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Museum Van Loon

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Museum Van Loon.

Museum Van Loon features in these preplanned City Guides:

3-day Amsterdam City Guide5-day Amsterdam City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Magnificent canal house
  • Beautiful formal garden
  • Painstakingly restored period rooms

Time required: 60 minutes

Phone: +31 20 624 52 55

Web site: http://www.museumvanloon...

Opening hours:

Time period Opening hours
Mon, Wed - Sun: 11am - 5pm
Tuesday: Closed
Jan 1, Apr 30, Dec 25: Closed

Admission:

Ticket type Charge
General: 8 €
Students: 6 €
Ages 6 - 18: 4 €
Under 6: Free

Public transport:

  • Tram Line 4: Keizersgracht stop
  • Tram Line 16: Keizersgracht stop
  • Tram Line 24: Keizersgracht stop

Address: Keizersgracht 672, 1017 ET, Amsterdam

Things you need to know:

  • Museum Van Loon, a 17th-century canal house, used to be the elegant home of the wealthy and prestigious Van Loon family between 1884-1945
  • Willem van Loon was one of the founders of the extremely successful trading company, Dutch United East India Company or VOC in Dutch
  • The enterprise was founded in 1602 and became the world's first multinational corporation and also the first company to issue stock
  • VOC clearly outperformed all its competitors combined both in number of people employed and tons of traded goods
  • The company made huge profits from its spice monopoly
  • The museum houses painstakingly restored period rooms that are richly filled with stuccowork mirrors, fireplaces, furnishings, porcelain, medallions, chandeliers, rugs, and more
  • Another highlight of the house is its imposing marble staircase

What to do there:

  • Go first to the basement and watch the video that tells stories of the family and what the rooms were used for
  • Continue your visit by discovering the house
  • Finish the tour in the beautiful formal garden

 

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