"Museum Willet-Holthuysen" Willet-Holthuysen Museum Tip by yooperprof

Willet-Holthuysen Museum, Amsterdam: 15 reviews and 64 photos

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Interesting canal-side house museum that allows visitors to see the lifestyle enjoyed by the high bourgeoisie of Amsterdam from the 17th to the 19th centuries.

The house was constructed between 1685 and 1690; it is the only canal house museum in Amsterdam that dates from that era. (The last private owners of the house, the Willet-Holthuysen family, donated the property to the Amsterdam Historical Society in the late 19th century.)

Plenty of objet's arts: silver, china, paintings: a haven for those interested in historic interior design. Not palatial but certainly well beyond comfortable!

We really liked the clothing exhibit on the top floor of the house. They had a few original pieces, and quite a few large panels that were "blown up" from early 19th century fashion books.

Address: Herengracht 605
Directions: close to the Amstel River, half a block from Utrechtestraat
Phone: (020) 523-1822
Website: http://www.willetholthuysen.nl

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 25, 2008
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