The Geelvinck Hinlopen Huis museum has been closed and is planning to relocate to the town of Zutphen. It 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 was open to visitors and also held regular exhibitions and chamber concerts.
The museum entrance was at the coach-house on the Keizersgracht canal.
You could then walk through the stunning garden which was 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) had 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 were additional exhibition rooms both upstairs and downstairs.
Some of the wooden floors in the house actually came from old ships.
Museum Geelvinck Essential Info
Please note, as of December 22 2015 the museum has closed and will relocate to Zutphen.
Geelvinck Hinlopen Huis, Keizersgracht 633, Amsterdam
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