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Private Holland Tours

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Address: 1063 KJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 6 21965898
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Private Holland Tours is specialized in affordable private guided tours for...

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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Great day visiting countryside!

Ray is spot-on with planning and taking us to really interesting spots in Amsterdam countryside, He knows his stuff! My wife and I strongly suggest you get Ray to take you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Elliott D

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ray is spot-on with planning and taking us to really interesting spots in Amsterdam countryside, He knows his stuff! My wife and I strongly suggest you get Ray to take you on hos tour.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ray is very nice, prompt and courteous. We visited charming village and had some nice walks. As well, the driving through the countryside was charming. He is a good and safe driver and the van provides a good view. Definitely recommended. The only slight issue might be that the drive just to see the windmill took a while, and perhaps... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husbsnd and I, along with another couple spent three days in Amsterdam prior to a cruise of the Baltics. I found Ray on Trip Advisor, and we couldn't have been more pleased with the time we spent with him! It was like spending the day with an old friend! Ray picked us up at our hotel on Thursday morning... More 

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

Dear Marie-Anne, thank you all for this wonderful review. It was a great pleasure to tour four happy and joyful Bostonians. See you next year on your Keukenhof Garden Tour. Regards, Ray Vandenburg. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only had a short stop over in Amsterdam so I was keen for my husband to see more than just the city. Ray took us out into the countryside and explained how lakes became land and thriving farmland. The little villages we walked around were so picturesque and off the beaten track as no tour bus would be able... More 

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

Dear Lesley & Peter, I'm 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 August 17, 2016

If you plan to visit Amsterdam, do yourself a favor: leave time to arrange a tour with Ray outside of the city. You will be so grateful that you did. Within just a day and within a close distance to the urban center, you can experience a very different side of Holland. Our choice to take the countryside and lakes... More 

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

Dear Patty & Alex, Thank you for the wonderful review. It was a pleasure to take you to all the sites and restaurant you've asked for. Thanks for your trust and I'm hoping to meeting you again. Regards, Eay Vandenburg. More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

Ray picked us up from our hotel at the designated time then proceeded to take us on wonderful tour. In our booking we had asked to see the countryside around Amsterdam and he showed us many of the towns of interest. As we walked leisurely through the towns we visited he gave us a well informed history of all the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

This attraction is only open during April and may but worth the trip. It's about 45 minutes outside Amsterdam. You can drive or take a bus trip. There is a lot to see - beautifully landscaped tulip gardens, greenhouses of roses, orchids, eating spots. You can even buy bulbs and plants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

We took a tour provided by Tours and Tickets that lasted 8.5 hours. Leaving from Amsterdam, we first visited Rotterdam and had time to look at the architecture of Rotterdam and to go to a shopping center full of stalls of different types. Then we went up the Euromast which provided a wonderful view of all of Rotterdam from 185... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Quite simply, Ray was a delight and provided a lovely day for us with our teenage son. Our desire was to ride bikes through the windmills- Ray arranged for that- making our time wonderful. That being said: ask and Ray will make it happen. Our stops before and after were lovely, especially in the small towns. Lunch in a quaint... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

You have a limited time to visit between April and May but absolutely worth the trip. About 30-45 minutes outside Amsterdam. Amazing displays of tulips, roses, orchids, lilies, etc. beautifully arranged. You can even buy bulbs there or have them shipped home. They also have places to rest and eat.

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