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. Put Museum Van Loon and other Amsterdam attractions into our Amsterdam itinerary maker app , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • August 17, 2017
    This is a small but pretty Dutch house and a good example of how life would have been in years gone by. It is set over two floors plus garden's and coach house. All the rooms are set as they used to b...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    What you read here and see in pictures is exactly what you get. We had museum cards so we felt free to visit half a dozen secondary Amsterdam sites like this. We have visited "period" homes like this ...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Step into an elegant well kept home in the family of the co-founder of the Dutch East India Company. It was purchased as a wedding gift in 1884. The house was originally built in 1672. The audio guide...  more »
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  • June 1, 2017
    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.
  • April 28, 2017
    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.
  • June 15, 2017
    This is a lovely museum... Highly recommended... Good coffee in the cafe too
  • May 3, 2017
    The museum is very well presented and maintain. The garden is gorgeous. Not very big to explore but the furnitures are very grand.
  • March 20, 2017
    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.

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