The Museum Willet-Holthuysen was built along the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring) for Jacob Hop, the mayor of Amsterdam, in 1685, but it is named after its last residents. In 1739 the outside was redesigned to look as it does today, in the Louis XIV style, which was highly fashionable during the 18th century.
The couple died childless, so in 1895, the house and its collection were left to the city of Amsterdam with the condition that it would become a museum.
The museum Entrance leads you into the ground floor basement and garden area where you purchase your tickets and proceed into the home.
The table is laid out as a stylish dinner for six. In the middle is an ornamental centerpiece. It is part of a 275-piece Meissen porcelain service with which the Willets could seat 24 at dinner. Larger parties would be held at the huge table in the men’s parlor.