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Museum Van Loon

Keizersgracht 672, 1017 ET Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 624 5255
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In the heart of Amsterdam on the Keizersgracht the house of the Amsterdam regent family Van Loon can still be seen. In 1602 Willem van Loon co-founded the Dutch East-India Company. Seven days a week the family opens their home and collection to the public. Get a glimpse of the life of the Amsterdam Van Loon family in one of the finest canal houses of the city.
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Keizersgracht 672, 1017 ET Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
+31 20 624 5255
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is first and foremost a family home where the present family still live. It is lovely to see the way the successful Dutch families lived in earlier days, and this house is beautifully preserved, yet in no way is it like a museum -...More

1  Thank Veryan W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The home and gardens were lovely. We had no wait to enter and it was not crowded at all. It was interesting to see how life was back in the Golden Age of Amsterdam, from the home to the gardens to the carriage house. Highly...More

1  Thank Jessica N
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Van Loon family has been one of the wealthiest in Amsterdam and after making money in the Dutch East India Company they became nobility and affluent bankers. This house was bought as a wedding present in 1884 but was built in 1672 for a...More

3  Thank 209967Jenny
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is a bit of a hidden gem in Amsterdam. It is along one of the prettiest stretches of canal houses in the city. It's small but I loved just wandering from room to room looking at all the furniture and paintings and reading...More

1  Thank amyjY4668WW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you really want to see how a dutch canalhouse looks like in it's most original state, you will have to pay a visit to the Van Loon museum. This house will give you an impression of how an old dutch family lived an still...More

Thank Marc K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were glad we visited this lovely canal home. It provided a glimpse of what affluent life was like in Amsterdam from the 1600’s forward, as experienced by the Van Loon family. Today’s Van Loons, some of whom currently live in the upper floors of...More

1  Thank Gene15217
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The owners were one of the people who started the Dutch East India Company and have kept wealthy since then. As the owner didn't want to live there any longer the family decided to turn it into a museum capturing key aspects of life as...More

Thank Alan W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are not sure which one to choose between Van Loon and Willet-Holthuysen the second one is much better choice. Museum Van Loon has great garden in the middle, but the furniture is in poor condition. The second museum house is more diverse, has...More

1  Thank Staurus23
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our last museum trip and as I love social history was right up my street. Beware, as with every other building in Amsterdam there are a large number of stairs! The coach house unfortunately was under construction for an upcoming event so we...More

Thank gemrock2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been south Asian and having heard of VOC we naturally selected this place to visit. I would rank this below Rijksmuseum & Royal Palace due to level or organization and attractiveness. Having said that we are happy that we selected this place to visit. This...More

1  Thank RanjanaPerera
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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27 April 2016|
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Response from Steve2826 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, an hour should cover the whole trip + time for a coffee in the lovely garden.