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Museum Willet-Holthuysen

 
 
Museum Willet-Holthuysen Marker - English panel image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 17, 2017
1. Museum Willet-Holthuysen Marker - English panel
Inscription.  (English panel:)

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.

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(Dutch panel:)

Museum Willet-Holthuysen werd in de jaren 1685-1690 gebouwd als woonhuis. Het pand werd vanaf het begin bewoond door een reeks prominente Amsterdammers. De laatste bewoners waren Abraham en Louisa Willet-Holthuysen, welgestelde kunstverzamelaars. Na hun overlijden is het huis met de kostbare inhoud in 1895 als museum geschonken aan de stad Amsterdam.

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

Museum Willet-Holthuysen Marker - Dutch panel image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 17, 2017
2. Museum Willet-Holthuysen Marker - Dutch panel
een selectie van antiek glas, zilver, keramiek, beeldhouwwerk en schilderkunst te bewonderen. Bij het huis hoort een diepe tuin die is ingericht als een vroeg achttiende-eeuwse stadstuin in Franse stijl.

 
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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. Touch for directions.
 
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.
 
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Museum Willet-Holthuysen Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 17, 2017
3. Museum Willet-Holthuysen Marker - wide view
Museum Willet-Holthuysen rear garden image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 17, 2017
4. Museum Willet-Holthuysen rear garden
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 15, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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