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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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This is a large family home that gives you an idea of what the wealthy lived like in earlier times in Amsterdam. (The family was apparently prestigious as far back as the 17th... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Van Loon House takes you back in time, if you go on a nice day allow time t sit and enjoy the peaceful gardens. Nice to see a home furnished. The room guide provided and additional information allowed us to tour at our leisure with staff on hand to answer any questions.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

My favourite attraction this time in Amsterdam. This beautiful canal house is still a family home, and that comes across during a visit. It is a charming glimpse into the history of a family that played an huge part in the establishment of trading between the East Indies and Europe, having founded the Dutch East India Company. The house is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Fabulous private house , still lived in by the owners , the Van Loon family. Right by the canal , this house gives an insight into how the rich merchants lived. Kitchen complete with Linen press and the staff uniforms. Fantastic staircase and chandeliers take you up to the bedrooms , full of colour and light with fabric wall coverings... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a large family home that gives you an idea of what the wealthy lived like in earlier times in Amsterdam. (The family was apparently prestigious as far back as the 17th century, but moved into this house in 1884.) The house was actually built in 1672. Interestingly, the family still lives on the top floor, but the other... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Lovingly preserved home with paintings and true Upstairs/Downstairs experience. Don't miss the downstairs kitchen on the way to the incredible outside garden.

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Waterford, Ireland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Very well priced and interesting museum. Staff were very friendly. Cafe in the coach house was also nice.

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This is a home that's been converted into a canal house museum. It's well done. They have a cafe in the carriage house and the apple cake is amazing. The rooms are all well preserved and the owner lives next door.

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Chicagoland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

A mansion now a museum is worth a trip. Very interesting history..with mostly authentic furnishing and paintings. Wealthy Dutch family had a secret passage from master bedroom to another (mistress?) room. Wonderful garden ...Could easily spend a couple of hours roaming the mansion. Interesting look into the "Downton Abbey" s of Amsterdam.....Loved it. Formal dining room is where both Putin... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The museum is ok with several rooms showing historic items such as impressive furniture, paintings and really very fancy wall papers and hangings. The little booklet you get at the entrance gives some overall history while the plaques in the rooms tell about the objects. However the high point of the museum is the lovely formal garden situated between the... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This museum gives you the opportunity to walk through the front door of a canal home that was previously home to a wealthy Dutch family. The furniture, textiles and paintings reveal a rich environment. The lovely garden completes the landscape. For variety and a change from the artifacts and paintings at the Rijks and Van Gogh museum this home will... More 

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