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Willet-Holthuysen Museum

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Address: Herengracht 605, 1017 CE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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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Well Worth A Visit!

We'd seen this museum on various websites, it looked very interesting so we decided to visit it! It's well worth it, there is an introductory video you can watch, and then have a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We'd seen this museum on various websites, it looked very interesting so we decided to visit it! It's well worth it, there is an introductory video you can watch, and then have a look round the house and the garden. It was so nice to actually see inside one of these grand houses that are so familiar from the outside,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This impressive canal house with its tasteful interior is a good reflection of how the rich lived like Royals in 17th century Amsterdam.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a museum I would definitely recommend. A lot to see and expiernce about the inside of Grachten-houses. Shows all kind of rooms and how it was to live. You can also visit the beautiful garden (which you can't see from the outside)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this house while walking to the Hermitage. Great little find. Beautiful house and garden with a good insight to the families life. Well worth a visit. We had the IAmsterdam card so included in the cost.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

If you have always wanted to enter one of the houses along the canals of Amsterdam, this is an excellent chance to view how people lived around the 1800's. The house was willed to the city by the last owner, and they are now renovating it to restore the interior, so it is still a work in progress. The kitchen,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Extraordinarily reconstructed aristocratic canal house. Although most of the original furnishing were lost, the curators have reconstructed the interior with period correct furnishings, china, and art works. There is detailed signage in every room adding to this educational and pleasurable experience. Well done

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

This is how the rich lived in the 17th Century (and after)and this museum feels like the owners left it yesterday.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I really loved visiting this canal house. It is absolutely breathtaking and such a beautiful time capsule. The rooms were all furnished in period pieces that gave it an authentic feel. The audio guide was very useful during this visit and gave a lot of insight into living in the house and Amsterdam during that time. This is a good... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This was a passing by experience, and well worth the opportunity invested. I loved the detail, how the kitchen worked, and the contrasts of life stations, not so different now. A bonus find, I do recommend this museum

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

.....charming this museum is really worth it ! small but well decorated we really enjoyed it and the children too it s not an huge one but we can really discovered the holland way of life on 18 th century ! the ambiance is great and the audio guide so interesting go !

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