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Museum Van Loon

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
As featured in Amsterdam by bike
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Address: Keizersgracht 672, 1017 ET Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number:
+31 20 624 5255
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

In the heart of Amsterdam on the Keizersgracht the house of the Amsterdam...

In the heart of Amsterdam on the Keizersgracht the house of the Amsterdam regent family Van Loon can still be seen. In 1602 Willem van Loon co-founded the Dutch East-India Company. Seven days a week the family opens their home and collection to the public. Get a glimpse of the life of the Amsterdam Van Loon family in one of the finest canal houses of the city.

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Nice house but a bit pricey

A really interesting chance to see the inside of a grand canal house. We all loved it. However, it cost 28 euros for a family of 4. I think this is expensive for an activity that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Emma E
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A really interesting chance to see the inside of a grand canal house. We all loved it. However, it cost 28 euros for a family of 4. I think this is expensive for an activity that takes less than an hour to view. No one on hand to tell you anything either- the occasional guide full of facts would have... More 

Thank Emma E
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While we might not have visited this house museum had it not be covered by the Museumkaart, we were happy not to have missed it. The beautifully restored and decorated interior is very attractive, and contains one of the most charming spaces imaginable: a flower-bedecked sitting room overlooking a garden courtyard. It's a revelation that luxurious canal houses turned their... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Van Loon's made their money with the Dutch-India company. See inside the beautiful home that still belongs to the same family. It's not massive but it is delightful and full of character. Artwork, sculptures, fabrics and photos bring the history of this home to life. Very beautiful indeed.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderfully maintained home ( still occupied in some areas by the family) from the 17th century giving us a glimpse into how a wealthy Dutch family lived. The stables have been recently renovated with a restored carriage and livery all really evocative of a bygone era. There is a cafe there also if you want to linger and look out... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, Usa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Supposedly a fine example of an aristocratic canal house. Furnishings are in sparse and in disrepair. Paintings are portraits of people you never heard of. Staff is hard to find as they seemed more interested in getting back into their lounge. If you have a museumkaart go to this house first, then walk to two or three blocks to the... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Interesting view in to the life of an elite canal homeowner's life. Visit on a nice day to enjoy the rear gardens and coach house cafe.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

If you like stately homes, you'll like this. Not much to it particularly other than an insight into how the van loon family lived. The coach was the best bit - and the super fluffy cat roaming the gardens!! Not too expensive and no queue - we spent around 30 minutes there. Good way to kill some time if the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Title says it all. I didn't find this interesting. Only needed 15min in the end. Not a 'must see' in my book. Nothing materially interesting worth going out of your way.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

A house of wealthy traders from the 18 century. Redecorated in the style of the 18th and 19th centuries. An extensive garden and large coach house. Very well presented.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

I visited this Museum with my sister!we were curious to have an insight of the life in these beautiful old buildings along the canals. The most impressive room were the kitchen and the courtyard! Interesting!

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