We had a wonderful tour of Amsterdam with Jolijn. She is very knowledgeable and passionate about her city. We learned about the history of Amsterdam and the development of the canal system as well as the culture and lifestyle in modern day Amsterdam. She also gave us a very informative tour of the Van Gogh Museum and we learned so much about the tragic life of Van Gogh and how it reflected in his art. Thank you, Jolijn for a most excellent tour. Highly recommended!
Bruce ShearUnited States
Jolijn was excellent. She was knowledgeable and explained the history of the country as well as the canal system. She picked my husband and myself up at the airport and drove us to our river cruise first. Joliyn then gave us a tour of the countryside outside of Amsterdam. We walked the many streets of Amsterdam and finally to Anne Frank's house. Great tour!!
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.
Lonnie DunbierUnited States
Absolutely excellent. Jolijn was on time beginning and ending; was well informed, considerate of our pace and diversions, and exceedingly interesting about individual cites and their history. This is my third year using Tours By Locals, and the company is at the top of my travel list, and Jolijn is at the top of that list. Thank you.
Jose Luis GuizadoPanama
Jolijn,my wife and I will like to thank you for the Wonderfull tour walk around the city of Amsterdam that you planed for us, you are a real professional and we hope to see you for other tours that you provide next year. MUCHAS ,MUCHAS GRACIAS... I will recommend you to all of my friends that are planing to visit Amsterdam ..See you soon
Francine DiTringoUnited States
We were group of 5 girlfriends and LOVED our 3 days spent with Jolijn. Besides being warm and friendly, her knowledge and love of Amsterdam allowed us to have a wonderful experience. We walked throughout the city seeing all the different areas. Jolijn took us to the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and gave us lots of information on the beautiful pieces of art we experienced. We took a fun canal boat cruise went to the Heineken Experience and a lovely countryside drive. Won't be sorry using Jolijn. Fran
Anne PerlmanUnited States
Our family (parents plus kids ages 18, 15, 12) really enjoyed our tour of Amsterdam with Jolijn. She is a life-long resident and was able to show us many sights that we would have missed on our own. She is a great conversationalist and a perfect tour guide. We especially enjoyed the quick walk through the market at the end for fresh herring and fresh to order Stroopwaffles.
Bob FentonUnited States
Ann MurphyUnited States
Jolijn was totally amazing! She showed us parts of Amsterdam we would never have thought of seeing. She explained the evolution of the city so well. Her help in sorting through the Van Gogh museum was thoughtful and was illuminating. We would recommend her to anyone.
Devin Chin-LeeUnited States
Our day with Jolijn at the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum was delightful. We would highly recommend her. Jolijn's enthusiasm and passion for art and for sharing the nuances of specific paintings brought art alive in a context reflective of the times, culture, and lifestyle in the Netherlands, in Europe generally, and in the world. My husband commented that he learned so much about art with Jolijn, who was so personable and knowledgeable. She will open your eyes and teach you to view art in a new way!
Dennis MooreUnited States
Jolijn was the best guide ever.... On time- easy to talk to- very knowledgeable in the Amsterdam and surrounding area. After an hour with her you fell like you have known her forever. She goes way out of her way to make sure you are enjoying yourself and seeing the sights you want to see. She is always asking if the pace of travel is ok and will change the tour to meet you abilities. I liked her so much she has an open invitiaion to visit me in the USA for her own personal tour anytime. Great lady.
Judith SapersteinUnited States
Jolijn was wonderful!! She was very informative, took our interests and special requests in stride, was flexible and just plain fun to spend the day with. I would definitely recommend her.
Jim PeakerUnited States
Amsterdam was a breath of fresh air and Jolijn truly showed her pride in her home. We learned so much about the history, significance in Europe, and culture through her eyes while walking this amazing city. If you want to really "experience" and feel the heart of Amsterdam, Jolijn is a perfect choice. Thanks for helping us fall in love with Amsterdam!
Andrea BatistaUnited States
Thank you, Jolijn. We had a great time.
Vanessa PizzutoUnited States
Michael DaleyPlano, TX, United States
Jolijn loves Amsterdam and is extremely knowledgeable about its history. Her email communications to set up the Tour were informative and prompt. She met us at the designated location on time and led us through many of the interesting Amsterdam sites. We specifically wanted a tour of the Rijksmuseum. She had purchased tickets so we would not have to wait in line and was most knowledgeable of all the art pieces. I would highly recommend her if you are in Amsterdam.
Ed AndersonUnited States
We enjoyed everything she showed us around town and she was very informative. Her art knowledge really shined during our time at the art museums. Would highly recommend her to anyone. Ed
John CooleyUnited States
Jolijn provided a wonderful tour. Our group had a great time. We did things at our own pace and never felt rushed.
Keith K.United States
Jolijn is a really great guide. We did a walking tour of the City and she led us around in an efficient manner, stopping to point out things above and beyond historical dates and facts that typical guides focus on. She was attentive to our needs and stopped for lunch at a really good café. One thing that surprised me was her level of knowledge about art and the various pieces in the museum we visited. I am not a big art fan, but she pointed out details of paintings that made it fascinating for me.
Justin SiegelUnited States
The tour was fantastic.
Andrea LascoeUnited States
We travelled as a family of 3 with a 13 year old boy. We had only a very short amount of time in Amsterdam before heading off to another destination. Jolijn picked us up at the airport and we spent 2 wonderful days with her. Day one....We walked for hours and learned quite a bit about the history of the city. Day 2... we took a lovely drive to the country. I would highly recommend Jolijn for any type of tour!
