Stoey StoutUnited States
Our group loved Marianne. She was flexible in our schedule, well organized, and moved at a nice pace. We just had a one day layover, and it made our time so much more productive to have her guiding us and helping us connect to Dutch culture and history. Thanks Marianne!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Stoey, I have really enjoyed spending the afternoon with you and your party and introducing you to our interesting city. I wish you a very good time in Turkey and hope to see you again in Amsterdam!
Very patient, very flexible & knows her stuff. A pleasure to work with
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! It was a pleasure for me too! Enjoy the rest of your holidays and especially the time in Africa!
Jan GeringerUnited States
Marianne was a wonderful guide. Had a fantastic day in Amsterdam! She was very knowledgeable, friendly, easy to talk to. She made sure our 4 hour walking tour was suited to our tastes. We met outside of the Ann Frank House, showed us the beautiful city. She recommended a couple of places to visit if we had time after our tour, one of them being "Our "Lord in the Attic", highly recommend. My husband and I were very happy with Marianne. Deserves a 5 star rating! Thank you to Tours By Locals and to Marianne.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jan for this valuable review! I agree with you that we spent a wonderful time together. Enjoy your cruise and I hope to see you and your husband back in Amsterdam. Kind regards, marianne
Martin JacobvitzUnited States
Marianne was very accomodating and really worked hard to adjust to our schedule changes and our 87 year old mother. She is very knowledgable about Amsterdam, the History of Amsterdam and the Netherlands in general. We really loved going out into the country side and the entire day. Highly Recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sorry for my late response, but thank you very much for your wonderful reference. I have really enjoyed spending the day with you and your family, and seeing you so interested in our country! I hope your photographs have all worked out fine! Hope to meet you again sometime in spring, kind regards, Marianne
Susan L.United States
Marianne is a personable,engaging guide. We really enjoyed our time with her, walking along Amsterdam's city center. She shared much information about the medieval sections of the city which allowed us to gain a better understanding of Amsterdam's origin by the sea. We walked along the canals and through some narrow alleys, all along learning about Amsterdam's fascinating history and architecture. We enjoyed the 'secret' church in the attic of a 17th century home along the canal. We recommend Marianne.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Susan, Thank you for your review! I am glad you have enjoyed our walk of the medieval part of Amsterdam. I hope to see you again to show you the rest of our interesting city. Enjoy your cruise and the wonderful views of Iceland!
Maryann A.United States
Marianne was our tour guide for our group of six and she made each one of us feel that we were the focus of her attention. She was engaging, warm, friendly, and a consummate professional with a depth of knowledge that amazed us. Her historical knowledge, her stories and delivery style captured our attention and kept it. We enjoyed our last morning in Amsterdam with Marianne and would highly recommend her as your guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Maryann, I am glad that your tour with me was a good way to end your trip to Europe. I enjoyed the company of you and your friends and hope to see you back!
Antoinette FacconeUnited States
We very much enjoyed our guided tour by Marianne. In 4 hours time she showed us the most important parts of Amsterdam, answered our questions and gave us background information on the city. We highly recommend her as a guide. Antoinette
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Antoinette, I have enjoyed giving you and your relatives an impression of Amsterdam. Hope you will continue a wonderful summer in Charlotte.
Wendy SegolUnited States
Thank you for a wonderful tour! We all really enjoyed the knowledge you have for the old Jewish section of Amsterdam. I appreciate your consideration of how I was feeling. Thank you for showing us how to use the tram. The kids and my husband loved their ice cream! It was a beautiful day and a wonderful tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Wendy, I am glad you have all enjoyed your tour. I wish you a great tour of the Dutch countryside and a wonderful time in London. It was really nice meeting you and your family! Thanks again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Victor, it was good to see how you all liked our city and enjoyed our relaxed walk. A good way to end a business trip from Spain.
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.
Dennis TauchenUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your 5 stars and I hope you will enjoy the rest of your stay here!
