Cromhout House
Cromhout House
3.5
Speciality MuseumsArt MuseumsHistory Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
In one of the most beautiful canal houses of Amsterdam, the Cromhout House, you will meet a number of notable collectors. Over the years they have donated their diverse collections to the city of Amsterdam. The Cromhouthuis is the house of collectors. Wandering through the different rooms, an audio tour tells you the story of influential collectors such as Dreesmann, Backer and Lopez Suasso. Their stories, passion for collecting and peculiarities are told to the visitor in a spectacular setting. The Cromhout family, who lived here for almost two centuries, formed the core of what we now consider World Heritage: the canal belt! They were also prominent art collectors. The Cromhouthuis thus is the place par excellence to bring the unique visual whole of collections of art objects, furniture, silver and paintings to life.
Duration: 1-2 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.

Top ways to experience Cromhout House and nearby attractions

The area
Address
Neighborhood: Centrum
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
Reach out directly

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as wait time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.


3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles114 reviews
Excellent
21
Very good
43
Average
30
Poor
10
Terrible
10

Emily
Birmingham, UK632 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Friends
I visited the museum with a friend who studies theology. The service was good and the man on the desk was helpful and informative, advising us on where to start and how to use the audio guides. However, the museum is advertised as a bible museum whereas only a small proportion accounts for this. There were some very interesting documents and artefacts to look at, and the audio guide gave some interesting information. There was also a copy of one of the original bibles published in the Netherlands; a leather bound edition with beautiful gothic script.

The rest of the building displayed the house of the Cromhout family, a rich family that had a considerable influence on the city because of their wealth. Despite my reservations I did enjoy this section of the museum.

Overall, it is worth a visit if you are theologically inclined. I didn't have a museum pass but I believe it can be used for this, so you may as well give it a go if you have an hour or so spare!

There is also a garden and a cafe in the basement which both looked nice but I didn't use them personally.
Written February 17, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

luvroma2
Reading, PA1,954 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
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 happy about spending the money to visit this venue.
Written April 20, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Waiariki
Rotorua, New Zealand158 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
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.
Written May 8, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Carla S
Cardiff, UK22 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Solo
I had just visited the Het Grachtenhuis and as this is just a couple of doors down, had enough time to squeeze in a 30 minute visit. I walked up the entry steps and was met by an unfriendly face that looked at me as though a piece of poop. I asked if it was too late to go in and he said 'you have to pay' which of course, I already knew. I asked if I could pay with card and he said 'you should pay with cash'. This went on for a few minutes because I was just so astounded by his disgusting service, I was a bit taken aback. Bit gutted as I really wanted to come in. I wonder if my hoodie offended him, Doctor Who or whether I looked a bit dishevelled due to my bike ride? God knows (!) but for reference, he is a large, balding middle aged man with glasses, If you go, brace yourself. I don't even care that it was close to closing time or if he had a bad day - outraged and feel my review is justified based on this experience alone.
Written January 24, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Autumn S
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK52 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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.
Written November 19, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

RealRoadWarrior
San Clemente, CA143 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Couples
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.
Written November 11, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Ramadama
New Providence, NJ2,913 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 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 museum. I also thought 8 euros was a ridiculous amount to pay. I would have been disappointed if the museum was free and I took the time to visit it.
Written November 9, 2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

JIll7Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire, UK38 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Friends
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 texts to accompany the plants - text about Adam and Eve next to an apple tree.. is that really worth paying money for? Perhaps things will improve when the 2 floors are completed but until then think twice before you visit unless you have a museum card and get in free.
Written September 1, 2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Bielding
Liverpool146 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2011 • Friends
A slightly spartan museum in terms of objects, but in a nice old building which is full of interest in its own right, which is fortunate as the Biblical prints pall quickly. The top floor is the most interesting, containing the Bible Society founder's personal collection of antiquities, relics, and models of the temple mount.
Written January 28, 2012
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Bruce N
Auckland, New Zealand201 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2011 • Couples
We did not know what to expect but were pleasantly surprised with this museum. It is worth a visit
Written December 29, 2011
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 70
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Cromhout House - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024)

All Amsterdam HotelsAmsterdam Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Amsterdam
All things to do in Amsterdam
Day Trips in Amsterdam
RestaurantsFlightsVacation RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars