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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  • If you are rich that is. This is one beautiful kept and restored golden age residential that gives you an inside view of the life of the riches at that time. Walking distance from everywhere and money...  more »
  • A House that claims to represent the economic power of a family, and so indirectly of Holland in the 17th century. Can you really get an idea what it was like to live in that period, belonging to a wealthy family. I visited during the night of the museums in had the same experience when you visit normally.
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  • The canal houses of Amsterdam are definitely a must see when in Amsterdam and this is one such house. The house and are you to get a true understanding of what it would have been like to live in such ...  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.