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Museum van Loon

Keizersgracht 672, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Rembrandtplein)
+31 20 624 5255
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Ranked #73 of 306 Attractions in Amsterdam
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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

This is a beautifully furnished canal home, how ever the information inside is limited and very little of the van loon history is presented. So this is great for a quick walk through. The garden is lovely and the special exhibition in the carriage house was great. This was a family portrait exhibit. The art was fantastic and the explanations... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This beautiful canal townhouse was turned into a museum about thirty years ago. It had been in the same family since the 1600s. Of course, there were a number of renovations and we get to see the evolution of a family home over several centuries. The furnishings and paintings are worth the price of admission alone, but seeing them in... More

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Germantown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Do have a drink in the beautiful garden on a nice day. You can admire the small garden and the old canal houses next door at your liberty or until they close. The rooms are a little bit overdone but then again it was owned by the family that ran part of the Dutch East India company. You'll understand what... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

This house gives one an excellent view of how the wealthy merchants lived at the time. It would be a shame to visit Amsterdam and not see what used to be in all the grand 16th & 17th C. canal houses at the time they were built and lived in since. The family photos sitting about added to the experience.... More

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Long Island, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A beautifully maintained mansion for the wealthy Amsterdam "nobility." Not great for my children. It was ok...but would not go out of my way to go.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

very lovely period home of the elite of Amsterdam. Very well-maintained, and the garden was also lovely to wander through with the most beautiful wafts of fragrance every now and then. You can also visit the carriage house and see some of the carriages. There are also pictures of the family being driven around in the sleigh and carriage. A... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This museum is well worth a visit. A beautiful canal house fully historically furnished, well worth a visit for people who love beauty and history. Gardens were gorgeous too. Entry is quite cheap and well worth it.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Museum van Loon is a beautiful example of a fine "Amsterdam nobility" home in which many famous representatives of the Van Loon family have put their mark. It is situated along the Keizersgracht and consists of the house (mansion), a beautiful garden and the former coach house which could house at least three coaches. Beautiful paintings, furniture, tapestries and objects... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Tucked away among the canal houses you will find the Van Loon house. It's a 19th century furnished house along with beautiful gardens. You can walk throughout the house and admire everything in about 30 min. A cute drop in spot.

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United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

One of three canal houses that I visited. I liked how a few of the very affluent families bought plots of lands opposite each other on the same block of land and joined them together with a large garden in the middle. The garden itself was rather lovely, highly ornamental and well maintained shrubs. I did particularly like the different... More

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