Museum Willet-Holthuysen in Amsterdam

House of Abraham Willet and Louisa Holthuysen in the 19th century, today it is a museum

House of Abraham Willet and Louisa Holthuysen in the 19th century, today it is a museum | Photo credit: Remi Mathis/wikimedia

Museum Willet-Holthuysen Overview

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Want to know how life was like in a stylish canal house? Head to Museum Willet-Holthuysen and be prepared to be charmed by the antique displays here. Abraham Willet and Louisa Holthuysen along with the Society Lady, Cook, Servant, Maidservant and Coachmen lived in this house in the 19th century. History buffs and animal lovers will love a visit to this museum. Don’t be surprised to read about the latter since the house has very clear signs of pets having lived there in the past. Abraham and Louisa Willet-Holthuyse had four lap dogs and one big breed living with them in the house.

Some rooms that you must not miss in this beautifully decorated museum are the kitchen, ladies’ salon, ballroom, herenkamer, dining room, bed rooms and the garden. While you explore the different sections of this erstwhile residence, don’t miss the intricate railing that is put up on the staircase. It is recommended that you take the audio tour or a tour guide at the museum.

  • Opening Closing Time Monday – Friday: 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday – Sunday: 11 am to 5 pm

  • Entrance Fee Adult: € 8; Child (5-18 years): € 4; Child (upto 4 years): free entry

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Herengracht 605, 1017 CE Amsterdam, The Netherlands