museum van loon (amsterdam)

Just across from the photography museum Foam (Keizersgracht 609) (see previous post), you’ll find the Museum Van Loon (Keizersgracht 672). The museum is named after the family Van Loon who lived in the canalside home in the 19th century – the Van Loons were active merchants and Willem Van Loon co-founded the Dutch East Indies Company (VOC) in 1602. The house was designed in 1672 by architect Adriaen Dortsman, and the artist Ferdinand Bol was the first to live there. You can now visit the home as it must have been when the family Van Loon was living there from the late 19th to mid-20th century. The garden itself is fit for my previous post Amsterdam Insights: Quiet Amsterdam

The house is much like Museum Willet-Holthuysen (Herengracht 605) (see previous post), where you can also visit the many rooms of the home including the kitchen…

The rooms…

We noticed that this house had many quirky details, like paintings as wallpapers…

Excessive prints…

And hidden doors…

Museum Van Loon (Keizersgracht 672) can be visited daily from 10am to 5pm but closed on Mondays. Additionally, the Coach House is open every hour for 15 minutes by the museum staff from 11.30am through 4.30pm. Click for more Amsterdam Insights, published every Wednesday.

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