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Discover the enchanting Bartolotti House in Amsterdam!

Step into a world of grandeur and history at the Bartolotti House, one of Amsterdam's most stunning canal houses. Built in the 17th century, this architectural marvel was a spectacle from the start, and it continues to captivate visitors today. Come and experience the most beautiful canal house in Amsterdam!


A Glimpse of Extravagance

Commissioned around 1620 by the wealthy banker and merchant Willem Bartolotti van den Heuvel, this house is a masterpiece likely designed by the renowned Amsterdam city stonemason, Hendrick de Keyser. The facade is lavishly adorned with ornamental vases, balusters, medallions, and imaginative sculptures. Nestled with a double bend on the Herengracht, the house’s front can be admired from both sides of the canal and from the Driekoningenstraat.


Step into a Fairy Tale

Originally one of the largest merchant houses in the city, Bartolotti House expanded in the mid-18th century when whaling merchant Jan van Tarelink added an enormous rear house, crowned by a grand rococo-style hall. This hall is a marvel—you’ll feel like Cinderella at the ball. Don’t forget to look up: the stucco work is among the finest examples of rococo in the Netherlands, demonstrating incredible craftsmanship with minimal relief creating diverse scenes.

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Timeless Elegance

Bartolotti House is a fascinating blend of styles. The rear house hall from around 1755 boasts stucco and woodwork in the Louis XV or rococo style. However, the hallway in the front house, right after the entrance, features Louis XIV-style stucco from about 20 years earlier. The front room holds more treasures from that era: a stunning marble relief above the fireplace, genuine ‘witjes’ by the famous painter Jacob de Wit, and landscape-painted wall hangings.

Every room has its unique atmosphere. Compare the simple box-bed room upstairs to the lavish garden room on the first floor, which features a marble fountain adorned with carved animals on its edge.

"A hidden gem on the Herengracht, recently opened to the public. Visitors can peacefully enjoy the beauty of this unique house."

  • Philip from Amsterdam, Visitor at Bartolotti House (Tripadvisor)

Embark on a journey through time and beauty at the Bartolotti House, where history, art, and architecture intertwine to create an unforgettable experience.


A Peek into the Kitchen

Get an authentic glimpse of historical domestic life with a visit to the kitchen. See how the table was set for a lavish meal. Were desserts as beloved back then as they are now? Was there even such a thing as dessert?

Take your time exploring with the audio tour, listening to stories about the architecture, history, and residents of Bartolotti House. But most importantly, experience the house yourself! Sit on the chairs, peek into the cabinets, set the table in the kitchen, and stroll through the beautiful, deep garden with a splendid view of the rear facade.

Opening hours

Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00

Thursday 10:00 - 17:00

Friday 10:00 - 17:00

Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

During opening hours, please call 06-82067691, for questions about the museum house.

Entrance fees

Adults €7 

Free of charge:

  • Visitors aged 0 – 18 years old
  • Lid PLUS (= lid+) members of Hendrick de Keyser
  • VriendenLoterij VIP-KAARThouders (+ 1 free introducé)


Visiting address

Bartolotti House - Herengracht 170 - 1016 BP Amsterdam


It's possible to reserve a time slot for your visit in advance.

Museum house Bartolotti is not accessible for visitors in a wheelchair