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Address: Herengracht 605, 1017 CE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 523 1870
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Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Visitors can tour this 17th-century canal-side house in Amsterdam, which...
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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Not just another distellery

You are in the heart of bourbon country so it hard to pick and choose. Willets offers several bourbons we tried several. Enjoyed and purchased the small batch Noah mill. The also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Greenville, South Carolina

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

You are in the heart of bourbon country so it hard to pick and choose. Willets offers several bourbons we tried several. Enjoyed and purchased the small batch Noah mill. The also have a nice selection of bitter in usual favors not produce there but close. Bought the cherry vanilla to make old fashions. Friendly people no charge for tasting.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

Most of it is a reconstruction and not how the owners really lived. Most interesting is that it was used by the Resistance during the war. You'll get some art & knowledge of how it was to live. The garden is beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I did not find this to be as impressive as I had hoped. It was much more 19th century with an odd collection of items...but the small garden behind the house was most charming. It is certainly not a must see, but a pleasant diversion if you like house museums.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

A waste of time. Quite confusing and lots of random things thrown together with bitty information on what the rooms of the house were originally used for even with the audio guide.

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Laleham, Middlesex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

An opportunity to see inside one of the grand house on the Herengracht, it is full of the paintings, sculpture and furnishings of the couple who lived there in the second half of the 19th century. Very good audio guide helps bring the house and the family to life.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This mansion is stunning and exploring the house is alot of fun. The included audio tour is great, with many segments offering extra information (press A for more information on....press B for more stories on...). If you listened to every segment of the audio tour you could easily be in this house for three hours. The house itself is very... More 

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Virginia Beach, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This museum takes 30-45 minutes, is free with Museumkaart and let's you see how the wealthy lived in the late 1800's. The audio guide for 2 euro is a must. It gives great explanation of the house, the family and life of the wealthy from that time period. We found it a nice break from multi hour museums.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This is a beautiful original canal house built on Heren-Gracht where many affluent and wealthy people lived. The last owners of this house bequeathed the property and all of its contents in 1895 to the city so that it may be opened as a museum. A visit to this house takes you back in time to the era of the... More 

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Bloemendaal, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The Willet-Holthuysen Museum gives you a nice inside view of the rich and wealthy of the 19th century. Abraham Willet (1825-1888) didn't work a day in his life. He dropped out of the university and used his inheritance to do what he most liked: collecting art. Louisa Holthuysen was an only child, she inherited the wealth and the house of... More 

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Bedford, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We had a challenging time finding this on foot, it is in the middle of a street of brick houses. We really enjoyed the "slice of life" feel of this home owned by a family of merchants. Beautiful decor and gardens.

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Additional Information about Willet-Holthuysen Museum

Address: Address: Herengracht 605, 1017 CE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 523 1870
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Rembrandtplein
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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