We had a fabulous day with Walda. She was on time and had been very communicative prior as well, and she also kept us on track. The driver she arranged for us had a great bus for all of us and her sense of humour was very refreshing. She made both our windmill tour and our museum tours very special for all of us. It was also nice to have the skip the line and private demonstrations. I would not hesitate to recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Tracy! I appreciate the 5 star review. I should give your group 5 stars too; climbing up and down windmills and strolling in museums with me one day after running the marathon of Amsterdam is remarkable!!! Cheers, Walda
Michael JordanUnited States
You cannot go wrong with Walda. She really knows her city, was very conscious of some physical limitations at our end, and worked hard to ensure that we had a nice time. Her knowledge of art is fantastic and added another dimension to our museum visits. And a very nice person on top of that! Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mike, the very nice person here is YOU! Thank you for a great comment on our day in Amsterdam! I appreciate the 5 stars! Warm regards, Walda
Henry W.United States
Walda, Thank you so much for your expertise as you guided us each step of our delightful journey. We are still talking about it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Henry, it was my pleasure! Sincerely, Walda
Lisa MezzettiUnited States
Walda is a terrific guide; she loves her city, and has a tremendous knowledge of its history. Even more extensive is her deep knowledge of art and art history; she gave us backgrounds of artists/eras/types of art/art techniques -- it was a terrific learning experience! She worked with us before our two days of tours to determine where we would spend time, got us tickets, and then moved things around as worked best for our schedules. I highly recommend Walda to you.
A wonderful day soaking up the culture, art, history, and scenery of Amsterdam. Our guide, Walda, was exceptional!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Anne, happy to hear that you enjoyed your custom made group tour in Amsterdam, with time tickets for the Anne Frank House and Van Gogh Museum and a private canal cruise on a 1922 salon boat with our own captain. Warm regards, Walda
Felice SadicarioUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Felice! Regards, Walda
Paul BakerUnited States
Guide was terrific. Friendly, knowledgeable, amiable and flexible. Guide adjusted to our pace. Weather was great. We accomplished our objectives we had for the tour. We are looking forward to tour #2 tomorrow
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your 5 star review! See you tomorrow, Walda
Nick BrealeyUnited Kingdom
We visited Rembrandt House, the Royal Palace, the Rijksmuseum, and the Van Gogh Museum with Walda. She is an excellent tour guide; extremely knowledgeable, efficient in planning the tour, good company, and delivers the tour in an engaging way. I thoroughly recommend using her services.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Nick! It was my honour to guide the sponsors of the Britten Sinfonia. Hope to see you again one day in the Concertgebouw! Sincerely, Walda
Michael MandelUnited States
Wanda's expertise in Art History and all things Amsterdam is only surpassed by her warm and caring personality. Her goal which was to make us happy and to exceed our expectations which she did on both accounts. She helped in planning the tour based on what we wanted and then executed the tour flawlessly. I recommend her without hesitation as one of the best guides I have ever encountered
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Mike! You make me blush... Walda
Sg HolskjaerUnited Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: ***** for your group too! Cheers, Walda
Barbara ChazenUnited States
Walda is a perfect guide - She is knowledgeable, accommodating, flexible, efficient and a delight to be with. Our tour of Amsterdam needed to be rearranged at the very last minute and Walda handled it professionally and without fuss it was perfection. Her knowledge of art and history are superb and related in a wonderful conversational manner. You will be very lucky if she is available.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Barbara, I'm the one who's lucky! Lucky because you wrote a great review! Thank you very much! I'm sure that a lot of travelers are going to book my tours and will have the same experience, wonderful! Gratefully, Walda
Andy BleggiUnited States
She was great! Met us right on time, knew everything about Van Gogh and lots of stories about his life which made for a very interesting and fun time. Pointed out items in his painting never notice or heard of before. Got us in the museum quickly and recommend a great restaurant for the evening. Well worth the price.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andy, Thank you for 3 five star reviews for our 3 tours in Amsterdam. It was delightful to guide your family in the museums, do a city walk and ofcourse the private canal cruise. Happy that you enjoyed it all! Hope to meet you again one day, all the best, Walda
