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Visit the Library

Visit the Library

As of 1 November 2017 the Embassy of the Free Mind, the new home of The Ritman Library, is open for visitors from Wednesday – Saturday from 10.00 – 17.00 in the House with the Heads (123, Keizersgracht, Amsterdam). 

The Embassy of the Free Mind is a place where you can find wisdom from all over the world, where images and texts will tell you centuries-old stories created by free thinkers.
It is a platform where you can discuss life questions with other people, irrespective of religion, culture or age. It is a place where you can encounter history, science, art and spirituality all connected.

We offer you a journey through 2,000 years of wisdom, inspired by the collection of the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.


The museum is open from Wednesday to Saturday from 10.00 – 17.00.

The museum is closed on the following national holidays:
Easter (1 April 2018)
Easter Monday (2 April 2018)
King’s Day (27 April 2018)
Whitsun Day (20 May 2018)
White Monday (21 May 2018)
Christmas (25 December 2018)
Boxing Day (26 December 2018)


Day ticket €   12,50
Day ticket students €     8,50
Day ticket kids 0-10 years old free
Day ticket kids 11-18 years old €     6,00
Guided Tour general
(including admission museum)
€   20,00
Guided Tour Rare Books
(including admission museum)
€   30,00
Annual Pass €   55,00
Annual Pass Students €   35,00
Annual Pass Kids €   25,00


A valid ticket gives you access to the museum, the shop and the café. There are workplaces in all rooms, where you can work and study during opening hours. At the museum you can pay with cash, debit or credit card.

Accepted reduction cards with free museum admission:

Museumjaarkaart (from 1 juli 2018)

Guided tours:

General guided tour (€ 7,50 per person- excl. admission museum)
Tours of the museum are offered from Wednesday to Saturday at 10.30 and 14.30 at € 7,50 per person. During the tour, one of our curators will highlight various items in the display cases as well as some of the images on the walls. You don’t need to make a reservation for this tour.

Rare book tour (€ 17,50 per person – excl. admission museum)
It is also possible to book a full-hour tour for both children and adults for 15 persons at most, at € 17,50 per person. One of the curators will tell you about the various items in the display cases and the images on the walls, and will show you some highlights from the rare book collection. Book this special tour via

Our new postal address is

NL – P.O. Box 11126
1001 GC Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Telephone: +31.20.625.8079

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