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Private Holland Tours

Sape Kuiperplantsoen 4, 2151 BE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #47 of 288 Activities in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Private Holland Tours is specialized in affordable private guided tours for active singles...
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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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Brisbane, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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10 reviews 10 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
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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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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 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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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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Mililani, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

As soon as you meet Ray Vandenburg you have made a very delightful new friend. My husband and I and our two adult children spent over seven hours outside of Amsterdam on the Zaans Schans and Lakes Tour with Ray, a fantastic and knowledgable guide. We enjoyed our walks through villages and towns where we were often the only tourists.... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Ray was an excellent guide and we had a fantastic day with him seeing some of th sights outside Amsterdam. He tailered the tour to take in some more fishing villages and around my mother who has some walking difficulties. Ray was extremely knowledgeable about the area with lots of local history delivered with a lovely touch of humour. Spent... More 

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Eden, Utah
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77 reviews 77 reviews
34 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We spent a delightful day with Ray Vandenburg yesterday. He picked us up right at our door and wisked us away from the city to a delightful day in the country. We were more interested in seeing the real Holland than the Disney version that tourists conjure up when thinking of Holland. We had read ahead (thank you Rick Steves)... More 

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

Dear Christine & Steve, Thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure meeting the both of you and to learn that life is really worth living. Your enthusiasm was overwhelming and I wish you all the best in good health. Ray Vandenburg, owner Private Holland Tours. More 

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