Visit the Library


Opening hours

The library will be closed from 31 August – 11 September

Please note that the library is closed on Mondays.

Tuesday to Friday  10.00-12.30 and 13.30-17.00

Closed for holidays:

1 January, King’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Ascension Day, Whit Monday and 25 and 26 December. Other closures will be posted on the homepage.

Contact Us

For questions, comments, reservations or orders please contact:

Stichting Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica
Bloemstraat 13-19
NL-1016 KV Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Telephone: +31.20.625.8079
Email: bph@ritmanlibrary.nl
URL: www.ritmanlibrary.com

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How to find the library

The library is located on Bloemstraat 13-19, a side street of Prinsengracht at the intersection of Prinsengracht and Rozengracht. We are easily reached via public transport from Amsterdam Central Station: tram lines 13 and 17 stop at Westermarkt, from where you cross the bridge and turn right: Bloemstraat is the first street on your left. Please note that the entrance is at Bloemstraat 15.

Admission fees

Admission is free for friends, patrons and ambassadors of the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica.

Ticket Prices per person:

Library Day Pass € 5,00
Guided tour* € 15,00 (30 minutes)
€ 25,00 (60 minutes)
Group Tour** € 100,00 (fixed total group price)
BPH Annual Pass € 30,00
BPH Annual Pass for students € 17,50

*  (price is including day pass, advance booking through our website is required)
** (6-15 persons)

Access for disabled people

Due to the restrictions imposed upon the historical building, the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica has limited access for disabled visitors. However, we will do our best to assist all readers with specific interests. Please contact us before your visit by email or by phone.

The exhibition room and parts of the library on the ground floor are accessible to wheelchair users, but not the first floor with the main reading room. There are no toilet facilities for disabled people.

Bank details

Rabobank Amsterdam – Dam 16 – 1012 NP Amsterdam – The Netherlands
The Netherlands:
11.87.97.425
International:
IBAN NL80RABO0118797425
BIC RABONL2U