Ginny SmithUnited States
We were so fortunate to have Marianne as our personal tour guide. She arrived on time, full of energy and filled with love for her beloved Amsterdam. We grew to love Amsterdam because Marianne loves Amsterdam as she took us to see her favorite places. She explained the unique culture and history at every turn. Her knowledge of art greatly enhanced our visits to both the Rijks and Van Gogh Museums. We will be using ToursBy Locals whenever we travel! We wish Marianne could be our guide in every city!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ginny, Thank you so much for your wonderful review of my tour with you last September. It was good to feel your enthusiasm and interest in life in Amsterdam. I wish you lots of other wonderful trips and would love to meet you again!
Marguerite GireUnited States
Marianne was an extraordinary guide. Knowledgeable, personable, helpful and fun to be with. Anyone wanting a fabulous introduction to Amsterdam would be advised to book her
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Marguerite. I really enjoyed your enthusiasm during our tour and your admiration of the places we visited. And we have not been beaten by the rain! I wish you a very good time in Amsterdam and Belgium and hope you will enjoy all the wonderful art!
Bridget BlessieUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for this rating! By now you will be back home and I hope you have enjoyed your trip in Europe. Kind regards, Marianne
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.
Robin R.United States
She was great! Knowledgeable, and very dedicated to showing us what we wanted to see! Had great suggestions to add to our day and excellent dining recommendations. Perfect English...a true love for her city! We would recommend her to anyone!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for this wonderful review Robin. I have spent a very pleasant day with you and Susan. I am sure you will enjoy your day in the museums and wish you an interesting time in Moscow! Hope you do come back, kind regards Marianne
Robert McDowellUnited States
We spent a morning walking around Amsterdam with Marianne before departing on a river cruise and it was a morning well spent! While showing us many different sites and areas, Marianne provided much information and history of the city making our tour a wonderful educational opportunity that we all enjoyed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Robert, thank you very much for this reference. I hope you have ll enjoyed your river cruise and I wish you a good flight back home! Kind regards, Marianne
Kate BurgessUnited Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your 5 stars and enjoy your bikeride in the countryside today!
Marsha B.United States
We took this tour on the first day that we arrived in Amsterdam on 8/30/19 after a sleepless flight from the USA. We were very interested in learning about the Holocaust in Amsterdam. Our tour guide, Marianne, was wonderful and we were fascinated by her knowledge. We not only learned so much, but also enjoyed seeing everything through her eyes. Her enthusiasm kept us totally engaged. We had a great tour and would recommend Marianne to everyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Marsha, I am really glad with your wonderful review. You both took a deep interest in what we were seeing and discussing, which adds to the quality of the tour. I was amazed at your energy after a sleepless night! Hope you have enjoyed the next part of your trip too. Kind regards, marianne
Lori DewetterEl Paso, TX, United States
Marianne was amazing! She met us right on time and gave us a fabulous walking tour of old town Amsterdam. Her knowledge and love of her city was evident and the 4 hour tour flew by. Had we tried to tour on our own we would have missed so much. She was comprehensive thorough and a complete delight!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much! As I said, I have enjoyed a wonderful Sundaymorning walk with you. It was a pleasure to share Amsterdam with you. Enjoy your cruise all the way up North and do come back to Amsterdam!
Marty OconnorUnited States
Hello! Marianne gets a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating from us. She was knowledgeable, accommodating, and good company - the trifecta! Wonderful job; great experience. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your 5 stars Marty! I hope you and your wife will be enjoying your river cruise now, after your early start in Amsterdam. Hope to see you again!
Robert HaddadUnited States
Marianne was awesome! So friendly and knew so much about the city. We saw everything we wanted to and the history lesson that went with the tour was great. It was a great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! I really enjoyed doing this tour with you all. You were a very spontaneous and interested family. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your trip. Hope to see you again!
John PolachekUnited States
Our Highlights of Amsterdam tour with Marianne was absolutely perfect. Her knowledge of the city was excellent and interesting. Marianne’s warmth and enthusiasm was the ideal way to start off our visit to this energetic, vibrant, beautiful city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your 5 stars and enjoy the rest of your stay here!
Herbert LambUnited States
Marianne is an outstanding tour guide. My wife and I found her to be extremely knowledgeable. She knows her history of Amsterdam.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your 5 stars! I hope you did not get lost again and have enjoyed your European trip.
Deborah LynnUnited States
Marianne was a fabulous guide. Very knowledgeable, descriptive, & interesting. She was fun to be with & explained everything that we experienced. We enjoyed every minute spent with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Deborah for this wonderful review of our Sundaymorning tour. I enjoyed every minute of it as well and I am very glad to have met you both. Best regards, and do come again! Marianne
Matthew GordenUnited States
Marianne was a wonderful guide! We had a great individualized tour of central Amsterdam. She is very knowledgeable and we would recommend her highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your 5 stars! You were really fast in sending in your rating. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your time in Amsterdam just as much as you did today. Have a great time in France and do come back!
