2½ hours

Combine a visit to a typical 17th Century Canal house and the Biblical museum

This museum remains open to visitors for the time being, but appropriate measures will be taken.

Located in the impressive 17th century Cromhouthouse in the canal district, you can find a museum where art, culture and religion get a new dimension. An explanation of one of the most read and oldest books in the world: the Bible. How did it influence Western culture and is it still a part of our daily culture?

Here, you can learn everything about the most famous bible stories, the story behind Christian holidays and also why the seven sins are so important and dangerous. Finally, a model of the temple of Solomon will take you back to the beginning of Christianity.

The attic of the Cromhouthouse is the location of this special museum. The rest of the building is dedicated to the story of 7 generations of the Cromhout family! With an audio guide, you will learn everything about this rich Dutch family. They had a big impact on Amsterdam’s art and culture and the majestic house is full of spectacular stories. With a visit to the Cromhouthouse you can see two museums at once!

LOCATION Herengracht 366-368, Amsterdam
OPENING HOURS Tue – Sun : 11:00 – 17:00
✅  Entry Cromhouthouse

✅  Entry Biblical museum

✅  Audiotour

 TRANSPORT  Tram: 2 or 12 stop: Spui
The museum is a 20 minute walk from Amsterdam Central Station
TICKET TYPE Printed ticket

Extra Information

  • The free audiotour is offered in English and Dutch
  • The Biblical museum is not entirely accessible for wheelchairs. If you would like to visit the Biblical museum with a wheelchair, please send an e-mail beforehand to: info@bijbelsmuseum.nl
  • The Cromhouthouse and the Biblical museum are located in the same building. The Cromhouthouse is the largest part of the building. The Biblical museum is situated in the attic
  • This ticket gives you entrance to two museums!
  • An impressive collection of special Bibles, such as the first Bible in the Dutch language (1477)
  • The Cabinet of Curiosities shows the curious collections of the Cromhout family
  • Beautiful painted ceilings by Jacob de Wit
  • Beautiful garden full of references to the Bible


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Tour Reviews

November 7, 2016

This was an absolute pleasant surprise 🙂 Also when you’re not especially into christianity

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