Amsterdam Sights

Museum Willet-Holthuysen

An impressive collection of furniture, silverware and paintings housed in a beautiful preserved 17th-century canalside mansion. Built around 1685 for Jacob Hop, mayor of Amsterdam.

Patrician house

How did a wealthy family live in an Amsterdam canal house? Find out in this 17th century mansion. The only fully furnished patrician house on Amsterdam's canals open daily to the public, named after its last residents Abraham Willet (1825-1888) and his wife Louisa Holthuysen (1824-1895).


The Willet-Holthuysen Museum houses a remarkable collection of fine and applied art acquired by Abraham Willet. Selections from the collection are shown in alternating exhibitions in the rooms on the first floor. Other exhibitions relating to the theme of the collection are also shown on the display.

Some of the rooms remain unchanged, while others, such as the kitchen and the Garden room, have been restored in the style of the 18th century.

Willet-Holthuysen Museum Museum Willet-Holthuysen at the Herengracht

The Willet-Holthuysen Museum provides various educational products and a guided tour.

How to get there?

By tram: 4, 9 or 14: stop Rembrandtplein
By metro: stop Waterlooplein
By car: nearest car park Muziektheater/Stadhuis

More impressions

Jan Maurits Quinkhard Michiel van Musscher Frans van (II) Mieris

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Museum Willet-Holthuysen

Herengracht 605
Amsterdam (Canal Belt)

official website

Opening hours

Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon 10:00 - 17:00
Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 11:00 - 17:00


€8 (adults)
€4 (6-18 years)
free (0-5 years)

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