Thomas HelsleyUnited States
Eric is a wonderful guide. Friendly, knowledgeable, and very accommodating. We would recommend this tour with Eric to anyone seeking to get a real feel for Amsterdam and surrounding area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, it was a beautiful day we spent together!
Frances Novack-PollackToronto, ON, Canada
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you and have a great time in London!
Tim SantanaUnited States
Since we had already toured the city in Amsterdam, Eric concentrated on the smaller towns around the outskirts of the city. He is very knowledgeable about the area and is flexible as to what we wanted to do and see. He explained about the land reclamation and showed us sites dealing how it was accomplished. It was a very enjoyable day and I would certainly recommend Eric to anyone visiting Amsterdam.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, I truly enjoyed your company!
Eric was a great guide. It felt like we were visiting a relative and he was taking us to see the sights. Very flexible. He took us to local restaurants.
Pleasant and very knowledgeable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jan and Al, have a great time in Africa!
Liane SternliebUnited States
Our day with Eric was just splendid and relaxing! Eric drove us to the windmill areas outside of town and to several small villages. He explained in detail about the reasons the windmills were used in the past to remove the water from the flooded areas. He took us to a windmill museum to learn how the windmills worked. He took us to a great cheese farm where we tasted and bough, saw a wooden shoe making demonstration, and we walked around Marten, Edom and Harlem. They were all beautiful places!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, I am pleased to see you all enjoyed the day!
David RichardsUnited States
Eric was great. Very friendly and knowledgeable. He gave us a very informative , full day tour. We thoroughly enjoyed him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, it was my pleasure!
Pamela TinsleyUnited States
Eric was punctual, attentive and fun to be around. His car was immaculate, and his knowledge of Amsterdam and the surrounding area was substantial. We enjoyed a fabulous side trip out to Edam as well at his recommendation. It was an all-around wonderful experience with an exceptional guide... and just when it couldn't get any better... he said "farewell" with a package of delicious Karamel Stroopwafels. Perfect! Thanks again, Eric!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, you have been great company!
Sue Ellen MorrisUnited States
The 6 of thoroughly enjoyed our day with Eric. He listened to our requests and crafted a tour that got in climbing bell towers, windmills, cheese, a little shopping, and did not seem put out by the small things. He knew his stuff, historical and recently, too. When we come back, we would want to use him and will recommend him
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Sue Ellen! Had a great day with you all. Enjoy your cruise!
Samuel NordUnited States
Our day with Eric was an excellent one. He quickly revealed a superior intelligence, an outstanding understanding of the region and its history and a most pleasant personality. Above all, he showed a concern for our mobility issues and clearly tailored our day with those in mind. His vehicle was entirely appropriate to the task and was in immaculate condition. We recommend him as a guide without reservation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Sam and Sybil, I had a great day with you!
Sherryl AltadonnaUnited States
Eric is very knowledgeable on the Amsterdam area. We were able to see the country side and visit Edam Cheese area, yum. If looking for a english speaking guide with a great personality look no further. Thank you for a fabulous day! Sherryl, Lenny, Mitch and Sue
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It has been my pleasure, thank you so much!
Joyce S.United States
Eric showed my husband and myself around Amsterdam and the surrounding countryside including Edam, Haarlem and a win I'll museum. He picked us from our hotel in a comfortable Lexus supplied with water and snacks. He has a great personally and was very knowledgeable about the area. We spent several hours driving through the countryside where he explained the dykes, dams and windmill operations as well as the history of the Netherlands. We couldn't have asked for a better experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Joyce and Ronny!
Sally SalzerUnited States
Eric was so prompt and a most efficient driver. We enjoyed his company both driving and in around the museum. He suggested a wonderful little town for us to explore on our way back to Amsterdam. We wandered and lunched together before driving back to our hotel. It was probably the best day of our vacation which included a cruise along western Norway and above the Arctic Circle. I will definitely recommend Eric for anyone going to Amsterdam and if the other ToursByLocals is half as good, I'd recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words. I really enjoyed the day as much as you did!
Shadiar OhadiUnited States
Pleasant, kind, informative tour! Made memories we will take with us forever! Thank you Eric and beautiful Amsterdam!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Shadiar!
Kim InceUnited States
Eric was EVERYTHING we hoped for and more! There were 6 of us so he rented a van and it was very comfortable. He showed us so much. Many of which I'm sure we would have never seen if we took generic tours. Thank you Eric for a wonderful TBL Experience!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, it has been my pleasure!
Joy BrottDallas, TX, United States
Two of us had an 11 hour tour with Eric. He was easy to spot - a Hugh Grant look alike except about 4 inches taller, 10 years younger, and every bit as charming! He picked us up from the cruise port bright and early and gave us a driving tour of the city including an inside tour of the Van Gogh museum. Next we traveled to several scenic towns which I'd highly recommend over Amsterdam. There was also a stop at a 400 year old working windmill. Don't hesitate to book with Eric. You won't regret it!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: That is too much honour, haha. Now you have made my wife jealous. Thank you very much for the rating, it has been a wonderful day with you!
Monte GoldsteinUnited States
Eric was a great guide for our day of the area around Amsterdam. His car was comfortable and he was very informative without being overwhelming. I would not hesitate to use him again if I return to Amsterdam
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Monte, I really enjoyed spending the day with you and your family.
