Stoey StoutUnited States
Our group loved Marianne. She was flexible in our schedule, well organized, and moved at a nice pace. We just had a one day layover, and it made our time so much more productive to have her guiding us and helping us connect to Dutch culture and history. Thanks Marianne!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Stoey, I have really enjoyed spending the afternoon with you and your party and introducing you to our interesting city. I wish you a very good time in Turkey and hope to see you again in Amsterdam!
Jan GeringerUnited States
Marianne was a wonderful guide. Had a fantastic day in Amsterdam! She was very knowledgeable, friendly, easy to talk to. She made sure our 4 hour walking tour was suited to our tastes. We met outside of the Ann Frank House, showed us the beautiful city. She recommended a couple of places to visit if we had time after our tour, one of them being "Our "Lord in the Attic", highly recommend. My husband and I were very happy with Marianne. Deserves a 5 star rating! Thank you to Tours By Locals and to Marianne.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jan for this valuable review! I agree with you that we spent a wonderful time together. Enjoy your cruise and I hope to see you and your husband back in Amsterdam. Kind regards, marianne
Antoinette FacconeUnited States
We very much enjoyed our guided tour by Marianne. In 4 hours time she showed us the most important parts of Amsterdam, answered our questions and gave us background information on the city. We highly recommend her as a guide. Antoinette
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Antoinette, I have enjoyed giving you and your relatives an impression of Amsterdam. Hope you will continue a wonderful summer in Charlotte.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Victor, it was good to see how you all liked our city and enjoyed our relaxed walk. A good way to end a business trip from Spain.
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.
Peggy PerryUnited States
Our tour guide, Marianne, was perfect. She was very knowledgeable and eloquent about her lovely, interesting Amsterdam. We were in good hands with Tours by Locals, thanks!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Peggy, I hope you will come back!
Judy BrandtUnited States
She is the BEST guide! We made a friend and learned of architecture, history, the canals, best places to eat and shop. It was like walking with an old friend who wanted us to love her city as much as we did. She showed us things we'd never have found on our own. Take this tour early in your trip!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Judy for these wonderful words. I spent a very pleasant morning with you and your husband and hope to meet you again! Enjoy the rest of your stay here!
Randi Mays-KnappUnited States
As Marianne breezed through the door with a smile and air of confidence, I knew our family was in for a great adventure on our first day in Amsterdam. Marianne met us at our hotel and provided training on riding the tram and avoiding bicycles. She was charming and knowledgeable about her city. She began our tour with a map and a suggestion on how to proceed making sure she was attentive to our needs as travelers. Marianne was a delightful and professional guide. I was sad when we parted company.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Randi for these wonderful words! I am glad you had such a great time, hope to see you back!
Sean LohmanUnited States
Marianne introduced my 23-year-old son and me to Amsterdam City Center today on what was a fun and informative tour. Her love of the city is contagious. Her knowledge of the history of the city is impressive. Marianne met us with a smile at the train station upon our arrival from London and we jumped right in to learning about this truly beautiful and amazing city. Her restaurant recommendation was perfect! When we hit the streets after dinner we knew how to get around town. Wonderful! Thanks, Marianne!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sean, I enjoyed doing this tour with you and your son and from the first moment I knew you would love our city. So I am sure you will come back! Thanks again, Marianne
Clarinda PattersonUnited States
Marianne was a joy and a fabulous guide. We got a real sense of the city in 4 short hours and feel comfortable now knowing what else we would like to see and where things are located. She was perfect.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! It was a real pleasure for me introducing you and your husband to our beautiful city! Enjoy the rest of your stay here and do come back!
