Museum Willet-Holthuysen, Amsterdam

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#9 of 36 in Historic Sites in Amsterdam
Art Museum Historic Site
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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  • While not widely advertised, this house museum gives a unique and wonderful view into life of the wealthy Amsterdam residents of a long-ago era. Anyone who enjoys historic homes would appreciate this ...  more »
  • The Willet Hanspal Museum is definitely worth a visit. Especially the garden is beautiful.
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  • Visit a House with its works of art, its nooks and crannies, rooms, gardens and enjoy those cloths, ceramics... with history are sufficient reason to make a visit to us. Moreover, a visit not tired because it does more than 2 hours to visit her if you go with kids or teenagers is recommended as you visit because pesdo is not them. We loved the kitchen, the garden and the lounge was very nice of you that it gives to the garden, but in general there was not room which not viesemos its charm, as the dining room with their prepared dishes or the more sober library.
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  • Very cute hidden museum gem. It's an old canal house showing how the people in the 17th and 19th century lived. Interpretation is minimal (apart from a fun video on the ground floor), but it is really wonderful to just wander around and admire the pretty wallpapers and tiles and the garden.
  • Helpful written explanations throughout the exhibit (English). Audiotour is definitely worth the cost (1 Euro).
  • A rich dude's house. Great to visit, but I wouldn't put it at the top of the list. Still, you do get to peek in to the way the wealthy of the past lived.
  • Cute little house. Go and take a look, its old and interesting...
  • I wouldn't seek this one out, but if you happen to be crusing by its worth the 20 minute stop.

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