Museum Willet-Holthuysen, Amsterdam

Categories: Art Museums, Historic Sites, Museums, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.1/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web
Admire the opulence of the Dutch Golden Age, and stroll through one of Amsterdam's most luxurious historical residences at Museum Willet-Holthuysen. The house was originally built in the 17th century for the mayor of Amsterdam. After changing hands several times and undergoing a few modifications, Mrs. Willet-Holthuysen gave the house to the city, which converted it into a museum. A rich collection of artwork (much of it belonging to the previous owners of the house), is displayed throughout the rooms, which have been carefully preserved. After admiring the paintings, artifacts, furniture, and decor in the salons, ballroom, and private quarters, stop by the kitchen for a cup of tea or coffee. If the weather is nice, you can also visit the garden. The admission fee does not include a guided tour. Audio tours require a small, additional cost. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Museum Willet-Holthuysen and many more Amsterdam attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Amsterdam family vacation planner.
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  • Located on the East side of the Rembrandt square. Building is in simple design but relaxed atmosphere. Exhibited art and furniture in the hotel's garden and the elegant life of the 17th-century Amsterdam nobles and merchants;
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  • I found the place nice, interesting and staff was very friendly, too. But I could not imagine to spend there more then 30 minutes. I would say that entrance fee could be a bit lower... 
  • This museum is a gem, a huge canal house located on a prominent canal. It does an excellent job of letting you step back in time to what a grand canal house would have been like. Full of furnishings a...  read more »
  • Great old canal house. Very well decorated and lots of old furniture recovered and put back in the house. The story about the family is well explained when walking through the different rooms of the house. You truly get the feeling of live in the 18th century. Visit will take approx 1 hour/1.5 hours.
  • Gorgeous old canal master house.
  • The blue room and the staircase are both really pretty :)
  • An unique experience to visit this museum. An original canal house in 16-17th style with a amazing, beautiful garden. Especially the kitchen, what a history.
  • Expensive for what you will get to see. However it is interesting to see once.
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