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Museum van Loon

Keizersgracht 672, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Rembrandtplein)
0031206245255
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Ranked #70 of 295 attractions in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
Description: Home-turned-museum of the Von Loon family, founders of the Dutch East India Company.
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Antwerp, Belgium
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
28 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Perth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Great to see the interior of an old Canal house. I love to see these places still looking like a family home, with pictures of its more recent residents, and a modern twist in some of the art on show continuing the buildings history from a pupil of Rembrant. Having the garden refurbished in period style is a nice touch,... More

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England
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75 reviews 75 reviews
50 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

A chance to get a glimpse behind the facade of a grand canal house.The pretty garden and coach house stables at the rear of the building are a contrast to the busy canalside at the front.The entrance price should be reduced on days where rooms are being used for functions and are therefore unaccessible.

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Paris, France
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

It is small as museums go, but well-maintained. For the size of the two buildings, 8 Euro per person may not seem like a good deal, but I was happy we stopped in to check out what life in that house may have been like many years ago. The horse room (and tack displays) were interesting.

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
22 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

This elegant canal mansion with its famous family heritage is a cute short visit across the FOAM Museum in Keizergracht. The home is a 20min maximum visit. The home-museum needs some serious housekeeping. The museum is totally effortless. It would have sufficed to have a media showing of the merchant history of the city and the family who founded the... More

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Santa Fe
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79 reviews 79 reviews
26 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Preserved canalside home of wealthy founder of East India Trading Co. Formal garden between house and coach house. During our visit there was a contemporary art exhibit with an art work by one artists in each room. Interesting ideas connecting past and present that enriched our visit.

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England
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97 reviews 97 reviews
13 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

A beautiful old house and gardens with interesting stable block and tack display. The main house has some lovely old pieces and the decor is interesting but there is simply no cohesion and the random modern art bits detracted from the house and its story as did the modern videos. It would be far better to have an audio tour... More

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