Museum Willet-Holthuysen, Amsterdam

(4.2/5 based on 400+ 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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  • Found this house while walking to the Hermitage. Great little find. Beautiful house and garden with a good insight to the families life. Well worth a visit. We had the IAmsterdam card so included in t...  more »
  • Perfect your visit for those who like to observe how the wealthy of the city lived in the 17TH S. It has a beautiful garden which was performed in the area of the old Depot. Essential to the audio guide.
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  • A visit not to be missed. We understand how to live in the houses of Amsterdam and how they arranged the rooms inside. This, in particular, is very big and very old and she's got a great garden behind. It was very interesting and instructive
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  • Worth a visit, grate place. The ticketseller seamed a bit bored though..., not the friendliest man i saw in Amsterdam:)
  • 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.