Dan StraussUnited States
Thank you Frank for the wonderful tour of Amsterdam. It was one of the best in all our travels of Europe. You were very informative about the historical significance of the various areas we visited and about the culture of each section and you even cracked a few jokes along the way. You were very kind, friendly, considerate and fun to be with. It was a very leisurely tour and at a great pace for us, that made it even more enjoyable. Thank you for a fantastic tour and I highly recommend your services.
Mike BollingerUnited States
Frank knows the city, the history and speaks with pride and insight. He listened to my interests, adjusted the tour in slight modifications and made it a thoroughly enjoyable experience. It is obvious he loves his job, and the depth he brings was what i was looking for. I could not have been more pleased with the experience and with the understanding on the Amsterdam location that I came away with. He also asked what else I wanted to see and spent some time helping me map out a following day. A+
Marvin BultmanUnited States
Frank met us at our hotel at the agreed upon time. He was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. The four hour tour went smoothly and we felt we saw Amsterdam in more depth than we would have experienced from a regular tour. Frank also arranged dinner reservations that evening after the tour. We would highly recommend Frank and would seek him out in the future.
Jeff S.United States
David McGaffinUnited States
Frank met us at an easy-to-find location inside Schipohl Airport. He had already purchased train tickets for us and we zipped into Amsterdam with no delay. We only had about 4 hours between flights, so Frank figured out a quick walking city tour paired with a canal cruise. We saw more than we expected to see in those few hours and had a very nice time chatting with Frank as we roamed. He is very knowledgable, as you would expect, and eager to answer any questions. I highly recommend a tour with Frank.
Richard LawrenceUnited States
We have travelled the world and engaged many guides in other countries to provide private tours. By far, Frank was the best guide we have ever had. He is incredibly knowledgeable and well-read. He is very personalable and extremely flexible in adapting our tour on the fly to address changing interests of our group. He presents information in an interesting and readlily understandable manner. We could not have been happier with our time with Frank on this tour.
Ellen W.United States
Our first time to Amsterdam, here for 2 days by cruise ship. Frank was very accommodating in arranging how and where we should meet, the ship was docked at the very busy Passenger Terminal. We booked a 3 hour walking tour of Amsterdam with Frank and it was unfortunately a day of Rain. Frank was quick to change plans from walking in the deluge to getting us on the metro instead. He was a pleasure to be with,very knowledgeable and showed us neighborhoods and sites we would not have found on our own.
Sybil E.United States
Frank was most solicitous, engaging, and informative for the 6 of us on our tour of the icons. We later had him as a guide outside of Amsterdam which was just as fabulous. He knew much about the history, the culture, the cuisine, etc. We would engage him again.
Charles AndersonUnited States
Frank is outstanding. We've even discussed returning to The Netherlands partly to have another tour with Frank. He brought the history of this great country to life while blending that heritage with today's Amsterdam. He was always attentive to our interests and questions, responding with appropriate humor or seriousness. We most highly recommend Frank and, as previously stated, look forward to another experience with him.
Douglas WilcoxUnited States
Amazing introduction to Amsterdam! Great tour Frank!
Wendy HicksUnited States
Frank is a fantastic guide, very knowledgeable and personable. We enjoyed our walking tour of Amsterdam with him and he even arranged it to coincide with our visit to the Anne Frank house.
Clai JorgensenUnited States
Frank K. was an EXCELLENT guide! He was prompt, personable, flexible (our arrival in Amsterdam was delayed 3 hours), and showed us all the highlights of Amsterdam that were possible within 4 hours. We hit the "touristy" spots and also walked through several different neighborhoods to get a feel for the "local" spots. We thoroughly enjoyed Frank AND the tour! A great beginning to our vacation!
Brad McKeanUnited States
We had a wonderful tour with Frank. He was incredibly responsive during the planning process and both prompt and flexible during our tour. All along the way he provided amazing context for what we were seeing and watched out for us throughout. When we return to see Amsterdam, we will absolutely ask for his services again!!!
Polly LiuUnited States
Frank is an exceptional tour guide. He has a talent for explaining things and making them interesting. He kept my 11 year old son and 14 year old daughter engaged the whole time and they learned a ton about Amsterdam, the Dutch way of life and even enjoyed a visit to the museum with Frank! Frank is very meticulous and dedicated and provided us with so much helpful information/recommendations that made the rest of our stay easier and more enjoyable. Our family highly recommends Frank!
William McCallumUnited States
Frank was excellent! We enjoyed our time together very much. Learned so much than we ever could have learned on our own. Would love to walk with him again.
Eda KlingerUnited States
Frank is excellent! A fount of knowledge, historical background,--just everything! He went out of his way to accommodate a special request, and thoroughly answered emailed questions after the tour. Most highly reommended!
Thomas McRaeUnited States
Frank made our visit to Amsterdam special. He went the extra mile by showing us how to get around the city easily. We would definitely give our tour 5 stars and recommend Frank as a terrific guide.
Candace GroudineUnited States
Six years ago I visited Amsterdam for the first time and Frank was my tour guide for several bike tours. He was so knowledgeable, so attentive, so well organized, so interesting, and so pleasant to be with, along with having a wonderful manner and sense of humor that when I visited Amsterdam again earlier this month this year, I made sure to book my tours with Frank. On this recent trip, I took my nephew with me and he and Frank got along famously. Frank is the best tour guide I've ever had.
Connie BostanyUnited States
Wonderful Tour! So much information. I would absolutely do it again, Frank is the best!
Christina ShutesUnited States
Juan MontesUnited States
Frank was very professional and extremely knowledgeable about the history of the city. He was also extremely accommodating to our needs and answered all of our questions completely. After this tour, I feel very knowledgeable about the city of Amsterdam, its history and its people. I highly recommend him.
Bob DanielsonUnited States
Very knowledgeable of the city. Command of the english language is very good.
We could not have had a better than we did with Frank. He was a truly amazing guide. We learned a ton, and felt very connected with him throughout the entire day. Extremely intelligent and animated when describing all the parts of Amsterdam that we walked through. Highly HIGHLY recommended.
Rhona BensonSouth Africa
Great tour with Frank. Great personality knowledgeable interesting and the 4 hours just flew by we were really sorry when the tour ended. Highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting Amsterdam even if you have visited this amazing city before
Mark KeenanUnited States
Frank was great! Loves the city and very pleasant tour.
Christine HeraldUnited States
Frank is a knowledgeable, engaging guide. The 4 hour tour flew by. I feel that I received an education in Amsterdam history and current events. I highly recommend Tours by Locals and Frank as a guide.
Jonathan PattenColorado Springs, CO, United States
My wife and I booked this tour as an introduction to Amsterdam on the first full day in the Netherlands. Frank greeted us at our hotel promptly. He had layed out an itinerary for a 3.5 to 4 hour walk. We covered a great deal of area because we said that we could walk as quickly as he would like. Frank provided a comprehensive narrative of the history (geographic, artistic, cultural, hydrological, religious, social) of this fascinating city. Tram riding and pedestrian/bike safety included. A great tour.
Trey McCampbellUnited States
Frank led our group for a tour of key sites in the city the first day we arrived in Amsterdam. He was very informative about the various sites, and had a deep knowledgeable without coming across as having "programmed" answers. We had a group of 11 travelers who peppered him with questions, and he always had thoughtful answers, and with a bit of humor. His English is excellent. It was a perfect way to get oriented to Amsterdam, which helped as we had free time over the next few days to explore on our own.
Dick WhittowUnited States
Frank was one of the best guides we have ever had. Our group of 6 thoroughly enjoyed this highlights tour. Frank was very knowledgeable and thoughtful as well as attentive to our needs including our jet lag. All 6 of us would highly recommend Frank to anyone.
Linda BoydUnited States
Frank was an outstanding and very patient guide! We explored many venues and saw a variety of sights! He also gave us wonderful history lessons and was so patient answering our many questions! We would recommend Frank to all!!!
Jacobo AizenmanCosta Rica
We had the Best time with Frank! His way to describe and show everything Amsterdam offers is just perfect; if I could I would have giving him more than 5 stars. 100% recommended! Jacobo and Karen Aizenman
Toni- Norman DonatiUnited States
Frank was fantastic! He gave us a full day of learning about life in Amsterdam and we could not have been more delighted. This tour was our very favorite Amsterdam experience.
From our first contact via email with Frank he was so helpful and informative that we felt we knew him when we took the tour. He is an excellent guide and we would highly recommend him.
