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Bible Museum (Bijbels Museum)

Herengracht 366-368, Amsterdam 1001 AK, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
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Ranked #201 of 296 attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Specialty Museums
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Amsterdam
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60 reviews 60 reviews
44 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

First we took the lift to the 3rd floor where we can see the collection of Leendert Schouten from the 19th century. There is a replica of Jerusalem and also a model of tabernacle. In the attic there is an exhibition for the children but it is also interesting for the adults. Some old bibles are displayed in a small... More

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Milan, Italy
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31 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

This is a house that uses a bombastic name in order to attract visitors. Like many others I was lured into this "museum" hoping to see ancient bibles and info on the history of biblical scholarship in the Netherlands. Instead, I saw a few bibles (most not ancient) with hardly any info and a mish mash of old paintings and... More

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NJ
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

This museum was a major disappointment. They had one room of bibles in 2 cabinets. All but three were closed. They didn't even label the oldest one and provide a little history. The only thing of interest was the dutch kitchen in the basement. But this had nothing to do with what I was expecting to see in a bibles... More

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Paris, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

The museum was under renovation on our visit so there was practically nothing to be seen. Glad we were using our Iamsterdam Pass as did not feel like got ripped off. we were in and out in about 10 minutes after viewing family portraits.

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Amsterdam
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We visited this museum on recommendation of fellow hotel guests but we were very disappointed. Two floors were closed for renovation (we were warned about this) but there was no reduction in entrance fee and so we saw very little for our money. "Lovely garden" - I think not, small and rather unappealing, we had to look for the biblical... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

So, to be clear, there are actually lots of Bibles in the museum. But they are all in one room, and that room is a relatively small part of the museum. Still, apparently the oldest Bible printed in the Netherlands is there, so that's pretty neat. The rest of the collection is exactly what a 19th century Biblicist would be... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

I discovered this 'curate's egg' of a museum from the list on the excellent Museumkaart. It is located in a charming, quiet part of town alongside a beautiful canal. The museum comprises two adjacent original 17th Century townhouses and sells itself as a 'Bible Museum'. This seems to me very close to contravening any trades description laws that may exist... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

I knew nothing of this place until my fiancée told me about it on our first morning in Amsterdam. It wasn't really on our list of things to see but we dropped in to buy the museum card and decided to look around. With that in mind I wasn't expecting anything but a few old bibles. There is that, although... More

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Oxford
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

An interesting building with a mix of exhibits including temporary displays and an old kitchen perfectly preserved. However we kept wondering why it was called the Bible Museum until we followed the signs for the toilets in the basement and sure enough, beyond the toilets, was an unmarked open space full of those elusive bibles and quite interesting, specially the... More

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Gilbert, Arizona
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

The Bible Museum in Amsterdam was not quite what I was expecting. The description its web page set a high level of expectation for someone interested in Bible history. However, while the exhibits available were interesting, most of the detailed explanations were presented in Dutch leaving the English speaking visitor at a loss. In addition, the exhibits focused mainly on... More

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