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Admission Ticket to Museum Willet-Holthuysen in Amsterdam
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Admission Ticket to Museum Willet-Holthuysen in Amsterdam
from USD 11.83*
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Visitors can tour this 17th-century canal-side house in Amsterdam, which is filled with furnished period rooms and works of art that were donated by the owner Louisa Willet-Holthuysen to the city in 1895.
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Herengracht 605, 1017 CE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum was the home of a wealthy merchant in Amsterdam. The size of the home, compared with the size of an average home in Amsterdam is impressive. The audio tour was interesting and informative regarding the history of the home and its residents.

Thank dtrepa
Reviewed 3 days ago

Stepping through the doors into this house, armed with a free headset and guide, is liking stepping back in time to a bygone era. The house is lovingly maintained, and gives a fascinating view of how the well-to-do citizens of Amsterdam used to live. Walking...More

Thank Martin S
Reviewed 4 days ago

I wasn't sure what to expect going in, but was pleasantly surprised. To fully enjoy this museum, definitely take advantage of the free handset audio guide. The house is beautiful to walk around and the audio tour really brings the history alive. A fascinating insight...More

Thank abbyw1989
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure to bring your student card with you, because the discount is great. Very nice house, they also offer audio guides which are nice. The house is on the smaller side so don't expect to be there for more than 2 hours. Also, it's...More

Thank Tal288
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An upstairs downstairs view of life in an upper class canal house. Make sure and pick up an audio guide to make the tour come to life. The house and its contents was left to the city in 1895 as a museum when the owner...More

Thank Man_of_Kent2003
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Stumbled on this place and it is nice to get inside one of the mansion sized houses that exist along the canals and one that is mostly decorated as it would have been at the time it was owned by the Willet family. It is...More

Thank Susieb2201
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Interesting to see how the Willet-Holthuysen family lived, and also to learn about their connection to the royal families.

Thank TravellingFemaleDane
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Worth the time to visit this grand house to feel what life was like for the wealthy in the golden times. The gardens are an highlight. The audio guide is informative. The entrance fee is high in comparison, but you can combine with visits to...More

Thank D D
Reviewed 15 July 2018

The mansion and the garden are very beautiful. You can vision the wealthiness of the family during the golden age.

Thank 232sallyl
Reviewed 11 July 2018

This is an interesting historical house originally owned by Willet-Holthuysen and his wife in the 1800’s. This being so there was a lot of information on this couple and the period that they lived here. The house is in the process of being restored. There...More

Thank Gilly C
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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically
significant as it is perennially popular. Whether
you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast,
shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the
Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the
Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get
lost in a moody meander and a key component to any
sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws
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Response from jameskul | Reviewed this property |
If you must choose between them, I suggest Willet-Holthuysen. One hour is enough if you are on a tight schedule. The excellent audio tour at this house is what makes me think it is best (Van Loon does not have an audio tour).