Peggy PerryUnited States
Our tour guide, Marianne, was perfect. She was very knowledgeable and eloquent about her lovely, interesting Amsterdam. We were in good hands with Tours by Locals, thanks!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Peggy, I hope you will come back!
Judy BrandtUnited States
She is the BEST guide! We made a friend and learned of architecture, history, the canals, best places to eat and shop. It was like walking with an old friend who wanted us to love her city as much as we did. She showed us things we'd never have found on our own. Take this tour early in your trip!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Judy for these wonderful words. I spent a very pleasant morning with you and your husband and hope to meet you again! Enjoy the rest of your stay here!
Randi Mays-KnappUnited States
As Marianne breezed through the door with a smile and air of confidence, I knew our family was in for a great adventure on our first day in Amsterdam. Marianne met us at our hotel and provided training on riding the tram and avoiding bicycles. She was charming and knowledgeable about her city. She began our tour with a map and a suggestion on how to proceed making sure she was attentive to our needs as travelers. Marianne was a delightful and professional guide. I was sad when we parted company.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Randi for these wonderful words! I am glad you had such a great time, hope to see you back!
Sean LohmanUnited States
Marianne introduced my 23-year-old son and me to Amsterdam City Center today on what was a fun and informative tour. Her love of the city is contagious. Her knowledge of the history of the city is impressive. Marianne met us with a smile at the train station upon our arrival from London and we jumped right in to learning about this truly beautiful and amazing city. Her restaurant recommendation was perfect! When we hit the streets after dinner we knew how to get around town. Wonderful! Thanks, Marianne!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sean, I enjoyed doing this tour with you and your son and from the first moment I knew you would love our city. So I am sure you will come back! Thanks again, Marianne
Clarinda PattersonUnited States
Marianne was a joy and a fabulous guide. We got a real sense of the city in 4 short hours and feel comfortable now knowing what else we would like to see and where things are located. She was perfect.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! It was a real pleasure for me introducing you and your husband to our beautiful city! Enjoy the rest of your stay here and do come back!
Cathie MannHouston, TX, United States
Our May tour with Marianne was amazing. Her knowledge about the art in the museum, the City itself was very informative and the special stories she told were wonderful. She dealt with the rain with such charm and we kept on with our tour. She guided us carefully to avoid problems with the bikes and to give us good advice about other places to see on our own. We would highly recommend her. She is delightful and has a wonderful way of explaining things and handled all of our questions!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Cathy! I hope you have enjoyed the rest of your European tour. You were very good in accepting the Dutch rain as part of our charm and I am glad you had a great time!
Jeffrey DodgeUnited States
Marianne gave us a wonderful, customized tour of Amsterdam. We wanted to modify one of her walking tours to cover some sites that we were particularly interested in and Marianne did that without hesitation. We had been to Amsterdam a number of times before and yet we learned a lot on this tour and were very pleased at the tour and the level of knowledge that Marianne was able to convey during the tour. We would highly recommend Marianne and likely use her services the next time we visit Amsterdam.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jeffrey, I did enjoy this tour with you as well. Hope to see you again! Kind regards, Marianne
Richard RiebelUnited States
Marianne was our guide to the museums contains the Dutch Masters. On our way to Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum she walked us through different neighborhoods. Her knowledge of the historical development of Amsterdam was excellent and entertaining. The world may have been made by God but Amsterdam was made be the ingenious Dutch. Her historical and linear presentation of the works of Rembrandt and Van Gogh added greatly to our understanding of these ground breaking artists.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for appreciation! I think we had a wonderful mornig, we were so lucky with the wheather! I have enjoyed spending this Saturday morning with you and I hope the rest of your stay will be as good as the start! Kind regards, Marianne
LeAnn N.United States
Loved The overview of Amsterdam tour given by Marianne. She is so knowledgeable about all things Amsterdam and shared a wealth of information about her city in a morning tour. This was my first visit here and after our tour I knew where I wanted to explore on my own. Thank you Marianne, for a specials dinner memorable morning!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you LeAnn, I enjoyed this tour as well. I hope you will come back to Amsterdam now that you know how many wonderful things there are to enjoy here! kind regards, Marianne
Amanda MitchellUnited States
Wonderful-Wonderful! So enjoyed our tour. Very knowledgeable, Great personality and very customer accommodating!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Amanda, I spent a wonderful morning with you and your party. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your day and hope you will come back to see all the other beautiful sights! I wish you a great trip across Europe! Kind regards, Marianne
William LiebmanBethesda, MD, United States
Marianne's knowledge and sensitivity to the story of Jews in Amsterdam (even though she is not Jewish herself) was very moving. She put the Jewish experience in context of the history of Amsterdam and readily answered numerous questions we had about the city and its architecture that went beyond what we could have expected. In addition to being a font of information, she was great company!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much William for this wonderful reference. It was a very special tour for me! I hope you and Diane will enjoy the countryside and the tulips! Spring has started! kind regards, Marianne
Barry BermanUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Barry, Thank you for your 5 stars! It was a pleasure doing this tour with the four of you!
