What can we say about Steven and Private Day Tours Amsterdam?? In one word, AMAZING! Went with my husband and 2 young girls (5 and 8) and spent 3 fantastic days. Day 1, we did the "Countryside, Windmills & Fishing villages Tour" and it was spectacular. Definitely the right way to start. The windmills were stunning and the history that Steven provided made it educational and fun. We loved that we could take things at our own pace - when the girls wanted to stop to pet a baby lamb or feed ducks there was no sense of rushing us - it made it feel so relaxed and natural, like Steven was part of the family...a very knowledgable part of the family! :) He read our cues effortlessly, and each suggestion was perfect - when to stop for hot cocoa or a snack, and the best place to do it on top of that. The fishing village, everything was amazing, and he was a great driver - that's an important one for me as I usually get motion sick if I'm not driving but not with Steven! I sat in the backseat of the mini van with our youngest and was just fine! He knew exactly where to go, was timely (10 minutes early in fact) - we were off to a great start.
After the first day, it naturally came up that our girls love the beach. Without a blink of an eye, he offered a suggestion to combine our next two tours into one, and that would allow us to head to a beach the locals like to go to. How amazing is that!
Giethoorn was amazing - he piloted the boat and was so thoughtful he even brought bread so the girls could feed the ducks - an ABSOLUTE highlight of the trip for them. The castle was awesome. I was worried it might be too much of an "older kid" thing for our 5 year old, but Steven made it so much fun the entire time, engaging them with an educational activity that saw them get a reward at the end. I was stunned, but our youngest (5) said of all the things they did, it was her favorite!! Our oldest said it was Giethoorn and feeding the ducks! :)
Steven is an amazing tour guide, and he aims to please. A private tour was absolutely the way to go, it felt so effortless, for what you get the price is amazing, and we learned and saw so much without feeling rushed or bombarded with facts. Thank you so much Steven! You're amazing at what you do, provide a level of service unparalleled, and we are so grateful for the memories you created for us.