Joseph GraviniUnited States
Our guide, Frank, could not have been better. He was thoughtful of all our needs. He was very professional and made the facts and information delivered in an enjoyable way. We had a multigenerational group with us and he accommodated everyone. We highly recommend his services. 5 out of 5 rating.
Carol WilliamsonUnited States
Frank was a fantastic guide on this walking tour. He arrived at our hotel early, spoke perfect English, and knew his way through all the winding streets of Amsterdam. Frank showed us how to use the tram, and took us to a nice cafe for hot beverages since it was cold and rainy. We recommend him highly.
Lynda GraceUnited States
Awesome tour....would do again. We took a tour from Frank in 2011 and liked it so much, we used him again when we were in Amsterdam again. Frank is very knowledgable, but also knows how to make it fun. He was great with our teenage boys and also my parents, so any age would love him.
Carol MauroUnited States
Frank provided us with an exceptional experience while in Amsterdam. We were a group of 6 ranging in age from 28-64 and he kept us ALL engaged and enlightened about this wonderful city. Additionally, Frank communicated with me on several occasions prior to our trip regarding museum recommendations and requirements and he was kind enough to make reservations at two outstanding restaurants. It was obvious he loves his city and his job. He also gave us tips on canal cruises, tram usage and markets.
Richard BinfordUnited States
Our guide Frank was wonderful. He showed up early each day, took us to interesting places in addition to those we asked to see, and answered our questions with a great deal of knowledge. He also paced the tours so as not to tire us 70 pluses. Excellent, 5 out of 5.
Scott WileyUnited States
Frank did an incredible job of giving us a look into your beautiful country! What a personable friendly guy!
Frank met us on a gloomy day in Amsterdam, but for the next 4 hrs we were filled with pleasure and delight as we went on a special walk through Amsterdam. Franktold us facts, related stories and legends and gave us a wonderful vision of the history of Amsterdam from its early days to the present. He understood our love for archiecture, especially the small details, and we had a great time. We throughly recommend Frank for the best tour of a historical city. Thank you and Kind Regards from Jennifer and Jur
Diane BlondheimUnited States
You could not imagine a better tour guide than Frank K. He is extremely knowledgeable, has a great sense of humor, understands his clients and tailors the tours to meet their needs and interests. He was full of surprises for us with gifts to help us remember the Netherlands. I have had many, many tour guides over the past 25 years and Frank is now at the top of my list as the best that you can have. I feel as if I have made a friend as well. Frank is a winner!!!!
Suzanne TenenbaumUnited States
Frank dramatically enhanced our trip to Amsterdam and Holland. We were fortunate to have two tours with him. This and a full day. He educated, charmed, guided and befriended us and his enthusiastic love and passion of his country, its history and its people were infectious. He made our experience so much more meaningful, informative and unique that we are truly indebted to him. We strongly recommend him for any of his tours. Again, it was our treat and joy to have him guide us. Suzanne and Marv T
Jennifer WheelesUnited States
Frank made walking around Amsterdam for 4 hours so fun. He was informative and friendly and very accomodating. The time flew by and we enjoyed so much of the city as well as the history and the most awesome chocolate!! Thank you Frank for such an amazing day. I highly recommend Frank for a tour.
Natalie GerringerUnited Kingdom
Frank was an informative guide. We did have awful weather while we were there and on the tour but he worked around it and engaged with the kids throughout the tour. We were sad that we had to end the tour an hour early. We were drenched and our children were done. We made it clear it was not him, we had been out all morning prior to being with him and the weather just did us in. He even came with gifts for the kids and for thew ladies. Frank is an excellent guide and we hope to come back and use him
Richard GlazerUnited States
A truly delightful experience. Despite very cold and damp weather we felt warmed by Frank's patient and kind demeanor and his first rate knowledge.
Just a word to describe Frank...AWESOME.. Thank you for making our Amsterdam trip a memorable one..
Scott FultzUnited States
James AtsaidesUnited States
Frank met us and the tour of Amsterdam was flawless. He is an easy person to connect with and he made the whole trip worthwhile. We would recommend him without hesitation. Great job!
Patricia FaulknerUnited States
Frank was the best guide we've ever had. He was charming, extremely informative and was fun to see the sites with.