Mildred DevosMecosta, MI, United States
We totally loved our experience with Jolijn she is one joy to have as a tour guide... We could not have asked for a better guide to show us around the Netherlands... It was a lot and we enjoyed every minute of her and talking about the Netherlands... She tried her hardest and we sure did appreciate it very, very much... So glad we found Toursbylocals as we sure will use this company again if we travel some where in the US and Europe.. Thanks so very much.
Debra GibsonUnited States
Jolijn met us at our hotel and then took us on a truly "grand" tour of Amsterdam. She had arranged tickets for the Van Gogh museum so we went there first. Her passion for Van Gogh and knowledge of his work made this my best visit to a museum, ever. From there we walked all over the city getting a chance to see all of the highlights and had great photo ops. Her knowledge of the city's history was wonderful and helped me appreciate the city more. I would recommend Jolijn without hesitation.
Jeffrey StarkUnited States
Jolijn was an outstanding guide. Our tours included both the Amsterdam area and trips to Delft and The Hague. She was exceptionally knowledgeable about what were seeing, the history and the culture of the Netherlands and Amsterdam. Her knowledge extended to the art works in three museums which was greatly appreciated. She was very personable and empathetic to one of our party who had some mobility issues. I would strongly recommend her to any tourists in the area.
Barbara TurnerUnited States
Jolijn is an exceptional guide. She is charismatic, friendly, knowledgeable of both history and custom, extremely flexible and very accommodating to meet all of our requests. Additionally she was always very prompt, professional, and eager to meet our needs. In all this was a great experience, and we wish that we could have Jolijn as our travel guide where ever we go. We recommend her highly and know that if you choose her you will have a wonderful experience.
Dmitry FeldUnited States
Jolijn, fabulous guide of Amsterdam. Great personality with big smile, she know her home city Amsterdam perfectly. We are coming home full of memories of Amsterdam because of Jolijn. Bernard and Karen.
Nicole StarksUnited States
Jody Kent -BrinerUnited States
Jolijn was ver personable, knowledgeable and pleasant to be with. We saw so much. She is an excellent guide! She spent extra time so we saw everything we wanted.
Christy NeidigUnited States
Jolijn was fantastic. We were a group of four adults and Jolijn took us on two tours. The Private grand tour of Amsterdam was well organized and Jolijn's knowledge and insights were fabulous. WE saw so much in that day and really felt we had seen a great deal. The Rejksmuseum is always crowded, but Jolijn was able to take us to see the most important galleries so the crowds were no problem at all. Her background in art history was very evident and made the visit even more special. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Janie TiptonUnited States
We walked with Joilyn through the beautiful Amsterdam. We saw canals, diamond factory, and many medieval places while she explained so much history. The day was so interesting with pleasant weather. We loved it. Thanks very much, Joilyn!!
Joel LiebowitzUnited States
We spent two half days with Jolijn walking the city of Amsterdam and seeing museums. Jolijn is a pleasure to be with; open, engaging and well informed. We came to know the city intimately through her eyes. Her knowledge of the Rijk Museum and Van Gogh exhibit was outstanding . She made us feel welcomed and right at home. We recommend her highly.
Ron WolfUnited States
Very friendly and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend and if we return will ask for her.
Peter ShulmanUnited States
My wife and I had a wonderful day touring Amsterdam with Jolijn. She was friendly, accommodating and made the history of the Netherlands come to life. I would recommend her highly.
A wonderful guide! Kind, knowledgeable, freindly! We really enjoyed our morning adventure with Jolijn!
Brian ZuckermanUnited States
Jolijn provided an excellent tour of the city and is very knowledgeable about its' history. Our only regret was not being able to spend more time with her. If our schedules had allowed, we would have booked a second day with her.
Alan ArnowitzUnited States
Jolijn was terrific. She took us to all the obvious places, but also to some off the beaten path quaint sites outside the city. Her English is excellent, as is her knowledge of the city streets.
Steve RamsierUnited States
Jolijn was excellent! We only had one day in Amsterdam and wanted to do parts of three tours. She happily accommodated our request with a walking city tour, a tour of the Rijksmuseum, and a drive to outside the city to see some quaint towns outside the city. She was extremely knowledgeable (her art auction experience really showed), engaging, and even through a driving rainstorm kept an upbeat attitude. She did in 5.5 hours what few could.
Peter WernickiUnited States
Tammy PridaLa Mesa, CA, United States
Jolijn did a wonderful job showing us the highlights of Amsterdam. She responded promptly to emails prior to our arrival and got a feel for what we were interested in. She explained the history of the city and did a great job of showing us as much as possible on this day. We were lucky enough to have booked her for two days in a row and she happily took us out of the city to the countryside on day 2. I would HIGHLY recommend her as a tour guide. Our teenage daughter loved her as well.
Kelly ThomasUnited States
What a great time my mom and I have had in Amsterdam and Jolijn made it even better. After just a few minutes you can tell how much she loves her city. I highly recommend Jolijn to anyone.
Jim LyttleSomerset, NEW JERSEY, United States
A wonderful person and guide. Very knowledgable.
Harvey PerlmanUnited States
Knowledgable guide and flexible to allow me to drive what we did and for how long. A great day in Amsterdam!