSuffield, CT, United States
A pleasure to have such a knowledgeable and enthusiastic tour guide show us around this wonderful city. We especially enjoyed are private guided tour of the Rijk museum and her insight and stories about the paintings. It is clear she has loved art all of her life.
Vivek SharmaUnited States
Jolijn did an excellent job of showing me the highlights of Amsterdam while also pointing out the historical background which made it that much more interesting. She is pleasant, enthusiastic and very knowledgeable about the city and its history. It was a fun and informative experience and the five hours flew by rather quickly.
Stacy WilderUnited States
Five stars. Excellent tour of all the important sights in Amsterdam. Lots of history and culture. Jolijn answered all our questions and gave us great recommendations of places to see and eat. Would highly recommend.
Harold (Steve) E.United States
Our full day with Jolijn in Amsterdam was totally wonderful. Jolijn was very energetic, shared a lot of very interesting information about Amsterdam, the Dutch people, and their rich history. We had a great walking / talking tour of Amsterdam (which is very walkable) and then headed out of town to see a bit of the surrounding countryside. See all of the sights and hearing so much from Jolijn was really worthwhile. We felt like we had really covered it all. We highly recommend Jolijn !!!
Gerald WoodleyUnited States
We can't say enough good about Jolijn. She did a wonderful job on our walking tour. Areas we had never heard of. Full of interesting stories as we went to the different neighborhoods. Also an expert guide in the museums. We were blessed with great weather which made the tour even better. Highly recommend her.
Scott DonerUnited States
A wonderful experience. Well worth the time and money. Jolijn is extremely knowledgeable and will share with you areas of the city and background you will not get from a boat or group tour. Her artistic background is a big plus when visiting the museum district.
Arnold RossUnited States
Jolijn treated us to a very enjoyable and enlightening walking tour of central Amsterdam - despite the rainy/windy day! She was able to give us a sense of the cultural history and character of the Dutch nation in addition to pointing out the many architectural and historical sights. Her English was excellent and we had no problem communicating. Jolijn was also quick to respond to a sightseeing question via email when we returned to Amsterdam. We would highly recommend Jolijn!
Robyn Killin McAuliffeAustralia
Carl L.United States
Jolijn is very flexible and will modify what you want to see as you are on tour. She provides a lot of information about country and what you are seeing. Highly recommend her. Car she uses to get a around was great for the two of us.
susAN KuhnUnited States
From the moment we shook hands with Jolijn ("No one can miss my red hair") we were enthralled by her. During our drive to Haarlem she offered insights into the Dutch economy, politics, culture, lifestyle, and daily life of a typical family in Amsterdam. Jolijn's engaging manner left us feeling less like we were on a tour than we were connecting with a longtime friend whose homeland we had never seen. DO NOT pass the opportunity to take an excursion with this knowledgeable & delightful woman!
Darren VincentUnited States
Wonderful guide! The tour was set at our pace and changed along the way to meet our requirements. The sites were beautiful! I would highly recommend our guide!
Louise KappusUnited States
Jolijn Is a very nice, knowledgeable person and would recommend her without hesitation!
John B.The Villages, FLORIDA, United States
If you are going to visit Amsterdam and want an insider's view by an intelligent, experienced, art trained guide I suggest you immediately retain Jolijn as your guide. Both my wife and I are designers and thus had definite ideas on what we wanted to experience. Joliijn more than met our expectations even to the point of providing the use of her personal car so we could experience suburban living outside Amsterdam. She is charming, vibrant, knowledgeable and flexible.
Julia MartinUnited States
Jolijn was great. We arrived in Amsterdam in the morning and wanted her to give us a quick tour of the city before we boarded a cruise ship. She arrived on time and was very flexible re our interests & schedule. Amsterdam is a city of pedestrians and bicyclists, so be prepared for a lot of walking. Jolijn showed us all the highlights in the three hours that we had and was also excited to discuss the people and culture of the area. She was able to keep 5 jet-lagged people interested. Highly recommend!
Harry WeinerUnited States
We just completed a day tour with Jolijn of Delft and Zaanse Schans. She picked us up at our hotel right on time. Her mini van was very comfortable. We were so impressed by her wealth of knowledge of history and the numerous points of interest that we visited or passed between stops. We learned so much about different windmills and economic and agricultural history. Her expertise on Delftware made the factory visit so much more insightful, She also found a great place for lunch. Thanks Jolijn!!
Catherine BeathardUnited States
My walking tour of Amsterdam with Jolijn was really great! She provided me with the right amount of history and cultural information ,along with great stories of the area. We spent quite a long time in the Van Gogh museum per my request and she was able to provide me very interesting facts about the artist and his life and work. We toured much of the city and she gave me several options to personalize the tour. I highly recommend Tours by Locals and Jolijn.
Jeff LundyUnited States
Jolijn did an awesome job on the tour through Amsterdam. Met us at our hotel and arrived right on time. She assisted our family of 4 to become familiar with the public transportation system as well as tailor the tour for our interests. She helped us avoid the crowds and is obviously very passionate about her city of Amsterdam. Well Done! Highly recommend for anyone interested in learning more about Amsterdam.
Cathleen WelshUnited States
It was great meeting Jolijn and having her guide us through the museums. She met us at our hotel, helped us get Tram tickets and taught us how to use them. At the museums she was very knowledgeable and helped us get much more out of the museums than we would have on our own or using an audioguide. My husband, who is not an art guy, enjoyed it and said it gave him a new appreciation for the art. Would recommend!
Deborah F.United States
Deborah F.United States
We enjoyed our "grand tour" of Amsterdam with Jolijn. This 5-hour tour including a walking tour of Amsterdam along with a museum tour of our choice. (We opted for the Rijksmuseum, which was outstanding). Jolijn is very personable, knowledgable, and accommodating. We highly recommend her as a tour guide.
Sarah F.United States
This was the second time we toured with Jolijn. While she can cover the usual tourist sights, she is , in fact, an art specialist. We had a wonderful tour of The Franz Hals Museum in Haarlem and a delicious lunch, chatting all the time about art, Haarlem and life. She is a highly skilled guide and a fascinating person. We will be back!
Patti BuckleyUnited States
Jolijn was very professional and gave my husband and I a very nice overview of Amsterdam. We did a 2 1/2 hour walking tour which was perfect. We had tickets to the Ann Frank House and she was able to end the tour there. I would not hesitate to use Jolijn again for a more in depth tour of Amsterdam.
Michael HimesUnited States
Jolijn is smart, congenial and flexible. We went to a museum on Far East history exhibits, to a conservatory (to include a beer break) and a walk through the fair which was fun. Jolijn made it very easy to plan, and had great suggestions. Would absolutely recommend her for a tour!
David YatesUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Jolijn touring the countryside outside Amsterdam and also visiting Haarlem. I feel we received an excellent overview of history, geography, culture and water management. We wanted to get a view of the countryside but hoped to avoid the places with lots of tourists. Jolijn delivered in this regard and we were happy with the places she chose to show us as well as her excellent explanations.
Marilyn Rand Von ZamftUnited States
Having never been to Amsterdam, it was a pleasure to spend quality time with Jolijn, who was our gateway to this beautiful walking city. Jolijn was prompt, professional, personable and very informative in the short 4 hours we spend with her. We would definitely recommend her and Tours By Locals to anyone looking to have an overview of Amsterdam.