Sallie LottUnited States
It was a wonderful tour to experience Amsterdam from land and sea (canals). Yvonne is very caring about her guests and adjusted our tour as we were getting tired and hungry. Had a delicious Amsterdam snack of bitterballen and craft beers. Highly recommend Yvonne!
Jamie LipsonUnited States
Yvonne was a fantastic tour guide. She was knowledgeable and passionate about the city. Her tour route took us to many different parts of the city we would not have visited on our own and her stories gave us a good understanding of what we were seeing. She was great with our kids (ages 7 and 10). We had a wonderful time spending the day with her.
Chris W.United States
An above and beyond guide. As to this tour a great way to see the 'outer ring' of Amsterdam and cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time. Her insights were very informative and interesting--things we clearly would not have found on our own. Even before we arrived she helped with suggestions on hotels and even sent us some pictures of a hotel that we were considering. I really felt that we were being guided by a family friend who was attentive to our needs and who wanted us to 'see' Amsterdam
David SteeleReno, NV, United States
Yvonne provided our group of 4 a wonderful private tour of Amsterdam by Hop On Hop Off canal boats. She included walking segments where appropriate for us to increase our knowledge gained. The different perspective of the street view and the canal view are quite spectacular. Thank you Yvonne for a wonderful tour.
Terri JonesUnited States
Wonderful half day with Yvonne. She showed us so much of Amsterdam in just 4 hours. Yvonne is detailed and dedicated to her work.
Rebecca SilvestonUnited States
See comments above!
Jan FeidelmanLongboat Key, FL, United States
We, my husband and I, had THE BEST time exploring Amsterdam with Yvonne as our new local friend and skilled guide. Yvonne and I communicated ahead of time to arrange a plan, but as she quickly got to know us, she adjusted the tour to suit our interests with things she thought we would enjoy. We so enjoyed our time with Yvonne, we couldn't wait to join up with her again the next evening to see Amsterdam at night. Yvonne is a superb guide and an even more wonderful person!
David S.United States
Michael RepucciUnited States
Yvonne is a great guide - informative, helpful, interesting and kind. She ranks very high among the many TBL tour guides we have enjoyed over the last several years. We recommend her without qualification!
Michelle BrownUnited States
Yvonne met us at our hotel for our customized hop on hop off canal and walking tour - we had awful rain in the morning and she adapted our tour perfectly. She was very helpful recommending other sites for us to see and restaurants for us to visit in our spare time. She gave us great history and commentary as we walked around. We were a family of 4 with 2 teens and she did a great job of trying to keep them interested! Thank you Yvonne!
Pieter du PreezSouth Africa
We had a great time with Yvonne in Amsterdam.
Lynne M.United States
Yvonne loves her city and we did even more after her tour. She was extremely helpful in answering questions and accommodating our needs. Highly recommended.
Adriana L.South Africa
Yvonne is an excellent guide and takes special care of her guests. Even before the tour she made a lot of effort to ensure that all arrangements would go smoothly. She added much value to our experience by giving interesting information and pointing out special places and worthwhile sights. It was really a memory making experience.
Marylou BumgarnerUnited States
What a great private tour around Amsterdam! Yvonne knew just the kind of places that we like to see (everyday culture and people) as well as the top tourist sites. What I like about the small tours is that I get a chance to ask questions.
Leonard McGeeUnited States
Great walking and boat tour of the city. Very warm and friendly with good advice on restaurants. Very knowledgable of her city. Made sure to pace the walking tour to meet the needs of every member of our group. Her tour added a great deal to our short visit of Amsterdam.
Elaine WeissUnited States
I am sorry to have waited so long to posts this review because Yvonne, and Tours by Locals deserves all the kudos it can get! Our tour and our guide were the perfect complement to our visit to Amsterdam. Yvonne prepared the perfect day, even though we had to change the timing at the last minute. She was not only informative and charming, but so tuned in to our needs and interests. Anyone going to Amsterdam would be lucky to get her as their guide!
Yvonne CarrollUnited States
Yvonne was wonderful. She worked with us to get as much done as we could with my limited physical abilities. Highly recommend her.
