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Willet-Holthuysen Museum

Herengracht 605, 1017 CE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 523 1870
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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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Herengracht 605, 1017 CE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
+31 20 523 1870
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This home was owned by a wealthy couple and was donated in 1895 to the city of Amsterdam. The couple's donation also included the furniture and a large collection of art. The home has three levels on display and a lovely garden at the rear...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very beautiful house, diverse rooms, beautiful art and garden, much to see and explore. Everything is in very good condition. Interesting to experience how rich people lived in past time.

Thank Staurus23
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really amazed that this museum doesn't has more visites, because it his a house full of history, especially about one family. The garden is beautiful and some of the rooms are really, really lovely. They are honest about the fact that they need to...More

Thank Sara K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've covered a large number of museums in Amsterdam and so far this is the best for us and will be for you if you love social history. This house is perfectly preserved and so accessible in that most of the rooms are not cordoned...More

Thank gemrock2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building is beautiful and the displays are informative. We had an enjoyable hour out of the rain, but I wouldn't put it above the many other museums in the city.

Thank CMH695
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We thought this museum might be a good place to visit during a rainy afternoon, and so it proved. Very interesting to hear the history of the house and it's place in society, you really do need to take the audio tour to appreciate it...More

Thank Tanya V
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

This home is complete as in 1890 living. Been just museum since then, when wife died. Authentic and maintained. See Holland life 120 years ago. Easy to spot on canal, good signage. 9€, worth it.

Thank Catty A
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The place is not big, besides u cannot enter all the rooms. But it is still nice to visit, it is worth taking an audio tour, which is offered in few languages. Thanks to it remote location in Amsterdam, u will also avoid the crowds...More

Thank _tetianafed
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This is one of the houses from the Golden Age in Amsterdam that have been converted to museums. We decided to visit this one because it was in our way and I don't regret it. It's about how were the wealthy people living in that...More

Thank AndreeaConstantin
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Worth going - you'll see an authentic house of a rich family of the golden age. If you have a choice between Amsterdam museum and this museum, definitely come here.

Thank Valentina A
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically
significant as it is perennially popular. Whether
you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast,
shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the
Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the
Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get
lost in a moody meander and a key component to any
sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws
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28 April 2016|
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Response from jameskul | Reviewed this property |
If you must choose between them, I suggest Willet-Holthuysen. One hour is enough if you are on a tight schedule. The excellent audio tour at this house is what makes me think it is best (Van Loon does not have an audio tour).