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Bartolotti House

1755
Rococo
Amsterdam
Herengracht 170
Visit today
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10:00 - 16:00 hrs
House Bartolotti Amsterdam
Visit today
Closed
Visit tomorrow
10:00 - 16:00 hrs

When this building was completed in 1620, the Bartolotti House was one of the largest merchant’s houses in the city. The Amsterdammers were stunned by the striking, exuberant, richly decorated and slightly curved facade. In 1755 a large annex was build in which you find the higlight of this Museumhuis: the rococo hall.

Come and have a look inside this stunning building. Would you like to join in and dance in Jan van Tarelink, the whale shipper’s rococo hall? Or help out in the kitchen, preparing for the one of the most lavish of dinners?

Main coordinator volunteers

Esly van Dam

Esly van Dam - Main coordinator volunteers

Detail of the facade

When this building was built in 1619, the Bartolotti house was one of the largest merchant’s houses in the city. The Amsterdammers were stunned by the striking, exuberant, richly decorated and slightly leaning frontage. They were actually convinced that this could collapse anytime.

Front Museumhuis Bartolotti
Detail of the front of Museumhuis Bartolotti

Off all times

In 1872 the owner, manufacturer Petrus Hendrik Holzman, commissioned a number of rooms of the house to be further decorated. Interior elements were brought in, including 18th-century painted wallcoverings by Isaac de Moucheron and ceiling pieces by Jacob de Wit.

Beautiful landscapes, painted on wallpaper
Beautiful landscapes, painted on wallpaper

The kitchen of Museumhuis Bartolotti

You get to see behind the scenes. Not only can you experience the excessive and luxurious style in which the inhabitants lived, you can also see how the kitchen staff worked.

Kitchen of Museumhuis Bartolotti
Kitchen of Museumhuis Bartolotti

The closer you look, the more you see

The Rococo stucco in House Bartolotti is of superb quality.

Ceiling Huis Bartolotti
Detail of the stucco

The closer you look, the more you see

The Rococo stucco in House Bartolotti is of superb quality.

Ceiling Huis Bartolotti
Detail of the stucco
It feels like you're visiting the family. Very worthwhile!
Helen Nas
Visitor Museumhuis Bartolotti
Blue room detail of the woodcarvings
Detail of the wood carving

Rococo at it's best

If you look closely you will see that the ornaments can not be mirrored. They have their own capricious form. That is typical for the Rococo style. Previously, the decorations were geometric in shape and you could clearly recognize figures such as angels or pillars. With the Rococo style, almost everything has an imaginative, abstract and natural form.

House museum - Focus

Would you like to know more about the stucco or wood carvings that you have seen in Huis Bartolotti? Take a look at the Gemeenlandshuis in Amsterdam or the Town Hall in Monnickendam. In the latter you can also view exceptional gold leather wallpaper.

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1726
Amsterdam
Diemerzeedijk 27
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Monnickendam Town hall

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1746
Rococo
Monnickendam
Noordeinde 5
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Opening hours

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Monday Mon 10:00 - 14:00 10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday Tue 10:00 - 16:00 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday Wed 10:00 - 16:00 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday Thu 10:00 - 16:00 10:00 - 16:00
Friday Fri Closed Closed
Saturday Sat 10:00 - 16:00 Closed
Sunday Sun 12:00 - 16:00 Closed

Entrance fees

Adults €8
Visitors aged 12 – 26 years €5
Visitors aged under 12 free

Free entrance for:
• Museumhuizen-pashouders
• Leden van Vereniging Hendrick de Keyser
• VIP-pashouder BankGiro Loterij

Visiting address

Huis Bartolotti
Herengracht 170
1016 BP Amsterdam

Facilities

Museumhuizen works with time-slots. Please reserve a time slot with the Buy Tickets-button.

Museum house Bartolotti is not accessible for visitors in a wheelchair.

What our visitors think

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I was completely surprised by the great rooms, nice views, traditional garden and impressive historical details. Don’t miss this opportunity to walk around in these rooms and enjoy the view on the canal.
Barto C, Gouda

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