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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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Herengracht 605, 1017 CE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
+31 20 523 1870
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Reviewed June 6, 2017

We went here as we got 25% off after visiting the Amsterdam Museum. With the discount, it was 15 euro 50 cents for 2 adults including the audio guide. This was a fascinating insight into the canalside houses as well as the Willet and Holthuysen...More

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Reviewed June 2, 2017

This is a real gem. A beautiful old house beside the canal with a garden. Lovely rooms and much information about the family who donated the house. A very pleasant way of spending an hour or two.

Reviewed May 26, 2017

The museum introduces how the life of wealthy family had looked like. While admiring the rooms visitor can travel back in time.

Thank CCustomer123
Reviewed May 23, 2017

Not really much to see here. My husband and I went around in about 30 minutes. I usually love old houses that have been kept in a particular period but this house just didn't have much to look at seemed almost empty. Glad we used...More

Thank saffrondoor
Reviewed May 22, 2017

This is a fantastic small museum house, full of the family's collection. The architecture and furnishings are very impressive. This visit gives a very good impression of how the vastly wealthy of the time lived, dined, socialised and spent their money. No crowds in here....More

Thank CarlislePius
Reviewed May 18, 2017

For €1 we rented audio guides and learned a lot about family history, various rooms at the house, lovely garden, and extensive art and porcelain collection. Admission is free with Museumkaart. Free small lockers available to store your bags.

Thank travfirst
Reviewed May 18, 2017

My wife and I visited this house as well as the Loon house. Both are great examples of an old Amsterdam merchant house. Take your time and enjoy the furniture and art. Very fun way to learn about living in the past in Amsterdam.

Thank RabyFamily
Reviewed May 17, 2017

A gem of a museum, well worth a visit. Shows how the rich used to live in a traditional canal house, that is slowly being restored back to its former glory. Very informative, some lovely pieces to see, and a gorgeous garden.

Thank Mandles32
Reviewed May 17, 2017

Really interesting house and gardens, very kind staff, relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Information leaflet was attractive and you are free to wander without staff obviously hovering nearby.

Thank Hilary G
Reviewed May 15, 2017

The Troppen museum is a very interesting explanation of how Amsterdam cultivated (colonized) its trading partners. They treatesd them poorly in order to squeeze more profit out of the operations An Alleppo display was an interesting collection of pictures, but they were laid out on...More

Thank Pittsburgh_Lazer
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically
significant as it is perennially popular. Whether
you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast,
shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the
Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the
Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get
lost in a moody meander and a key component to any
sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws
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April 27, 2016|
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Response from Ken S | Reviewed this property |
Hi We visited both (they are very close to each other ) Both were good in different ways suggest you can spare an hour in each if you have time before moving on to the Rembrandt house Cheers Ken