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Charming small 17th century house between Leiden and the beaches of Katwijk

The small museum offers visitors a very personable insight into the life and work of Baruch... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2017
bas k
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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
For philosophy, science and history buffs

This is a modest museum containing incredible resources and riches. Spinoza lived here in the 1660s... read more

Reviewed November 2, 2016
fawcettanne
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Sydney, Australia
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Sep 20, 2017
“Charming small 17th century house between Leiden and the beaches of Katwijk”
Nov 2, 2016
“For philosophy, science and history buffs”
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Reviewed September 20, 2017

The small museum offers visitors a very personable insight into the life and work of Baruch Spinoza.Entry fee 3,50;Museumjaarkaart gratis.The philosopher of Portugese Jewish descent sought refuge in a room in this small house after excommunication in Amsterdam.I was shown around by a very friendly...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed November 2, 2016

This is a modest museum containing incredible resources and riches. Spinoza lived here in the 1660s during his most productive period. The house in which he rented a room has been restored, as has his collection of 160 books. The house is staffed by volunteers...More

Date of experience: November 2016
4  Thank fawcettanne
Reviewed November 3, 2015

Between 1660 and 1663 Spinoza lived in this house after his excommunication from the Amsterdam Jewish community. Beautifully restored it breathes the atmosphere where Spinoza wrote part of his world-renowned and world-changing titles. For philosophy lovers a place of pelgrimage

Date of experience: November 2015
2  Thank HendrikV536
Reviewed October 1, 2015

In the middle of a really small town is the house where Spinoza lived for some time. Here you can find a replica of his private book collection (the originals are almost all lost, but the museum was able to purchase copies of the same...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank jrohara
Reviewed June 25, 2015

As a student of History, I was thrilled about this. Spinoza's private book collection (copies of it) are in the house, as well as his desk.

Date of experience: April 2015
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