Museum Van Loon, Amsterdam
Netherlands 1017 ET
Tel: 31 20 624 5255
Concierge.com's insider take:
If you're itching to get behind the doors of one of those stately Golden Age canal houses, Museum Van Loon is your best bet. The 17th-century house museum, once home to co-founders of the Dutch East Indian Company (which pretty much co-founded Amsterdam), is stuffed with swirling plasterwork, marble, family portraits, silver, and sweeping staircases. The result, despite the Van Loon family's comic-relief name, is a lesson in gracious living.
Open 11 am to 5 pm. Closed Tuesday.