Van Loon Museum in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is one of the European cities that receives more tourists each year, thanks in part to its excellent location and also to the fact that it has innumerable places of interest, thus achieving a very varied tourism offer for any traveler. It is undoubtedly one of the favorite cities for culture lovers as it houses an infinity of museums, both art and other very curious that are worth visiting.

In addition to museums that are well known around the world, there are others that are less so but the truth is that they are an authentic wonder, such as the Van Loon Museum . It is a small museum that is in one of the many patrician houses in the center of the city, and that also offers the possibility of knowing one of these houses from the inside. The house is owned by aristocrat Van Loon , who decided to open it to the public about 30 years ago.

The interesting thing about this museum is to see the house itself, its rooms, its distribution and its decoration. That’s what the museum is about. During the visit you can visit the kitchen, the reception, the garden and some of the private rooms on the first floor. Instead of having a traditional exhibition like all museums, in this one it is distributed in such a way that it is part of the decoration, which gives the feeling that the family still lives there.

As in any other house that is next to the Amsterdam canal , the kitchen is in the basement of the house, while the reception rooms are on the ground floor and the bedrooms on the top floor. The decoration of the rooms has not been affected by the passage of time so you can see the decoration as it was several centuries ago. At the top of the façade there are four sculptures representing war, fire, justice and agriculture (the four sources of the owner’s wealth).