Loren PannierUnited States
This was an outstanding tour in all regards. Wanda has an engaging personality, she has an in depth knowledge of art history, and was uniquely qualified to conduct these tours of world class museums. It was a privilege to meet her, and to have her guide services over two days. I would highly recommend her. Loren
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Loren, as promised you sent me a 5 star review, thank you! Glad you appreciated my guidance in the Anne Frank House, Rembrandt House, Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum and that you enjoyed our city walk and one hour private canal cruise in our private cute little saloon boat and captain. Send my love to Donna and thank you for the picture. Best, Walda
Andrew FeraiosEmeryville, CA, United States
I booked Walda for a four hour tour on my first day and an eight hour tour the second day. Thus, I got to know her very well. We had quite a bit of back and forth email communication where I gave pretty specific ideas about what I wanted to accomplish. Walda came through with flying colors. She is highly knowledgeable, considerate, and a real delight as a tour guide. I wholeheartedly encourage booking Walda.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Andrew, it was great guiding you, it felt like being with a friend. Glad you enjoyed it too! Hugs, Walda
William McKeeUnited States
We love art & anything to do with art, so Walda was the perfect guide for us. She met us in the lobby of hour hotel, and spent 4 hours at Van Gogh Museum, then 4 hours at Rijks Museum with lunch at a typical Amsterdam restaurant. It's just what we wanted. We were very happy with Walda!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear mr. McKee, Thank you for your kind words. I was very happy with you too! I enjoyed being with you. Sincerely, Walda
Michael KlinglerUnited States
Walda has an amazing knowledge of the paintings and artifacts in the museums around Amsterdam which made our visit to these institutions come alive. She is very engaging and friendly and molded the itinerary to meet our specific interests. We highly recommend her to anyone interested in experiencing the art and culture of the Netherlands. Michael
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your 5 star review, Michael! It was my pleasure to show you all the treasures in our museum collections. Glad you enjoyed it! Sincerely, Walda
Bill BellandoUnited States
Great tour. Walda was a great tour guide, and the tour was very informative.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bill, I enjoyed guiding your family. Thank you for your review, Walda
Evelyn HayesUnited States
We had a wonderful tour of the Van Gogh Museum and the Riijksmusem. Our guide, Walkda, had pre-arranged our tickets so we were able to bypass extremely long lines. Once inside the museums, Walda navigated us through the works of art with an impressive understanding. To be in world-class museums with a knowledgeable guide was truly a pleasure and made this tour one of the highlights of our trip to Europe.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for writing a 5 star review while you have a broken wrist! I too enjoyed our tour and lunch together. It was a wonderful day. Best, Walda
Robert FrishmanUnited States
Walda was the perfect combination of professional, knowledgable, friendly and energetic. She understood perfectly what we wanted to see and how we wanted the day to proceed, and we were entirely satisfied.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Bob and Jeanne!
Jane W.Houston, TX, United States
I was a little hesitant to take a tour that was described as "intensive" as I worried it might be too full of dry facts that often leave me overwhelmed and drained. However, Walda's tour is anything but. She is so knowledgeable, yet nothing is dry or textbook. In fact, she makes the art come even more alive with relevant background stories and history, all adding to the appreciation for what I saw. We saw the Van Gogh, the Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk, and the Anne Frank House. I highly recommend this tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your 5star rating, Jane. All my tours are custom made and everytime I try to deliver the best tour possible. I'm glad that our tour was perfectly paced for you, not too overwhelming with detail, but vivid and making you feel enriched! Best, Walda
Peg MeiselUnited States
Walda was my guide in Amsterdam for two days. We spent our time in museums which is what I requested. She was not only knowledgeable, but we shared much common art history background. She is a superlative and willing guide whom I would highly recommend for any type of tour you would be interested in. She was willing and easy, and accommodated my needs and interested in a pleasant and mannerly way. Her English is also superb. Peg Meisel
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your 5 star rating, Peg! I had a wonderful time with you. It was so nice to share our love for Rembrandt. I was glad I managed to get you into the the Six House to see the Rembrandt painting and that I could show you the way in Amsterdam and its museums. See you next year in Rome?