LeAnn N.United States
Loved The overview of Amsterdam tour given by Marianne. She is so knowledgeable about all things Amsterdam and shared a wealth of information about her city in a morning tour. This was my first visit here and after our tour I knew where I wanted to explore on my own. Thank you Marianne, for a specials dinner memorable morning!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you LeAnn, I enjoyed this tour as well. I hope you will come back to Amsterdam now that you know how many wonderful things there are to enjoy here! kind regards, Marianne
Amanda MitchellUnited States
Wonderful-Wonderful! So enjoyed our tour. Very knowledgeable, Great personality and very customer accommodating!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Amanda, I spent a wonderful morning with you and your party. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your day and hope you will come back to see all the other beautiful sights! I wish you a great trip across Europe! Kind regards, Marianne
Bobi Jean AndrosUnited States
From the moment my son and I met Marianne at our hotel I felt comfortable and confident. Marianne showed us fascinating features of Amsterdam, as well as where we could buy the best chocolate in Holland! By the end of the walking tour and the canal ride, we felt well introduced to the city. Marianne recommended a wonderful place for dinner and helped us make reservations which ended our day perfectly as we were able to see and experience the inside of a canal house. A lovely, unforgettable day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for these wonderful recommendations Bobi Jean! I have enjoyed spending this Sunday afternoon with you and your son. I am glad you liked the restaurant too! I hope you will enjoy the Belgian cities just as much as you did Amsterdam ! Kind regards and please come again
Kevin SodenUnited States
Marianne walked us all over Amsterdam and shared some of the wonderful history of this amazing city. She made it very personal and exciting by walking us throughout the city and showing us the history to make it come alive. She gave us all a tour ticket for a hop off and on boat for 24 hours which gave us some more options. She was wonderful and would gladly take another tour with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kevin, would love to do another tour with you and your family too. We were really lucky with this sunny day, in spite of the cold wind. I hope you have enjoyed your visit to the museums and will have a good flight back home! See you again!
Yesenia HernandezUnited States
First time in Amsterdam! Marianne was a great! She met me at my hotel and from there we had a lovely time. We connected immediately. I was lucky, no rain!!! We had the chance to walk everywhere ... at a very nice pace. She showed my the known streets, monuments and buildings and the unknown local corners. History and facts... The tour included a ticket for the Canal which was a great ending to our walking tour. Thanks Marianne for showing me your home. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Yesenia, I do agree with you that we were very lucky with the weather and that we had a great time! I really enjoyed this tour with you, we saw a lot and all from different perspectives! I hope you will return in spring, to enjoy the tulip fields and the countryside.
David B.United States
Awesome afternoon. Informative and fun! Perfect pace with clarity and enthusiasm. Loved it!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review of my welcome to Amsterdam tour with you, I really enjoyed this afternoon with you a lot and I wish you lots of interesting experiences during the rest of your holidays. Have a good time in Delft, kind regards, Marianne
Greg HerbruckUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for this rating! Hope you had a succesfull business trip!
Robert MaysUnited States
Our walking excursion with Marianne was perfect. She put together an itinerary that was easy paced and very informative. We experienced the sites of Amsterdam that were expected and also sites that we would have not seen had we ventured out on our own. Marianne also gave us suggestions that we were able to use after our tour had ended. My wife and I have traveled to a number of countries and have primarily used "Tours by Locals" and have never been disappointed. Thank You Marianne.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bob for your good review! It was a very pleasant walking tour with the two of you being so enthusiastic. I am sure will have good memories of Amsterdam, spending a lot of rewarding hours collecting your pictures and editing your coffee-table book!
Marianne was a lovely tour guide. She is a native of Amsterdam and knows the city very well. She has a wonderful personality and was very inclusive of my two children, aged 7 & 9. She provided many insights into the city we would never had learned had we not had her as our tour guide. Definitely recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Prya, I have enjoyed introducing Amsterdam to your family! Hope you will come again to see the rest!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating! I am glad you enjoyed the tour!
Carolyn PerlmanUnited States
We enjoyed a wonderful tour of Amsterdam with Marianne. She was informative, friendly, good-natured, and flexible. I would certainly recommend her. We learned so much today! 5 of 5.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, I am glad you had a good time and I hope you will enjoy the remaining months in the Netherlands!
