Kitchen

The historic kitchen is located in the basement – on the same floor as the entrance – on the side of the house facing the garden. The kitchen was the domain of the household staff and the most important room on this floor. This is where food was prepared, dishes washed and the pewter- and copperware polished.

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When the Willet-Holthuysens lived here, the kitchen was dominated by a large stove. However, none of the original kitchen has survived. This is a reconstruction of an early 19th-century kitchen, comprising elements from various other houses in Amsterdam. Note the scullery in the corner of the kitchen; this is where the messy kitchen chores were carried out, such as preparing fish. Weather permitting, the kitchen staff would clean vegetables in the courtyard outside the kitchen