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Willet-Holthuysen Museum

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Address: Herengracht 605, 1017 CE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 523 1870
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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
nomad55_8
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Greenville, South Carolina

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

It is lovely to visit the inside of a canal house and we were able to visit for free using the MuseumKaart. The garden is attractive in a formal style. I found the inside of the house disappointing. Rather than letting you walk around a house set up as if the owners had just left it is set up with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

One of the best experiences during our trip. You can go there for free with Iamsterdam card, but audio guide costs extra. Very cosy and exceptionally well-preserved (even though as you will find out later, not all furniture pieces are from that very place). It is like a travel back in time, and at the same time felt very home-like,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

One of Amsterdam's greatest charms is its network of canals and the tall, narrow canal houses that sit alongside them. Going to the Willet-Holthuysen museum provides a wonderful opportunity to explore inside a canal house as it was when a wealthy Dutch couple lived there in the late 19th century. All floors inside are open for visiting. Most rooms have... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Say you spent your holiday or business trip in Amsterdam - or say, you live around the corner but happen to have a spare hour, it's worth taking a trip down the capital's memory lane. Canal houses erected in the Dutch Golden Age on were/are among 'our' most prized properties, and the double dwelling of Herengracht no. 605 discussed here... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Come here for a lovely look at what life was like for those well-to-do hard-working Dutch merchants. The furnishings were in great shape, the rooms felt like someone still lived there, that the owners were just on holiday! I wish we could have had more of a glimpse into the behind-the scenes rooms (like upstairs in the attic, off-limits to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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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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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Address: Herengracht 605, 1017 CE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 523 1870
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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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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 include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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