Canal house with authentic old interior, that can be visited.
Abraham Willet and his wife Louisa Willet-Holthuysen had a passion for art. Thanks to Louisa's money, they were able to create a rich and varied collection of Venetian glass, silver and German porcelain. Abraham also collected weapons, rare art history books, photographs, prints and contemporary Dutch and French paintings. It is primarily Willet's art industry collection that is considered to be important; this already enjoyed a certain degree of fame during his lifetime.
Thanks to the legacy of Louisa Willet-Holthuysen (1895), the city of Amsterdam has now owned this valuable 19th century private collection, a large part of which is displayed in the historical ambiance of the museum, for over one hundred years. Museum Willet-Holthuysen and its costly contents are managed by the Amsterdam Museum.
Willet Holthuysen museum, garden