Charles P.United States
frank was excellent and entertaining and i highly recommend him to anyone wanting a good walking tour
Samir PatelUnited States
James CrossUnited States
Excellent guide. Good english. Saw things walking around that we would definitely have missed on our own.
Kathleen Costello-PittsUnited States
Frank was on time and gave us a warm greeting. Frank knew the area and his knowledge was evident in his description of the area and buildings. It was a great walking tour of old Amsterdam
Jane W.Houston, TX, United States
I had a wonderful time touring with Frank and wouldn't hesitate to highly recommend him or to hire him again. He gave me a nice overview of things I had not yet seen on my trip and was knowledgable about many different aspects of Amsterdam, which enriched my experience as a visitor. Frank has a delightful personality, is knowledgable and thoughtful, is both interesting and interested. Many guides know lots of facts, but I found Frank's insight and empathy in customizing our tour a much appreciated rarity!
Alisha (Beth) Frieze-MitchellUnited States
Frank did a terrific job on our tour of Amsterdam. He was very knowledgeable and could answer all if our questions. His personality was delightful.
We enjoyed the tour very much. It was the best way to see as much as possible and get as much information as possible in the short time we had available. Frank did a great job! I can only recommend this to anyone.
Carol SteinmanUnited States
Frank was our guide for this tour and an additional 5 day tour of the country. He is knowledgeable about the history/culture/political aspects of the Netherlands. He is flexible,efficient,thoughtful,punctual,an excellent driver,and has a positive personality.He is generous with his time,and was helpful with reservations and transport arrangements on departure. He went out of his way to find vegetarian menus for one of us. It was a PLEASURE for us to learn from him and spend time with him.
The weather was miserable but Frank made the best of it and his upbeat and positive attitude was very appreciated. And we had a great time.
Kathleen KratzUnited States
Wonderful day with Frank. Took us to all the highlights of the old city and was full of great historical information. We were a group of six in our 60's and the pace was perfect. We stopped and bought cheese, had coffee and Apple pie and still saw all we wanted to. A must to get aquainted with Amsterdam in a short stay. Ask for Frank- he was the best
Jim FitzgeraldUnited States
We feel very fortunate to have found Frank. Extremely pleasant, knowledgeable, efficient, responsive and thoughtful. Our 4 hour intro tour of Amsterdam set our trip off on right note and enriched our travel experience. Many thanks to Frank - it was truly our pleasure to have met you and we appreciate our afternoon with you so very much.
Shelley J.United States
Frank is a natural--a pro! He's prompt, pleasant, accommodating, and filled with all sorts of knowledge we'd never unearth on our own. We had a great tour.
Susan KernsCamden, SC, United States
We thoroughly enjoyed every moment of Frank's tour-- it is obvious that he enjoys leading tours-- he has a vast fund of knowledge, speaks excellent English, and tailors the tour to your particular interests. We are planning our next trip to the Netherlands and will definitely call on Frank again!!
Peter BayerUnited States
Frank did a fantastic job and was a pleasure to be with!
Stan NabrinskyUnited States
Superb personality and knowledge, very nice and helpful. Thank you Frank!
Steven SeegerUnited States
We have always joined the herd for the cruise tours. Always felt we were weren't getting the experience relative to the cost and the time. Everybody says, "I don't want to be a tourist, show me the...." This time we went with ToursByLocals. This time we saw the city, its neighborhoods, the people, the sights. This time we saw things within context and we felt connected. Frank did a great job of showing us the all the parts and brought them all together. Great city, great time, great tour.
Frank was excellent - he was well organized, pleasant, flexible in meeting our schedule and pace, very knowledgeable about the city and the history which was a particular interest for us. Frank's tour was a highlight of our trip and left us with great memories of Amsterdam. I would recommend Frank as a guide to any friends or family travelling to Amsterdam.
Matthew BattistaUnited States
Frank was an outstanding guide. He was receptive to my individual interests while at the same time revealing his great knowledge and pride in Amsterdam. He is a truly a genuine individual who was kind and accomodating. You can't go wrong booking with Frank. Thanks much Frank. Matt
Nancy AndersonUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Frank. He is a wonderful ambassador for his country - he showed us the many sides of his city. We enjoyed seeing the sights, hearing about the history of the city and also about current life in the city. We loved the Dutch pancakes for lunch and tasting stroopwaffels. Frank is very personable and knowledgeable - one of the best tour guides we have had. We also appreciated that Frank got us tickets to the art museums to save us from standing in line. Top recommendation!
