The Museum Willet-Holthuysen is a grand canal house in Amsterdam dating from the 17th century which is open to the public.
It is located on the Herengracht (or Gentleman’s canal) in the centre of the city.
The house is named after the well-to-do Louisa Holthuysen (1824-1895) and her husband Abraham Willet who lived there in the 19th century. On her death she bequeathed the property to the city on the condition that it should become a museum.
The Willet-Holthuysen Museum has a fine collection of period furniture, ceramics, silverware and paintings spread over 3 floors and gives a glimpse into what life was like for its wealthy inhabitants. On the ground floor you will find the kitchen and garden. There is also a video room showing a short film about the history of the house.
The first floor contains a ballroom, dining room and a fine sitting room (pictured) overlooking the garden. The second floor has a bedroom with four poster bed.
Anther grand canal houses in Amsterdam is the Museum van Loon.
Museum Willet-Holthuysen Essential Info
|Opening Times||Closed until 31 March 2020 (coronavirus containment measure). Daily 1000-1700.|
|Admission Prices (2020)||€12.50 for adults, €10.00 for students. FREE entry for children 0-17, Museumkaart and Iamsterdam City Card holders. You can pre-book tickets online here|
|Getting There||Museum Willet-Holthuysen is located on the Herengracht canal, a short walk from Rembrandtplein. From Amsterdam Central take metro lines 51, 53 or 54 to Waterlooplein or trams 4, 14 to Rembrandtplein.|
Museum Willet-Holthuysen, Herengracht 605, Amsterdam
T: +31(0)20 523 1822, willetholthuysen.nl