Easter in the Willet-Holthuysen House 2023

Easter Egg hunt and colouring & crafts

Eatser, 10.00 - 17.00 hrs
The Willet-Holthuysen House

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A unique experience

Come hunt for eggs at a unique location during Easter on 9 and 10 April. The Willet-Holthuysen House and its historic garden on the Herengracht provide plenty of hiding spots for this special search. You can craft beautiful Easter creations as well, or enjoy a cheery, spring-themed coloring page. You are welcome all day from 10 am to 5 pm.

Feast your eyes on this 17th-century canal house while the children enjoy themselves with the Easter activities. The Easter program is free with a valid entrance ticket (free for children).


The Willet-Holthuysen House

This double mansion 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. The house takes its name from the married couple who lived there at the end of the 19th century, Abraham Willet and Louisa Holthuysen. They collected a large amount of art and objects, and also designed the period rooms. Even then, such splendor was considered a reminder of the Romantic past. The period rooms were the perfect way for the couple to share their taste and wealth with others.

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Baroque symmetrical garden

The early eighteenth-century garden designs by the French architect Daniël Marot have served as a source of inspiration for the current House Willet-Holthuysen garden. The graceful symmetrical patterns and trimmed hedges and trees refer to the baroque gardens for canal houses and country estates. Today it is one of the few formal gardens in the center of Amsterdam. The garden shows a lot of tulips, different narcissus, orange and crown imperials, grape hyacinths and hyacinths. The blooming period is from late March to mid-May.

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The Willet-Holthuysen House

Herengracht 605
1017 CE Amsterdam

Opening hours

Daily open from 10 a.m. till 5 m.