Museums

Bible Museum in Amsterdam

  • A country: Holland
  • City: Amsterdam
  • Address: Herengracht 368
Bible Museum was founded in 1975. It is located in two large buildings on the embankment of the Herengracht canal in Amsterdam. These buildings are also called Krohmaut.
The museum holds a collection of Bibles and even the oldest folio printed in the Netherlands in 1477, and also has the first publication of the Dutch confirmed version of 1637. There are many other Bibles created in the XVI-XVIII centuries. The museum also has a reproduction of the original scroll from the Qumran finds, with the contents of the Book of Isaiah, which was found on the shores of the Dead Sea.
Some archaeological finds, ancient Egyptian artifacts, which were collected by Leendert Schouten in the 19th century, are also kept in the Bible Museum. From pottery, oil lamps, clay tables and coins, you can judge how the ancient Egyptians lived.
In the museum you can also see models of the temples of Solomon and Herod and religious objects of the Judeo-Christian rite. Another museum has a popular layout of the tabernacle, made in the XIX century, it was kept the Covenant of the Ark, with which the Israeli people walked through the desert for Moses. The museum building is very ancient, therefore, is the architectural and historical dignity of Amsterdam.
Ticket price is low. About 6 euros for adults, 3 euros for children.

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