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Willet-Holthuysen Museum

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Address: Herengracht 605, 1017 CE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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+31 20 523 1870
10:00 - 17:00
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Visitors can tour this 17th-century canal-side house in Amsterdam, which is...

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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Canal-side town house experience

If you like to peak in how the rich and famous lived in the 19th century in Amsterdam, this is the place. Enjoyable, informative and no crowds!

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you like to peak in how the rich and famous lived in the 19th century in Amsterdam, this is the place. Enjoyable, informative and no crowds!

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I chose to visit this place with my family to feel the life of 19 century rich people in Netherlands. The house was preserved very well and the exhibition was more than we expected. We kind of felt the times when we were there. One advice is not to miss the audio guide. It is very helpful

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing hugely spectacular, but a nice place to visit and look around. As mentioned, it is a rich person's house from the Golden Age, but unless you like looking at how rich people lived, I wouldn't put it on a must do list. Still, I did enjoy it.

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Great Falls, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is a very interesting look into the home life of a well to do Dutch couple in the 1700s. There are audio guides that help you tour through the house. You get to see the upstairs and downstairs life of the home as well as lovely garden out back.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I walked passed this museum on my way to the Museum of Bag and Purses and noticed a group going inside. I decided, "why not!" and I'm so glad I did. This home is maintained as an example of what a canal home would have looked like in the 1700's. I enjoyed the audio tour and the full descriptions of... More 

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Richardson, Texas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nicely furnished and maintained home from a bygone era. Worth a stop in to visit "and" because the foot traffic is low, this is an excellent place to stop in and purchase a Museumkaart. Another small plus, is that there is a toilet available to the public on each floor!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amsterdam always feels dirty and noisy to me so finding quiet places to enjoys its history is a priority. We had looked into the Willet Holthuysen museum last time when we walked past and thought it would be a good place to go. This time we went in. It's 9 euros which I think is fair value. An audio guide... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went here using the Museumkaart. We really like old homes, and we found this one to be in great condition with an interesting history. You may not need the audio guide if you watch the introductory video.

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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great to see inside a well preserved Herengracht mansion. The inhabitants were not noteworthy, but its interesting nonetheless. Part of a consortium of other museums that offer a discount if you've got proof of visiting the other (Amsterdam Museum, and another I've forgotten...!).

Thank Louisa718
Mojacar, Spain
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting to see the interior of a superior canal house. Very well furnished with period pieces and good explanations of the history of the family and their servants.

Thank jeanmac2016

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