Meet Our Guides

 

 
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Kendra Borgen - Savvy Lady

Those AmsterDames is a mostly female tour-guide collective. Founder, Kendra Borgen, has been giving tours of the city since 2010, specializing in history and cultural tours of Amsterdam. The idea behind the company was to connect awesome female (& male) guides with savvy travelers. She has designed a range of engaging city tours covering history, food and drink, bicycle tours to the countryside, and the infamous Red Light District, with more to come. Feel free to ask if you'd like anything specific on your tour as most private tours can be easily customized.

Check the blog for some of my city do’s and don'ts, my favorite places and tips for surviving this wonderfully complicated city.  Don’t hesitate to reach out should you have any questions.

 
 
 
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Raven Todd Del Silva - Savvy lady

Originally from Canada, Raven's special talents include eating large quantities of food in one sitting, lip-synching to Celine Dion while biking in the rain, and making the best pancakes you've ever tasted. Having grown up in Toronto, one of the most multicultural cities in the world, she knew from a very young age she wanted to go out and experience them all first hand. After traveling to over 25 countries, Raven chose to call Amsterdam home because of its fascinating history, beautiful architecture, and ‘gezellig’ way of life. Amsterdam is one giant museum, and every corner tells a story more fascinating than the last. It’s the history of these sights, and the stories of the amazing people who helped create them that makes the city what it is today.

 
 
 
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Karl Webster - Savvy lad

Honorary dame Karl grew up in the north of England but never really felt at home there. So he ran away. After living and working (teaching and writing) in London, Istanbul, Bologna and Farafenni, he decided to go Around the World in 80 Festivals, writing about his experiences as he went. Unfortunately he ran out of money after only four festivals. Then, rather than get a proper job, he ran away again, this time to rural France, where he spent 18 months in a shack in a forest with a chainsaw, two kittens and no electricity. After writing a few books with varying degrees of success, he finally came to Amsterdam, convinced by three brief visits that it was the finest, freest, funkiest city in the whole goddamn world. He was right. Now he spends his time trying to convince other people