Huis Willet-Holthuysen

a beautiful preserved 17th-century canalside mansion near Rembrandtplein

A fully furnished patrician house, built around 1685 for Jacob Hop, mayor of Amsterdam, with an impressive collection of furniture, silverware and paintings.

Museum Willet-Holthuysen

Museum Willet-Holthuysen

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.

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