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Romantic experience, perfect for couples
Step back in time on a history tour
Multiple times offered throughout the day
Visit: Willet-Holthuysen Museum, Amsterdam, North Holland Province
In 1895 Mrs. Willet left her opulent house including impressive art collections of her deceased husband Abraham, consisting of antique furniture, silver, ceramics, sculptures, paintings and photographs to the city of Amsterdam. Museum Willet-Holthuysen houses the extraordinary art and craft collection from Abraham Willet (1825-1888). A selection of this collection is displayed on the first floor of Museum Willet-Holthuysen. On this floor other exhibitions that are in line with the collection are also displayed.
Abraham Willet was the son of a famous Amsterdam doctor. At a young age Abraham developed great interest in art and antiques. He was already active as a collector even before his marriage to the wealthy Louisa Holthuysen in 1861. He mainly bought paintings of contemporary artists but sold this collection before he moved to the canal house at Herengracht 605.
It was at the Herengracht where Abraham Willet became a passionate collector again with a broad interest in almost every field of arts and crafts. His collection included ceramics, glassware, silver, furniture, expensive trinkets, paintings, prints, drawings and photographs. He also collected statues and had put up a library at the canal house.
Entry/Admission - Willet-Holthuysen Museum
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Not wheelchair accessible
Opening hours are Monday-Friday from 10am-5pm and weekends/bank holidays from 11am-5pm
Museum Willet-Holthuysen, Amsterdam
Monday to Friday: 10am-5pm Weekends and bank holidays: 11am-5pm Closing time on December 5th, 24th and 31st: 4pm