Museum Willet-Holthuysen

Herengracht 605. (Open Map)


The Willet-Holthuysen Museum, located in Amsterdam, is a testament to the wealthy lifestyle of the 19th century super-rich. Built in 1687 for Amsterdam mayor Jacob Hop and remodeled in 1739, the canal house is a unique display of the family's 275-piece Meissen table service and a meticulously kept French-style garden - all bequeathed to the city by Louisa Willet-Holthuysen, who inherited the property from her coal-and-glass-merchant father and lived a luxurious, bohemian life there with her husband. A visit to the museum offers a captivating glimpse into the opulent world of the affluent.