Museum Van Loon
Museum Van Loon
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Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
In the heart of Amsterdam on the Keizersgracht the house of the Amsterdam regent family Van Loon can still be seen. Seven days a week the family opens their home and collection to the public. Get a glimpse of the life of the Amsterdam Van Loon family in one of the finest canal houses of the city. Due to corona measures, the museum is temporarily closed on Mondays and Tuesdays (but still open for private tours and rental opportunities).
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: Centrum
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
How to get there
  • Waterlooplein • 9 min walk
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Roberts69
Northampton, UK18,825 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We visited Van Loon to see the house and to enjoy the space and decor. On arrival the guy on the desk was totally uninterested and just took our money so he could get back to watching content on his phone. We went into the first room and realised there was some form of non-related exhibition on show, (which seemed very political), which filled the room so we could not see or enjoy the room as intended, (see my photo). We therefore went back to the front desk within 5 minutes of entering and asked for a refund of our €30 entry fee so we could return when we were able to enjoy the house unhindered by such an intrusive exhibition. We were told a refund wasn't possible and we were given an email address to contact to follow up regarding our issue. I have emailed the museum twice within the past month and as yet I have had no reply. This is simply poor customer service. I recommend you avoid this museum until this exhibition has ended and I hope this review gets seen by senior management so they can consider improving their customer service.
Written 19 June 2024
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BobN06
Avondale, PA678 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Essentially for house of the Van Loon family that has been passed down for generations. Had high hopes based on the description but the rooms are pretty empty of decoration. The signage is virtually non existent (and there is no audio tour) and the booklet is hard to link description to room. Having toured multiple historical homes the layout is typical but the signage and booklet gave no sense of the occupants and how they lived in the space. The art displays, which I guess were supposed to complement each room, are far too distracting and almost the focus on the museum. Would not recommend as a historical site.
Written 13 June 2024
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Rick W
Sevenoaks, UK2,291 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
The Van Loom house is supposed to be Amsterdam’s best example of a 17th century home with original furnishing. Or at least it should be. Instead, as other reviews have commented, it has been turned into a polemic about the evils of slavery and their impact on marginalised peoples. Each room is dominated by oversized displays on this politically correct and ‘woke’ theme, presumably in deference to those who might have been offended by the original owner’s profits from the slave trade. The effect is to overwhelm the rooms themselves, making them impossible to appreciate. I hope the person who took this decision is going to be dismissed from the board of trustees who run this important museum. I was offended, annoyed and darn-right cross that this has taken place and that no warning was given when I paid my substantial entrance fee of 15 euros. If I want to be informed about slavery, I am quite able to do that without your assistance, thank you. I don’t need it rammed down my throat in such a misleading manner.
Written 30 May 2024
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Becky H
Hastings, UK319 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We were disappointed by this visit because we were hoping to see what a canal house would look like but instead the art exhibition covered a lot of the rooms and so the house wasn't what we expected. The story behind the art is very important and my own preference would have been to read more about it.
Written 26 May 2024
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Michael B
Wakefield, UK472 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Other reviews seem a mixed bag; when the house is "taken over" for an exhibition the reviews appear much less favourable than when it is left as the museum was originally intended to be. We were fortunate as there was no exhibition so we could explore the house, and there is much to see and admire. In addition, the manicured garden is a haven of peace in which to have a drink or snack. As seems par for the course in this city, the entrance fee is relatively high.
Written 12 May 2024
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Vacation63323666639
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
The fancy homes open for viewing were all uniformly disappointing in Amsterdam including the Van Loon. The house/ rooms were filled with a historical exhibit, which while interesting in its own right, took away from what travellers are likely coming to see - the house and it's interiors. Additionally, there was no English brochure with information and you're directed to the website that has very little info on the rooms , paintings, history of the family and the items. An indifferent welcome from staff and no one to ask questions of. Definitely save your money and have a glass of wine in a cafe instead.
Written 26 April 2024
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JimParkRidge_IL
Park Ridge, IL217 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Disappointing and poorly presented canal house, mismatched and oddly staged furniture. They seem more interested in the current art presentation than in the historic home.
Written 25 September 2023
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ANNA S
22 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
For the money you pay, you don't even get an audioguide. You walk around with a pamphlet with tiny print. On the day we were there, they had run out of English pamphlets so we had to read the descriptions on our phones but the WiFi wasn't strong. The worst part was that they were vacuuming and doing dishes loudly the whole time so trying to imagine what it was like to live in this house was impossible with the loud (very modern!) cleaning noises. SAVE YOUR MONEY. Go to the Museum Ons Lieve Heer op Solder instead! Do a canal tour! If you're heading to Brussels too, do the Horta Museum! Just skip this.
Written 22 September 2023
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wildwoman2014
London, UK40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We loved this house. It is beautiful and authentic and we loved the chance to step off the canals and see what one of these grand houses looks like/ would have looked like back in it’s hey day.
We also loved the hidden cafe and garden
Written 25 August 2023
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JSJNY
NY113 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Nice garden and carriage house, but this remarkable home was covered with posterboards highlighting the story of several slaves. Although that story is important, it belongs in a museum--not obstructing the antiques that we wanted to see.
Written 16 August 2023
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