Have you noticed the four gorgeous canalhouses on the Herengracht with sandstone facades? These impressive buildings were the homes of the Cromhout family. Come take a look.
CROMHOUTHUIS • VISIT STATELY HOMES ON THE HERENGRACHT
For nearly two centuries the Cromhouts lived in these four beautiful buildings and now you can visit the homes yourself.
Grab an audio tour device at the front desk and you can learn all about the Cromhout family and the structures they inhabited. The very wealthy and important family had a big impact on Amsterdam.
Visit the large rooms on the bel etage, staged and decorated by The Wunderkammer with assistance from the Amsterdam Museum‘s collection. I especially loved the lavish table settings and the simple kitchen downstairs.
Venture up the gorgeous carved staircase and view the fascinating collection of the Bijbels Museum on the top floors of the house.
Canal house museums are some of our favorites in Amsterdam. If you like the Cromhouthuis and Bijbels Museum also check out Huis Marseille, Museum Van Loon, Geelvinck Hinlopen Huis, Rembrandthuis and Ons Lieve Heer Op Solder.
Be sure not to miss the rear gardens in the spring, summer and fall. They are a really special addition to the Cromhouthuis and Bijbels Museum. Grab lunch or a drink in the cafe downstairs and eat outside next to the fountains. You can see them on a regular visit to the museums and also on Open Tuinen Dagen.
Herengracht 366-368, Amsterdam
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