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Willet-Holthuysen Museum

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Address: Herengracht 605, 1017 CE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 523 1870
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Visitors can tour this 17th-century canal-side house in Amsterdam, which is...

Visitors can tour this 17th-century canal-side house in Amsterdam, which is filled with furnished period rooms and works of art that were donated by the owner Louisa Willet-Holthuysen to the city in 1895.

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Admission Ticket to Museum Willet-Holthuysen in Amsterdam

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Much more to see than what I expected the history of how the owners met, the items of china and other artefacts collected makes for a very interesting couple of hours wondering... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hidden treasure closeby Rembrandtsquare, always less crowded than other museums. Lots of antiques and a nice historic building

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Richmond, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a typical house from the late 1800's for a well-to-do couple in Amsterdam. It shows how they lived - their individual sitting rooms, diningroom, bedroom, servants' quarters, and of course the gorgeous garden in the back. This is very good with the audioguide which explains everything very well. If you have time, it is easy to get to... More 

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aberdeen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Much more to see than what I expected the history of how the owners met, the items of china and other artefacts collected makes for a very interesting couple of hours wondering around their house. The small garden makes the visit complete It is easy to find take the tram getting off at Rembrandtplein and a few minutes walk Price... More 

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Breukelen Ut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Abraham Willet and Louisa Willet-Holthuysen were the last couple that lived in the house that is now the Willet-Holthuysen Museum. The museum gives a very good impression of what life must have been for them. The art work, ceiling, garden and interior decoration are a beauty for the eye.

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Vancouver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Happened upon this spot while wandering and it looked promising - but sadly for the relatively price I was disappointed. The art is second rate late period Dutch painting and the rooms, while interesting, are a little rough. Too many great museums in Amsterdam to visit here for me.

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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fast tour in an art dealers house. Very nice decoration and exhibition of how well-to-do were living in the 19th century Amsterdam. We didn't try the audio tour (costs extra) and that could have given even nicer window to the past.

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Manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of variety and interest in this beautiful building. I particularly liked the working areas of the house, the kitchen and pantry and would love to see the servants quarters and attics reinstated too. A welcome peaceful break from the hustle and bustle of the bigger museums, with a much more tranquil feel. Didn't realise the house had a history... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the few well-preserved homes built in the late 17th century, focusing on the wealthy, particularly the final owner, Louisa Holthuysen, who bequeathed the house to the town hall in the late 19th century on the specific condition that it became a museum. Beautiful interior, manicured gardens, and art collection give you glimpses into Amsterdam's past.

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Turda, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A museum that shows how a wealthy family lived in Amsterdam in the 19th century provided a lot of information about the daily life of the inhabitants of the house. after the death of Abraham and Louisa Willet-Holthuysen house became a museum since 1895. The house also has a beautiful garden, which is surrounded by modern buildings now, you feel... More 

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Neath Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

A great museum - well laid out - lots of information about the family and their lives . Gave a real insight into life in Amsterdam during the 19th century .

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