This place seems more lived in than many of the old houses you can visit; I'm thinking of the big country places in England mostly. You do get a history of the families who lived there but the house is not so big that you can't imagine a family having a home there. The layout is interesting having a relatively narrow plot and there is an unusual set of extension rooms on the rear on each floor. You can even have a tea or coffee in the old kitchen (albeit from a modern machine) which is a nice touch. There's also a small, formal garden at the rear which has a strange atmosphere as it opens onto a modern city centre shopping street. If you are interested in Amsterdam history then this is a place worth finding for an hour or two. The entry is reasonable (7.50 euros).