Museum Van Loon, Amsterdam

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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've visited this museum on a whim. Perfect activity for a rainy day in the city. This museum gives you a nice look into the life of the Van Loons. The small booklet you receive guides you through se...  more »
  • The Museum Van Loon is a short walk from the Rijksmuseum, but away from the throngs of tourists that buzz around that location. The beautifully furnished 17th century canal house is well worth a visit...  more »
  • One of the last places we visited on our stay, the peacefulness of the garden in the middle of the city was lovely (sunshine, good coffee & company). The house isn't very big but what's there is well ...  more »
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  • The van Loon family is a very wealthy family in Amsterdam, which has maintained good relations with the royal family. Their home has been a museum since then, but like the royal palace, the van Loon family still comes here on special occasions. Although it is not really big, it can be convenient to go under one and a half hours, but a long time could be spend in the beautiful garden. The garden is not only for a spectacular, unforgettable flowering and tranquility. Or sometimes you can see surprising plants as an ornamental plant. So you can spend your time here in many ways.
  • One of my favourite small private museums. Interesting exhibitions. The coach house back in the nicely decorated garden is the perfect place for a coffee break.
  • This is a lovely museum... Highly recommended... Good coffee in the cafe too
  • The museum is very well presented and maintain. The garden is gorgeous. Not very big to explore but the furnitures are very grand.
  • Nice canal house depicting how the super rich lived in olden days Amsterdam. Visit was especially enriched by Gavin Turk's selection of tulip inspired artworks from himself and other contemporary artists mingling amongst the Van Loon's own treasures.