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Willet-Holthuysen Museum

Herengracht 605, 1017 CE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 523 1870
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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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  • Average9%
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“canal house” (78 reviews)
“audio guide” (41 reviews)
“beautiful canal” (19 reviews)
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Herengracht 605, 1017 CE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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+31 20 523 1870
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"canal house"
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"audio guide"
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"beautiful canal"
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"wealthy family"
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"rich family"
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"furnished rooms"
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"grand houses"
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"interesting house"
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"step back in time"
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"canal side"
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"daily life"
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"amsterdam card"
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"fascinating insight"
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"on display"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Much to see and well presented. Access a bit difficult because of steps but worth the effort. Short visit therefore good to go on the weekend when multiple gardens and houses are open.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went to see this house after visiting the more well known Van Loon and expected something slightly less impressive but how wrong we were-it is stunning and so well worth a visit. The gardens are delightful too.

Thank ganucheau
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Reviewed 6 days ago

House museums aren't for everyone.Some people look at each room in such places and are gone in half an hour but if you love furniture, china, period design, and jewel -type gardens this is a great place to go. Spend time in each room and...More

Thank Johanne Y
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this museum and would recommend a visit if you are interested in how wealthy Amsterdam residents lived in the 19 Century.

Thank mork10
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to many many museums and this was without a doubt a stand out. What a fascinating place, well directed with its audio guide. Loved it.

Thank Gena C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Being able to see how a wealthy Amsterdam family lived was quite a treat. The commentary about their life, times, and household was informative and moving. The garden had not yet received its full complement of plantings but was a lovely oasis nonetheless.

Thank Alexandria_VASusan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Come and see how the rich lived in the Nineteenth Century in a big canal house in a grand location. This house was bequeathed to the City of Amsterdam and is now a museum with furniture and art works. Good audio guide.

Thank Thomas V
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very well preserved period house. The audioguide provides lots of information on the building, its former inhabitants, and live in Amsterdam at the time. Informative and enjoyable.

Thank Ficie
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is inside a house of a wealthy socialite family that lived there few hundred years ago. The museum is quite interesting and spread across several floors, where you can see some fine examples of period life. A lot of furniture and objects are...More

Thank Igor M
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

take tram 2 to "knight watch statues" then walk to house. good audioguide, places to sit, . also nice garden to relax ,

Thank travelroc12
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Traveller199i
April 27, 2016|
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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).
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