Lesley QuinnUnited States
Yvonne was a fabulous guide--I can't imagine a better experience, truly. We learned so much about this amazing city because she rooted history in place, personal experience, and anecdote. I was especially impressed by how sensitively and fluidly she paced our time together and tailored everything to both our interests and limitations (I'm recovering from a foot injury). I can't recommend Yvonne highly enough.
Steven LewisUnited States
I took 2 tours in Amsterdam with Yvonne. 1 was a walking tour. The other was a Hop-On-Hop-Off-Boat Tour. She eas quite pleasant, very well prepared, very knowledgeable, and ensured that the tour met my interests/needs. I am throughly pleased with her tours.
Annie SumnerUnited States
We enjoyed Yvonne very much. Her knowledge of the city and its history is impressive, and personally she is lovely and friendly.
John OlanoFederal Way, WASHINGTON, United States
Yvonn was terrific. She met us at our hotel and provided a wonderful tour. She recognized that she needed to slow down somewhat to accommodate our elderly parents and we appreciated it. She finished the tour by joining us for lunch. This was a real fun tour and very informative.
Steve PeaseUnited States
Yvonne is a superb guide. My wife and I would recommend her without qualification. She is personable, very friendly, flexible and she knows Amsterdam and the Netherlands very very well. She gave us the history, the culture, the restaurants, the places with great views, and so much more. She wanted to do whatever asked and made herself available for follow-on questions after the tour was over. It was fun being with her and we learned a lot
Elizabeth GagnonUnited States
We would highly recommend this tour with Yvonne. We were able to see a lot of the city with the hop on hop off canal tour. Yvonne was flexible, knowledgable and very friendly. Any request we had, she adjusted the day to make it fit! We are a family traveling with teenagers and young adults and Yvonne paid attention to everyone and answered all of our questions. It was a great day with Yvonne learning about her beautiful city and the lifestyle and culture of the area. Thanks for a terrific day.
Nicholas LudingtonUnited States
Yvonne is the perfect guide. She quietly analyzed while chatting with us our needs and acted accordingly. We felt privileged to have such an attractive, intelligent person show us around Amsterdam.
Karolyn KrugerUnited States
Had a great tour of Amsterdam with Yvonne. When she found out we had a couple of people with bad knees she quickly adapted the tour to include a canal cruise. We saw many highlights of Amsterdam. She is pleasant and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend a tour with her.
Alexandra LeeUnited States
Wonderful tour guide! Very helpful and accommodated our requests. The tour was personalized just for us and we thoroughly enjoyed it.
Sherry CohenUnited States
Very happy with our tour guide Yvonne. SHe answered all our questions with a continuous smile and offered her own knowledge of her town.
I would highly recommend Yvonne. She is a great tour guide with full of historic knowledge about Amsterdam. She is helpful, willing to accommodate our new route change. She does listen and fulfilled our requests of having a lunch place with free wifi service and made reservation. We enjoyed the whole experience in Amsterdam with Yvonne. She tries her best to find the sources and able answer our questions about tiny details on certain things about history, operation an tourism. Definitely a great guide
Gary B.New Orleans, LA, United States
Yvonne was perfect, She truly wants to make the tour what you want it to be. She is knowledgeable and professional.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the great review Gary, I have enjoyed our tour together. I hope you have had a wonderful vacation with your family.
Monique SteeleUnited States
Yvonne was wonderful! We enjoyed our short stay in Amsterdam thanks to her and truly felt like we had a glimpse of what this great city is about.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Monique! It was nice to do this Lay-Over tour for you, your sister and your parents. Especially because you were celebrating your parents 50Th wedding. I hope you come back to see more of Amsterdam! Best regards, Yvonne
Gregory HayerUnited States
Thank you so much for our enjoyable tour ! Your pleasant, sweet personality helped us to forget the blustery conditions that day in Amsterdam. Your planning with walking and the boat tour gave us a great overview of your wonderful city. We walked to most of our destinations after the tour, since the weather improved for the remainder of our trip, and enjoyed every step! We were not brave enough to bicycle, but maybe next time. Thank you for sharing your knowledge of the Amsterdam with us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marcia and Greg, Thank you so much for the beautiful review! It was nice to meet you and I've loved to show you my hometown. I am so happy you also got to see the sun during the rest of your trip. Would be nice to see you again, I hope you come back for a bicycle tour! Kindest regards, Yvonne