Bobi Jean AndrosUnited States
From the moment my son and I met Marianne at our hotel I felt comfortable and confident. Marianne showed us fascinating features of Amsterdam, as well as where we could buy the best chocolate in Holland! By the end of the walking tour and the canal ride, we felt well introduced to the city. Marianne recommended a wonderful place for dinner and helped us make reservations which ended our day perfectly as we were able to see and experience the inside of a canal house. A lovely, unforgettable day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for these wonderful recommendations Bobi Jean! I have enjoyed spending this Sunday afternoon with you and your son. I am glad you liked the restaurant too! I hope you will enjoy the Belgian cities just as much as you did Amsterdam ! Kind regards and please come again
Kevin SodenUnited States
Marianne walked us all over Amsterdam and shared some of the wonderful history of this amazing city. She made it very personal and exciting by walking us throughout the city and showing us the history to make it come alive. She gave us all a tour ticket for a hop off and on boat for 24 hours which gave us some more options. She was wonderful and would gladly take another tour with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kevin, would love to do another tour with you and your family too. We were really lucky with this sunny day, in spite of the cold wind. I hope you have enjoyed your visit to the museums and will have a good flight back home! See you again!
Michael SchiessPawleys Island, SC, United States
Marianne was a wonderful and knowledgeable guide. We toured both the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh museum on the same day. While that my seem like a lot, Marianne made it quite enjoyable. Her plan was to not try and see everything. Instead, she provided the historical perspective on the artist and time period. With this context in mind, she explained individual paintings in a way that offered a roadmap to how Rembrandt and Van Gogh created their masterpieces. We learned a lot and had a truly great day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michael for this wonderful rating. I enjoyed the company and the interest of you and your family and hope you Will enjoy the rest of your chritsmas holidays. Come again to see the rest!
Yesenia HernandezUnited States
First time in Amsterdam! Marianne was a great! She met me at my hotel and from there we had a lovely time. We connected immediately. I was lucky, no rain!!! We had the chance to walk everywhere ... at a very nice pace. She showed my the known streets, monuments and buildings and the unknown local corners. History and facts... The tour included a ticket for the Canal which was a great ending to our walking tour. Thanks Marianne for showing me your home. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Yesenia, I do agree with you that we were very lucky with the weather and that we had a great time! I really enjoyed this tour with you, we saw a lot and all from different perspectives! I hope you will return in spring, to enjoy the tulip fields and the countryside.
David B.United States
Awesome afternoon. Informative and fun! Perfect pace with clarity and enthusiasm. Loved it!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review of my welcome to Amsterdam tour with you, I really enjoyed this afternoon with you a lot and I wish you lots of interesting experiences during the rest of your holidays. Have a good time in Delft, kind regards, Marianne
Esther KauffmanUnited States
Marianne did a very nice job explaining various aspects of the tour focusing on the Jewish life in Amsterdam. She was thorough and provided much historical context. Very nice tour. A great way to see Amsterdam. I would recommend her without reservation
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Esther, I am glad you have been able to enjoy some of the main aspects of Amsterdam during your one day vist! Please come again, I'd be happy to show you the rest!
