Tickets for Museum Willet-Holthuysen

Uncover the world of the 19th-century Dutch aristocracy

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Opening hours
Today:  10:00 - 17:00
Tomorrow:  10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday:  10:00 - 17:00
Thursday:  10:00 - 17:00
Friday:  10:00 - 17:00
Saturday:  11:00 - 17:00
Sunday:  11:00 - 17:00
  • Visit a historic 17th-century canal house, perfectly restored to the state enjoyed by socialites Abraham Willet and Louisa Holthuysen
  • Marvel at an extensive collection of art and historical artifacts showing off the best of the Dutch Golden Age
  • Relax in the beautiful French style garden, an oasis of calm in the hectic city center

Travel back in time and discover the luxurious lifestyles of the 19th-century Dutch aristocracy! This classic canal house showcases the best of Amsterdam's Golden Age in the 1600s, when the house was built. Explore the Willet Holthuysen's extensive collection of art and historical artifacts - it's like stepping into another world!

Considered one of the earliest private collections in the Netherlands, this trove of wonders is exactly as Abraham Willet and his wife Louisa Holthuysen left it in 1895. See paintings, sculptures, books, photos, ceramics - and even weapons!

The house itself is an artwork in its own right. Highlights include the stunning Louis XVI style ballroom and gentlemen's parlor, as well as the beautiful French Classical style garden - an oasis of serene calm, right in the center of Amsterdam.

Upon her death, Louisa Holthuysen's only wish was that the house be returned to the City of Amsterdam and made open to the public. 120 years later, that's still the case!

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Entrance to the museum
Audio guide (available onsite for a small fee)
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Museum Willet-Holthuysen
605,Herengracht, 1017 CE, Amsterdam
Key info
Audio guide
Audio guides available on-site
Insider tip

The ceiling of the gentlemen's parlor was painted by Jacob de With - make sure to crane your neck and get a good look!

General Counsel
Jun 13, 2019
Lovely canal house great experience ,to see how the more well off lived , very
interesting , well worth a visit .
Mrs Christina Parmenter .
Oct 27, 2018
Très jolie maison, très raffinée, a visiter en complément des musées divers et promenades le long des canaux.
Sep 20, 2018
A beautiful home being restored to its original grandeur
A lovely representation of the past.
Sep 10, 2018
Nice place, nice story, which eally takes you along. At least for me my visit was worth the fee and time.
Aug 5, 2018
Jul 7, 2018
Amazing, thank you!
And great service
Jun 18, 2018
A jewel in Amsterdam’s crown. Truly wonderful experience.
May 23, 2018
Really enjoyed the tour of this historic canal house. Beautiful small garden and wonderful period pieces. Audio tour is excellent.
Mar 31, 2018
Lovely small museum. So glad to have it recommended
Feb 17, 2018
This is a must to visit if you like to see how the richest people in the city lived.

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