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Museum van Loon

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Address: Keizersgracht 672, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 624 5255
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Description: Home-turned-museum of the Von Loon family, founders of the Dutch East...
Home-turned-museum of the Von Loon family, founders of the Dutch East India Company. Six days a week the family opens their home and collection tot the public. In one of the finest canal houses of the city people can get a glimpse of the life of the Amsterdam Van Loon family.
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Visit an original canal house

A very nice house with all rooms with original furniture. Go slowly and see how they lived back there. Lovely garden.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A very nice house with all rooms with original furniture. Go slowly and see how they lived back there. Lovely garden.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This wonderful house on the Keizergracht was built in 1672 by Willem van Loon, cofounder of the Dutch East India Company. The original facade of the house, with the statues on top, is still in place, but the interior was completely changed in 1757. The Van Loon family still inhabit the upper floors, which were the former servants quarters. The... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Gorgeous (grand) canalside house with an interesting history and so much light and colour plus a glorious garden with the bonus that they were rehearsing for opera when we were there. The tearooms in the stable offer the most wonderful apple cake! A lovely visit and a great insider view of one of the canal-fronting houses, this stop-off really coloured... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Museum? It's more like going through a time tunnel and going to visit people at home in the 18th century. The interior is kept like it origial was furnished in Lodewijk XV look.It has a beautiful garden too with a red beech tree that was planted in by the family Van Loon when they lived there around that time. A... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We only came in here to get out if the rain. So glad we did. It's a amazing little place and gives a great insight into how the wealthy of Amsterdam lived. The garden is a treasure too. There are some lively features and pieces on display here. Well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We visited three canal houses during our Amsterdam stay and Museum van Loon was by far the most impressive. The family Van Loon has lived in the house since the 19th century but the house is furnished in 17th century style with original furnishings. Highlights for us included the garden and the paintings, many of which depict the history of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

It was a busy day since they had a private function going on but I would prefer the Willet museum better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We found this museum to be very informative. It is in a beautiful house, beautiful garden and a carriage house. Lots of beautiful artwork, and due to not being as busy as some of the other museums, it was easy to comfortably see it all without throngs of people trying to fit into the same spaces. Worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is a splendid house, built in 1672 and decorated in the style of the eighteenth century. It doesn't take long to look around and it was nice to see the layout of these canal side houses.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

These Merchant houses are well worth a visit. We visited many in close proximity to our hotel and were not disappointed. They only take a hour or so but our like our smaller National Trust properties.

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