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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  • We went because it was raining, not audio damage and nothing in french, difficult to understand the history of this family. We liked the stair-rail, the kitchen and the luge in the stable. expensive for what it to see.
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  • This is such a lovely museum set in a house that was built in 1672 and situated by the side of a canal. You are given a small booklet with your ticket that guides you around the house. There are no el...  more »
  • A beautiful private house with fine furnishings and some art. Interesting to see how it could look like in a wealthy family. We were there in February, but one could imagine a garden that is very beautiful during the warm season. Well worth a visit!
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  • In the old days, the rich lived in canal houses in Amsterdam. This one has been resided by a rich lady who's part of the royal circle. There are various rooms of interest you can view. For me, as I have seen other rich people's homes as museums in elsewhere in Europe, the most interesting in this museum is the barn where you can see that up to 5 horses were kept there, and they were treated well!
  • Excellent museum showing mansion of rich and renown family. It give a glimpse of how the life in old Amsterdam was like. Interesting and beautiful interiors and nice little garden at the back. Not crowded and every room and object well described. Worth a visit for design or history enthusiasts.
  • Beautiful garden! You can buy tea/coffee and sit outside in the garden to feel the real Dutch atmosphere! So magnificent building with historic design. You can spend here more than 1 hour, but don’t forget to visit stable!
  • Awesome museum that gives you a taste of the lifestyle and wealth of the heads of the Dutch East India Company. Visited on iAmsterdam card, it’s in convenient location and easy to drop by during canal walks. Fun time!
  • Really interesting to step back in time, would love to see them open up the whole building as was very intrigued by the locked doors and inaccessible balcony which would have been cool to check out.
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