Bruce RothschildUnited States
We had an excellent tour with Marianne. She is extremely knowledgeable. Most importantly she was very friendly and personable. We had many pleasant and informative discussions. My wife and I really enjoyed being with Marianne and would recommend her without hesitation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for these words! It was my pleasure spending this day with you. I wish you a wonderful continuation of your holidays in Europe and all the best.
Edward G.United States
Marianne is a terrific guide and a wonderful person. We so enjoyed our walking tour which highlighted the Jewish history of Amsterdam. Her knowledge of history was amazing. The tour was very educational and enjoyable. When we return to Amsterdam we hope to book her again to learn more about this fascinating city. We highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for this wonderful comment. I am looking forward to meeting you both again, as I think it was a very special tour today. And now you know there is so much more to see…. Thank you again. Have a safe trip back home, but first enjoy the sights of Oslo!
George GreenUnited States
Our tour guide,Marianne, was excellent! We give TOURSBYLOCALS a 5 star rating. We would definitely recommend the walking tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you George, I am glad you all enjoyed your introduction to Amsterdam. I wish you a great time in Africa!
Marco VivantiUnited States
My wife and I booked a Jewish & WW2 tour. We had a wonderful time touring Amsterdam with Marianne. Along the way she pointed out historical sites and also took us down ally ways to see parts of Amsterdam unseen by most tourists. Marianne is very knowledgeable, very friendly and a delight to spend time with. We highly recommend her and would gladly book another tour with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your recommendations Marco. It was a lovely tour with you and your wife, I hope your photos did turn out well. I am sure you have enjoyed the rest of your trip and cherish good memories.
Sharon TietjenUnited States
Marriannne did a wonderful job. We've used tours by locals in London, Paris and Rome. Marrianne has been our best guide yet. We will definitely recommend Marrianne to others traveling to Amsterdam
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sharon! I hope you will enjoy the rest of your stay in Amsterdam. As we have seen, you could easily plan another week here, so do come again!
Awesome city tour. Marianne is fabulous guide. We loved spending the day with her learning about Amsterdam. Thanks!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Peter! I loved my tour with you and hoped yo enjoyed the rest of your stay here. I am sure you will come back! Enjoy the rest of your trip. Kind regards, Marianne
Bridget OuimetUnited States
Marianne is personable and friendly. She asked us what we wanted and catered specifically to what we wanted. She is flexible and knowledgeable. There's no one with whom I'd rather wander Amsterdam. She's delightful!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bridget! I hope you have enjoyed your trip in Ireland and have come home with a lot of precious memories. Kind regards, marianne
Kenneth LounsberyUnited States
What a fabulous day with Marianne and our capable and knowledgeable driver Vincent. We spent the day in the countryside seeing (and getting to understand) dikes and canals and their history, agriculture, fishing villages, fabulous lunch, windmills clearly explained, fields of flowers, industrial sites and architectural commentary as we returned to our hotel. Such a warm and professional guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for all your stars! I agree with you that we had a wonderful day, thanks to your enthusiasm and interest! I hope you had a good flight back home and that you will keep these good memories, just like I will do that. Thanks again!
Kenneth LounsberyUnited States
I had a wonderful morning with Marianne. She is so well informed and articulate. I got a wonderful feeling for the "shape" of the City and saw many things I had not enjoyed our a previous walking tour. Thanks to Marianne, I was not hit by a single bicyclist! I recommend her very very highly. While I am older person, I am sure she would be equally suitable for families with children. Wonderful and engaging!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your wonderful reference! You were an ideal and very interested visitor, and I loved to do this walking tour with you! Would love to see you and your husband again!
Cathy MatlackUnited States
Marianne was excellent! She was flexible and catered the tour to our interest and time schedule. She was knowledgeable about all aspects of Amsterdam history, culture and current events. All 4 of us thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon with her. She felt like a good friend by the end of the day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Cathy for your 5 stars! I felt the same like you when I came home after our tour. I am sure that you are going to have a wonderful river cruise and will enjoy the rest of your trip! You know there remains a lot to be seen in Amsterdam, so do come again!
Keith SmithUnited States
Marianne was WONDERFUL! She is prompt in arrival and with her email reply; she is a true JOY to tour with for several hours! She has the knowledge and depth to give you an insiders look at Amsterdam. We talked of arts, architecture, history, the myriad of neighborhoods - all of which she crafted into a great tour! She is one of the BEST guides we have had in the city! Thank You Marianne - it was a pleasure! Mike & Keith
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for this wonderful review! Just like you, I really enjoyed spending this Sundaymorning touring with the two of you! It was a great pleasure sharing my knowledge and exchanging our ideas. Thanks again!
Miriam R.United States
Marianne is a very knowledgeable guide and very personable. We enjoyed our tour and would highly recommend her to anyone interested in Jewish Amsterdam.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your recommendation Miriam, I enjoyed doing this tour with you.
Michael AlperUnited States
Marianne's knowledge of Amsterdam's history & culture are excellent. Her warm personality & ability to adapt a tour to a specific client's needs are 5 stars. And she speaks perfect English. Michael Alper & Helyn Goldenberg.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your very positive reference Michael and Helyn! I have thoroughly enjoyed this tour with you. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your stay here and wish you a very good time in Africa!
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