Guided Tours

Our tour offers an insight both into the life of a wealthy merchant family in the 17th century and into the Biblical Museum’s unique collection.

During the guided tour, you will visit the Cromhouthuis: two monumental canal-side houses that have been joined together, built in Dutch classicism style and commissioned by the Amsterdam merchant Jacob Cromhout. It features one of the oldest kitchens in Amsterdam. The house also has an imposing reception room. This Grand Salon is now furnished as a painting gallery, including the ceiling painting by Jacob de Wit featuring mythological scenes of Roman gods and the zodiac. Your visit will also take you up an English ceremonial staircase to the upper floors, where the story of the merchant family is continued. 

The top floor is home to the Biblical Museum, the place where the Bible, art and culture come together. Visit the Bible room, where the story of the origins, influence and content of the Bible is told with reference to various objects. Discover the unique 19th-century Schouten Cabinet. This wonderful collection belonged to Minister Schouten, the founder of the Biblical Museum. 


You can book a guided tour by contacting the reservations desk:


Conditions and cost 

The guided tour can be given for a maximum of 30 people and lasts 60 minutes. Tours cost €70 per 15 participants, excluding the standard admission ticket price. Click here for the admission prices. Please book at least two weeks in advance to enable the museum to plan ahead.

Café Cromhout

At Café Cromhout, our museum café, you can enjoy a delicious lunch or high tea. Should you wish to bring a group to the café, please let us know when making your reservation and we will contact you about the possibilities.