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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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Beautiful house

We were here with a group. From the outside, you can say that it looks like a normal "amsterdam" look house. When we got inside, all we can say was wow! Well preserved house and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 29, 2016
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

We were here with a group. From the outside, you can say that it looks like a normal "amsterdam" look house. When we got inside, all we can say was wow! Well preserved house and all of its stuffs. The house is a gem and it has a feeling of you were back in the past for all of its... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

A lovely way to spend 45 minutes. (Any longer and my husband switches off!). You can see how the wealthy occupants of previous generations lived in this lovely city. The upper rooms are beautiful, so elegant and grand. Down below, the kitchens have a simple, almost modern appearance. Everything appears very authentic and well kept. Very interesting and enjoyable.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Absolutely loved this house - a canal house - fascinating! Gorgeous items, paintings, furnishings etc in the very best of taste! The house is still being done up but very well worth the visit!

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Thank lady12342015
Oban, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

This was a very interesting museum. Tickets can be bought for a discount from the ticket and tour offices all over the city. Do get the audio tour for an extra euro when you arrive. It gives you a detailed view of the history of the house and its occupants. Beautiful artwork. It will be fantastic when fully restored. A... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

I found the place nice, interesting and staff was very friendly, too. But I could not imagine to spend there more then 30 minutes. I would say that entrance fee could be a bit lower...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

This museum is a gem, a huge canal house located on a prominent canal. It does an excellent job of letting you step back in time to what a grand canal house would have been like. Full of furnishings and artwork, the narration is very comprehensive. There is lovely garden at the back of the house to wander through as... More 

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Amazingly, this doesn't show up on any top attractions in Amsterdam - beautiful home with wonderful art and decoration. Close to Van Loon home, its perfect to do both in a morning.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

The 17th century townhouse, located on the Herengracht, is decorated with furnishings and objects of art collected by the Willet-Holthuysen family. Touring the museum gives a glimpse into the lifestyle of wealth and oppulance of the time. The home was fun to wander through and the garden behind the house is amazing. Done in French garden style, filled with flowers... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Very nicely preserved wealthy family canal home. We were lucky to be able to ask a tour guide some questions and she was very informative. Well worth the time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

We found this by chance and we're glad we did. Helpful staff and a good audio guide to take you round the house. The house was like a tardis - so much bigger on the inside. Not suitable for those who cannot manage stairs easily, although the ground floor and garden are still worth seeing.

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