Museum Willet-Holthuysen

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TripAdvisor places The Willet-Holthuysen Museum at #59 of 239 attractions in Amsterdam, which sounds about fair.

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It is satisfying to enter one of the beautiful canal houses, which are normally so tantalizingly out of reach, and the view onto the canal offers a new perspective.

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This particular abode formally belonged to the Willet-Holthuysen whom, childless and wealthy, donated their house to the city upon Louisa’s demise in the 1895. It is disappointing to learn that much of the house is a recreation rather than a preservation, however.

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If you have a museumkart, then this is well worth a visit, and is conveniently located on the Herengracht for a quick foray. Otherwise, the €8 entrance fee might smart, and could be better spent on an Amstel on the Amstel.

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