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Private Holland Tours

Address: Sape Kuiperplantsoen 4, 2151 BE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 6 21965898
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Ranked #32 of 152 Sightseeing Tours in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Private tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Private Holland Tours is specialized in affordable private guided tours for active singles...
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Type: Private tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: 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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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

I only regret not writing this review sooner(sorry Ray). Ray put together a fantastic personal tour that accommodated our family of 9, this was my father in laws first time back to his home country. We asked for some special request and Ray made it happen. Ray picked us up at our hotel in a luxurious travel vehicle that accommodated... More 

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

Dear Lisa, Of course I remember the nine of you: a humourful, easygoing family with a lot of intrest in our country, I was a pleasure to take you on a tour and it's always good to hear that my guests are enjoying themselves. Thank you so much for the kind words, and I'm hoping to meeting you again soon.... More 

Coppell, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Ray picked us up at our Amsterdam hotel in a nice clean car at the agreed time. We drove to Rotterdam for our cruise departure, stopping in The Hague and Delft along the way. It was a great way to see some of the Netherlands countryside. It really felt more like a knowledgeable friend was driving us than a normal... More 

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Dear Dean & Barbara, Thank you for your kind and positive review. I enjoyed your presence and the way you liked the places we visited. I promise to drop by in Texas during my next visit in the States. I'm much obliged to take your offer showing me and my wife your area. Thanks again , Ray Vandenburg. More 

Laguna Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Raymond picked my wife and me up at our ship at the exact time he said he would be there. He has a sharp clean car and knew all about what we wanted to see. He even picked a very good place for lunch. His tour was not inexpensive but was worth every penny. I would reccomend him and use... More 

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Dear John & Linda, Thank you for your positive review. It was a pleasure to pick you up at the dock for a tour through the countryside of North Holland. I hope to see you back in the nearby future. Ray Vandenburg. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We had only 2 full days in the Netherlands, so booked a full day-tour with Ray to show us some of the Dutch countryside and attractions outside Amsterdam in his air-conditioned, modern vehicle. We had previously requested online to see certain specific places, and Ray certainly delivered on these and also took us to some other places he felt were... More 

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

Dear Fran & Bruce, Thank you for your review at TripAdvisor. I really enjoyed your presence, interest and conversations. I was honored that I could show you some highlights of my beautiful country. It's good to read that I delivered what you'd asked for. I like to make one comment: we always celebrate our last tour day for the current... More 

Camarillo, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

It was a pleasure to meet Ray Vandenburg as our guide in our recent visit to Amsterdam. We spent a day touring the Ray was spoke fluent English and gave us great background on the areas we were visiting. We highly recommend the day tour with Ray.

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

Dear Jack and Maral, It was a pleasure to have you as clients on our Countryside & Lakes Tour. I learned a lot about your expertise on pastries and beverage ingredients. You both were great company and showed an open mind for the things Holland has to offer. Do not hesitate getting back to me for another great tour. Regards,... More 

Erie, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We enjoyed a wonderful day with Ray touring the Zaanse Schans and Lakes Tour. Ray was easy to work with by email to customize our day. We added a visit to the Flower Auction. The auction is well worth the early morning start (7:30 AM) needed to see it while in full operation. It's amazing to see the efficient automation... More 

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

Thank you Martha for your kind words about your tour with me. I really enjoyed your party of four. You showed interest and excitement in what our country has to offer. I'm looking forward to meeting you again in the nearby future. Regards, Ray Vandenburg. More 

Beverly Hills, Florida
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

It was a very outstanding tour which our family will always remember. Not only is Ray very knowledgeable of the Netherlands’ history, but also knows how to avoid the August vacation crowds and heavy traffic. We enjoyed the small fishing village cafe for Dutch coffee and pastries. Also, we enjoyed Ray’s company at a quiet small town local atmosphere restaurant... More 

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

Dear Jeff, Thank you so much for your comments about your Countryside & Lakes Tour. It is true that all of my guests love the little fishing town (Monnickendam) with its delicious local bakery, where they serve fine Dutch coffee and pastries. I also feel honored that your wife read my book on your way back home. Y'all were great... More 

Summerfield, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Raymond picked us up at the ship and arranged for a fantastic day which included a visit to the gardens. His web site is easy to use and he responded immediately. We only had the one day in port so we appreciated him getting in as much sight seeing as possible without feeling rushed. The gardens are beautiful and it... More 

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

Dear Jackie, It was a pleasure to guide you and your husband through the Keukenhof Garden. Thank you very much for your nice comments and I hope to meeting you again in the future. Ray Vandenburg, owner PHT. More 

Boise
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We did a day with Ray and a day with Leo... Both days were very enjoyable. We had 2 family groups with 4 teenagers and all of us had a great couple of days. We would like to go back and spend a few more days with them.. maybe during Tulip season!

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

Dear Kelly & Alan, Thank you very much for your kind review. We were so happy to have your family on a two days tour. And we are also thrilled that you hit the benchmark: review # 100. We are very proud to have such a number reviews since we started three years ago with TripAdvisor. Hoping to meeting you... More 

Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

It was an ideal experience. We were a party of (my parents, my wife and me). Ray picked us up from our hotel and provided us a 7-hour excellent tour of northern Holland. He is a very knlowledgeable guide, polite, with a great sense of humor and a cautious driver. During the tour, we have visited various small picturesque fishing... More 

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