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Lowlands Tours offers private tours in Amsterdam and the Netherlands since 2004. Guided tours are available in German, English, Portuguese and Dutch. The tours take 2-8 hours and are possible on foot, by public transport, by bike, by bus or by boat...more
It was my first time in Amsterdam. I have always thought that this is a city that attracts the obvious kind of tourists. Roland changed it for me, he showed that before Amsterdam became the city it is now, it went through a lot. He...More
Date of experience: December 2018
rolandsimons, Owner at Lowlands Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2019
Thank you so much for the tour and this great review. It was a big pleasure being your private guide in Amsterdam and the Red Light District. Happy new year and I look forward to see you again! Best regards / Salamat ,...More
As our trip to Amsterdam rolled around, I did some limited research but found out that my wife had booked a private tour of the Rijksmuseum via Amex. In the past, this technique has been a hit or miss experience, but I can't stress highly...More
rolandsimons, Owner at Lowlands Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 December 2018
Dear Joe and Kristina,
Thank you so much for the tour and this wonderful review. It was a big pleasure being your private guide in the Rijksmuseum. Thank you also for sharing your knowledge, we found so many subjects to talk about! I wish you...More
We were two couples who planned a private tour of the Reijksmuseum with Roland Simons. Roland met us at our hotel and escorted us to the museum.He was friendly, fun and very knowledgeable about the painting styles of the Dutch masters, and especially Rembrandt and...More
rolandsimons, Eigenaar at Lowlands Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018
It was a big pleasure showing the Rijksmuseum to the four of you. I hope that you are enjoying an inspiring visit to Marocco at the moment. Hopefully we will meet again in the near future and I look forward to show you...More
We toured again with Roland and had a GREAT day!
he is so knowledgeable and so kind and fun, the tour always goes too fast!More
Date of experience: September 2018
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rolandsimons, Owner at Lowlands Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018
Thank you so much for the wonderful day and this great review! It was a big pleasure having you and Jane again and we look forward to see you again next year. We are going to prepare a nice program for the family....More
Roland Simson is a fantastic tour guide as he can bring into line the expectations of the guests and his great knowledge of the history and the actual situation of Amsterdam and has an enourmus wide knowledge of scientific ongoings and humanitarian developments. It was...More
Date of experience: August 2018
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rolandsimons, Eigenaar at Lowlands Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2018
Thank you very much for the wonderful time we had together and this great review. It was a big pleasure showing you and Angela Jewish Amsterdam and the Red Light district. I look forward to be your private guide at your next trip...More
Our group of four toured the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum with Roland a beautiful morning in Amsterdam. Both tours were great. Roland helped us understand Van Gogh's career and lifetime by ordering the tour in the different phases of his life. Next we went...More
Date of experience: August 2018
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rolandsimons, Owner at Lowlands Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018
Thank you so much for this wonderful review! It was a great pleasure showing you around in both museums last week. We really share some history… I hope you had a great visit to Amsterdam after the museum tours. Warm regards from Amsterdam...More
The magic of Amsterdam was revealed today with our most delightful and knowledgeable guide, Roland Simons. Today was the hottest day in Amsterdam history – – 99°! – – but Roland’s witty and insightful information and stories made us forget the temps and love this...More
Date of experience: July 2018
rolandsimons, Owner at Lowlands Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2018
Dear Kitty and Bob,
Thank you so much for the wonderful day we had together and also for this great review.
At the moment your message reached me, we were looking at your cruise boat which is docked in the harbor right now.
Roland kindly escorted me through this phenomenal museum. My knowledge tripled about art, The Netherlands and my own country. A true inspiration to history and culture.More
Date of experience: June 2018
rolandsimons, Eigenaar at Lowlands Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018
Thank you so much for this review. It was a big pleasure showing you the Rijksmuseum and also the Dam Square. I hope you have been able to find some great presents for your children. I wish you a wondeful time in Amsterdam,...More
We were provided with a superb introduction to our recent visit to Amsterdam in the Walking Discovery Tour. Knowing we were from New Zealand, our guide had taken the trouble to talk about historical connections between the Netherlands and New Zealand and also quoted the...More
Date of experience: May 2018
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rolandsimons, Eigenaar at Lowlands Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018
Thank so much for this great review, it was my pleasure to show Amsterdam to the three of you. And thank you for your information about the New Zealand Internation Film Festival, what a coincidence that we could share so many things together....More
Roland Simons was carasmatic, enjoyable, informative and went beyond our expectations. Our tour was well planned .
Amsterdam is a city with amazing history. There no one better than Roland Simons to guide you thru this experience!
Jim and Cindy WattMore
Date of experience: January 2018
rolandsimons, Eigenaar at Lowlands Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2018
Dear Cindy and Jim,
Thank you so much for this review!
It was a great pleasure to be your private guide in the van Gogh museum, the Red Light District, on the walking tour and also on the canal cruise. We had so much fun...More
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring
hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.