Greg HerbruckUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for this rating! Hope you had a succesfull business trip!
Ellen SiegelUnited States
Wonderful day with Marianne, in spite of the nasty weather. Marianne was charming and flexible and able to meet all of our needs. Extremely knowledgeable. She gave us a great history lesson. Thank you, Marianne. We hope to see you again on our next trip to Amsterdam!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ellen! I think you were real optimists, keeping your good humour in spite of all that rain. I had a good day too, thanks to you. Hope you come again soon to see the sunny side of Amsterdam.
Juris SarinsUnited States
Marianne was very friendly, professional, accommodating and knowledgeable. Her information spanned both the cultural and artistic sides of the tour, given in a manner to allow us to delve deeper into subjects that we had a specific interest.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Juris, I am glad my tour has given you the possibility to enjoy art and history in Amsterdam. Hope you will come back!
Robert MaysUnited States
Our walking excursion with Marianne was perfect. She put together an itinerary that was easy paced and very informative. We experienced the sites of Amsterdam that were expected and also sites that we would have not seen had we ventured out on our own. Marianne also gave us suggestions that we were able to use after our tour had ended. My wife and I have traveled to a number of countries and have primarily used "Tours by Locals" and have never been disappointed. Thank You Marianne.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bob for your good review! It was a very pleasant walking tour with the two of you being so enthusiastic. I am sure will have good memories of Amsterdam, spending a lot of rewarding hours collecting your pictures and editing your coffee-table book!
Virginia S.United States
Marianne is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the Rijksmuseum as well as the art she showed us. She customized the tour to our interests and the time we had available. We came away with a great appreciation for Dutch art. I highly recommend her tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Virginia for your 5 stars! I am glad you appreciated my introduction to Dutch art of the 17th century. I hope you have enjoyed the sailing and cycling as well. Come again to see the rest of the city!
Linda SnyderUnited States
Marianne gave us a delightful 4 hour tour of Jewish Amsterdam sites after we toured the Anne Frank museum on our own. She also gave us a fine overview of the city on our walking tour of this beautiful city!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Linda! I also enjoyed spending this afternoon with you and your friends. Come again!
Marianne was a lovely tour guide. She is a native of Amsterdam and knows the city very well. She has a wonderful personality and was very inclusive of my two children, aged 7 & 9. She provided many insights into the city we would never had learned had we not had her as our tour guide. Definitely recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Prya, I have enjoyed introducing Amsterdam to your family! Hope you will come again to see the rest!
Josh MillingerUnited States
Marianne was an excellent tour guide who connected with all members of our family. Because she was taking over a tour that we had originally booked with a different guide, we came to a building that she normally includes in her tours, but the original guide had not planned to cover. She happily extended our tour at no additional cost in order to ensure that we would have a full and complete experience. Marianne is incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. We highly recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Josh, for this wonderful recommendation. I really liked doing this tour with you and your family. I hope you have enjoyed the rest of your holidaytrip.
Maxine HenningUnited States
Marianne came to our hotel and guided us on our first day in Amsterdam. Great overview of the city and just enough of the Dutch masters at the Rijksmuseum. She is very knowledgeable and personable. A great way to start a trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Maxine, I hope you have enjoyed the rest of your trip just as much as the start in Amsterdam!
Robert HockbergerUnited States
This was our first visit to Amsterdam and Marianne made it a truly memorable one...she was very personable and extremely well informed...we will definitely use her again on our next visit. Bob & Patty
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bob and Patty, I really liked spending this afternoon with you. Hope you have enjoyed the rest of your European trip as well! And I won't forget going to see the architecture of Chicago!
Janis PeiserUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating, Janice. It seems like a long time ago since you were here!
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.
Emily ShoreUnited States
Marianne was excellent. She showed us the paintings of importance by Vermeer and Rembrandt and explained them very well. She gave us a wonderful walking guide of the area. I highly recommend her
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Emily! I am glad you and your family have enjoyed my tour and the masterpieces of the Rijksmuseum. I wish you a really nice time in Stockholm and London!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating! I am glad you enjoyed the tour!
