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Museum Van Loon

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Address: Keizersgracht 672, 1017 ET Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 624 5255
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In the heart of Amsterdam on the Keizersgracht the house of the Amsterdam...

In the heart of Amsterdam on the Keizersgracht the house of the Amsterdam regent family Van Loon can still be seen. In 1602 Willem van Loon co-founded the Dutch East-India Company. Seven days a week the family opens their home and collection to the public. Get a glimpse of the life of the Amsterdam Van Loon family in one of the finest canal houses of the city.

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Stunning Dutch Home

The museum will teach you how the wealthy Dutch lived. The house itself is narrow, but the rooms are well preserved and show the comforts of the age. The garden is beautiful... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
349Charles25
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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a very enjoyable tour. At 9 Euros or if you have the Museum Card it's included it's well worth it. You could spend 1-2 hours especially if you don't wish to rush through. This historic home gives you the opportunity to see a bit of Dutch history and a life style from another time period. With your admission... More 

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Lincoln England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting visit with all the original fixtures and fittings. Staff very informative and friendly.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very fortunate to visit spot on 10.00 as the museum opened and we were the only visitors. This enhanced the experience of spending an hour in a superb house/museum on the canal side. A bit of research in adavance of the visit will be well rewarded.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's just an aristocrat house with old furniture. There is nothing special about it. No real explanation on it's history either. Waste of time and money.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum will teach you how the wealthy Dutch lived. The house itself is narrow, but the rooms are well preserved and show the comforts of the age. The garden is beautiful. The gift shop has well-priced copies of china used so long ago. Enjoy this delight!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Meander thro the well preserved canal side house and get a feel of how the rich merchants lived during the Golden Age of Dutch history. Very enjoyable, peaceful and informative.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this museum was one of hte highlights of our visit to Amsterdam. The canal house was owned by Willem van Loon, co-founder of the Dutch East India Company. The house is fully and beautifully furnished. Because of the many family pictures, the house, though elegant, has the feel of a home. The coach house in the rear of the house... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two floors (around 8 rooms) plus a coachhouse and garden of what was the house of a rich person in the 17th century. Stairs are gentle but there is no lift. This is a "preserved" house and clearly a museum. Little English guidebook handed out at reception. If visiting old houses (think National Trust in the UK) is your sort... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are rich that is. This is one beautiful kept and restored golden age residential that gives you an inside view of the life of the riches at that time. Walking distance from everywhere and money well spend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The canal houses of Amsterdam are definitely a must see when in Amsterdam and this is one such house. The house and are you to get a true understanding of what it would have been like to live in such out majestic house. The artwork on the walls is fabulous and the rooms are stunning. Definitely worth a visit. We... More 

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