Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica

ritmanlibraryThe Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica is a private library located in the heart of the Jordaan. It contains manuscripts and printed works in the field of the Hermetic tradition, the area where religion and philosophy meet. The library was founded by Amsterdam businessman Joost R. Ritman, who decided to make his collections part of the public domain in 1984. With its 20.000 books which he brought together in his library, he has build the largest collection in the field of the Hermetic tradition of the world. The library with its collections and its exhibition rooms is located on Bloemstraat 13-19, and is freely accessible to the public.


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