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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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Enjoyable free visit with the MuseumKaart

This is a nice place to visit and sit in the garden before having a look around a canal side house. There is a useful booklet in English which we found helpful to understand more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This is a nice place to visit and sit in the garden before having a look around a canal side house. There is a useful booklet in English which we found helpful to understand more about the history of the house and the grand way in which people lived.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The caveat to nearly all of my Amsterdam reviews is that I probably would not have seen nearly as much if we did not have the Amsterdam card. It is great especially if you have a young child and may have to pause a trip for a nap or return on another day. The museum was lovely. The art and... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We went here with a large group of foreign students and booked a guided tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and the museum itself museum is very nice. It gives a good impression of how the wealthy Dutch Van Loon family lived at the end of the 19th century in a canal house. The house itself was built in... More 

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Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Lovely to see inside the well-preserved house of one of the founders of the Dutch East Indies company. Good info sheets in the rooms, lovely garden where you can have tea and a cake.

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Leslie S, Public Relations Manager at Museum van Loon, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoyed the museum and hope you visit us again soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This canal house has been restored to how it would have looked in the 18th century. You can walk on the carpets and get really close to the exhibits. There is an English guide pamphlet but remember to read the information in each of the rooms too as they give some info about the furniture, paintings etc. The gardens were... More 

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Leslie S, Public Relations Manager at Museum van Loon, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoyed the museum! I am sorry you thought the house was small, but it is interesting to bear in mind that, by Dutch standards, and more specifically Amsterdam's, this was a grand house indeed! Space on the Keizersgracht was a luxury in 17th-century Amsterdam, as it is nowadays. The museum aims to show the atmosphere of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The value of this museum is to get to see how the upper class used to live by the canals. The house is beautifully restored, there's beautiful old furniture and cute garden. Considering the small size of museum it is slightly expensive, but still worth a visit.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Only couple of rooms in Museum van Loon for 9 euros. The paintings and garden were nice but I don't get the idea of this museum with the content of this size. It's an old apartment changed into a "museum".

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Leslie S, Public Relations Manager at Museum van Loon, responded to this review

I am sorry you thought the house was small, and expected a larger hous. However, it is interesting to bear in mind that, by Dutch standards, and more specifically Amsterdam's, this was a grand house indeed! More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We love exploring old houses, mansions and manor homes, so we were really looking forward to this. I kept hearing that it was among the best of the mansions on the golden bend, though once we arrived I felt the entrance fee was a little steep for what you get. We toured the whole place in about an hour. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Very nice, cosy and artistic little museum, all the rooms look perfectly realistic, as if the hosts are living here, just not at home right now. Bright and cheerful garden is beyond praise, and the whole impression is very pleasant and educational.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Paid for entry but would be better value with one of the cards you can pre-purchase for museums in Amsterdam, hence 4 stars. Really interesting house and good explanations about the exhibits. There was a wedding on at the time which wasn't ideal but didn't cause too much of an inconvenience. Would have liked a mention of the slavery aspect... More 

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Address: Keizersgracht 672, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 624 5255
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)

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This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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