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29 Mar - 30 Jun 2024
Amsterdam Museum at the Amstel

    The Willet-Holthuysen House

    Sammie, lead the way

    For everyone with kids (6+)

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    The Willet-Holthuysen House
    Sammie vertelt, 2022, Francoise Bolechowski

    Turtle soup, paintings and more

    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? Follow Sammie!

    Furthermore, there is turtle soup on the menu, walk through the large garden behind the house, discover the history of the golden banister and learn much more about paintings, silver and porcelain as well as Louisa's green dress. Walk with Sammie along all the rooms and discover the special stories of this centuries-old building. 'Sammie lead the way' is also fun for adults!

    Practical information

    • Pick up the booklet for free at the box office of the Willet-Holthuysen House
    • Admission is free for children under 18
    • Language: Dutch and English
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    Sammie in the Willet-Holthuysen House

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    About the Willet-Holthuysen House

    Sammie lead the way takes place in the stately Willet-Holthuysen House, part of the Amsterdam Museum, on the Herengracht in Amsterdam. This double mansion is comprised of several period rooms, including a 19th-century ballroom and a French-style symmetrical garden, and is home to numerous impressive historical objects. Programming at the Willet-Holthuysen House includes exhibitions which illuminate the former residence and its past from different perspectives. Each presentation highlights a different aspect of the house.

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