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“Great individual tour”
Review of Lowlands Tours

Lowlands Tours
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US$249.75*
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Amsterdam Walking Discovery Tour
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Lowlands Tours is offering private guided tours in Amsterdam and the Netherlands since 2004. Tours are offered in English, German, Portuguese and Dutch. The tours last for 2 - 8 hours and are done by bus, bike, public transport, on foot or by boat. Tours include visits of cities, towns, countryside and museums.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed 1 October 2017

We had a private tour with Roland and it was wonderful. It was fun, we learned interesting facts and it was just perfect.

Thank sonjakraemer
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rolandsimons, Owner at Lowlands Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017
Google Translation

Sehr geehrte Frau Krämer,

Es hat mich richtig spass gemacht Ihren Vater, seine Frau und Ihnen Amsterdam zu zeigen.

Vielen Dank für diesen schönen Bewertung und auch für den schönen Tag.

Ich wünsche Sie, Ihr Vater und seine Frau alles Gute und hoffe dass Sie noch viele Ausflüge zusammen machen werden.

Liebe Grüsse,

Roland Simons
Lowlands Tours

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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

I used Roland for a private walking tour and a tour of the Rijksmuseum. He was wonderful, making our tour fun with interesting facts about New York and Amsterdam. I feel using a private tour guide is so much better than a group, we stopped when we wanted. The tour was customized to our likes and interests. Roland did an amazing job and I highly recommend using him.

Thank santinobread
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rolandsimons, Owner at Lowlands Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Dear Maria,

Thank you so much for your great review. It was an absolute pleasure to be your private guide on the walking discovery tour in Amsterdam and also in the Rijksmuseum.
I hope you had an enjoyable morning in Amsterdam before flying back to New York.
Regarding our topic with the Dutch influence in New York, it seems indeed very possible that the colours of the flag in the Bronx (orange, white and blue) are based on the old Dutch flag. Wikipedia says the following : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flags_of_New_York_City#The_Bronx .
Warm regards to your family and niece Maria and I look forward to see you all soon, either in the Old or in the New World.
Roland Simons
owner Lowlands Tours.

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Roland Simons did for me and my groups of 35 passengers a fantastic job. Not onmy by his knowledge, but the he comunicates it. Always with a very smley face , kindness, and sense of humour. He went beyond my expectations, following us and guiding ecen onbiard the canal cruise. If you need a guide in Amsterdam ( and you should...) don't hesitate! call Roland
jean pierre

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rolandsimons, Eigenaar at Lowlands Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Dear Jean Pierre,

Thank you very much for this great feedback.

It was a pleasure to be your guide during the panoramic tour and also the canal cruise. Yes, we had a lot of fun as well and luckily we were able to see all important places in Amsterdam. I hope you had a great time as well in Volendam.

I look forward to see you again soon here in Amsterdam.

Bonne route, au revoir et merci beaucoup!
Roland

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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Roland Simons tour of Amsterdam Netherlands was great. As first time visitors to Amsterdam we wanted to see the places we would normally not go. We visited so many special place, private hidden gardens, special restaurants, hidden bulidings. Roland went at our pace. I highly recomend Roland's tour.

Thank Bill W
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rolandsimons, Owner at Lowlands Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Dear Bill,
It was a great pleasure showing Amsterdam to you and your wife. Yes, you saw the most important monuments and also some hidden places in the city. The restaurant Bordewijk was not open on Mondays, I hope you liked the restaurant Sluizer as well. Warm regards from Amsterdam,
Roland

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Reviewed 5 January 2017

I am very late posting this review and I apologize to Roland Simons and Lowlands Tours for my lateness, but this tour company was so good, I had to write a review! We booked two private tours with Lowlands Tours when we were in Amsterdam for a few days in September. Both tours were excellant! The first tour was a full day tour of Amsterdam which included a private tour of Van Gogh Museum, a 3.5 hr city walking tour and 1 hr canal boat ride. Roland Simons, owner of Lowlands Tours, was our guide for this tour. Roland was a wonderful tour guide and extremely knowledgeable of Amsterdam. He met us at our hotel (Banks Mansion) at 9 am and we proceeded on foot to the Van Gogh Museum (short walk). On our private tour of the Van Gogh museum, Roland gave us insight into Van Gogh and his masterworks we would never have experienced touring the museum on our own! After our tour of Van Gogh and the museum district, we went to a delightful Dutch restaurant for lunch, after which we began our city walking tour through the UNESCO protected canal district and city center of Amsterdam, the Flower Market, and some of Amsterdam's beautiful secret gardens (these gardens we would never have found on our own!). We ended our guided walking tour with a relaxing 1-hr canal boat ride before returning to our hotel. Roland was was well versed on Van Gogh and on the history of Amsterdam and we thoroughly enjoyed our day-long tour with him. The second tour we booked with Lowlands Tours was a private 8-hr Countryside Tour. Our excellant tour guide, Mr. Adrie Boerenfijn, picked us up at 9am at our hotel in a very comfortable minivan and returned us to our hotel approximately 6 pm. On this tour we visited some of the more modern areas on the outskirts of Amsterdam on our way to the countryside villages of Marken, Edam and Volendam. Adrie provided us with guided walking tours of the villages, and allowed us some free time in Volendam for lunch and shopping, before enjoying a drive through 'de Beemster' on the way to Zaanse Schans. In addition to the walking tour of the villages, we also visited a cheese farm, working windmills, clog farm and liquor museum. All in all, we had a wonderful day with Adrie, and the Dutch Countryside was beautiful! (If you plan a trip to Amsterdam, allow time to tour the Dutch Countryside!) We selected Lowlands Tours after researching and emailing several tour companies on Trip Advisor and were very happy with our final choice. Lowlands Tours' private tours were very reasonably priced and Roland very easy to work with via email to set up our tours before we left the states. We were very pleased with both tours and would absolutely recommend Lowlands Tours to friends, family or anyone visiting the Amsterdam area. Excellant tour company!

Thank ModernGigi2
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rolandsimons, Owner at Lowlands Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2017

Dear Gale,

Thank you so much for the wonderful day we had together and the effort you put in writing this great review.

It was a big pleasure to show you around in Amsterdam, be your guide you in the van Gogh museum and show you some hidden gems of the city. Adrie, your driver/guide on the Countryside Tour, sends his best regards and was also pleased to read the review you wrote about the tour with him.

Meanwhile it got a little colder here and this morning we saw the first snow of the winter.
I guess it is much warmer right now in Sacramento.

Whenever you or your friends have any travel plans to this part of the world, it would be my pleasure again preparing everything for a wonderful trip.

Warm regards to you and your traveling friends from Amsterdam,

Roland Simons

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