Holy display

The objects on display at the Biblical Museum include archaeological discoveries, artefacts from ancient Egypt and religious objects from the Judeo-Christian tradition. There are also centuries-old models of the temple of Solomon and Herod, a 19th-century model of the Tabernacle and a model of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Children have their own dedicated space in the museum: the permanent exhibition Holiday! In the City is about old stories and traditions and about religious celebrations today, all around us in our city.

Historic setting

The Bijbelsmuseum is housed in two historic buildings on the Herengracht in Amsterdam. The renowned architect Philips Vingboons built the houses for Amsterdam merchant Jacob Cromhout in 1662. The Cromhout family lived in four majestic houses on the elegant Herengracht for almost two centuries; to this day, their houses are just as impressive and splendid as they were in the Golden Age.This remarkable setting provides a home for the extraordinary collection of one of the oldest museums in the Netherlands.