Gill PyleSouth Africa
Good introduction to Amsterdam for our family. Marianne very informative. Learnt a lot about medieval Amsterdam
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! I hope you have enjoyed the rest of your stay in Amsterdam after my short introduction on your first day.
Marie-Louise RamsdaleUnited States
Marianne was very pleasant and easy to have as a guide. She showed us quite a few unexpected things along the way. She was fine with adapting the schedule to accommodate our stops. She was well able to answer our questions. We would use her again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Marie-Louise, and enjoy your trip to France! See you again in Amsterdam, so much more to see!
Carolyn PerlmanUnited States
We enjoyed a wonderful tour of Amsterdam with Marianne. She was informative, friendly, good-natured, and flexible. I would certainly recommend her. We learned so much today! 5 of 5.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, I am glad you had a good time and I hope you will enjoy the remaining months in the Netherlands!
Marianne customized our tour to our interests (city highlights, architecture, geology of Amsterdam area etc.). She met us at Schiphol airport and was quite considerate and leisurely during our 4½ hour walking tour knowing that my son and I just got off an 11 hour overnight flight. Marianne is an experienced and knowledgable tour guide who is an excellent ambassador for Amsterdam and The Netherlands. I would highly recommend Marianne for your Amsterdam tour, whatever your interests.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Blair, I really enjoyed walking with you. I am glad you both survived my tour after your long flight and lack of sleep. Hope you had a good flight back to Toronto and will soon get used to daily life again.
Scott PetersonUnited States
Marianne was terrific. She changed the day of our tour to accommodate our friends travel problems. Marianne gave us a wonderful history lesson. Thank you so much.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Scott! I am glad I could change my schedule. I really liked doing this tour with the four of you. Hope you have enjoyed the rest of your stay. It could not have been warmer in Amsterdam!
Gary KatzUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you and enjoy the rest of your trip!
Leon FriedmanUnited States
For those interested in Jewish history in Amsterdam this tour is a must. Marianne was great and very knowledgeable. Two of our party of 4 had distance walking problems, so Marianne suggested we use the tram to get around, as well as walking, which was a great experience. The was a very moving experience and well worth it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Leon! I think you were all great walkers and I am glad you enjoyed the ride on the tram! I hope you have enjoyed the rest of your European tour and enjoyed Prague as much as you did Amsterdam.
Mary Louise WilsonUnited States
Marianne was wonderfully informative about the city its history and artists, very pleasant and very helpful. We felt really lucky to have her as our guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, I have really enjoyed spending these two days with you! I hope you will just as much enjoy the other days of your Amsterdam experience! Hope to meet you again!
Mary Louise WilsonUnited States
Marianne was a terrific guide for our introduction to Rembrandt. She gave us background information that greatly enhanced our viewing experience. We liked her a lot.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, I have really enjoyed spending these two days with you! I hope you will just as much enjoy the other days of your Amsterdam experience! Hope to meet you again!
Wai Wong ChanHong Kong
The tour is well planned and very informative. Marianne is very knowledgeable about the history of Amsterdam.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you and enjoy the rest of your days in Amsterdam!
Stephanie RasleyUnited States
Thank you for the enlightening walk through the old part of Amsterdam. You appreciate the same things that our family does - history, art, and politics. The Restaurant in De Waag is a place we returned to, along with the chocolate shop Puccini! The boat ride was very enjoyable. Thanks for your patience with us while we had jet lag and had to walk around in the rain. You really held our group together. Can't wait to tour with you again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for these words! I have really enjoyed spending this time and sharing my views with you. You were such a nice family to be with! Please come again!!! Marianne
Stephanie RasleyUnited States
Thank you, Marianne, for being our "mom" during our first two days in Amsterdam! We enjoyed walking the canals with you and learning the history of the city before viewing the art at Rijksmuseum. We loved your enthusiasm, and you answered all of our questions. Your passion for and knowledge of the art really came through. Great job and we feel so luck to have had you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Stepanie, I was happy to introduce you to our wonderful city and giving the 17th century masterpieces their context in local history. It was hard not to be enthusiastic with your family! I am glad you have enjoyed your long holiday in Amsterdam, hope to see you again! Marianne
Olivier R.United Kingdom
We much enjoyed our tour with Marianne. She gave us a very nice guided tour of the Rijksmuseum full of interesting information. She clearly knew a lot about the selected artworks. Her knowledge of Amsterdam is excellent and she is very good company. We had a thoroughly enjoyable morning.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. I really enjoyed showing you the highlights of the Rijksmuseum and doing this city walk with you on that wonderful morning!
