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Address: Sape Kuiperplantsoen 4, 2151 BE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 6 21965898
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Description: Private Holland Tours is specialized in affordable private guided tours...
Private Holland Tours is specialized in affordable private guided tours for active singles, couples, families and small groups. I heartily welcome travelers from all countries of the world.My walking tours in Amsterdam often depart from the usual tourist routes, showing you the medieval city. Driving through the countryside I usually take the small scenic roads, thus giving you a better sense of Holland's rural environment.Professionalism, care and fun, plus my friendship are the cornerstones of my tours.Raymond Vandenburg, private driver/guide.
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Holland countryside day trip

Five of us had a two day layover in Amsterdam and decided we wanted to see the countryside one day. We signed up for the Countryside & Lake tour with Ray. He was an excellent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Benicia, California

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Benicia, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Five of us had a two day layover in Amsterdam and decided we wanted to see the countryside one day. We signed up for the Countryside & Lake tour with Ray. He was an excellent guide. Answered all of our questions on the country, took us to fun, local restaurants and knew all of the great photo locations. I highly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We booked the tour with Ray and reading the reviews on his website and trip advisor, we have had set our expectation high. And the truth is, he is an amazing person! having him as our tour guide really highlight our first Europe trip and we would love to book Ray again as our tour guide. He is insightful, witty,... More 

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Princeton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We booked this tour with Ray based on the glowing Trip Advisor reviews and we were not disappointed! In fact, the day, and Ray, exceeded our expectations. Ray is exceptional on many levels. His knowledge of all things related to Amsterdam and the Netherlands is amazing and his love for what he does comes through in many ways when you... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

4 of us took the Countryside and Lakes tour with Ray. He was a wonderful guide. We spent the entire day touring the countryside seeing quaint villages and eating wonderful food. I was able to carve a wooden shoe just like it was done in the old days. If I ever make it back to the Netherlands, I will definitely... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

It is beautiful countryside. Visit so many special & interesting places of outside Amsterdam. Leo is very nice & fun. This tour is good from little one to 88 years ( my father). We have a great time! Thanks Ray & Leo!

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Boca Raton, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We stayed in Amsterdam after our river cruise and wanted to see some of the countryside before a late-afternoon flight. We made our customized arrangements with Ray and were delighted to be escorted by his charming son, Leo. Aside from seeing the usual sites, Leo introduced us to traditional Dutch foods. He also shared his thoughts with us about topics... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We had a great tour of Friesland with Ray. My grandparents came from Friesland, and Ray readily modified his tour to make sure we got to visit both cities where they lived before emigrating to the USA. While the Friesland tour had personal significance for us, it also highlighted a beautiful area of the Netherlands very different from Amsterdam. We... More 

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RayTours, Owner at Private Holland Tours, responded to this review

Dear Rebecca & Brad, I'm so happy for you that we could speak with a resident of your grandparents house in Friesland.She even showed a painting from the old house, which was a surprise to you. It was great to drive around in this beautiful provence to show you the highlights, especially the historic town of Sloten. Thanks again for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

On June 21, 2015, we took the Zaanse Schans & Lakes Tour with Ray Vandenburg. Alas, the weather could have been better, but the sights still were quite nice. Ray was on time, organized and we seemed to be able to spend the appropriate time at each spot. It is easy to see why this is a favorite tour of... More 

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RayTours, Owner at Private Holland Tours, responded to this review

Dear Charles, We are very pleased to receive a positive review about our Countryside & Lakes Tour. It proves that this tour is our clients' most favorite tour. It's good to know that you liked each spot we'd visited. I hope to see you back in the nearby future. Regards, Ray Vandenburg, Private Holland Tours. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We chose the full day VIP tour and could not have been happier. Ray shares his knowledge of the areas visited. The tour of the Delft factory was quite interesting. We met painters and learned how the pottery is made. Our visit to learn how cheese and wooden shoes were made as well as a cheese tasting was fun. The... More 

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RayTours, Owner at Private Holland Tours, responded to this review

Dear Bonnie & Drew, Thank you for the wonderful review. You are a great ambassador for our VIP tours. We are very proud that you liked all the items of the itinerary. Kind regards, Ray Vandenburg, owner Private Holland Tours. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We spent a day with Ray who tailored the day for us, suggested better alternatives & showed us hidden Holland. This is a well worthwhile day trip out of Amsterdam and particularly loved Rays suggestion of Mokingedam ! Wonderful sights, food & company. Ray is a fun guy and a day out with him is well worth the time. Highly... More 

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RayTours, Owner at Private Holland Tours, responded to this review

Dear Sarah, We don't take that many British guests on our tours, but I wish we had more, because I found out that Londoners are witty and nice folks to go around with. Monnickendam is also one of my favorite villages. Thanks for the nice review, and please come back soon (you live so close to Holland) and I'll show... More 

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