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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The visit was wonderful. We really enjoy the Museum Van Loon. Beautiful interior and the garden. Also the staff was very friendly and we had a very nice discussion about the garden and about buxus and... more »
I really enjoyed this museum, and love that it's still the residence of the van Loon family. Wonderful walking the nearby streets and admiring the houses, then to be able to experience the opulence in... more »
Want to see what it was like to live in Amsterdam during the 1600's? Then have a stop here. I was surprised by how little information was provided, which makes me think that it may still be in use for personal lives outside of museum hours?? The rooms are fantastic and beautiful, very elaborate. The garden is very nice to rest in, and you can stop at the cafe. I'm not sure it is worth going out of your way to see unless this perspective intrigues you.
This is a museum of the family that still lives in the upper floors. It could really benefit from a headset tour and some historical context of the family paintings and photographs. The most interesting thing is that this house has been in the family for ages and the original Van Loon was one if the co-founders of the Dutch East India Company. They should have the photos identified and a family tree would be very interesting. It was on our I Amsterdam pass, but I wouldn't go out of my way to visit.
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