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Willet-Holthuysen Museum

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Admission Ticket to Museum Willet-Holthuysen in Amsterdam
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Admission Ticket to Museum Willet-Holthuysen in Amsterdam
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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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Herengracht 605, 1017 CE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 523 1870
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the house and furniture is done beautifully, it feels quite engineered as most of the pieces were not originally in the house, but restored and brought in from other places. But that does not take away from the fact that it is very beautiful...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Preferred this over Van Loom. You get a free audio guide. The house is lovely if you like visiting old houses. Took an hour to go around.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited this museum with a friend and two of my cousins. I have often walked by but never gone in. I am so glad I decided to pay a visit this time! There were very few people at the museum when we were there,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank EscondidoGirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited not knowing what to expect, and walked away amazed. One of the highlights of my visit to Amsterdam. Beautiful house & garden, very insightful audio guides, stunningly preserved mansion. Not well known, but worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 14, 2019 via mobile

I enjoyed a brief visit to the Willet-Holthuysen Musem, a 17th century (with many 19th century improvements) mansion near Amsterdam’s Centrum. I very much enjoy these types of venues—when they’re well curated and interesting—and so I struggled with my visit to this property. It isn’t...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

This place gives you a good feeling how a wealthy merchant lived in a well restored home. The free audio guide really makes this museum work. Convenient to walk, genuine furnishings and informative narrative.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Robert L
Reviewed January 8, 2019 via mobile

This was close to the hotel where we were staying, so stopped by one morning to take a look. Very few people which made a nice change from the other museums we visited, which were all very busy. A great example of how the wealthy...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 30, 2018

This is live real-estate porn. A nice view into how the rich lived in Amsterdam with nicely presented rooms, interesting anecdotes on the audio tour and enough to see but not too much. Also nicely decorated for Christmas. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jjknyc
Reviewed December 29, 2018

Interesting insights into the lifestyle and collecting habits of a wealthy 19th century couple, especially the furniture, porcelain, glass and silver. But the lighting is quite poor (deliberately so, to protect the fabrics) making it difficult to see the paintings and certain other objects. All...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 26, 2018

Come and see how the other half lived back in the day in this classic grand canal house with it gorgeous garden in back. Nicely curated. Fascinating.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of
tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists
and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the
best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe.
Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops
of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones
Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods
such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring
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Response from jameskul | Reviewed this property |
If you must choose between them, I suggest Willet-Holthuysen. One hour is enough if you are on a tight schedule. The excellent audio tour at this house is what makes me think it is best (Van Loon does not have an audio tour).