We enjoyed Walda as our private tour guide, for a group of 18, for two days. After meet and greet at the Airport we visited the unique setting of Zaanse Schans, with lunch in the picturesque Vondeldam. The second day an interesting walking tour through Amsterdam, including the Old City with Red Light District, Rembrandt House, the Royal Palace and so much more. I highly recommend Walda, very knowledgeable and patient with our group. Hope to have the opportunity to come back for another tour again soon!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Signe, Thank YOU! You were a wonderful tourguide, I think we made a great team together. Hope to see you again next year, Walda
Helen PoorUnited States
We have done many walking tours throughout Europe. We've had many great tours, but Wanda is one of the most knowledgeable & personable guides we've ever had. Our only regret is that we didn't book her for more than 2 days! Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Helen, Thank you very much for two great reviews! I enjoyed being with you in the museums and streets of Amsterdam for two days. Gonna miss you! Group hug, Walda
Stephen VileUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Stephen! Hope to meet again one day, Walda
Stan SalusUnited States
Walda is wonderful. She is a true art historian and we can't say enough good things about her, as a general tour guide of Amsterdam and a very knowledgeable art historian. We learned a lot from her and enjoyed her explanations of art and Amsterdam history. Her English is excellent and her demeanor is warm, engaging and charming. We couldn't have asked for more.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stan and Caryn, you make me blush! Thank you for your kind words. It was my pleasure doing two museum tours with you in Amsterdam. Happy to hear you appreciate my expertise. Warmly, Walda
We enjoyed our museum tour especially to the Rembrandt House Museum. Walda's explanations were very detailed and comprehensible. Even my 9 year old daughter can remember the life and times of Rembrandt. We were also very impressed with the remarkable art works produced by Rembrant and his students. Walda knew that my father is not able to walk very far. She had arranged for a canal cruise from the Rembrant House Museum to the Rijksmuseum. Walda is definitely one of the best tour guides :)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rachel, Thank you very much for describing our tour so detailed and it is great to hear that young and old enjoyed our tour so much! You were a 5 star group! Best wishes for 2018, Walda
Mary MulierUnited States
Anyone wanting a truly memorable experience when visiting Amsterdam's major museums will be fortunate to have Walda as their guide! The scope of her knowledge as an art historian is remarkable--better yet is her ability to make both the artist and the art come alive. We also enjoyed her company as we navigated the city, whether on foot or via the trolley. She is personable, charming, effective and highly professional. Obviously, we are fans!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow, I have fans! Thank you for your double 5 star reviews, Mary! I enjoyed our 2 day tours too! Best, Walda
Dorothy NelderUnited States
Walda was an amazing guide. Very knowledgeable and super helpful.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dorothy, Thank you for your 5 star review! Glad I could pick you up at the Cruise Terminal and help your mother and her wheel chair go around in Amsterdam as smooth as possible. I'm very happy that you enjoyed the museums, the cheese museum, lunch break and the canal cruise. Take care! Big hug, Walda
Cathy MaplesUnited States
Arranged a private tour with Walda for six adults of family and friends traveling to Netherlands. Walda was superb. She was very helpful/responsive from the beginning stage of planning trip through the actual day of the tour. Very knowledgeable and made the art come alive for our group. She also suggested a lovely boat ride as a means of transportation and arranged. We thoroughly enjoyed. Great way to traverse Amsterdam from Anne Frank house to museum area. Would highly recommend Walda.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My dear Cathy, Great to hear that you enjoyed the Anne Frank House, private canal cruise and the museums! It was lovely meeting you all! Thank you for your recommendations, I'm sure it will help others to find my tours. Best, Walda
Lynne SchryerUnited States
Outstanding knowledge of the great masters. She expertly guided us through their lives and work and then completed the whole with a walking tour of the city highlighting its development through the ages. Thoroughly enjoyed spending time with our guide and wished we had had more time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lynne, good to hear that you enjoyed our museum and city tour in Amsterdam! Please come back another time and I'll show you some more! I'd love to receive another 'outstanding' review. Thank you so much, Walda
Sandra RyanUnited States
Walda provided us with wonderful guidance and perspective as soon as we finalized our tour date -- helping us shape what turned out to be an AMAZING trip for our Amsterdam visit with our two college age children. Meeting us promptly at our rental apartment she led us in and out of many of Amsterdam's important sites culminating in a visit at the Rijksmuseum. The insight she provided regarding the sites, art and artists truly richened our experience. THANK YOU WALDA!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sandy, I had a lovely three days with you and your family. Thank you for taking the time to write such wonderful 5 star reviews. I'm sure other families will be inspired by it! Please come back one day and we'll talk about Russell Shorto's book about Amsterdam. Thanks again! Walda
Susan L.Hong Kong
