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Museum van Loon

Address: Keizersgracht 672, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Rembrandtplein)
Phone Number: +31 20 624 5255
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Ranked #63 of 247 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Home-turned-museum of the Von Loon family, founders of the Dutch East...
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, 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 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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Mississippi
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202 reviews 202 reviews
78 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

My wife and I toured this attraction recently in Amsterdam. The cost was just 1 euro each with an iAmsterdam pass. The museum has lots of neat rooms with interesting decorations. There's also a garden and another building (carriage house) across the garden. Note particularly the moldings and the wall hangings. Much of the furniture is also worth a look... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Beautifully restored, albeit incompletely, canal house. Gives one a good perspective on the live of the well-to-do from that era. A beautiful garden and coach house to boot.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I would have enjoyed this museum more if I'd had more information on the house. The museum offers cards in multiple languages to give you background information. Unfortunately, the English ones were all out so we had no choice but to wander around without. Having said that the house was lovely and it was interesting to see how the rich... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Loved our visit to the Museum van Loon. After the crowds of the Rijksmuseum, it was refreshing to visit this gorgeous mansion, with many less visitors and such a fascinating history. The fact that it is a touch dilapidated only adds to its charm. After walking along the canals for days, it was great fun to tour inside one of... More 

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San Clemente, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a great "little" canal house to leisurely visit and photograph. Lovely gardens make for a relaxing and beautiful setting. Check out the period kitchen before you start your remodel. If you are being cajoled into visiting a canal housing, this one should be on your short list.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We enjoyed being able to visit the interior of a very luxurious canal house. The beautiful garden and coach house were an added benefit. We would have appreciated an audioguide as there is much to see, but we did enjoy our visit. A visitor to Amsterdam should try to make time to visit at least one of the canal houses... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This beautiful intact home is a fascinating glimpse into life of the period, don't miss it. The paintings furnishings garden and couch house are all beautiful, my favourite was the kitchen.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

in most of the rooms there was a plaque with a little bit of information and there was also a page with information on it in several different languages, but i have a feeling there could be much more that would have made it even more interesting. the temporary exhibit with family portraits was quite good.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Museum of a typical 18 century upper class Amsterdam residence . Fascinating and unlike most museums nothing was behind glass cabinets, rooms set up,as the would have been and able to walk in and around each room . Well worth a visit

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

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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