From rococo to art deco

When this house was built in 1620, the Bartolotti house was one of the largest merchant’s houses in the city. The Amsterdammers were stunned by the striking, exuberant, richly decorated frontage. Because it was slightly leaning, they were convinced that the building could collapse anytime.

 Now you can come and take a look inside this stunning building yourself. Would you like to join in and dance in the rococo room by the whale shipper Jan van Tarelink? Or help out in the kitchen, preparing a lavish dinner?

 For over 100 years, The Hendrick de Keyser organisation has maintained some of the most magnificent houses in the Netherlands. Within the next few years, 35 stunning stately homes and buildings will be opened to the public as museum buildings – Museumhuizen – including a magnificent Art Nouveau building, a luxurious canal house, an summer house from the early 1900s in ‘De Stijl’ architecture and an authentic farmhouse.