Visit A Canal House In Amsterdam: Museum Van Loon

The canal houses of Amsterdam are not your average type of house. These chic, creative, and often marvellously huge residences once functioned as both homes and storage facilities to the magnificent Dutch traders of old.

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When you think of Amsterdam, you don’t necessarily associate the city with the Dutch trading company. However, the Dutch traders were historically a huge part of the makeup of the city itself. Without their input the Netherlands would never have become such an important trading dynasty. Without those traders, the same canals which are now a UNESCO World Heritage site, would never have been built in the first place.

Fortunately for the modern tourist of the city, Amsterdam’s canal houses have endured now for over 300 years. There is even one which you can visit and go inside and explore as if it were a captured moment of the past.

The museum van Loon is an early 17th century Amsterdam canal house. You might be interested to find that the inside is slightly different to what to expect. These are not palatial grandiose houses; in fact, it is quite the opposite. They are long thin houses with floors stacked upon each other until the desired height and room sizes required is achieved. This particular house includes a garden a coach house and museum filled with fine art from through the ages.

Details Of The Entry Ticket Deal Into The Museum Van Loon:

  • Cancellation up to 24 hours before your visit
  • you can reserve the deal now and pay for it later
  • this ticket will be valid for one single day of your choosing
  • An English speaking host will greet you
  • The house includes an impressive Portrait Gallery depicting the family members who used to live there
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