Museum Willet-Holthuysen, Amsterdam

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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. Put Museum Willet-Holthuysen at the forefront of your travel plans using our Amsterdam trip planner .
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  • August 17, 2017
    This is one of many homes from the 18th / 19th centuries that dot Amsterdam and have been converted to museums for visits. From the descriptions they all seem to be more or less alike. This was a mini...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Old House of a rich family of Amsterdam that has been transformed into a museum. It's really good. Take the audio tour. It's very well done.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Admission is 9 euros and the audioguide € 1 (really useful) it's really nice to visit this House, it's like in Downton abbey! We discover the life of these rich people of the time! Had a good time for the visit.
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  • May 13, 2017
    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.
  • June 13, 2017
    Helpful written explanations throughout the exhibit (English). Audiotour is definitely worth the cost (1 Euro).
  • April 17, 2017
    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.
  • May 17, 2017
    Cute little house. Go and take a look, its old and interesting...
  • June 4, 2017
    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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