Museum Willet-Holthuysen, Amsterdam
(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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  • This is the home of one of the famous and very wealthy family. The history of the House is quite interesting, but difficult to retell-I watched the film in English. Many of the rooms preserved in its original form, others are completely renovated. In the old rooms even smell the ... some medieval or something:)
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  • Fine taste and lots of money, but well spend in a gorgeous historic residence at THE finest canal of all. Wander through the rich life and discover how families enriched their lifes in this very well ...  more »
  • The last owner of this beautiful mansion donated it to the city with the condition that kept it in perfect condition and I found that Amsterdam meets the promise because there is a careless mm. It is a pleasure to visit this sumptuous house filled with art objects that you can see how a rich at that time family lived. On a day nice worth a go on foot because it is fairly close to the Center. A curious fact is on the same block of offices of Booking.com.
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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.