The Geelvinck Hinlopen Huis museum is a grand canal house in the centre of Amsterdam with one of the finest private gardens in the city.
The house is named after its original owners Albert Geelvinck (1647-1693) and Sara Hinlopen (1660-1749) who came from wealthy merchant families. The house is open to visitors and also holds regular exhibitions and chamber concerts.
The museum entrance is at the coach-house on the Keizersgracht canal.
You then have to walk through the stunning garden which is an oasis of calm literally minutes away from the bustle of Muntplein. The principal feature of the garden is the large pond with fountain.
The main house at Herengracht 518 (pictured below left, built in 1687) has 4 period rooms on the first floor open to the public - the Blue Room, Red Room (below right), the library and the Chinese Room. There are additional exhibition rooms both upstairs and downstairs.
There are volunteer guides at the house who can give you some interesting background information on the rooms. For example, some of the wooden floors in the house actually came from old ships.
Museum Geelvinck Essential Info
Opening Times: Please note, as of December 22 2015 the museum has closed and is planning a relocation.
Getting There: The museum is located on the Keizersgracht canal a short walk from either Rembrandtplein or Muntplein. Trams 4, 16 and 24 stop nearby on Vijzelstraat; trams 9 and 14 on Rembrandtplein.
Geelvinck Hinlopen Huis, Keizersgracht 633, Amsterdam
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