Museum Van Loon

Price guide: Mid-range

Keizersgracht 672, Amsterdam, 1017 ET

Price guide: Mid-range

Museum Van Loon
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#17 of 20
expert-rated things to do in Amsterdam
Expert overall rating:4.0 out of 5
Value for money:
3.8
3.8
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Singles, Education, Escaping the crowds

Expert review of Museum Van Loon

Step back in time into a grand canal house as it might have looked in the Golden Age.

Quite a few patrician houses on the Canal Ring have been turned in to small-scale museums of one sort or another. Of these, the Museum Van Loon is my favourite. It occupies a private residence built in 1672, and takes its name after the last family to reside here - the Van Loons were an important lot: one of them was a founder of the Dutch East India Company, and another a mayor of Amsterdam. Their home looks the part for an ennobled family, with a rococo interior, marble-lined stairs, panelled walls, chandeliers and stucco work in spades, lots of Van Loon portraits…you get the picture. At the rear of the pretty garden lies a coach house that is being restored.

Price advice: 

7 euros; children aged 6-18 and students 5 euros; under 6s, and those with I amsterdam Card and Museumkaart, free.

More information on Museum Van Loon :

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Historic site, Museum
Address:
Keizersgracht 672, Amsterdam, 1017 ET
Telephone:
020 624 5255
Website:
http://www.museumvanloon.nl
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Daily except Tue 11am-5pm.
Indoor/outdoor?:
Indoor

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