Gary SandersUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Marianne. She is a delightful person and very knowledgeable about Amsterdam. She was also very flexible and worked with us to modify our tour to accommodate our changing schedule. She took us to a fun Saturday market and suggested an amazing chocolate shop to purchase a special gift. Our walking tour with Marianne was one of the highlights of our European vacation. She gets our highest recommendation. Thanks, Marianne! Gary and Amy Amarillo, Texas
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Gary and Amy, I enjoyed spending saturdaymorning with you as well! You were very pleasant company. Enjoy your Christmas time back home!
Douglas PatinkinUnited States
Marianne was a wonderful guide. Very knowledgeable and personable. We can strongly recommend her for anyone touring Amsterdam
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comment! I am glad we were able to see so many different aspect of the city. I hope you have enjoyed the rest of your stay and I wish you a good flight back home.
Ryan TaylorUnited States
Wonder walking tour. Very flexible with plans for the day and great easy going personality. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ryan, I am glad you have all enjoyed this tour! Hope you will enjoy the rest of your trip and hope you will come again!
The tour states that it is 5.5 hours in length but we were only with tour guide for 3 3/4 hrs and then she left us at the canal boat to do it on our own, which is fine, but the information on the tour is misleading. She was very knowledgeable and her English was excellent. Overall, a good tour guide, but would have been better with her input on the canal boat as well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am sorry that you missed my input during the canalboattour. However, on the site it says that the guided walkingtour lasts 4 hours and that it ends at the stop where you go on board of the canalboat. I am sorry if the information has been misleading to you. But I am glad that you have heard a lot of interesting information from me and that your overall comment was positive. Thank you!
Jonathan BloomUnited States
Marianne is a fabulous guide. She was actually early for our tour, which was better than just being on-time. She was very lovely and personable. She not only met, but exceeded our desires and expectations for what we had hoped to see on our tours. She made Amsterdam so very memorable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for these very positive words! I have really enjoyed my tour with you and I am glad that you will leave with good memories of this wonderful city. Enjoy the rest of your trip!
Karen RipperdaUnited States
Marianne was wonderful, she went above and beyond what we expected. It made our trip very memorable
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Karen, and I hope you will enjoy London and Paris!
We highly recommend Marianne who went above and beyond by providing several suggestions for our family vacation in Amsterdam. Her warm friendly demeanor lasted throughout. Lots of background information was provided on our way there, catering to each of our kids age levels and showing great patience as they asked many questions. The information was sufficiently thorough for us to imagine what it must have been like from the 1600s till present day as we walked the streets & stopped at the various sites.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you all, I really enjoyed your company this morning! Enjoy the rest of your holidays in the Netherlands.
Barry HudsonUnited States
Marianne was a delight! So knowledgable and pleasant. She shared a wealth of information about Amsterdam--her hometown--in a clear, enjoyable way. I would highly recommend that everyone have a private, small group, tour guide. Marianne, if possible! She answered our many questions and really helped us appreciate the history and culture of Amsterdam. She recommended several restaurants for dinner and wonderful museums to visit! On the tour I even tasted my first pickled herring! She did an excellent job!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!!! I am glad you enjoyed your tour, and the wonderful wheather made it even better! Glad you liked the herring. Enjoy your cruise and all the new impressions.
