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Museum van Loon

Keizersgracht 672, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Rembrandtplein)
+31 20 624 5255
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Ranked #74 of 303 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I found the visit to this mansion most enjoyable . It was raining a little that day, umbrellas were thoughtfully provided near the door to the garden. There were some interesting exhibits related to horse equipment and vondelpark in the coach house. The Van Loon family has maintained and kept this house in a beautiful condition.

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Munich, Germany
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Went here because I love seeing old houses and I was totally blown away by this one! The floors are really old and so is everything within it! I spent a great deal of time browsing through all of the rooms because there was so much to see! Very very interesting! The gardens in the back are also beautiful to... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Enjoyed a visit to this museum on Thursday. Beautifully preserved house and garden. Glass of cava in garden and sunshine was added bonus - as was the opera rehearsal we watched! Not to be missed!

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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Well worth a visit when in Amsterdam. You will see how the very wealthy lived in the city during the period of the 17th to the early 20th centuries. Notable areas are the bedrooms, kitchen, garden and stables. Photographs on display show the family ice skating and sleigh riding in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In the stable... More

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London, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

if you have a spare hour or so this is definitely worth a visit. a beautiful 'house' filled with outstanding antiques, and a glimpse of life in the 19c. loved every minute of it

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I've visited this fascinating museum several times over the years. The van Loon family played an important part in the history of the Netherlands. They founded the Dutch East India Company, were enobled by William 1, backed the winners at Waterloo, bought this house in 1884 and the current Mrs van Loon was a Lady in Waiting to Queen Beatrix.... More

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is one of those low profile museums that people easily miss but is worth a visit. The Museum is full of surprises from the magnificent rooms on two floors, to the astonishing large stables at the rear of the property. The House is easily laid out with 19C drawing rooms and bed rooms - the descriptions of the rooms... More

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Kraków
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

It's nice to see the building of a rich family from XVIII century. There is also a garden and horse stable.Not crowded by tourists. Entrance is 8E but free with Iamsterdam citycard.

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london
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This was my favourite of the canal houses we visited[3 in all],the rooms and furniture were well displayed and the highlight was the ability to sit in the secluded garden and have a cup of tea,an oasis of calm in such a bustling city.

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Cato K, Public Relations Manager at Museum van Loon, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! We are very happy to hear you liked Museum Van Loon and enjoyed a cup of tea in our garden. Kind regards, Museum Van Loon More

Hamilton, Ontario
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

If you enjoy the history of architecture and how the wealthy used to live you will enjoy this. It took us about an hour to go through the house and garden (don't forget the stables at the back). The only thing that took away from the experience was a large group of high school students who were there to do... More

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Cato K, Public Relations Manager at Museum van Loon, responded to this review

Thank you very much for letting us know what you think of your visit to Museum Van Loon. Your feedback is very important to us. The group you saw in the museum were students of our educational program. They are in training to be craftsmen and we invite them to the house to teach them about art history and the... More

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