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Bible Museum (Bijbels Museum)

Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Address: Herengracht 366-368, 1016 CH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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+31 20 624 2436
11:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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USD 43.59*
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ok museum.

kind of pricy for what was given compared to other museums. i liked the headphone system . hard to evaluate a museum but i would not pay the entrance fee again for this... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2016
Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

kind of pricy for what was given compared to other museums. i liked the headphone system . hard to evaluate a museum but i would not pay the entrance fee again for this exibit.

1 Thank sea-mike
Redwood City, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

The best part of this for us were the replicas of the Jewish synagogue--seeing the high priest and garment replicated on a 20" high figure was fascinating. The old Biblical texts and the history were also interesting. Plan on about 30-40 inside. Free with the IamAmsterdam card.

Thank Carol P
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

If you're in the neighborhood, have a few minutes, and most importantly the Museum Card, then by all means stop in. The least impressive part of this "museum" is actually the collection of Bibles. Yes, there are a few, but they're mostly the same as you see in the photo. There's a nice place upstairs to read, or do some... More 

Thank mxbailey
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

The Bible museum is just the top two floors of another museum which held no interest for me, and the man on the desk seemed almost ashamed to admit what was upstairs. It does seem that they are re-inventing the Bible museum as a multi-faith schools exhibition space. What is left of the the old Bible museum is neglected and... More 

1 Thank Wayne C
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

Don't let the Bible Museum part of the title put you off (if you are put off by such things!); this is a very nice canal house with an interesting audio tour about the house and the family that built it. If you have the iamsterdam card, pop in and have a look around!

Thank Guy A
Kita, Mali
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

I did not quite know what to expect from a "bible museum" in downtown Amsterdam. Actually, the "bible" collection is a bit hidden upstairs, the house itself is worth a visit independently of this collection. I was struck by the "bible exchange" facility, where you can bring a bible you no longer need or want, and take a bible if... More 

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Harshaw, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

We went here by accident. It was lovely and informative but probably a little overpriced. The old building was beautifully adapted and the exhibits were thoughtful.

Thank ScoutMidwest
Silver Spring
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Reviewed 8 May 2016

This museum is on the top floor of an old majestic home owned by the Cromhout family, a rich family that had a considerable influence on the city because of their wealth. One ticket buys you a tour of both. It was interesting to see the old bibles and the difference between a catholic and a reformed Bible back in... More 

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Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed the models of the Temple and the Tabernacle. Of particular interest to the serious Bible student rather than casual visitor. Recommended also for house and garden

Thank Melchisedek
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016

A bible museum doesn't sound all that interesting, does it? However, this collection is housed in an absolute gem of a canal house, and is well worth a visit. The staircase alone is worth the entrance price! The Cromhout house was owned by wealthy merchants in the Dutch golden age and several reception rooms are furnished with items from this... More 

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