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Museum van Loon

Keizersgracht 672, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Rembrandtplein)
+31 20 624 5255
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Ranked #77 of 298 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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Hong Kong, China
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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

London, Canada
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28 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Good to see how the rich had lived. Would have like to seen where and how the servants lived. Interesting that they still had what looked like original carpets on the floor where we walked.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We totally agree with the review by Fabian735. While a grand house, much of it is not open to the public and OMG, the modern portraits were so out of place that they greatly distracted from the ambiance of the house. Can't imagine what the curator was thinking in hanging those awful portraits beside the historic ones of the van... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Beautiful example of the wealth that was generated in the Dutch Golden Century. Lovely to be able to stroll through the various colour themed drawing and bedrooms. Loved sitting the oasis garden looking at the flowers and listening to little song birds in the middle of Amsterdam.

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London, United Kingdom
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Much hyped in the various guides to the city, one of the ten 'highlights' of Amsterdam. I think not. We were looking forward to seeing the inside of an original canal house, but this was a let down, filled with tired looking furniture and uninspiring art. The very worst desecration was the addition of the most awful recent paintings of... More

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Mytholmroyd, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

Historical house of one of the founders of the Dutch East India Company. Step back in time to see the luxurious surroundings of a prosperous Amsterdam family. All rooms have interesting items, furnishings and paintings from the time the Van Loon family occupied this fine house. Highlight for me was the coach house, across from the main house through the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This is a great opportunity to step inside one of the grand canal houses with the advantage of the hidden treasures and photographs displayed throughout the house. 8 euros is worth every penny to keep the canal house open to the public and the history alive. In addition to the rooms in the front building there is also access to... More

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