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Two of a group of four majestic 1660s houses (nos. 364–370 Herengracht) with delicate neck gables house the Biblical Museum. The houses are notable for being designed by architect Philips Vingboons for wealthy timber merchant Jacob Cromhout, but the museum itself is nothing to write home about. Despite a couple of ceiling frescoes by Jacob de Witt, it suffers from a ramshackle layout and the few exhibits are odd in the extreme—a model of the temple in Jerusalem, some religious tapestries, and a few dusty bibles in a little room on the extravagantly carved wooden staircase. Two floors are under renovation and there’s just not that much to see. However, the house itself is beautiful so be sure to check that out.