About the museum

Join us on a voyage of discovery through 2,000 years of accumulated wisdom, inspired by the images and texts based on the collection of the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica.

The display cases in the various rooms feature books and manuscripts from the library’s collection, and the walls are filled with images from the collection, each with a story of their own to tell.

The display cases focus on the following themes:

  • Top pieces from the collection
  • Hermes Trismegistus
  • Mysticism
  • Alchemy
  • William Blake
  • The Grail

There are a number of study and workplaces where you will be able to consult the accessible part of the book collection or work in an inspiring historic setting.
The café also provides room to work while enjoying a cup of coffee or pastry.
The shop offers items based on the collection and publications from the library’s own publishing house ‘In de Pelikaan’.
Our programme features a range of activities, including talks, courses and concerts, both during the day and in the evening. 
You can also book one of our rooms for your event or meeting.