All about: Rembrandt van Rijn
The Rembrandt House in Amsterdam is a must-see for art lovers. The museum is the former home and studio of Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn and contains an extensive collection of his works and those of his students. It is a unique glimpse into the life and art of one of the most influential artists in the history of Western art.
The museum contains many highlights, such as the celebrated self-portraits of the artist, as well as several etchings, drawings, and paintings. The collection also includes a number of personal items, such as furniture, weaponry, clothing, and jewellery, which give visitors a unique insight into the life of Rembrandt and his world.
Price: From €17,50
The museum’s collection consists of more than 70 works by Rembrandt, including sketchbooks, prints, drawings, and 37 of his paintings. Visitors can take a guided tour of the museum or stroll through the house on their own to immerse themselves in the life and works of Rembrandt.
The museum also hosts various events and exhibitions throughout the year. During the summer, the museum hosts an outdoor exhibition, showcasing a few of Rembrandt’s works on the museum grounds. International visitors can also take special tours in English or Dutch, learn about the fascinating world of prints and drawings, and attend lectures on art and art history.
The Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn (1606 – 1669) is best known for his groundbreaking masterworks which have influenced generations of painters that followed. His works often depict themes of self reflection and emotion which makes them so enduring. He was a prolific painter who produced some 600 paintings during his career.
Though his art has since been admired around the world, Rembrandt lived a life of relative poverty. He lived in Amsterdam for the majority of his life, and regularly borrowed money against his future paintings.
One of Rembrandt’s most celebrated works is ‘The Night Watch’ (1642), which he painted for the Civic Guards of Amsterdam. This massive painting, completed in just six months, is hailed as one of the greatest group portraits ever produced. It is on display at the famous Amsterdams Rijksmuseum.
Other notable works of Rembrandt include ‘The Battle of Samson and the Philistines’ (1653) which can be seen at the Rijksmuseum, and ‘The Syndics of the Clothmakers Guild’ (1662) which is at the Rembrandt House Museum in Amsterdam.
As one of the greatest painters of all time, many of Rembrandt’s masterworks still survive in Amsterdam and make for fascinating viewings. Both the Rijksmuseum and the Rembrandt House Museum are excellent places to explore his art.
10 am till 6 pm
27th of April
25th of December
Jodenbreestraat 4, 1011 NK, Amsterdam
How to get there:
Public transport: The nearest stops are Waterlooplein (Underground 51, 53 or 54, tram: 14, bus: 246) or Nieuwmarkt (Underground 51, 53 or 54)
The Rembrandt Experience
The Rembrandt Experience in Amsterdam is a dedicated museum gallery showcasing the world-famous works of artist Rembrandt Van Rijn. Visitors to the museum can experience Rembrandt’s art through interactive activities that bring his art to life. They can view paintings, sketches, and etchings up close and learn about the techniques used to create the masterpieces. A special ‘VIP Ticket’ is also available to expand the experience with lecture videos, audio guides, 3D animations, guided tours and of course a traditional dutch Stroopwafel and a drink. The artwork showcased within the museum was chosen to represent the best of the artist’s work and to provide insight into Rembrandt’s unique way of seeing the world. The museum also has a permanent collection of multimedia displays, allowing visitors to explore Rembrandt’s life and work in a more interactive manner.
2 Weteringschans, 1017 SG, Amsterdam
How to get there:
Public transport: The nearest stops are Leidseplein (tram: 1, 2, 5, 7, 12 and 19)