Steven WeissUnited States
Eric met our flight at the airport. He drove us outside of the city to show us some less touristy sites. Highlights included Edam, Haarlem and historical windmills. He is very knowledgeable, interesting and informative. The tour ended at our hotel in Amsterdam.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Steve and Judy, have a great time in Poland!
Stuart PomperUnited States
I'm a native New Yorker, so naturally I'm hesitant to book on line. I took a a chance with Eric and I'm so happy that I did. My friend and I wanted a unique experience and Eric planned the best day possible for us. After doing the city in the morning, we drove to suburbs & windmills, stopped for lunch and then did more. It was a 5 out of 5 star day and I would do it again in a heartbeat. He was better than expected, just exceptional in every way.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your positive rating and your kind words. It was my pleasure!
Howard LubellUnited States
We loved this tour and Eric! He was very interesting and knowledgeable. Eric stopped for photos often and even found the last field of tulips for us. We had a great day in a beautiful city and I would highly recommend this tour and Eric.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, it has really been a lovely day we have spent together!
JoAnn OsborneUnited States
Eric's tour was fantastic! We corresponded prior to our leaving home and he tailored the tour to our specifications. He is so knowledgeable about the Amsterdam area. He stopped whenever we saw a photo opportunity & took us to a great place for lunch. We learned so much from Eric. Thanks for getting our vacation off to a great start!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your positive feedback, JoAnn and Jay. I have enjoyed today's tour with you tremendously!
Barbara (Lynn) WalkerUnited States
Eric was our driver for an awesome day in Amsterdam. First off he was very helpful with all my questions during the booking process in a timely manner. He arrived at the hotel for p/u on-time and immediately made us feel right at home! He provided water, drinks & umbrellas. The 4 of us had a wonderful time and learned so much history. Eric never cut our itinerary short when we had a few unforeseen delays. Our tour was a breathtaking 9 hour day and something we wil never forget. Thank you Eric!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Lynn, Cherie, Ro and Rory for your positive feedback. It has been such a pleasure spending the day with you!
Michele JarrettUnited States
My husband and I had 3 wonderful days with Eric. He was accommodating to last minute changes, showed us the "real" Holland, and was a thoroughly wonderful and honest person. The experience was like driving and touring with a friend. We visited an out-of-the-way artist's home and visited a place to have Belgium Fries that he had recommended just as easily. I highly recommend Eric and give him 5 stars.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your positive feedback Michele and Mark, and above all, thanks for being such great company to me! Your original ideas and choices of things you wanted to see made these 3 days really memorable!
Maryann StangerUnited States
Definitely 5 stars! I love Tours by Locals because of tour guides like Eric. He was so flexible. I say, "I've always wanted to see a castle" and BOMB! He pulls up to a REAL medieval castle. Loved loved our time with him, his knowledge. My hubby's favorite were the windmills dating 400 years. Such unique history.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you MaryAnn, Hope you are having a great time in Italy!
Jerry MabeUnited States
I highly recommend a tour with Eric. He did an excellent job on site selection, commentary and being flexible with our day and our requests. He gave us a full tour and his insights were helpful in making the most use of our time while there. Great job.....you will enjoy him! Jerry Mabe
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jerry, it has been a real pleasure to me doing a tour with you!
Castellanos HectorMonterrey, NUEVO LEON, Mexico
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!
William ThompsonUnited States
Eric did an outstanding job of communicating and making our tour fantastic. He connected by email before we arrived, so he had idea of what we would want to see. During the tour, he was also able to deviate from our initial plan when we had interests in the North Sea, we traveled to several spots not regularly visited by tourists. This made our tour exceptional. He was so easy to talk to and had such great insight into the community and culture. I highly recommend his talents. Great guide and person.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much William, it has been a pleasure to me!
Maria J WrightUnited States
Eric was wonderful! Because of Hurricane Irma disrupting family travel plans we were four instead of the original two. Eric could not have been nicer and most accommodating. He changed the order of the tour and did everything he could to make sure we enjoyed it. His car was very comfortable and he was informed and spoke very good English. He didn't charge us extra for the additional two passengers and was a most charming and delightful guide. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Maria, it was a pleasure to be your guide!
Teresa (Terri) FuhrmanUnited States
A world of thanks to Eric N. for a fantastic tour of Amsterdam and its surroundings. He considered my email requests prior to our visit and incorporated everything beautifully into our tour. His Lexus was luxurious and very comfortable for our 5+ hour tour. Eric was totally engaging in conversation ranging from The Netherlands' history to current political/social/economic issues. I highly recommend Eric's tours to anyone visiting Amsterdam/The Netherlands. Thanks! Terri & Howard Fuhrman
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your positive feedback, Terri and Howard!!
Jodi ChuUnited States
We spent two full days with Eric on our recent trip to Amsterdam and couldn't have been happier with our tours. Eric was very flexible with a last minute schedule change and even offered to pick us up at the airport so we could arrive on time to a museum tour. He went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable and happy. He created two very informative and interesting days for us and his insights were great. Would highly recommend him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, I have enjoyed your company tremendously, you have been great guests!