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“Big group but pleasantly surprised”

SANDEMANs NEW Europe - Amsterdam
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2-hour Amsterdam City Center Bike Tour
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Alternative Amsterdam Walking Tour
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Dutch Countryside by Bike from Amsterdam
Ranked #1 of 420 Tours in Amsterdam
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

When the tour first started, I was a bit worried that the group was a bit too big (maybe 40-50 people). But our guide Kor was great and the big group wasn't an issue. Really great tour and was super funny and informative, happy I joined!

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Reviewed March 29, 2014

As first- time visitors to Amsterdam, the Sandemann's Tour was the perfect introduction to the city! Our guide, Lee, catered the tour to our group of other study abroad students and young people, making the history of the city interesting, fun, and engaging. If you can go with Lee on the tour, definitely do because she's super awesome and also extremely knowledgeable.The tour is 3 hours long, but with a 20 minute break in the middle it feels very manageable. We highly recommend this tour, especially since the price can't be beat!

1  Thank Lisa K
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Reviewed March 26, 2014

We were first timers in free tours, and we were quite surprised by the number of people at the meeting point. Fortunately it looks like the guides are used to large numbers of attendees and all the logistic was taken care.

We got Geert as our guide; he was very enthusiastic about the city, a great communicator, with a very good knowledge about the history of Amsterdam in particular, and the Netherlands in general. He is also a loud speaker, which is good! We enjoyed the informal treating and Geert's sense of humor.

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Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

One of the best tours I ever had participated, the guide shows lots of hidden things that without a good guide we wouldn't see.

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Reviewed March 23, 2014

I have done lots of walking tours in many countries!

I had high hopes for this tour but the beginning was a shamble.

We had reserved our places at 3 euros - but to be honest few people do this so you can probably just turn up and save a little bit of money

Although it was meant to start at 11.15am - it was about 15-20 minutes late as the 4 guides divided the people in various groups. We started with over 50 people in our group - far too many and wouldn't have lead to an enjoyable experience. Extra people were being sent over by the organiser to join out group even though it already had far too many people

By the 2-3 stops many people had dropped out. The guides have to pay the company a commission based on the number of people who start the tour. Hence why I think it is better to charge people something at the start. It would mean you wouldn't have to cram so many people on a tour and ensure people are committed so that the guides are not out of pocket

Once the group became a more manageable number - the walk went well and was enjoyable. Our guide was fun and informative with lots of useful information. Just sort out the shambles at the beginning!!!!

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