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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  • Conveniently located off Keizersgracht, do pop in and see how people lived in these huge canal houses. This one has a formal garden and also a huge carriage house. The rooms at the back and the baseme...  more »
  • Nice museum if you are interested in history and how rich families lived in Amsterdam in the 17-18th century. Not expensive to enter but is not that big a museum so takes less than an hour to see. Nic...  more »
  • This is a very enjoyable tour. At 9 Euros or if you have the Museum Card it's included it's well worth it. You could spend 1-2 hours especially if you don't wish to rush through. This historic home gi...  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.