Museum Van Loon, Amsterdam

(3.9/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
Set within Amsterdam's historical canal district, Museum Van Loon honors the descendants of one of Amsterdam's important regent families and their belongings. Originally constructed in 1672 by Ferdinand Bol, founder of the Dutch East India Company, the house passed to the van Loon family in the late 19th century. Visit the museum and peruse its extensive collection of paintings, jewelry, and luxurious furnishings displayed as they would have been in an active home. Continue through the interior and you'll find a garden out back, hidden from the street and complete with decorative hedges, flower plots, and an elaborate building facade. Don't miss seeing the family's carriage accessories and equipment once utilized by their prized horses. Arrange your visit to Museum Van Loon and discover more family-friendly attractions in Amsterdam using our Amsterdam trip itinerary planner.
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  • While we might not have visited this house museum had it not be covered by the Museumkaart, we were happy not to have missed it. The beautifully restored and decorated interior is very attractive, and...  more »
  • The Van Loon's made their money with the Dutch-India company. See inside the beautiful home that still belongs to the same family. It's not massive but it is delightful and full of character. Artwork,...  more »
  • Wonderfully maintained home ( still occupied in some areas by the family) from the 17th century giving us a glimpse into how a wealthy Dutch family lived. The stables have been recently renovated with...  more »
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  • Unique opportunity to visit noble patricians family Van Loon s canal house boasting intact ensemble of furniture and art in the house as well as the traditional garden with coachhouse. Only place to still have all this in original context. Stylish collection of family which is connected to royal family Oranje Nassau since 3 centuries. Martine van Loon La Bouchère, former Lady of the Robes of Queen Beatrix still resides in the house. Must visit to fully appreciate the wealthy history and lifestyle of the Amsterdam Canal District then and now.
  • Nice museum for those who wonder how rich people used to live 200 years ago.
  • Beautiful small home museum on the canal with peaceful garden on the back. Closes at 5 pm.
  • Absolutely lovely museum of Van Loon family. They still inhabits the upper floors.
  • Good museum, but not for all. Rich history of family and buitiful furnitures over here. available for museumcard holders.