Marianne customized our tour to our interests (city highlights, architecture, geology of Amsterdam area etc.). She met us at Schiphol airport and was quite considerate and leisurely during our 4½ hour walking tour knowing that my son and I just got off an 11 hour overnight flight. Marianne is an experienced and knowledgable tour guide who is an excellent ambassador for Amsterdam and The Netherlands. I would highly recommend Marianne for your Amsterdam tour, whatever your interests.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Blair, I really enjoyed walking with you. I am glad you both survived my tour after your long flight and lack of sleep. Hope you had a good flight back to Toronto and will soon get used to daily life again.
Scott PetersonUnited States
Marianne was terrific. She changed the day of our tour to accommodate our friends travel problems. Marianne gave us a wonderful history lesson. Thank you so much.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Scott! I am glad I could change my schedule. I really liked doing this tour with the four of you. Hope you have enjoyed the rest of your stay. It could not have been warmer in Amsterdam!
Wai Wong ChanHong Kong
The tour is well planned and very informative. Marianne is very knowledgeable about the history of Amsterdam.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you and enjoy the rest of your days in Amsterdam!
Gary SandersUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Marianne. She is a delightful person and very knowledgeable about Amsterdam. She was also very flexible and worked with us to modify our tour to accommodate our changing schedule. She took us to a fun Saturday market and suggested an amazing chocolate shop to purchase a special gift. Our walking tour with Marianne was one of the highlights of our European vacation. She gets our highest recommendation. Thanks, Marianne! Gary and Amy Amarillo, Texas
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Gary and Amy, I enjoyed spending saturdaymorning with you as well! You were very pleasant company. Enjoy your Christmas time back home!
Ryan TaylorUnited States
Wonder walking tour. Very flexible with plans for the day and great easy going personality. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ryan, I am glad you have all enjoyed this tour! Hope you will enjoy the rest of your trip and hope you will come again!
The tour states that it is 5.5 hours in length but we were only with tour guide for 3 3/4 hrs and then she left us at the canal boat to do it on our own, which is fine, but the information on the tour is misleading. She was very knowledgeable and her English was excellent. Overall, a good tour guide, but would have been better with her input on the canal boat as well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am sorry that you missed my input during the canalboattour. However, on the site it says that the guided walkingtour lasts 4 hours and that it ends at the stop where you go on board of the canalboat. I am sorry if the information has been misleading to you. But I am glad that you have heard a lot of interesting information from me and that your overall comment was positive. Thank you!
Barry HudsonUnited States
Marianne was a delight! So knowledgable and pleasant. She shared a wealth of information about Amsterdam--her hometown--in a clear, enjoyable way. I would highly recommend that everyone have a private, small group, tour guide. Marianne, if possible! She answered our many questions and really helped us appreciate the history and culture of Amsterdam. She recommended several restaurants for dinner and wonderful museums to visit! On the tour I even tasted my first pickled herring! She did an excellent job!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!!! I am glad you enjoyed your tour, and the wonderful wheather made it even better! Glad you liked the herring. Enjoy your cruise and all the new impressions.
Marianne provided an excellent commentary on history and culture punctuated with much good humour. She catered for individual need of our group of 5 and was so flexible in pacing the tour to what we found interesting. The weather was not the best but this in no way interfered with Marianne's ability to keep the tour flowing smoothly and informatively. Totally recommend Marianne as a guide for a local tour of Amsterdam.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you or your recommendations! After doing this tour with you I was really looking forward to seeing you again for the countryside tour!
We found Marianne very good. She avoided very crowded areas and was very helpful
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Gavin, I am glad you have enjoyed my tour!
Steven WaskowUnited States
Great Very knowledgable & personable.recommend highly. Glad we did thus tour with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, I am glad you have enjoyed the start of your trip in Europe!
