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Willet-Holthuysen Museum

Herengracht 605, 1017 CE Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Rembrandtplein)
+31 20 523 1870
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Ranked #53 of 303 Attractions in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums, Historic Sites
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Cesena, Italy
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We visited the house after van loon museum and we find it better . The histories with audio guide help you understand better several objects and the architecture of the house itself . Really worthy a visit

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

It seems like all rooms in the house have been changed compared to when the owners live there and that there only seems to be plans on restoring them. I would have liked it more if it was more authentic or if they at least showed some colorized b&w photos of how it used to be. Also think 8 euros... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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154 reviews 154 reviews
45 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Much that is fascinating in this impressive and elegant house. The building itself is beautiful and it has charming features such as a gorgeous staircase and well proportioned rooms. However... Some of the furniture is lovely, but doesn't come from this house or this family. Maybe that is why it feels in places rather sterile and impersonal: because it isn't... More

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70 reviews 70 reviews
33 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Since access to this place was covered in the museum card we went in. And we were pleased to visit a very well maintained house that gave an idea how the better off lived 1-2 centuries ago. Since it is somewhat off the beaten track it was also quiet/relaxing and therefore even more enjoyable

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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149 reviews 149 reviews
74 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

You must go there to see how the grand houses of Amsterdam evolved. To see the double fronted and double depth house in all it's glory is a really enjoyable experience and the manner of the tour is excellent. Again very well done to all involved

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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127 reviews 127 reviews
70 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Although this beautiful canal house was built in the 17th century, it is furnished in the style(s) favoured by its last residents in the 19th century. Thus, there is a mixture of 17th century stained glass windows, 18th century painted ceilings and a 19th century hall and dining room. That said, many of the rooms are very beautiful, particularly the... More

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

A small but very interesting insight into a beautiful canal side mansion. Well worth a visit - a glimpse behind the grand facades.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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143 reviews 143 reviews
48 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

It was good to be able to see behinds the door of an old Amsterdam house, albeit one of extremely wealthy owners. The opportunity does not abound to see behind house frontages anywhere, luckily our B&B owner recommended this to us.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
33 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

A hidden gem in Amsterdam that should be a must on the city tour. Interesting displays and history of a wealthy art loving couple. The house feels lived in and the staff are friendly but discreet so you can walk around this beautiful place unhindered and unbothered. Neat audio tour which is very clear and interesting. Beautiful gardens. The minuture... More

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Sydney, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
42 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

It is the best in that it has been the most completely restored to its former glory and has the most information presented in the most accessible fashion. Do watch the video that describes the history of the house. It played a part in Dutch history from the Golden Age when it was built through World War II and the... More

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