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Bijbels Museum, Amsterdam
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Ik ging met een groepje dames daar naar binnen. Zou uit mezelf er nooit opgekomen zijn. Ben niet gelovig. Toch was het bijbel museum echt een bezoek waard. Een goede audiotour. En boeiender als ik ver... read more »I went with a group of ladies in there. Would out myself there never mind. Am not faithful. Yet it was Bible museum really worth a visit. A good audio tour. And more exciting as I was expecting. The ground floor was decorated by the combination of flowers and spectacular collection of the Cromhouthuis.show original
The best part of this for us were the replicas of the Jewish synagogue--seeing the high priest and garment replicated on a 20" high figure was fascinating. The old Biblical texts and the history were ... read more »
If you're in the neighborhood, have a few minutes, and most importantly the Museum Card, then by all means stop in. The least impressive part of this "museum" is actually the collection of Bibles. Yes... read more »
If only for the garden and the café this is already worth a visit. Beautiful old canal house in all its glory!
Not only thi Bibles are valuable, but also the interior of house rooms. Personnel do hate people with cameras and consider them 'professionals'. Had to take pictures using a phone.
You need to be very interested/passionate about Christianity because if you're not, there are not much tricks used to capture your attention. So for people you are only curious about this, not sure it's the best place... I loved the expo "I believe I am gay" with portraits of gay religious men and women, very interesting subject and well presented!
A bit boring, unless you are enthusiastic about Bible.
I visited the Bijbels Museum years ago (I think for a special exhibition - my memory's a bit vague but I recollect being impressed) and sought it out a couple of days ago when I was on my own in Amsterdam. The setting on the Herengracht is beautiful and the house(es) are impressive, as is the history behind them - the family, the architect and the collection. Glorious to see the ceiling paintings - don't care too much for the paintings themselves, but to see them in their original setting is a rare treat. The garden is an absolute gem - I wish I'd had enough time to sit there and enjoy it with a coffee and something from the no doubt excellent cafe. As for the Bible collection itself, I would have liked to have clearer information (with examples from the collection) on the history of the Bible in the Netherlands. All the materials were there, but you had to know what you were looking for - for example, the relationship between the early (rather beautiful but clearly damaged - why?) illuminated Book of Hours, the influence of Geerte Groot (where does the Devotio Moderna fit in? If at all?), then on to the printed versions of the Bible and the establishment of the States Bible. I could go on but I'm not a Bible expert - nor religious in any shape or form - but the subject fascinates me. very best wishes, Deborah
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