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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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very good picture of how these rich Amsterdam people lived

Abraham Willet and Louisa Willet-Holthuysen were the last couple that lived in the house that is now the Willet-Holthuysen Museum. The museum gives a very good impression of what... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

Abraham Willet and Louisa Willet-Holthuysen were the last couple that lived in the house that is now the Willet-Holthuysen Museum. The museum gives a very good impression of what life must have been for them. The art work, ceiling, garden and interior decoration are a beauty for the eye.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

Happened upon this spot while wandering and it looked promising - but sadly for the relatively price I was disappointed. The art is second rate late period Dutch painting and the rooms, while interesting, are a little rough. Too many great museums in Amsterdam to visit here for me.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

A fast tour in an art dealers house. Very nice decoration and exhibition of how well-to-do were living in the 19th century Amsterdam. We didn't try the audio tour (costs extra) and that could have given even nicer window to the past.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Lots of variety and interest in this beautiful building. I particularly liked the working areas of the house, the kitchen and pantry and would love to see the servants quarters and attics reinstated too. A welcome peaceful break from the hustle and bustle of the bigger museums, with a much more tranquil feel. Didn't realise the house had a history... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

One of the few well-preserved homes built in the late 17th century, focusing on the wealthy, particularly the final owner, Louisa Holthuysen, who bequeathed the house to the town hall in the late 19th century on the specific condition that it became a museum. Beautiful interior, manicured gardens, and art collection give you glimpses into Amsterdam's past.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

A museum that shows how a wealthy family lived in Amsterdam in the 19th century provided a lot of information about the daily life of the inhabitants of the house. after the death of Abraham and Louisa Willet-Holthuysen house became a museum since 1895. The house also has a beautiful garden, which is surrounded by modern buildings now, you feel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

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 July 12, 2016

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 July 9, 2016

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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