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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)
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+31 20 523 1870
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"canal house"
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"beautiful canal"
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"step back in time"
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Reviewed yesterday

The museum is inside a house of a wealthy socialite family that lived there few hundred years ago. The museum is quite interesting and spread across several floors, where you can see some fine examples of period life. A lot of furniture and objects are...More

Thank Igor M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

take tram 2 to "knight watch statues" then walk to house. good audioguide, places to sit, . also nice garden to relax ,

Thank travelroc12
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Museum is a real period piece of Dutch culture,it is kept really well and there is plenty of information in English.A glimse of how a wealthy Amsterdammer lived in the 19th century.Definitely recommend

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an outstanding double-fronted canal house museum that is very close to the Amstel River. We arrived by the Somma Hop-On-Hopp-Off canal tour that has a stop that is very close to this attraction. This attraction is close to the Hermitage and Rembrandt House...More

Thank Fitz48
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great experience, highly recommended, even more than other like the Amsterdam Museum. You will see with our eyes how they lived. They are also thinking to renew the structure, i will consider re-visiting in a few years.

Thank Lorenzo V
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fabulous house (built in the late 17th century) which provides a glimpse into how the wealthy merchant classes lived in luxury. Situated on the Herengracht it houses the collections of the last residents of the house, Lousia Holthuysen and her husband Abraham Willet who...More

Thank ThelwallPowells
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent example of aristocratic 19th century life in Amsterdam. Its true the last owners were perhaps self-involved dilettantes, but the wealth of art they left gives a very good representation of what was in vogue in the latter half of the 19th century in...More

Thank John S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This last remaining merchant’s canal house is small, intimate, and full of the furnishings and decor of the 1800s. The signage is limited but precise; the furnishings are realistic; and the gardens exquisite. If you are walking through this area of Amsterdam, take and hour...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were keen to see a classic canal house, but it didn't feel like a must-do. We eventually found ourselves with a spare hour, were near this one and visited. Our instincts were correct! It is quite interesting but not a must-do. A peak into...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I very much enjoyed the audio guided tour through the house and garden. Well worth the money.

Thank susan624
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Traveller199i
27 April 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).
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