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House with Heads (Huis Met Hoofden)

Keizersgracht 123, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 522 4888
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Thanks to our Boatman!

Our Boatman pointed out and explained the history behind these heads during our boat tour. Legend... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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A real looker

Stately Amsterdam Herenhuis with baroque facade dominated by sculpted heads. No idea who they are... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
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Keizersgracht 123, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
+31 20 522 4888
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our Boatman pointed out and explained the history behind these heads during our boat tour. Legend says that the heads belong to the robbers caught by the maid. This attraction is unique and different! The only one we saw that has heads as facade decorations.

Thank LolaGo1
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Stately Amsterdam Herenhuis with baroque facade dominated by sculpted heads. No idea who they are, but it looks awesome.

Thank Rutgerek
Reviewed 15 February 2017

All of the traditional Amsterdam canal houses are pretty to look at, but this one stands out because of the 6 heads that adorn the facade. I imagine that the best place to view the house from is on a canal boat trip; we were...More

Thank Jellybellydancer
Reviewed 31 October 2016

One of the best building I was during my Canal Tour. Houses in Amsterdam are always artistically great and well made, and the House with Heads is a perfect example.

Thank Davide G
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Huis Met Hoofden (House of Heads) is a historical property located along Keizersgracht. This property was built during the Dutch Golden Age in 1622 by Dutch architects, Hendrick and Pieter de Keyser and is famous for its architecture and the six busts which are boldly...More

1  Thank BradJill
Reviewed 13 May 2016

You can see it from the canal. Very interesting architecture. If you don't go on a canal tour, try to take photos from the other side of the canal.

Thank 545medva
Reviewed 23 April 2016

The House with the Heads - or Huis met de Hoofden (go on, say it out loud and use your Swedish chef accent). The museum inside was closed (that's the 1% of Amsterdam closed on Easter Sunday), but the building itsellf was amazing.

Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed 7 January 2016

A very interesting building best viewed on a canal tour, be sure to take photos - as the boats do not stop for very long……..House of Heads is number 123 Keizersgracht. One thing to be sure of when in Amsterdam is to stand still and...More

Thank LastMinuteLarry
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

You will be able to view this attraction best by boat/canal tour. Good photo opportunities from boat. Unique architecture and very interest designs. This attraction is what makes Amsterdam such a unique place of history and to visit. A must see on the canal tour.

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 12 July 2015

In my opinion this is one of the most beautiful buildings in Amsterdam, and there's so many to choose from.

1  Thank LJScraze
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