Museum Willet-Holthuysen was originally built as family residence in 1685-1690. Since then several leading members of Amsterdam society have lived here. The last to make it their home were the wealthy art collectors, Abraham and Louisa Willet-Holthuysen. After they died, the house and its valuable contents were given to the city of Amsterdam and opened as a museum in 1895.
The museum house shows how Abraham and Louisa lived amid their splendid possessions, served by their staff. A selection of antique glassware, silver, ceramics, sculpture and paintings is presented in a series of unique historical interiors and period rooms. Behind the house lies a long garden laid out as a typical early eighteenth-century town garden in the French style.
Dit woonhuismuseum laat zien hoe Abraham en Louisa
hier in al hun rijkdom hebben geleefd, samen met het
personeel. In unieke historische interieurs en stijlkamers
Erected by Museum Willet-Holthuysen.
Location. 52° 21.935′ N, 4° 53.942′ E. Marker is in Amsterdam, North Holland. Marker is on Herengracht just west of Amstel, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Herengracht 605, Amsterdam, North Holland 1017 CE, Netherlands.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Walter Süskind (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); Organized Resistance - the Free Groups of Amsterdam (about 210 meters away); Joods Verzetsmonument /Jewish Resistance Monument (about 210 meters away); Benedictus de Spinoza (1632-1677), Amsterdammer, Filosoof/Philosopher (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); De Schaduwkade (Shadow Wall) (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Woonhuis familie Nunes da Costa / Residence of the Nunes da Costa Family (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Hendrick de Keyser (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amsterdam.
Also see . . . Museum Willet-Holthuysen. (Submitted on August 15, 2018.)
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Dit woonhuismuseum laat zien hoe Abraham en Louisa hier in al hun rijkdom hebben geleefd, samen met het personeel. In unieke historische interieurs en stijlkamers is