Tours by Locals definitely have the best tour guides in the industry...extremely friendly and knowledgable. This is the only tour company my family will use.
I hired Frank as a gift for my son. He had the most wonderful time of his life. Frank was punctual, knowledgeable, he answered all my e-mails (believe me there were MANY), was extremely accommodating and we were able to customized the tour. I would highly recommend Frank.
For an interesting, friendly & relaxed introduction to Amsterdam Frank's highlights tour is highly recommended.I live in Amsterdam but wanted to make sure that first time visitors had insight into its history,stories&culture points.It was a great start to the weekend, even in -5°C&gave a super base of knowledge to appreciate the city more.On top of it Frank is great, accommodating the tour to your requirements&preferences.He's relaxed&his priority is to make sure that you walk away in love with the city!
Tine Elaine EngerNorway
Thank you for a great tour!
Phyllis DanzigUnited States
Frank was a superb guide who made our tour of Amsterdam fabulous. He was informative, entertaining and extremely helpful.
Marlene BankwitzUnited States
Frank was absolutely fantastic. Not only did he give an interesting and knowledgeable tour, but he modified it to our interests and our energy level, as well. Frank went over and above what was required, helping us to plan our visit to Amsterdam before we left and making sure we had the information we needed for a trouble-free departure. He was the perfect tour guide!
Alan BurnsNew Zealand
Had 2 days with Frank and we loved it. We went everywhere and he really showed us a side of Amsterdam the big tours would never see. Highly recommended and would use his services again without hesitation. Well done Alan and Donna New Zealand
Shirley ScarboroughUnited States
Frank is extremely knowledgeable and expresses himself in such an entertaining manner. We learned so much about Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and the people of the country. He is a fine example of what excellent service is all about. We had two days with him but his service went way beyond those days. He was kind, patient, and so fun loving. His advice on where to eat,how to get to places, etc. was priceless. Whatever we needed that we had forgotten to bring with us, he enabled us to find it.
Frank made our trip to Amsterdam by providing a tremendous tour highlighting interesting facts about the history, culture and life. Frank adapted to our needs and taylored the tour in timing and information just for us. Frank also went above and beyond in booking restaurants and providing directions to places in Amsterdam and beyond. Thank you for a fabulous time!
Battling the worst weather that Amsterdam had seen in months , we still had a very informative and pleasant tour with Frank. It was a great few hours and Frank was the ultimate guide with a great knowledge of his city. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect guide for our family. I will be using Tours by locals when I travel from now on,many many thanks Frank. Denise Hopkins and family
Thomas FlinnUnited States
Frank is an excellent guide. His knowledge and insights were very informative. If we return to Amsterdam we would not hesitate to use Frank again.
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Scott MiscovichUnited States
Frank was the best guide we had on our 7 city European and London trip. Actually, Frank was the best guide we had in the past 5 years using private guides on all travel (40 + guides on 3 continents). He absolutely anticipated all of our needs and more. He is a sure thing, pleasant, knowledgeable and helped adjust based on weather. We ended up doing 3 tours with Frank. A true class act. Made it fun for our teenage kids also.
The tour was great - and this from a group not easily pleased. Frank is an outstanding guide, most highly recommended.
Dieter SommerUnited States
Luckily we stumbled upon ToursByLocals while looking for an amsterdam tour, and even more luckily, we booked a tour with Frank. Frank is not only an extremly knowlegdable guide, but also a wonderful person that one wants to spend time with. The tour opened our eyes to the tiniest of details accompanied by facts, stories, rumors and anectodes we will never forget. Frank's tour was very personable, made to fit our interests and most of all: very thoughtful. Put simply: Frank is the perfect guide.
Maryjo QunellUnited States
Frank was informative about Amsterdam. He was attentive to our desire to see various attractions and interests in Amsterdam. Frank shared culture and folklore associated to landmarks we saw. He conducted the tour with organized navigation ability, taking care not to waste daylight and expend energy. Frank was helpful with suggestions how to get around before and after our tour. He was enthusiastic and helpful as we toured. We enjoyed his company as much as we enjoyed Amsterdam. Beautifully entertaining.