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Willet-Holthuysen Museum

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Address: Herengracht 605, 1017 CE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Visitors can tour this 17th-century canal-side house in Amsterdam, which is...

Visitors can tour this 17th-century canal-side house in Amsterdam, which is filled with furnished period rooms and works of art that were donated by the owner Louisa Willet-Holthuysen to the city in 1895.

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Golden age atmosphere

If you want to have an idea how the elite lived in the Golden Age, this is the place to visit. Gives an insight in the layers of history of Amsterdam. Love the place, the garden... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to have an idea how the elite lived in the Golden Age, this is the place to visit. Gives an insight in the layers of history of Amsterdam. Love the place, the garden and the friendly staff. At the same also had an insight in the slums of Amsterdam up untill the start of the twentieth century.... More 

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Maumee, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nicely preserved canal house that's part of the IAmsterdam pass. The house is only a few blocks from Rembrandtplein. There's three stories of decorated rooms as the owners from late 1800s would have lived. The house is 400+ years old.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting and very charming museum,a pleasure to walk around this house and to find out about those that lived and worked there and to admire the grand rooms like the ballroom but also the kitchens. A very tranquil and peaceful spot and the chance to admire the small but very formal 18th century urban garden. Lovely to see a... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We'd seen this museum on various websites, it looked very interesting so we decided to visit it! It's well worth it, there is an introductory video you can watch, and then have a look round the house and the garden. It was so nice to actually see inside one of these grand houses that are so familiar from the outside,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This impressive canal house with its tasteful interior is a good reflection of how the rich lived like Royals in 17th century Amsterdam.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

It is a museum I would definitely recommend. A lot to see and expiernce about the inside of Grachten-houses. Shows all kind of rooms and how it was to live. You can also visit the beautiful garden (which you can't see from the outside)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Found this house while walking to the Hermitage. Great little find. Beautiful house and garden with a good insight to the families life. Well worth a visit. We had the IAmsterdam card so included in the cost.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

If you have always wanted to enter one of the houses along the canals of Amsterdam, this is an excellent chance to view how people lived around the 1800's. The house was willed to the city by the last owner, and they are now renovating it to restore the interior, so it is still a work in progress. The kitchen,... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, Usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Extraordinarily reconstructed aristocratic canal house. Although most of the original furnishing were lost, the curators have reconstructed the interior with period correct furnishings, china, and art works. There is detailed signage in every room adding to this educational and pleasurable experience. Well done

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

This is how the rich lived in the 17th Century (and after)and this museum feels like the owners left it yesterday.

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