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Willet-Holthuysen Museum

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Address: Herengracht 605, 1017 CE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 523 1870
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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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This house and all the stuff in it, together with the garden. Walking through those doors was like talking a portal to another time. My historygeek mode immediatly switched in and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Willemstad, Curacao
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Willemstad, Curacao
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This house and all the stuff in it, together with the garden. Walking through those doors was like talking a portal to another time. My historygeek mode immediatly switched in and I coundnt help myself. It was a really really nice house and the owners were obviously loaded. Gives you a glimpse of the rich life of those times

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Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were walking by this museum and made the time to stop. It is very cool to see how one of the more wealthy families lived in Amsterdam. We enjoyed all the information on daily life. The house layout was quite interesting. We didn't need to take too long to enjoy this hidden gem.

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this house after reading about it in a travel guide. This is a house of a wealthy dutch family, I would say a little like Downton Abbey! All the rooms are furnished and the audio guide is very instructive.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Museum under permanent construction. I visited this place 20 years ago and much of the interior was under construction. in 2016 some has changed, but still much under construction...

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fine taste and lots of money, but well spend in a gorgeous historic residence at THE finest canal of all. Wander through the rich life and discover how families enriched their lifes in this very well kept piece of history. The excellent garden is a bonus. Not to be missed when strolling the canals.

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What style and money can purchase is on full display here. From furniture and China, wall coverings, stairways, lighting, pots and pans, the merchant family knew how it was to done, and did it well. The garden and carriage area takes up what would have been another lot, beautiful flowers and hedges, trimmed in designs of kings and their palaces... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When visiting Amsterdam one must visit the canal houses that once belonged to the successful businessmen/families of the city. This canal house is an excellent showcase for how these persons once lived. Beautifully restored, excellent self-guide, good queue management and a definite must see when in Amsterdam. See my other review of Van Loom canal house, and a canalboat to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Willet-Holthuysen Museum is historical canal house which can be visited for those interested to see how wealthy Amsterdam citizens lived during the 17th and 18th century. Opening Hours are 10am to 5pm (Mon-Fri) and 11am to 5pm (Sat-Sun). Entry price is €9 and includes audioguide. The Willet-Holthuysen property is a double mansion constructed during the late 17th century during... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delightful glimpse into upper class life in old Amsterdam. This is a must see museum, especially if you have a museum pass. The house is beautiful and quite interesting.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were here with a group. From the outside, you can say that it looks like a normal "amsterdam" look house. When we got inside, all we can say was wow! Well preserved house and all of its stuffs. The house is a gem and it has a feeling of you were back in the past for all of its... More 

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