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Amsterdam: Canal House Willet-Holthuysen Museum Ticket

Product ID: 29096
Learn how a wealthy couple lived during the 19th-century on this 1-hour tour of the Museum Willet-Holthuysen. Enter the double canal house and take in a comprehensive art collection. Wander through the grand ballroom and explore the beautiful town garden.
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the beautifully manicured garden at Museum Willet-Holthuysen
  • See how the wealthy lived in 19th-century Amsterdam as you pass through the grand ballroom
  • Wander around the Willets' collection of paintings and ornate furniture, and be transported to another time
  • Admire the all-over Christmas decorations during the Christmas holidays
Full description
Enter Amsterdam's Museum Willet-Holthuysen and take a tour through its exhibition. The museum lies in a grand 17th-century double canal house. In 1895 Mrs. Willet left her opulent house to the city of Amsterdam, including the impressive art collection of her deceased husband Abraham. Walk around the museum and discover his collection which consists of antique furniture, silver, ceramics, sculptures, paintings, and photographs.

Start on the 1st floor and walk through the impressive ballroom done in Louis XVI style. Continue on towards the dining room and the salons of the lord and lady of the house. The garden and the gallery will give you an impression of how the wealthy Willets lived while the kitchen and pantry in the basement will clue you in on the daily lives of the servants. Finally, learn how this green oasis in the heart of Amsterdam was laid out in 18th-century French style and how they managed to fill it with historic trees and plants.
Includes
  • Entrance ticket
  • Highlight tour
  • Audio guide
What’s Not Included
  • Meals and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Herengracht 605

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.2 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Very interesting and educational museum.

April 17, 2019

Fascinating

You walk along the street and, unless you are Dutch you have no concept of what these houses, particularly the grander ones are like inside. Well worth a visit

October 28, 2017

Charming house and garden, but needs more work done inside

The house on Herrngracht is very interesting and one of the few in Amsterdam with a garden. I would have liked to have seen more period furniture - apparently the City of Amsterdam is planning restoration to the original state.

August 26, 2013

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Museum Willet-Holthuysen

Product ID: 29096