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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  • 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 »
  • 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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  • 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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  • Victorian decor in a Dutch town house. Interesting contrast to the Van Loon house. Garden immaculate even in late Autumn.
  • Extremely well preserved old house, full with artifacts, art and furniture from a very wealthy Dutch-English trader family. Must be seen together with the Van Loon family museum and the Our Lord in the Attic museum to give you a full appreciation of how people in Amsterdam from middle-class to ultra rich lived in 17-19th centuries.
  • Charming rich person's Amsterdam house. Nicely set out in the 19th century period. Amazing collection of art from around Europe.
  • Would like to come and visit again, really nice place.
  • Helpful written explanations throughout the exhibit (English). Audiotour is definitely worth the cost (1 Euro).

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