50 Excellent Tripadvisor Reviews
This week I got my 50 Tripadvisor Review. I would like to thank all my travelers and reviewers by choosing me a your local guide in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and occasionally in other countries: Belgium, Germany and Portugal. All reviews are excellent which makes me happy and proud!!!
It all started in 2004 when I decided to start working as a tourist guide. I occasionally directed tours in Amsterdam already as you get a lot of visitors the moment you find a beautful apartment in the heart of this small cosmopolitan city. I was already working as a volunteer for the Amsterdam Tourist Police which I combined in the first years of my tourist guide career.
Many of my guests wanted to visit the Rijksmuseum, which was being renovated at that moment. So, we saw the special exhibition called the Masterpieces. Also, I directed a lot of private walking tours in Amsterdam and other Dutch places like Haarlem, Leiden, the Zaanse Schans Windmill Park, Volendam, Edam, Monnickendam (a hidden gem), the Hague, Delft, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Gouda and probably a few other towns as well. A lot of helpful colleagues which became friends gave me useful advice, thank you all for this! Meanwhile I studied a lot and added the van Gogh museum to my art knowledge, shortly followed by the Maritime Museum and the van Loon Mansion as well. I love to study and discovered a lot of connections between the countries of origin of my guests and the Netherlands. The Dutch explorers in the East Coast of the United States of America, The Dutch discoverers in Australia and New Zealand, the East- and West Indian company and so much more.
in 2008 and 2009 I was given the opportunity to work as a Cruise Director in Portugal on the Douro river for an American river cruise company. A two year intermezzo which was a wonderful experience where I learned a lot about a beautiful country with warm and proud people.
In 2010 I came back to Amsterdam, the Netherlands and continued to work as a tourist guide. Many new customers came and I was able to find more and more guests which were looking for a private tour guide. So, step by step I focused more on this market and less of the work as a local guide for river and ocean cruise guests who had their own included program. More and more customers were able to book me directly, due to my new website and company name Lowlands Tours. Private Rijksmuseum Tours, Amsterdam walking tours, Van Gogh private tours and many private tours in Amsterdam and the Netherlands made many guests happy.
Now, in 2019 I only do private guided tours in the Netherlands. Feel free to contact me for any assistance for your private visit to the Netherlands!