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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  • We literally fled away from the pouring rain in this beautiful House. All rooms are beautifully prepared and displayed. This is my favorite room which overlooks the beautiful garden and carriage house. But also the kitchen in the basement is well worth a visit. Surrounded by all this beauty, you imagine yourself in the 18-19th century, were it not for the fact that a film crew at the time loved and you prevented a number of rooms to visit.
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  • Brilliant to go into a canal house as how else would you see what there are like. Lovely old house refurbished well in the old style. What I didn't realise from walking on the canals is that these hou...  more »
  • A really interesting chance to see the inside of a grand canal house. We all loved it. However, it cost 28 euros for a family of 4. I think this is expensive for an activity that takes less than an ho...  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.