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Museum Van Loon

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Address: Keizersgracht 672, 1017 ET Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 624 5255
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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In the heart of Amsterdam on the Keizersgracht the house of the Amsterdam...

In the heart of Amsterdam on the Keizersgracht the house of the Amsterdam regent family Van Loon can still be seen. In 1602 Willem van Loon co-founded the Dutch East-India Company. Seven days a week the family opens their home and collection to the public. Get a glimpse of the life of the Amsterdam Van Loon family in one of the finest canal houses of the city.

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A look back in time

A beautifully restored house of the Van Loon family, cofounder of the Dutch East India Company. Well done self tour giving you a glimpse of elite living in the 17th century. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautifully restored house of the Van Loon family, cofounder of the Dutch East India Company. Well done self tour giving you a glimpse of elite living in the 17th century. The gardens are beautiful, complete with a coach house. Worth a visit.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We discovered this place accidentally while wandering the canals of Amsterdam and so glad we went in. It is a beautifully preserved town home, garden and carriage house on a canal, dating back to the seventeenth century. The garden is lovely and a peaceful respite from the hectic streets. You can even enjoy a cup of tea or cappuccino in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice balconies, garden, men's room, dining room, bedrooms, art on the wall, chandeliers, life was not rough for the owners of this house way back when. There are quite some stairs and high ceilings in this building. Worth a visit. And/but the 'Willet-Holthuysen Museum' a couple of blocks from here is even nicer. If you have to choose, go to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. One of the best preserved canal houses you can visit in Amsterdam. You really get a feel of what is was like there in the 18th and 19th century. The place is filled to the brim with furniture and paintings that once belonged to the influential Dutch Van Loon family. A must see if you like the... More 

Thank mkrijntjes
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can imagine yourself as the rich burgher who lived here, stride through the stately rooms and garden.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If the entry price was more reasonable, this museum is probably worth a visit although I think if you are visiting, you have probably done all the major sights in Amsterdam and are ready to move on. We went on a wt day as the Mansion was near to our apartment and we had a Museum Kaart to cover the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Along with the Museum Willet-Holthuysen, the Museum Van Loon allows visitors to examine the lives of the rich who sculpted the city with their trading fortunes. In this case it's the founder of the Dutch East India company and the house showcases just how much wealth can be filched from one side of the world to another and used to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I say weird as this is a lovely old house set up to show how a rich family lived back in the day. ( still live there). But there is a modern exhibit scattered amongst all the antiques . The garden is BEAUTIFUL and the drinks/snacks very reasonably priced. It's a treat to sit outside and have your coffee. Glad... More 

Thank karen m
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

The house is a faithful look into the past. The garden café offers a peaceful cool place to relax during a long day of touring. The one bad thing is the modern art displayed throughout the house which clashes and badly distracts from the historic view.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Waste of 18 euro for two people. We saw all there was to see in 15 mins. Unexceptional paintings, unexceptional decor, unexceptional furniture and a family blatantly trying to milk the house to tourists. Probably once wonderful but it has fallen from grace now and you can see much better elsewhere. Tip: if you are going to open your house... More 

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