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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 January 5, 2017

I really loved visiting this canal house. It is absolutely breathtaking and such a beautiful time capsule. The rooms were all furnished in period pieces that gave it an authentic feel. The audio guide was very useful during this visit and gave a lot of...More

Thank Charlene S
Reviewed January 5, 2017

This was a passing by experience, and well worth the opportunity invested. I loved the detail, how the kitchen worked, and the contrasts of life stations, not so different now. A bonus find, I do recommend this museum

Thank BBear52
Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

.....charming this museum is really worth it ! small but well decorated we really enjoyed it and the children too it s not an huge one but we can really discovered the holland way of life on 18 th century ! the ambiance is great...More

Thank ksarman
Reviewed December 29, 2016

We wen there on the last day of our trip and we've spent a really pleasant time. The Christmas exhibition was great! Definitely worth to see a short movie first (last room on the basement floor). Although not sure whether worth the price!

Thank Joannnnnaaaa
Reviewed December 11, 2016

Well worth a look if you are in the area it is not disabled friendly ,narrow house with a lot of stairs . It has a good feel to it although not much of it is original furniture it is in keeping with the era....More

Thank craigluscar
Reviewed December 7, 2016

Visited on a very quiet December morning, only 2 other visitors. Displays are well laid out and feels genuine and, in places, as if the last residents have just left for the day. Gives a great insight as to the living style of very wealthy...More

Thank Craigmark
Reviewed November 30, 2016

This house and all the stuff in it, together with the garden. Walking through those doors was like talking a portal to another time. My historygeek mode immediatly switched in and I coundnt help myself. It was a really really nice house and the owners...More

Thank LolaBunZ
Reviewed November 25, 2016

We were walking by this museum and made the time to stop. It is very cool to see how one of the more wealthy families lived in Amsterdam. We enjoyed all the information on daily life. The house layout was quite interesting. We didn't need...More

Thank Kerrie G
Reviewed November 22, 2016

We visited this house after reading about it in a travel guide. This is a house of a wealthy dutch family, I would say a little like Downton Abbey! All the rooms are furnished and the audio guide is very instructive.

Thank jojo2005
Reviewed November 15, 2016

Museum under permanent construction. I visited this place 20 years ago and much of the interior was under construction. in 2016 some has changed, but still much under construction...

Thank UK_Trolleytraveller
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 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).