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House with the Heads

Keizersgracht 123, 1015 CJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 625 8079
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Wow what a historic place and books of 2000 years of wisdom in the unique library in this place... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Frank v
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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I wrote a TripAdvisor some three years ago about the Ritman Library. The library has since... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2018
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The House with the Heads as an Embassy of the Free Mind. The Embassy of the Free Mind is a new international platform that harnesses spirituality, science, art, culture, music and storytelling to promote and share free thought. Located in the majestic 17th-century House with the Heads on Amsterdam’s Keizersgracht, the Embassy combines a range of functions: knowledge centre, international meeting place, study room, cafe and a living room of Amsterdam. The project is an initiative of The Worldheart Foundation. The Embassy of the Free Mind is open Tuesday-Friday from 10am to 5pm and offers a versatile programme that includes museum experience tours, talks, debates, lectures, concerts and conferences.
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Keizersgracht 123, 1015 CJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow what a historic place and books of 2000 years of wisdom in the unique library in this place. Pretty amazing and I was there for key note speach. Will return to visit again

Thank Frank v
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Beatrice A, Public Relations Manager at House with the Heads, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Frank, how lovely to hear your enjoyed your time with us, thanks for sharing! We look forward to seeing you many more times :-)

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

I wrote a TripAdvisor some three years ago about the Ritman Library. The library has since relocated not far from its previous location and rebranded itself as 'The Embassy of the Free Mind.' What was previously an outstanding collection of ancient alchemical, metaphysical and Rosicrucian...More

Thank Joe C
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Beatrice A, Public Relations Manager at House with the Heads, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow Joe, once again thanks for sharing all your enthusiasm!

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

The most amazing part of the Embassy of the Free Mind (which is inside of the House with the Heads) is not just the amazing ancient wisdom, but above all how to allows you to connect with yourself and others, and recognise that in fact...More

Thank Lisa H
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Beatrice A, Public Relations Manager at House with the Heads, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

What a wonderful description Lisa, thank you so much and keep discovering back home! Hope to see you soon again :-)

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Very friendly staff and service and an interesting variety of books and art. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank Ronja V
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Beatrice A, Public Relations Manager at House with the Heads, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Thank you Ronja, hope to see you soon again!

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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Along Emperors Canal ( Keizersgracht ) you will come across this amazing 17th century canal side building that looks amazing. I love the architecture in this city and the tall narrow houses by the canals are fantastic but some buildings such the House With The...More

Thank Neil K
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Beatrice A, Public Relations Manager at House with the Heads, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

Hi Neil, thank you very much for your review, much appreciated! Looking forward to welcoming you again in the Embassy of the Free Mind!

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Reviewed 16 November 2017

I think, for those who really want to see the REAL Amsterdam: don't miss out on this ! THIS place, is a MUST GO! For one, I was amazed at the beauty of the interior design that complements the stunning amount of archetypal, alchemic illustrative...More

Thank Inez K
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Beatrice A, Public Relations Manager at House with the Heads, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Dear Inez, Thank you so much for this praising review! It was lovely having you and we hope to be seeing you soon again. And be sure that next time we will have developed even more, so always new things to see, discover and learn...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Our Boatman pointed out and explained the history behind these heads during our boat tour. Legend says that the heads belong to the robbers caught by the maid. This attraction is unique and different! The only one we saw that has heads as facade decorations.

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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Stately Amsterdam Herenhuis with baroque facade dominated by sculpted heads. No idea who they are, but it looks awesome.

Thank Rutgerek
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

All of the traditional Amsterdam canal houses are pretty to look at, but this one stands out because of the 6 heads that adorn the facade. I imagine that the best place to view the house from is on a canal boat trip; we were...More

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Reviewed 31 October 2016

One of the best building I was during my Canal Tour. Houses in Amsterdam are always artistically great and well made, and the House with Heads is a perfect example.

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