This place first gained notoriety thanks to a dedicated minister, Leendert Schouten, who built a scale model of the Jewish Tabernacle described in Exodus. Now on the museum's 3rd floor, the model is said to have attracted thousands of visitors even before it was completed in 1851.
A collection of Dutch Bibles includes a Delft Bible printed in 1477. On the ground floor you can sniff scents mentioned in the Good Book and stroll through a garden of biblical trees. Exhibits on the lower floors also show paintings, furniture and other objects from the wealthy merchant family that built and lived in this 1622 canal house for nearly two centuries.