Sammie, lead the way

Explore House Willet-Holthuysen

For everyone with kids (6+)

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Get to know the residents

House Willet-Holthuysen is a wonderful 17th-century canal house that is furnished very tastefully, with the most beautiful art. Who were the people and animals that have lived here? What did they do back in the days?

Sammie, a joyful and sweet little dog leads you through the canal house of Louisa and Abraham, the last residents of the House Willet-Holthuysen. Sammie tells you about the history of the house and the colorful residents. You’ll meet cook Heinrich, the Deutz family and learn more about Louisa and Abraham.
There is turtle soup on the menu, you can walk through the large garden, discover the history of the golden banisters in the staircase and learn about the paintings, silverware, porcelain and about the green dress of Louisa. Walk together with Sammie along the many rooms and discover the interesting stories of the centuries old canal house.

Pick up your free booklet at the checkout of House Willet-Holthuysen

Entrance for children up to 18 years is free of charge.
Language: Dutch and English

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Schildpaddensoep, schilderijen en meer

Verder staat er schildpaddensoep op het menu, wandel je door de grote tuin achter het huis, ontdek je de geschiedenis van de gouden trapleuning en leer je nog veel meer over schilderijen, zilver en porselein én de groene jurk van Louisa. Wandel samen met Sammie langs alle kamers en ontdek de bijzondere verhalen van dit eeuwenoude pand. ‘Sammie vertelt’ is ook leuk voor volwassenen!

Praktische informatie
  • Haal het boekje gratis op bij de kassa van Huis Willet-Holthuysen.
  • Voor kinderen onder de 18 is de entree gratis.
  • Voertaal: Nederlands en Engels

The Willet-Holthuysen House

The imposing Willet-Holthuysen House is situated in the center of Amsterdam. The house on the Herengracht contains many period rooms. Its beautiful salons are in the style of Louis XIV, and the garden is symmetrically designed as a French formal garden.


Herengracht 6051017 CE Amsterdam

Opening Hours

Open daily from 10.00 to 17.00. From 1 March, 2022.