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“Larae, the tour guide with the magic touch!”
Review of Amsterdamsel Tours

Amsterdamsel Tours
Ranked #102 of 424 Tours in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Please send all requests via our website reservations form for the quickest response. Our small network of expert historians-turned-storytellers make the old city talk, and these walls do have tales to tell! Explore Amsterdam (and other Dutch cities) with this small company, the only female-owned tour operator in town (hence the name AmsterDamsel, of course).
Reviewed April 10, 2013

I've just returned from a visit to Amsterdam and had the privilege of having Larae as our guide. She was knowledgeable, engaging, entertaining, informative and had that magic something to paint a vivid picture in words to make it all come alive. The two hour guided tour flew by. Excellent!

Thank catkin_9
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

Larae did an excellent job during our city tour with her. She adapted the Quintessential Amsterdam tour to our needs and timing constraints, and was really able to explain - sometimes with personal touch telling her own experience - not only the most important historical/architectural facts but also told us about people, how they lived and how they live now, making the whole experience coming alive. She's especially good in making you figure out how it was before and going in interesting details about the way the city was bukt and developed in the centuries (also socially). On top of all this, she was very nice, sympathetic with the group, and flexible... and she was NEVER stressing us so the whole experience was really enjoyable. Everyone in the group had the same feeling, and we were 15!

Thank 626GiorgioF
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

Larae's tours are a MUST DO. She is competent and informed. If she does not know it - it isn't worth knowing! She is also a lot of fun to be with. She gives suggestions on what to do and where to eat when you are on your own. Her tour is like being with a wonderful friend and companion. She is much more than a regular tour guide. She welcomes questions and is very unhurried in her approach. Her tours are so interesting and she has such a wealth of knowledge, that I will be seeking her expertise each time I am in Amsterdam.

1  Thank Margo P
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

I had already spent 2 days in Amsterdam and then did Larae's tour 'The Quintesensstial Amsterdam'. Suddenly I saw Amsterdam through very different eyes. Larae's led an informative and comprehensive tour in a very friendly and accommodating way. Having not done a tour for many years this was a great reintroduction. She gave me not only a good tour but and great locals perspective for further exploration of this fabulous city, it's bars and restaurants and hidden attractions. Unfortunately my wife was sick on the tour day but l followed the exact path Larae's showed me the day before and shared with her the little hidden gems Larae's showed me. Fabulous, outstanding, and basically a must for any Amsterdam visitor.

Thank Sandy M
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Reviewed December 23, 2012

Larae was not just informative, she was also good fun to be with as she guided us through the lanes and coffee shops for the 'Sex, Drugs & Rock and Roll Tour', a must for first timers to Amsterdam. It's not just about seeing the red light area but learning about how the business and the industry is transacted in the rooms, soft drugs in the coffee chops, and learning about the rainbow colored flag signifying a gay bar, and more.

Thank Chris997
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