This October trip was our second time with a tourbylocals guide, first in Kyoto Japan last November and this more recent one in Netherlands. We met Walda at our hotel lobby in Amsterdam. Walda is gracious and punctual. We went thru the National gallery and the Van Gogh at a nice pace seeing the key works and hearing their artistic nuances and historic significance. Walda teaches art history so we got briefings along the way respecting art and the country outlook. Very enjoyable halfday for 1st time visit!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure! Hope to meet again for a 2nd time visit, there's a lot more to show you! Sincerely, Walda
Nora Catherine ThorntonUnited States
With limited time in Amsterdam, we wanted to see and learn as much as possible. Wanda fulfilled all our expectations! Her knowledge of the artists, the works, and interesting additional information made her the perfect choice. She was able to take us directly to the most notable works and in a timely manner so that no time was wasted. She was attentive to our needs at all times.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I was more than happy to show you as much as I could at your pwn pace for two days, Cathy! Especially with your fun group. Hope to meet again! Walda
Carl MazzaraUnited States
We selected Walda by reading other terrific reviews and are lucky and grateful that she was our guide in Amsterdam. She is lovely, smart, funny, caring and very interesting . Her command of history and knowledge of the various art works at both the Van Gogh museum and the Rijksmuseum was humbling; yet never superior. We enjoyed a city walk with Walda after a nice lunch together and marveled at Amsterdam with her guidance. I urge you to select this fine, classy woman and you will write a similar review.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carl and Angela, I was so fortunate that you picked me for being your guide; you and your kids are fabulous! The museum visits were great, the city walk was wonderful, lunch was very nice (thank you!) and your 5 star review makes me blush. I urge you to come back to Holland one day! Hugs, Walda
Allan ShanbergLaguna Beach, CA., United States
Best of the best. Great to work with. One of best guides we have used anywhere in europe
Donna BarronUnited States
We were three couples visiting Amsterdam from the U.S. We hired Walda for a private full day tour. She escorted us to the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. Her English is excellent and she provided us with interesting and insightful information and anecdotes about the art works and the museums. She also escorted us on a canal boat ride and provided interesting commentary about the things we saw. We found her a warm, charming and very capable and knowledgeable guide. I would highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Donna and Earl, Thank you for your most thoughtful comments, it was a pleasure to meet you! Warm regards, Walda
Linda SteinerUnited States
Guide was extremely knowledgeable and pleasant company. The experience was delightful.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! All the best, Walda
Michelle KingGRAPEVINE, TEXAS, United States
Walda was wonderful! She waited for hours for our group of four after we were hung up in London due to flight delays. Our modified tour when we arrived was outstanding. Her knowledge of the city's archetecture and art filled in gaps that no tour book had given us. We had a lovely end to a long day due to her professionalism.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Michelle, thank YOU! I'm so glad that you made it to Amsterdam in time for the Anne Frank House. It was great meeting you all; it was worth waiting for! Thank you for your 5 star rating and thank you for a lovely dinner. Best regards, Walda
Michael LevinUnited States
I'm a very experienced traveler and very knowledgeable about history and the arts. Walda offered services way above our expectations. We selected her because of her arts education. The program she provided was excellent in every way. The extra attention paid to our specific interests made this a very unique and wonderful experience for all. We would recommend her to anyone, especially those who have unique interests and extended education in the arts and history.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! Sincerely, Walda
Wonderful tour of the highlights of the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum with Walda, who is very knowledgeable, efficient and friendly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You and your family were very friendly too, Deborah! Thanks for lunch and your listening ear and interesting questions. It was wonderful to show you around in the museums. Hope you enjoy The Hague and Delft too! Walda
Cynthia WolfUnited States
Our museum tour with Walda B. was exceptional. She made each masterpiece come alive with colorful anecdotes and in-depth knowledge. Walda is very personable and enthusiastic. It was such a treat to experience Amsterdam's fine museums with Walda. Don't miss her great tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cynthia and Janet, Thank you for your kind words! It was my pleasure to take you to the museums on King's Day; it was nice and quiet in the museums, so I was able to tell you a lot about the paintings. Good to hear that you appreciated it and I was amazed that you remembered a lot on the way back to your hotel! Thank you for the mug and the book; how thoughtful of you! I hope you enjoy the Keukenhof tomorrow, Walda
Drexel SmithUnited States
Walda was the perfect guide for us. The pre-arrival communication set the tone and allowed her to make the most of our short time in Amsterdam. She was on-time and ready with tickets, knowledge and information making our time together a great experience. We would highly recommend her.....Drexel Smith
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, I enjoyed our 2 tours. Sincerely, Walda