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 Museum • 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.
Get skip the line tickets to the Cromhouthuis and Bijbels Museum here.
Herengracht 366-368, Amsterdam
TOP TIP: If you plan to visit more than three museums within the year, we recommend the Museumkaart for locals. The price of €59 is worth it as entrance to each museum is around €15-20 for adults. If you are visiting Amsterdam take a look at the iAmsterdam card which gives you free transport around the city as well as free entry to many museums and attractions in Amsterdam and Haarlem. Check here for more information and to purchase the iAmsterdam card online. Another option is the Holland Pass which grants free access to several museums and attractions, as well as discounts to others. Check here for more information on the Holland Pass.
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