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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.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“canal house” (73 reviews)
“audio guide” (39 reviews)
“beautiful canal” (19 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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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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"audio guide"
in 39 reviews
"beautiful canal"
in 19 reviews
"wealthy family"
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"rich family"
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"furnished rooms"
in 4 reviews
"grand houses"
in 4 reviews
"van loon"
in 9 reviews
"interesting house"
in 5 reviews
"canal side"
in 11 reviews
"step back in time"
in 5 reviews
"amsterdam card"
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"daily life"
in 4 reviews
"fascinating insight"
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"worth a visit"
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"on display"
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"entrance fee"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We love interior decor and if you like poking around other people's home then this is the place for you. It's a house laid out as it was in the late 19th century by a wealthy couple with their ballroom, bedrooms, etc. An hour is...More

Thank Tony M
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Like immersing yourself in history. Really fascinating and the audio tour was great. Be aware there's a lot of stairs though.

Thank aeh323
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This lovely house museum is situated at thethe Herengracht canal and is very much worth a visit. Peaceful and quiet compared to other major museums and had the house virtually to myself. This is a double canal house full of the possessions collected by a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We entered the museum and were greeted by an unsmiling, unfriendly gentleman who didn’t even bother to say hello and just cooling announced "That will be €20 for two", then handed us two listening devices and our tickets. We couldn’t believe that a tourist attraction...More

Thank Irene A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love old houses, then this is a must. The house was owned by a wealthy family in the 1800s and is chock full with gorgeous furnishings and art work that the gentleman of the house collected. Some of it is under restoration at...More

Thank Bijou C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Willet-Holthuysen Museum is on Herengracht looking over the canal built about 1685. Its most unusual feature is the garden which goes right through to the street behind. This is because the wealthy owners Willet and Holthuysen after whom it is named had stables at the...More

Thank MBKOKent
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quiet little museum but well worth a visit. Fascinating view of 18th century high-society life in Amsterdam. The house is well preserved and beautifully presented with interesting rooms and stories about the life of the family that lived here.

Thank Scareybob
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing museum of a house situated on the canal. It used to belong to a family of the upperclass. It is decorated with original furniture. Though not all furniture is from this house. They are planning to redo some of the rooms in an even...More

Thank henrivantilburg
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An incredible house with many floors giving an insight into a wealthy family who lived here. See this house and then go on to Museum van Loon which is similar and on the next Canal Ring The Keizergracht

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

This nice house on the Herengracht gives a good idea of the life of a rich family late 18 th century. Well furnished and made with good taste. Have a coffe or a tea break in the kitchen at the machine for only 1 €...More

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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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