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Museum van Loon

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Neighborhood: Rembrandtplein
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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

The van Loon house was built in 1672 and was restored in the 1960's to try to give it a look and feel of an 18th century canal house. They provide a nice little booklet that describes each room and there were docents on hand to answer any questions. After walking along the canals and seeing the exteriors of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is a lovely old canal house which has been owned and lived in by a very wealthy family since the 1500s. It has much furnishing from the 17 and 1800s and a lovely little garden plus coach house with old cars. It is fine to see everything still there and you are able to just wander around. Best of... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Highly recommend for a visit. Good price at €9 per adult and €4.50 for a teenager (especially when you can pay that price for a rubbish-pretend museum). House is beautifully restored and kept. Great coffee in the hidden kitchen in the back building - female waitress was very sweet. Loved all the detailed wall paper & hidden doorways. Admission booklet... More 

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Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it. What did you think of the garden? More 

Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Doesn't take more than an hour to see a beautiful stately home with a nice garden. It has some very special details. Don't miss the fake door.

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Regina, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We enjoyed a very interesting hour touring through this beautiful canal house. The art, the architecture, the historic rooms filled with period pieces, the gardens and kitchen all kept us fascinated for over and hour. In the former stables and carriage house you can enjoy a coffee and more. If the weather is good, linger in the garden and enjoy... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

If you prefer a satisfying story instead of an awful truth then this is a museum for you. This is the house of Willem van Loon who co-founded the Dutch East-India Company. The very nice docents will tell you "The two Moors in the coat of arms of the Van Loon family, were added in the sixteenth century as symbols... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

very interesting to see the lifestyle of a rich Dutch merchant of old. I loved the way the rooms were decorated in such detail. One could almost imagine being there as a guest in the 18th century.

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We came across the Museum Van Loon by accident, just wandering past, and were delighted with our find. Bought by the van Loon family in 1884, built in 1672 and restored to its former glory by them it is easy on the eye and is small enough not to wear you out as you wander gently around seeing how the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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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Address: Address: Keizersgracht 672, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 624 5255
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Rembrandtplein

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