Museum Van Loon, Amsterdam

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History Museum · Historic Site
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Set within Amsterdam's historical canal district, Museum Van Loon honors the descendants of one of Amsterdam's important regent families and their belongings. Originally constructed in 1672 by Ferdinand Bol, founder of the Dutch East India Company, the house passed to the van Loon family in the late 19th century. Visit the museum and peruse its extensive collection of paintings, jewelry, and luxurious furnishings displayed as they would have been in an active home. Continue through the interior and you'll find a garden out back, hidden from the street and complete with decorative hedges, flower plots, and an elaborate building facade. Don't miss seeing the family's carriage accessories and equipment once utilized by their prized horses. Put Museum Van Loon and other Amsterdam attractions into our Amsterdam itinerary maker app, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Walking along the canal in an affluent area, up the stairs & through the door. A slice of elegance appears in front of you & through to the garden. The house frozen in time, dressed in it's finesse... 
    Walking along the canal in an affluent area, up the stairs & through the door. A slice of elegance appears in front of you & through to the garden. The house frozen in time, dressed in it's finesse...  more »
  • The day we visited was our last day in Amsterdam. I had planned a relaxing day in preparation for a long flight home to USA. The whole week had been super crowded in Amsterdam to the point I didn’t... 
    The day we visited was our last day in Amsterdam. I had planned a relaxing day in preparation for a long flight home to USA. The whole week had been super crowded in Amsterdam to the point I didn’t...  more »
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  • Interesting to see how the ‘other half’ lived and hear some of the family history. The rooms are well preserved and the garden is stunning on a sunny day. A bit of a shame that the coach house no longer houses the coaches and there was an art exhibition of family portraits instead. I was intrigued and wanted to see the former servants quarters as there are clearly two other floors. It turns out that the van Loon family reside on these two floors and it’s accessed via a secret hidden door and concealed staircase. I wonder if they sneak into the big house in the evening?
  • Absolutely fabulous. Very interesting ! the family history. All the beautiful architecture and furniture. Absolute must when going to Amsterdam

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