The new entrance building contains several facilities which the public have come to expect from a modern museum, such as a museum shop and restaurant. A room has also been set aside for future educational programmes on themes such as religious diversity and tolerance. The historic house on Oudezijds Voorburgwal has been renovated and restored to its original essence: a 17th-century house where people lived, worked and practised their faith. In its new layout, the museum focuses on the various people who lived in the house. Throughout the entire restoration and restructuring, the museum remained open to the public. The new entrance building, designed by architect Felix Claus, is linked to the historic house by an underground passage and has expanded the museum to twice its original size.