Museum Van Loon, Amsterdam

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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  • A beautiful museum with either original or redone interior. However it would have been more interesting to know who the Van Loon family were or more of their influence on Amsterdam, etc. Information.....  more »
  • Gives you best impression of history of huge canal mansions . Furniture, pictures. Beautiful garden and restaurant.  more »
  • nice museum and great house. Great place to see and feel the history of the Netherlands/Amsterdam. Must go if you visit Amsterdam if you ask me  more »
  • Beautiful 17th century canal mansion. If you travel to Amsterdam or live in Amsterdam and want to really enjoy the canal experience do not only take a boat, but also visit this house. It will give you a full picture of what the life of a wealthy family was (and still is for some lucky ones) over the canals!
  • This is a pretty interesting museum and I’m glad we had a look but it didn’t blow me away in what was on display. Maybe more information like another reviewer said would help amplify the experience a bit. Would be interesting if they had more information about the servants quarters although they understandably had them blocked off as I don’t think people would fit up those stairs.
  • House of the Van Loon family that gained its wealth as investors in the Dutch East India Company. Beautiful period rooms that give you an impression of how families lived in these monumental canal houses. The museum would really benefit from better explanation of what is on display and its historical context. A phone app or a guided audio tour would be ideal. Don’t miss the coach house across the garden.
  • So worth seeing! The stables, garden and house take you back to a different time. A woman employee in the stables was very gracious and knowledgeable.
  • Nice house of old Dutch family dealing with trade. Many paintings but also furniture and great stair case. The garden behind the museum is lovely!

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