In the new building of the Order of Freemasons, the Masonic Museum has been given a prominent place. Its collections make the museum internationally the most important of its kind. Freemasonry in the Netherlands wants to make its ideas accessible. The Freemasonry Museum is therefore the showcase of Freemasonry.
Visitors get an insight into the main principles of Freemasonry; the age-old message of respect, tolerance and connection. In the various museum rooms, Masonic objects are displayed thematically in various wall showcases.
The 'timeline' shows Freemasonry's relationship with important historical events in the cultural, philosophical and political-social fields in the Netherlands and Europe. The portrait gallery follows on from this. The highlight is the visit to the Workshop or Temple in which one is shown special moments of an initiation ritual in an audiovisual presentation. The door is open. Welcome!
The Order's library is one of the largest and most important libraries in the world in the field of Freemasonry. It contains more than half a millennium of printed publications from the year 1402 to the present day. It is a unique research library unparalleled in the world, accessible not only for in-depth study, but also for a first impression. (Visits by appointment only).
The CMC manages the historical archives of Dutch Freemasonry and the former colonies.
The archives also include historical membership records, which are being digitised to make research even easier. This is a goldmine for genealogists.
Bus 24 stop Alexanderplein, tram 1 stop Vredespaleis. Paid parking Alexanderplein.