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Willet-Holthuysen Museum

Herengracht 605, 1017 CE Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Rembrandtplein)
+31 20 523 1870
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Ranked #45 of 298 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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 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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29 helpful votes 29 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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london
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127 reviews 127 reviews
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A sumptuous canalside house with a story to tell.The art, furniture and garden give an insight into how the other half lived.

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Hamilton, Ontario
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This is an absolutely gorgeous example of how the wealthy lived in Amsterdam in earlier centuries. Give yourself at least an hour. The audio tour is €2 more but we felt it was worth it. You are allowed to take photo's with flash so you can get some great pictures. There is also an exhibit of fantastic antiquities collected by... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

Visited this museum today can recommend others to visit. A wonderful canal home being restored to its former grandeur. The entire home is open to visit and the story of the owners interesting. The garden beautiful. The only downside was the person on the front desk.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

this is a nice museum, with style gardens, its not so big ( 3 floors and 6 rooms) but very beatifull...

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Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

An interesting look at how the rich lived 150 years ago. While not authentic in terms of furnishings, you certainly get a very good idea of the sort of life those who lived there must have led. The kitchen is fascinating, there is a beautiful staircase and the garden is absolutely beautiful (the pleached trees are amazing). The audio guides... More

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Reading, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

When we were at this house last year, many rooms were closed and there was scaffolding everywhere. The renovations have been completed and the house looks lovely. There is good signage explaining the rooms, furnishings and the family. The gardens were spectacular as well. This canal house which belonged to a very well to do family and is worth a... More

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Sutton, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

Interesting house giving an insight of the opulence lifestyle of the rich of Amsterdam. Pity the audio tour is not included in the entrance fee. Impressive town garden at rear of building.

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Kent, England, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Really enjoyed seeing what a canal home looked like inside. Have often wondered & this is a great way to see how they used to live. Magnificent home donated as a museum by the deceased owner, restored to it's former glory. The home is amazing & beautiful. The stairway being a personal favourite of mine. Filled with their personal collections... More

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