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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 4 days ago

The 20 euros for two persons with self-guided audio devices was worthwhile. There are four levels of rooms to explore. The furniture and paintings were interesting. The garden was a nice place to walk. The interior seemed dark and cold. Perhaps a reflection of the...More

Thank GlobalPete2010
Reviewed 1 week ago

This home is amazing. Great period setup, genuine for it's time. See the items in this home as they were. Most was restored or beginning to be but it is still amazing. The view to the outdoor garden was there but does not look the...More

Thank Meredith H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting house with many beautiful objects from resident collector. Some stunning furniture pieces. Nice to see how people lived hundreds of yrs ago. Not too busy. Easy to take pictures. You need to find out exactly how to get here as it is not...More

Thank IntrepidTraveller777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

while visiting this interesting home. The gardens in the back were beautiful. This isn't how the average person lived.

Thank disappointed96
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our audio tour of the Willet-Holthuysen Museum. Such a beautiful canal home! Allow yourself 1-2 hrs to tour this stunner!

Thank RaleighGirl123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful to see all the original fixtures and fittings. Beautiful decor, personal belongings, art work and furniture.

Thank smc190737
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here as we got 25% off after visiting the Amsterdam Museum. With the discount, it was 15 euro 50 cents for 2 adults including the audio guide. This was a fascinating insight into the canalside houses as well as the Willet and Holthuysen...More

Thank PavlH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a real gem. A beautiful old house beside the canal with a garden. Lovely rooms and much information about the family who donated the house. A very pleasant way of spending an hour or two.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum introduces how the life of wealthy family had looked like. While admiring the rooms visitor can travel back in time.

Thank CCustomer123
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Not really much to see here. My husband and I went around in about 30 minutes. I usually love old houses that have been kept in a particular period but this house just didn't have much to look at seemed almost empty. Glad we used...More

Thank saffrondoor
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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We are trying to plan our trip. Could you please tell me how long you spent in the house. Also did you also visit the Van-loon museum and if i had to choose which would you recommend? Thanks
28 April 2016|
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Response from Ken S | Reviewed this property |
Hi We visited both (they are very close to each other ) Both were good in different ways suggest you can spare an hour in each if you have time before moving on to the Rembrandt house Cheers Ken