Museum Van Loon

Museum Van Loon

The prestigious Van Loon family were the last residents of this elegant eighteenth-century canal house and transformed it into an enjoyable house museum.

Residence of the Van Loon family since 1884, it was completely restored as it was during the Golden Age and open to the public in 1973.

Visiting Museum Van Loon

The best way to explore this museum is to start on the bottom floor. One of the rooms features a video with interesting facts about the Van Loon family and their home. Another advantage is that the video is in English, so you won’t have any problem understanding it.

The video shows how some of the town house’s windows had curtains painted on them, so the servants couldn’t see through them, or how there are various secret passages connecting some of the house's, so the family could move around without being seen.

Visitors can explore the house at their own leisure, roaming freely through most of the bedrooms, living spaces, kitchen and garden.

Our opinion

Even though Museum Van Loon is not found on our top attractions list, if you are in Amsterdam for over a weekend, it is worth discovering how a wealthy merchant family lived during the late nineteenth century.    


Every day: 10am to 5pm. 
Closed: 25, 26 December, 27 April, 1 January. 


Adults:  10 (US$ 11.70)
Students:  8 (US$ 9.40)
Children (aged 6-18):  5.50 (US$ 6.40)
Children under 6: free admission. 

I amsterdam City Card: free.


Tram: Keizersgracht (Vijzelstraat), lines 16, 24 and 25.

Nearby places

Flower Market in Amsterdam (351 m) Heineken Experience (630 m) Spui in Amsterdam (632 m) Rijksmuseum (661 m) Leidseplein (693 m)