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Bible Museum (Bijbels Museum)

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Address: Herengracht 366-368, 1001 AK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 31 20 624 2436
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Worth a visit as a canal house

We had the Museumkaart which included this museum. I would suggest taking a VERY quick spin of the top floors which I had a very hard time understanding the Bible them. They do... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Reading, PA
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Reading, PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We had the Museumkaart which included this museum. I would suggest taking a VERY quick spin of the top floors which I had a very hard time understanding the Bible them. They do have some very old Bibles but what I found most interesting was the building itself. If I had not had the Museumkaart, I would not have been... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Went there not expecting too much. There was a nice expo on being gay and religious. Nice photos. The house itself is actually very interesting in its own right. No it is not the rijksmuseum but worth a little detour

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

A small museum with quite a collection of Bibles and models of Tabernacle, Jerusalem etc... don't miss the Garden as well. Definitely worth it if you have an hour. Would be a five star if the written descriptions are in English (an English audio guide is available though)

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Virginia
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I almost didn't go here after reading some of the reviews, but since it is covered by the Museumkaart, I had nothing to lose but some time. First, let me be clear, like one of the other reviewers - this is a "Bible-ISH" museum. They have put more effort into being a bible museum, but still need more work. Second,... More 

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Philladelphia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I wish that I'd read the reviews before going here. I too expected to see some rare biblical texts, but instead was subjected to tedious displays of knick knacks, not so old bibles, and entire rooms which apparently depicted biblical scenes. At least that's what I thought, but you could have fooled me-everything was written only in Dutch, which is... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Was disappointed with this museum. Most of the signs were not translated so we learned very little. We saw some nice pieces but have no idea what they were.

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San Clemente, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This "museum" is really an ordinary canal house which focuses on everything but bibles. Except for an tiny room in a basement, little of a biblical nature can be found here. Instead other religions and social agendas are celebrated here.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

The building this is set in is lovely overlooking a canal, but the main emphasis seemed to be the canal house history rather than the bible aspect. Most of the bibles are found in a basement room and could easily be missed. Disappointing if one went solely for the bibles.

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Amsterdam
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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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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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