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Described on its official website as 'where Bible, art and culture meet in a monument full of history', Amsterdam's biblical museum is housed in two Dutch Classicist style Canal Houses alongside the Herengracht Canal.
The first use of the buildings as a museum dates back to 1851 when the Reverend Leendert Schouten invited the public to view his personal collection, a highlight of which included the first printed Bible in the Low Countries from 1477.
Despite its name and origin, scripture is not the only thing on display within the museum. An impressive collection of Egyptian antiquities collected by Schouten to provide evidence of the religious life in ancient Egypt sit alongside detailed and intricate models of biblical temples. The m... read more