We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Museum van Loon

Certificate of Excellence
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
As featured in Amsterdam by bike
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Keizersgracht 672, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 624 5255
Improve this listing

Home-turned-museum of the Von Loon family, founders of the Dutch East India...

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.

read more
Book ahead on Viator
Skip the Line
More Info
and up
Skip the Line: Amsterdam and Holland Pass
More Info
and up
I amsterdam Card - City Pass for Amsterdam

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 394 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 149
  • 171
    Very good
  • 58
  • 12
  • 4
Well worth an hour or two

The entrance to this house, facing one of the canals (Keizersgracht), isn´t very impressive, but once you´re inside it´s a different kettle of fish! Opulent probably covers it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago

Similar Things to Do in Amsterdam

Add Photo Write a Review

394 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Vienna, Austria
Level Contributor
46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The old home of the Van Loon's is very beautiful. I love this era and enjoy seeing the old homes and just how they lived many decades ago. It is like time travelling. It is located at the Kreizersgracht 672. It's open from 10-17h. The entrance costs 9€. The lady who sold us the tickets told us that the descendants... More 

Thank elaishaley
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
145 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

By Amsterdam standards this is a big house, built in 1672. There are 8 rooms open to the public. The dining room is being renovated at the moment and is not accessible. All the rooms are exquisite. The stairwell too is beautiful. Then there is the garden and and coach house with a small tea/coffee/cake area. A really enjoyable experience.

Thank Paul H
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
149 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is kind of "Upstairs, Downstairs" in Dutch style. The Van Loon family lived here for a long time, but it's not furnished in 17th century style or anything. It's basically the various large rooms in an old herenhuis, plus the kitchen, garden, and a glimpse of the stables. The decor is more 19th century, although there are family... More 

Thank Eric T
Level Contributor
154 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The entrance to this house, facing one of the canals (Keizersgracht), isn´t very impressive, but once you´re inside it´s a different kettle of fish! Opulent probably covers it best. The house was built in 1672 for one of Rembrandt's disciples, Ferdinand Bol. The van Loon family have lived here since 1884; they still occupy some of the house. You get... More 

Thank Runeberg
Level Contributor
71 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely loved stepping into the fold of this beautiful private house (still owned by the van Loom family who opened their doors to the public around 30 years ago). Located in the centre of Amsterdam on the canalside, the house typifies 18th century Dutch interiors with a formal garden. If you're interested in architecture, interiors, Dutch traditional design... Go... More 

Thank Hetty F
Shepherd, Michigan
Level Contributor
111 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I really enjoyed this canal house museum. The house is not that eye-catching from the outside but the inside is a beautiful representation of a wealthy family's home from the 1750s. It is still occupied by Van Loons who live in the upper floors. the lower floors have been restored and are just beautiful. This called to me more than... More 

1 Thank luckygreen
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
92 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Well preserved canal home and gardens with stable. Amazing exhibits of private life for the well-to-do and their help. Very nice furnishings.

Thank Healey2012
Level Contributor
157 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

A beautiful example of an historic, 17th century, canal house. You can get a real sense of the grandeur & luxury. It is fun seeing the garden, as this 'interior' space is not visible from the canal.

Thank htravelbug
Level Contributor
36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

The Museum van Loon is a must for the visitor to Amsterdam. It gives you a rare glimpse into the interior of a major canal house, fully furnished. This puts the art you will see in the Rijksmuseum and elsewhere into perspective, in a domestic location. Few museums would allow you to walk on the antique carpets and feel as... More 

Thank theproseclerk
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This hidden gem is home to a long and old line of the 'old guard' (try 500 years old) and it can be seen in some of the eccentric art displays from the past. However, the biggest joy was seeing the beauty of this home and how it has been perfectly maintained for well over 200 years. The gardens are... More 

Thank James P

Travelers who viewed Museum van Loon also viewed

Amsterdam, North Holland Province
Amsterdam, North Holland Province
Amsterdam, North Holland Province
Amsterdam, North Holland Province

Been to Museum van Loon? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Museum van Loon staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)

Neighborhood Profile
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
Explore this neighborhood