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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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A well planned out enjoyable museum !

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 .

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Lesley C
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Neath Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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Neath Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A house brought back to the century before last. Gives a glimpse into the life of the family, fashions and habits of the time. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love houses and in particular I love historic houses. The Willet-Holthuysen Museum is a beautiful example of a 17th Century canal house. It was amazing how opulently the owners lived. The house is full of gorgeous art work and other collectibles. Louisa Holthyusen was an animal lover. As a cat lover myself I loved the paintings of cats. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum tells the story of the rich family that lived in that house, showing the rooms and furniture they had. Not very special, except the garden which is very pretty.

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Thank Shlomy R
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The house is very beautiful we love the the first floor and the garden! The art collection is amazing. The price is quite expensive considering not all the rooms are open to public.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can get a sense of how the wealthy lived it up on the Herengracht over a century ago. Both the house and garden are grand and beautifully proportioned. The art collection is that of the Willets at the time which is not particularly interesting but I loved the visit to see inside one of these grand homes, and learn... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This gives you a good picture of how the rich lived along the canals. There is a good film that gives a history of the house and the family. You can use audio equipment to self tour the rest of the house. This was better than I expected.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I so like visiting houses in the countries I visit, I think they are the best way to give you a real view of the history and culture of the people. We just saw this house on the way on visiting some other attraction, and went inside. It was a very nice house to see and appreciate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I used my iamsterdam card which got me in for free, as it were. I wasn't expecting much but found the museum to be a delight. The audio tour was very good and I really enjoyed wandering around this beautiful house. An interesting glimpse into how the other 1% live. If you have the iamsterdam card, male this a must... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An old merchant house, turned museum. I would like to live there. I mean, the garden alone is enough for me. You start your tour from the basement where the kitchen is and walk your way up. By the time you reached the top floor you are submerged to the life of the former occupants. Free entrance with museumkaart.

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