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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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Great introduction to the canal houses of Amsterdam

An interesting view behind the doors of a C19th interior. Rather complacent in the display of the art some of which you can not view do to position or complete lack of light... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Warminster, United Kingdom
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Warminster, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

An interesting view behind the doors of a C19th interior. Rather complacent in the display of the art some of which you can not view do to position or complete lack of light. Could do so much better.

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Town house of wealthy 19th century owners. If you like visiting houses and seeing how people lived this is worth a visit. Well presented and with a good audio guide, though sometimes tricky to find the next location on the tour.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I really enjoyed this museum. It was an interesting insight into the life and times of a 19th century household in Amsterdam. The house is beautiful and it was fun walking around it. You only need about an hour for this museum so I'd factor that into whether or not you think it's worth the entry price. I would of... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Really nice canal house museum right in the heart of old Amsterdams most opulent areas. Well worth a visit and to explore the surrounding areas. The decor is stunning and certainly recommend a visit.

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Singapore, Singapore
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This canal house museum ranked with "Our Lord in the Attic" as the best things my wife and I did on our recent long weekend in Amsterdam. It is a canalside house preserved as an example of what these grand houses were like in the 19th Century. The house tour is self-guided, with a small audio device providing commentary in... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Go see how the wealthy citizens lived in Amsterdam in 19th century. Wonderful recreation . Remember to use discount at reception if you have visited other museums. We save 3€ a ticket after visiting Church in the Attic , Museum ons lieve heer op solder

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This is a great example of how the dutch upper classes lived in the late 19th century. The house is well presented and the descriptions around the rooms explain how people lived and the life and times of the Willet-Holthuysens. Definitely worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Beautiful Dutch house, laid out as if the family were still living there at the end of the 19th century. worth a visit

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Long Buckby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Really well done. It was great to be able to see inside one of these houses and get a feel for what life might have been life on Herengracht in the 1800's. Lovely things on display - it felt like a license to snoop in someone's home while they were away on holiday...

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Edmonton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

This beautiful old canal house is a very good depiction of how the rich lived in the 19th century. It is very well preserved. There are restorations still on the go, as things like upholstery have deteriorated with time. The restorations are keeping with the theme and time period. We enjoyed it more than the big museums, as this was... More 

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