We did the city tour with Marianne yesterday and were completely satisfied. Once again she excelled in giving a tour so full of interesting information that the day passed very quickly and it was disappointing to come to an end. Once again Marianne (and her driver Jos(?)) tailored the tour to the varying physical needs of our group and was so flexible and accommodating. Truly a great representative for Tours by Locals.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, as I said I really enjoyed these days with you and your group as much as you did! Thanks for the compliments.
Marianne provided an excellent commentary on history and culture punctuated with much good humour. She catered for individual need of our group of 5 and was so flexible in pacing the tour to what we found interesting. The weather was not the best but this in no way interfered with Marianne's ability to keep the tour flowing smoothly and informatively. Totally recommend Marianne as a guide for a local tour of Amsterdam.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you or your recommendations! After doing this tour with you I was really looking forward to seeing you again for the countryside tour!
We found Marianne very good. She avoided very crowded areas and was very helpful
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Gavin, I am glad you have enjoyed my tour!
Yolande RomeoUnited States
Marianne made our trip very enjoyable, excellent day and tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Yolande, I really liked doing this countryside tour with you. By now I guess you know all about windmills...
Steven WaskowUnited States
Great Very knowledgable & personable.recommend highly. Glad we did thus tour with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, I am glad you have enjoyed the start of your trip in Europe!
Brent M.United States
Very nice walking tour...Marianne was great with the kids, kept them engaged the entire time. We would definitely recommend if you are looking for a nice leisurely day walking around the old city and learning the history.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Brent, I enjoyed it too and your kids were great! It was good to see how they absorbed what they saw, all these new impressions for them. Enjoy the rest of your stay and have a safe flight back home.
Stephen CheninHenderson, NEVADA, United States
We had a great tour. Wonderful information. Would use her again !! We saw interesting areas and had lots of fun too!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Stephen, I had a great day too. Would really like to do another tour with you and your party! I wish you and your friends a very good time on your interesting cruise, and good luck with selecting the pictures!!!
Very knowledgeable of the City with great attitute to present specific details and information with a local perspective. We highly recommend her as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comments! I hope you have enjoyed the afternoon in the Rijksmuseum! Enjoy the rest of your days in Amsterdam, kind regards Marianne.
Ekaterina AronovUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!
Kate GerardHahndorf, SA, Australia
Marianne is a lovely person and knows Amsterdam quite well. It's a very interesting city and I enjoyed the tour. The boat tour was also good, and I enjoyed seeing the city from the water.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kate, I am glad you have enjoyed the tour and hope that you are now enjoying the rest of your trip!
Janice BlanchardUnited States
I had a wonderful tour of Amsterdam's historic sites by Marianne. She was an absolutely lovely person who gave a fantastic tour. She was incredibly knowledgable of the history associated with the city. She was also very flexible and worked to make sure the tour was tailored to fit my interests. I only had a brief stay in Amsterdam (less than 24 hours)--she made sure I made the most of my short visit! I will definitely book a tour with her again on my next visit to see more sites in this beautiful city!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Janice. I am glad you will go home with a good impression of Amsterdam and I hope to see you back, as I really enjoyed the tour with you just as much as you did!
We were with Marianne on 26 November 2015. Her Spanish is good and perfectly understood her explanations. The tour was very good, as you take a very good impression of the city of Amsterdam. In addition Marianne took us to places we would not have found without her help , outside a beaten track . The experience is highly recommended. *SEE TBL ADMIN COMMENT FOR SPANISH VERSION*
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Muchas gracias! Y a mi tambien me ha gustado mucho!
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ORIGINAL REVIEW FROM CUSTOMER IN SPANISH: Estuvimos con Marianne el 26 de Noviembre de 2015. Su español es bueno y entendimos perfectamente sus explicaciones. El tour estuvo muy bien, pues te llevas una muy buena impresión de la ciudad de Amsterdam. Además Marianne nos llevó a sitios que no hubiésemos descubierto sin su ayuda, fuera de un circuito turístico habitual. La experiencia es muy recomendable.
Tom GaffneyUnited States
Excellent Tour....Very Professional.......Marianne has a wealth of knowledge on the history of Amsterdam. Her style is clear and easily understood....responds to and solicits questions. She is also flexible in her tour based on what it is you want to see and experience. Highly recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! I have really enjoyed sharing my knowledge with you!
