vrijdag 4 maart 2011

Museum Van Loon

The entry and hallway
The kitchen in the basement

The garden with the coach house with a misty sunshine.

In the heart of Amsterdam on the Keizersgracht stands the house of the Amsterdam regent family Van Loon. In 1602 Willem van Loon co-founded the Dutch East India Company (VOC). The family has opened their home and the collection to the public. I had never been here before, but now I am retired I have the time to visit all the treasures who are waiting for me. 
There was also a great exhibition of a Dutch society portrait painter Therese Schwartze, a kind of Mario Testino of her time. See for more information about the museum here and the painter here

12 opmerkingen:

  1. Wooooooooow!
    What a FANTASTIC place!
    I will add it on my "wish-list".
    Perhaps one day?
    Gunn / Stavanger / Norway

  2. nice pictures!!
    i think i was never there. or perhaps when i was really young, when my mother used to take us everywhere in the netherlands by train. i should ask her..

  3. I love your blog.....and your fantastic cat!

  4. What a gorgeous museum... you have captured the softness of this place with the exquisite lighting in your photos... hope that Pimmie has a great weekend, too!


  5. Prachtige photos ! A lovely place that I'll have to visit some day.

  6. What a fabulous building. I remember learning about the Dutch East India company at school as it was part of Australia's early history.

  7. Prachtige foto's
    Ik ben er nog nooit geweest !!!!

    Fijn week-end
    Knuffels en groetjes
    een extra dikke voor Pimmie

    Kareltje =^.^= ♥ Betsie >^.^<
    Anya :)

  8. This beautiful house has remained in my memory since we visited it some years ago,it's quite a jewel among the city sites of interest I think.
    Thanks for the lovely images!

  9. Oh, how I would love to visit a museum of this quality. You are so lucky!

  10. How amazingly beautiful! Thank you so much for allowing us to see this place.