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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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An interesting view behind one of the canal town houses - fascinating for that alone. Children enjoyed looking around the sumptuous rooms etc and was more interesting for them... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
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Neath
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

An interesting view behind one of the canal town houses - fascinating for that alone. Children enjoyed looking around the sumptuous rooms etc and was more interesting for them than another museum. Interesting information about the history of Amsterdam and the owners. Takes about an hour. Staff weren't overly friendly but ok. Worth seeking out.

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Warminster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

An interesting view behind the doors of a C19th interior. Rather complacent in the display of the art some of which you can not view do to position or complete lack of light. Could do so much better.

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Town house of wealthy 19th century owners. If you like visiting houses and seeing how people lived this is worth a visit. Well presented and with a good audio guide, though sometimes tricky to find the next location on the tour.

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Thank Phil T
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I really enjoyed this museum. It was an interesting insight into the life and times of a 19th century household in Amsterdam. The house is beautiful and it was fun walking around it. You only need about an hour for this museum so I'd factor that into whether or not you think it's worth the entry price. I would of... More 

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Thank JoanneGlithero
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Really nice canal house museum right in the heart of old Amsterdams most opulent areas. Well worth a visit and to explore the surrounding areas. The decor is stunning and certainly recommend a visit.

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This canal house museum ranked with "Our Lord in the Attic" as the best things my wife and I did on our recent long weekend in Amsterdam. It is a canalside house preserved as an example of what these grand houses were like in the 19th Century. The house tour is self-guided, with a small audio device providing commentary in... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Go see how the wealthy citizens lived in Amsterdam in 19th century. Wonderful recreation . Remember to use discount at reception if you have visited other museums. We save 3€ a ticket after visiting Church in the Attic , Museum ons lieve heer op solder

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Thank Mark H
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This is a great example of how the dutch upper classes lived in the late 19th century. The house is well presented and the descriptions around the rooms explain how people lived and the life and times of the Willet-Holthuysens. Definitely worth a visit.

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Thank Brian S
London, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Beautiful Dutch house, laid out as if the family were still living there at the end of the 19th century. worth a visit

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Long Buckby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Really well done. It was great to be able to see inside one of these houses and get a feel for what life might have been life on Herengracht in the 1800's. Lovely things on display - it felt like a license to snoop in someone's home while they were away on holiday...

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