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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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Last minute trip to Amsterdam and Ray V. did FANTASTIC!!

We recently visited Amsterdam in Nov. 2016 It was a last minute trip and luckily Ray had time to assist us. It was just 2 adults (age 50ish). Ray was personable AND... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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kansas city, United States

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kansas city, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently visited Amsterdam in Nov. 2016 It was a last minute trip and luckily Ray had time to assist us. It was just 2 adults (age 50ish). Ray was personable AND knowledgeable. We did the airport pick up and tour, so got a good overview upon arrival from USA. Next day we did museums/Ann Frank (we secured own tickets,... More 

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Syria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Being a American born in The Netherlands I very much wanted to see The Delta Works. We had the opportunity In October 2016 to have such a visit together with my wife and two friends from the US. Private Holland Tours with Ray vandenburg as guide provided a professional and also personal tour. We all agreed that this trip was... More 

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Apison, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Ray customized the visit to our wishes, and was so hospitable and welcoming. Each place we visited more than met our expectations. We met early to visit the Alsmeer Flower Auction... a site that shouldn't be missed! Then on to a cheese factory, viewed windmills, and walked through charming towns... we especially enjoyed Edam. We feel we have a new... More 

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

Dear Judy, Thank you for the positive review. Taking guests to the flowers is always a success, and make you feel happy. Edam is also my favorite town. Thank you for the picture and I hope to meeting you again. Best Regards, Ray. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Having been to the Netherlands previously, I had very specific touring elements that I hoped to incorporate into an extremely tight timeline while visiting there. Impossible? Not so for Ray and his family company Private Holland Tours! After hours of scouring the internet for the perfect tour and finding only canned options, I happened upon Private Holland Tours which offered... More 

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

Dear Cheri & Stephen, Thank you so much for the rave review! I'm so pleased I was be able to execute your itinerary. You were a cooperative, humorful and easy to go around with. To be honest with you: I felt a little lonely after I'd dropped you off at the station, 'cause I really felt part of your family... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

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 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 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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