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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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"Ray is the best"

We spent a great day with Ray in the Dutch countryside north of Amsterdam. He made a special effort to take us to the hometown of our ancestors and then continued to show us the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Vail, Arizona
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Vail, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We spent a great day with Ray in the Dutch countryside north of Amsterdam. He made a special effort to take us to the hometown of our ancestors and then continued to show us the North Sea, other small towns,a cheese factory,and of course windmills. We could not have asked for better guide and at the end of the day... More 

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Dear Rich, It felt good we could talk to one person in Warmenhuizen carrying your family name.Thank you for your kind review and your enthusiasm about the sighseeing trip we've made. Hopefully I'll see you later this year. Kind regards, Ray Vandenburg,. PHT More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I along with my uncle toured with Ray to visit our family's hometown and learn about life in Holland both past and present. We could not have been more pleased with Ray. He is fluent in English. His car is clean, new and comfortable. He is very funny and entertaining. Accommodating in every way. We even asked... More 

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Dear Scott & Linda, Thank you for the wonderful review. I liked it very much that you've found a member of the Paarlberg family in Holland. We definitely like to visit the two of you when we're in Florida. Thanks a gain for your positive attitude and cooperation. Regards, Ray Vandenburg. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We had great day with Ray touring the Keukenhof Gardens, windmills and flower fields. He was great with our two kids ages 5 and 7 and was able to get in all of the sites we wanted to see during our brief stay before our train left. His experience got us to the gardens before the crowds and that was... More 

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Dear Ryan, It was great fun having your children on a tour. They seemed to liked everything, but especially the playground at the Keukenhof. Thank you for the review and the photo's. Wish you all the best. Ray Vandenburg, PHT More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

If we could only do one thing on our trip, Ray's tour of Keukenhof Gardens would be the choice. The gardens are truly magnificent. And Ray personally escorted us through the garden, making it so much easier to appreciate the flowers. The entire trip gave us glimpses of The Netherlands that would be difficult to do on your own, since... More 

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Dear Bob, Thank you for your kind review. You have literally given an overview of all the sites we've visited, according to the itinerary. Thank you and your wife for your cooperation and that you showed a positive attitude towards the things we'd recommended. Kind regards, Ray Vandenburg. More 

Dubai
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Not what I expected, had looked forward to for months or indeed booked. Lasting impression was one of disappointment and as if had been taken for a ride (metaphorically not literally) which was the problem - how can a tour sold as cycling through the bulb fields not include bikes or bulb fields ?

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Dear Barbara, Since our Keukenhof Garden Tour has a standard itinerary, I missed your wish doing a cycle tour through the bulb fields. I've offered you already an apology. It was at the end of the tour, when we finished the itinerary, that you reminded me about the cycle part. It was my mistake not having mentioned a single word... More 

Spring, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Ray escorted us through FIVE wonderful tours, over six days. (We took Sunday off.) Over those five days, we traveled from north of Amsterdam south to Rotterdam, visiting as many spots in between as we could fit in! Ray recognized that Nancy and I enjoy history and culture, and adjusted the tours dynamically to visit and explain the most interesting... More 

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Dear Rick & Nancy, First;the both of you were wonderful companions during your 5 days touring. Every day I looked forward to pick you up for another interesting day with visits at numerous places in North and South Holland. I was stunned that Nancy had so much interest in our water barriers engineering. Second; thank you so much for the... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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180 attraction reviews
280 helpful votes 280 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

In my opinion a good guide needs to have certain attributes. They need to be reliable, punctual, have a full knowledge of the areas to be visited and be fluent in your language. Professional at all times and the ability to adapt to your needs. Be able to provide you with a varied and interesting tour which leaves you with... More 

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

Dear Stephen &Rachel, Thank you for your comment re your Countryside & Lakes Tour. If you like your work, your country and have interest in people, it's not hard to get the job done. It is really satisfying and heartwarming to show our interested guests the Dutch heritage as real as it gets. Thank you again for the fine words... More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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RayTours, Owner at Private Holland Tours, responded to this review

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

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 

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