Brent M.United States
Very nice walking tour...Marianne was great with the kids, kept them engaged the entire time. We would definitely recommend if you are looking for a nice leisurely day walking around the old city and learning the history.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Brent, I enjoyed it too and your kids were great! It was good to see how they absorbed what they saw, all these new impressions for them. Enjoy the rest of your stay and have a safe flight back home.
Kate GerardHahndorf, SA, Australia
Marianne is a lovely person and knows Amsterdam quite well. It's a very interesting city and I enjoyed the tour. The boat tour was also good, and I enjoyed seeing the city from the water.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kate, I am glad you have enjoyed the tour and hope that you are now enjoying the rest of your trip!
We were with Marianne on 26 November 2015. Her Spanish is good and perfectly understood her explanations. The tour was very good, as you take a very good impression of the city of Amsterdam. In addition Marianne took us to places we would not have found without her help , outside a beaten track . The experience is highly recommended. *SEE TBL ADMIN COMMENT FOR SPANISH VERSION*
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Muchas gracias! Y a mi tambien me ha gustado mucho!
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ORIGINAL REVIEW FROM CUSTOMER IN SPANISH: Estuvimos con Marianne el 26 de Noviembre de 2015. Su español es bueno y entendimos perfectamente sus explicaciones. El tour estuvo muy bien, pues te llevas una muy buena impresión de la ciudad de Amsterdam. Además Marianne nos llevó a sitios que no hubiésemos descubierto sin su ayuda, fuera de un circuito turístico habitual. La experiencia es muy recomendable.
Portor GoltzUnited States
Marianne was a wonderful guide through Amsterdam. She was very knowledgeable, articulate and personable. She took us through the old city and led us on a very interesting tour. Don't hesitTe to sign up for a tour with Marianne!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Portor, I am glad you have enjoyed my tour of the old city. I have enjoyed your company as well and am glad that you liked the book! Hope you'll come again!
Lawrence HeulerUnited States
My clients said they and the rest of the group just raved what a wonderful and detailed tour that you gave to them . They were over the moon and thrilled with memories of their tour with you in Amsterdam and will never forget the experience, 5 Stars and kudos to you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! I have really enjoyed my tour with them, and as you mentioned before, they were a really nice party!
Graeme McNallyNew Zealand
An excellent introduction to Amsterdam .The weather was not great for walking -but Marianne's knowledge and approach enabled us to ignore the weather. Would have no hesitation in recommending her . G & Q New Zealand
Linda DahlUnited States
Marianne was very knowledgeable and friendly. She showed us all the highlights of Amsterdam. Would highly recommend her to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Linda, I hope you have enjoyed the rest of your trip and have gone home with lots of good memories!
Richard BallNew Zealand
Marianne was fantastic. Most informative and patient with all our questions. Also tailored our experience to our pace as I had just broken my ankle and come out of plaster. Highly recommended. Feel we have left a friend in Amsterdam. Richard & Paula Ball
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Richard and Paula, I had exactly the same feeling when I came home after the tour! Maybe we'll meet again.
Patience HumphreyUnited States
Marianne was entertaining, fun, knowledgeable -- the perfect guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comment. For me it was a very entertaining tour as well, thanks to your being the perfect traveller!
John KettigUnited States
My wife and I very much enjoyed our walking tour with Marianne. She met us promptly at our hotel and then outlined our tour based on comments I had given her earlier. She was extremely knowledgeable of the history of Amsterdam and took us places we would have never known about on our own. She is very personable and truly gave us a very pleasant experience. We highly recommend Marianne.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind copmment. Just like you I have really enjoyed doing this tour with you and it was a pleasure for me seeing how much you enjoyed the beauty of Amsterdam.
Personable, knowledgable, humorous and accommodating of our needs. Highly recommended. A very enjoyable 4 hours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Randy, thanks very much for your enthusiastic remarks. It has been very enjoyable for me too! Hope you have enjoyed your holidays in France. Kind regards, Marianne