Portor GoltzUnited States
Marianne was a wonderful guide through Amsterdam. She was very knowledgeable, articulate and personable. She took us through the old city and led us on a very interesting tour. Don't hesitTe to sign up for a tour with Marianne!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Portor, I am glad you have enjoyed my tour of the old city. I have enjoyed your company as well and am glad that you liked the book! Hope you'll come again!
Steve GaudreauUnited States
Marianne was outstanding! Her enthusiasm, knowledge of the history of the city, and willingness to accommodate what we wanted to see was exceptional. Best tour we have ever had!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Steve, I hope you will enjoy the rest of your stay in Amsterdam!
Lawrence HeulerUnited States
My clients said they and the rest of the group just raved what a wonderful and detailed tour that you gave to them . They were over the moon and thrilled with memories of their tour with you in Amsterdam and will never forget the experience, 5 Stars and kudos to you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! I have really enjoyed my tour with them, and as you mentioned before, they were a really nice party!
Graeme McNallyNew Zealand
An excellent introduction to Amsterdam .The weather was not great for walking -but Marianne's knowledge and approach enabled us to ignore the weather. Would have no hesitation in recommending her . G & Q New Zealand
Linda DahlUnited States
Marianne was very knowledgeable and friendly. She showed us all the highlights of Amsterdam. Would highly recommend her to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Linda, I hope you have enjoyed the rest of your trip and have gone home with lots of good memories!
Reynolds WilliamsFlorence, SOUTH CAROLINA, United States
Marianne is cheerful, interesting, & flexible. She works hard to get to know her group so she can make good judgments about what to include or leave out. Excellent communication skills, knowledgable and considerate. All one could ask.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Reynolds. I am glad you have enjoyed your first impression of Amsterdam, in spite of the rain. Hope you are enjoying your tour of the Baltic countries!
Richard BallNew Zealand
Marianne was fantastic. Most informative and patient with all our questions. Also tailored our experience to our pace as I had just broken my ankle and come out of plaster. Highly recommended. Feel we have left a friend in Amsterdam. Richard & Paula Ball
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Richard and Paula, I had exactly the same feeling when I came home after the tour! Maybe we'll meet again.
Patience HumphreyUnited States
Marianne was entertaining, fun, knowledgeable -- the perfect guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comment. For me it was a very entertaining tour as well, thanks to your being the perfect traveller!
Nancy EichornUnited States
Our guide was very helpful and her knowledge of Amsterdam was amazing.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nancy, I am glad you have enjoyed the tour!
John KettigUnited States
My wife and I very much enjoyed our walking tour with Marianne. She met us promptly at our hotel and then outlined our tour based on comments I had given her earlier. She was extremely knowledgeable of the history of Amsterdam and took us places we would have never known about on our own. She is very personable and truly gave us a very pleasant experience. We highly recommend Marianne.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind copmment. Just like you I have really enjoyed doing this tour with you and it was a pleasure for me seeing how much you enjoyed the beauty of Amsterdam.
Personable, knowledgable, humorous and accommodating of our needs. Highly recommended. A very enjoyable 4 hours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Randy, thanks very much for your enthusiastic remarks. It has been very enjoyable for me too! Hope you have enjoyed your holidays in France. Kind regards, Marianne
Michelle B.JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States
Marianne was a wonderful guide and flexible to our requests for our tour. I had visited Amsterdam several times but it was the first for my 21 year old daughter. She absolutely loved the city, the nice walk around the city center, touring a historical site and seeing some of the daily life of the city. It's well worth the 3 hours to get acquainted with Amsterdam.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michelle, I have enjoyed showing you some of our sights and giving your daughter a short impression of the Amsterdam atmosphere!
Marianne provided our family that included two children ages 14 and 12 with a very enjoyable tour that helped us to learn about the history and development of Amsterdam. She also showed us very interesting sites that we would have never have noticed on our own.