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Admission Ticket to Museum Willet-Holthuysen in Amsterdam

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    Visit: Willet-Holthuysen Museum, Herengracht 605, 1017 CE Amsterdam The Netherlands

    In 1895 Mrs. Willet left her opulent house including impressive art collections of her deceased husband Abraham, consisting of antique furniture, silver, ceramics, sculptures, paintings and photographs to the city of Amsterdam. Museum Willet-Holthuysen houses the extraordinary art and craft collection from Abraham Willet (1825-1888). A selection of this collection is displayed on the first floor of Museum Willet-Holthuysen. On this floor other exhibitions that are in line with the collection are also displayed.

    Abraham Willet was the son of a famous Amsterdam doctor. At a young age Abraham developed great interest in art and antiques. He was already active as a collector even before his marriage to the wealthy Louisa Holthuysen in 1861. He mainly bought paintings of contemporary artists but sold this collection before he moved to the canal house at Herengracht 605.

    It was at the Herengracht where Abraham Willet became a passionate collector again with a broad interest in almost every field of arts and crafts. His collection included ceramics, glassware, silver, furniture, expensive trinkets, paintings, prints, drawings and photographs. He also collected statues and had put up a library at the canal house.
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    Departure Point
    Museum Willet-Holthuysen, Amsterdam
    Departure Time
    Monday to Friday: 10am-5pm
    Weekends and bank holidays: 11am-5pm
    Closing time on December 5th, 24th and 31st: 4pm
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    Museum Willet-Holthuysen, Amsterdam
    • Entry/Admission - Willet-Holthuysen Museum
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Opening hours are Monday-Friday from 10am-5pm and weekends/bank holidays from 11am-5pm
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Well run, welcoming and informative! Highly recommend. Really gives you a feel for how wealthy Amsterdammers lived in the 19th century.
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    Super chilled out Sunday morning museum visit. The audiotour is a "must" (it's also free) as there is very little written information posted within the museum. Great story & beautiful collection. Definitely recommend for someone who enjoys engaging with history through a strong
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    This is an excellent example of a period house and the presentation really allows you to connect with the previous owners and their history. So much better than the Van Loon example.
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    The property was gifted to the city and has been well maintained. The visit is done self paced with an audio device triggered in each room. Beautiful rooms and garden.
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    This was well worth the time and money. Got to see how a merchant and his wife lived on a canal in this lovely city. Garden beautiful. Good narration in each room. Glad we stumbled upon this with so much to see in the city.
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    • Willet-Holthuysen Museum
    • Duration: 2h
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