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Biblical Museum Amsterdam

The history of the Bible Museum

The Bible Museum is housed in the iconic Cromhout Houses, built in 1662 by architect Philips Vingboons. Pastor Leendert Schoute laid the fundamental for the museum with his tabernacle model and opened the doors to his private collection in 1852. In 1975, the museum moved into the Cromhout houses. The museum also houses the oldest Bible printed in 1477 in the Netherlands, as well as the first translated edition from 1637

What you can see there

The museum gives visitors an insight into the life of the time when the Bible has its roots. The most varied archaeological finds, as well as other artefacts, clay tablets and fragments of papyrus can be admired. Also objects of the Jewish-Christian religion are a part of this exhibition. The exhibition is divided into the Bible Hall, the Schoutenkabinett and a temporary exhibition. Also the museum garden is highly recommended. It is a beautiful place of rest in the middle of Amsterdam.

Useful information

Once a year, the Bible Museum organizes a day on which to appreciate its Bible, if it is older than 1900, by the expert Ton Bolland.