Two of a group of four majestic 1660s houses (nos. 364–370 Herengracht) form Cromhouthuis, and on the upper two floors, house the Biblical Museum. The houses, featuring delicate neck gables, were designed for wealthy timber merchant Jacob Cromhout. The biblical museum is nothing to write home about, with a ramshackle layout and an odd assortment of exhibitions—a model of the temple in Jerusalem, some religious tapestries, Egyptian mummies. Focus your energy on the house itself, which showcases marvelous ceiling frescoes by Jacob de Wit and an ever-changing, eclectic assortment of artifacts in the Cabinet of Curiosities room. On sunny days, enjoy coffee and cake from the museum cafe out in the lovely landscaped garden.  

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