From house to museum
In 1895, this imposing 17th-century canal house, including its furniture and art collection, was bequeathed to the city of Amsterdam by Mrs. Willet-Holthuysen. The ballroom, dining room, lounges and garden room show how the wealthy Willet couple lived. The kitchen and utility room in the basement provide an interesting picture of the daily life of the staff.
The house has a beautiful city garden. This green oasis in the heart of Amsterdam is laid out in eighteenth-century French style and decorated with historic trees and plant species.
Museum Willet-Holthuysen is located on the Herengracht in Amsterdam. The Amsterdam canal belt is officially a UNESCO World Heritage Site.