Amsterdam

Biblical Museum Amsterdam

  Herengracht 366 - 368 ,   Centrum          (+31) 206 24 24 36     more than a year ago
This eclectic museum founded in 1851 by the Reverend Leendert Schouten is dedicated to all things biblical and includes an incredible collection of antique bibles and books, not to mention bizarre artefacts such as human skulls and enormous scale models of ancient temples. Take the lift to the top floor and begin with a room devoted to the illustrious founder of the museum, followed by a diorama of the Israelite tabernacle built by the reverend based on its description in the Book of Exodus. But even if you’re not a bible student or religious devotee, you’ll definitely appreciate the excellent collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities from mummified remains to precious statuary. Both Jewish and Islamic relics are also on display as well as 19th-century etchings of the Holy Land and, of course, plenty of bibles, many of which are displayed in the cellar. The two buildings that house the museum were erected in 1662 and have been restored to their former glory including original plasterwork and murals by famous Dutch painters. A café, museum shop and courtyard garden are also at your disposal.

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Open 10:00-17:00, Sun 11:00-17:00.

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Admission: adults €8, children 13 - 17 years €4, children 12 and under free.

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