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“A Bible what?”

Bible Museum (Bijbels Museum)
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Skip the Line: Amsterdam and Holland Pass
Ranked #183 of 503 things to do in Amsterdam
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Dubrovnik, Croatia
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“A Bible what?”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

Bijbels Museum was a mood breaker during our visit of Amsterdam. Nicely represented as a museum of Bibles, all we saw was one room with couple of bookshelves and some Bibles maybe 150 years old. Rest of the rooms in the museum were filled with modern art in no way related with Bibles or religion.

Expectation was to learn a bit about this aspect of religion in Amsterdam and Holland, and all we got was a mush-mash of art.The bright thing was a authentic kitchen! And the elevator. Regarding the Bibles collection, well... I found a book of psalms in Dutch dated 1852. in one of the Curiosity and antiques shops for a price of 12,50 €. With a little browsing through shops, you can own their collection in a day!

Sorry Bijbels Museum!

Visited November 2012
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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Not really a Bible museum”
Reviewed September 19, 2012

I did not feel that this museum was worth the entry price (10 Euros at time of visit). The majority of the house is taken up with a temporary exhibit, which when I visited was about flower still-lifes and their allegorical symbolism. I'm not a big art fan, so this wasn't something I would normally have gone to see. Regardless, it was somewhat interesting. The actual permanent exhibit is hidden in an upstairs room, and it's not very big or very well-documented at all. The main attraction, the temple replica, wasn't even open when I went. I would say, there are better things to see in Amsterdam.

Visited August 2012
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Haifa, Israel
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“Promises too much but doesn't deliver”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

The museum promises to explain "how the Bible came into existence, and the influence that the Bible has had on Dutch society throughout the ages." In reality, it has a few nice Egyptian antiquities, some still lifes from the Dutch Golden Age and a nice, serene small garden. That's about it. Okay but not really worth investing time and money if you're in a hurry.

Visited August 2012
Thank Aviv S
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Stavanger, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Different from expectations”
Reviewed August 4, 2012

This is not a museum of bible's. It's a wonderful old building with a strange mixture of collections (stuffed birds, models of Jerusalem, mummy's etc.) by the founder of the museum. And the small garden behind the building is an oasis. Different, and a wonderful, relaxing place.

Visited August 2012
Thank J.P.Hernes
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Kuala Lumpur
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Reviewed June 24, 2012

Nothing much to see relating to the bible. The model of tabernacle was not available on the day we visited. Only plus is opportunity to see the interior of the old canal house.

Visited May 2012
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