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Where The Bible, art and culture meet in a monument full of history. A fascinating expedition through the world of one the oldest and most-read books!

At the museum you will find: archaeological discoveries, artefacts from ancient Egypt, centuries-old models of the temple of Solomon and Herod, religious objects from the Judeo-Christian tradition, and even aromas that bring The Bible's stories to life for visitors.

It houses a famous 19th-century model of the Tabernacle: a wonderful reconstruction of the sacred shrine housing the Ark of the Covenant, which the Israelites carried with them during their exile in the desert under the leadership of Moses. Clay tablets, fragments of papyrus and archaeological remains tell the fascinating story of how the Bible came into existence, and the influence it has had on Dutch society through the ages.


Herengracht 366-368

Public transport: 

Tram 1,2 and 5 (stop at ‘Spui’)

Opening hours: 

Daily from 10.00h. – 17.00h.
Sundays from 11.00h. – 17.00h.

Closed during New Years and Kingsday (30 April)

Ticket is valid all year!