Architectural splendour

The Cromhout houses, four adjacent buildings, were built by the renowned architect Philips Vingboons for Amsterdam merchant Jacob Cromhout in 1662. The family lived in the majestic houses on the elegant Herengracht for almost two centuries; to this day, their home is just as impressive and splendid as they were in the Golden Age.

Wealth and culture

Today, the houses are open to the public. Wandering through the different rooms, visitors can get acquainted with the family's history, which spans seven generations, and learn about the Cromhouts' influence on the city and on Amsterdam’s artistic and cultural life, their great wealth, their faith and the many international contacts they maintained. The upper floors of the Cromhouthuis house the Bijbelsmuseum.