Rembrandt House Museum in Amsterdam

Rembrandt House

Not far from the Chinese quarter of Amsterdam and right behind the Red Light District if you walk from the Dam square east, in a direct proximity of the Waterlooplein, the house stands which the famous Dutch painter Rembrandt owned and lived in, between 1639 and 1660.

A modern annex has been recently built next to the Rembrandt’s house. Together, these two houses are today a museum of Rembrandt’s life and work. Additionally the annex and the original house serve as a small but a prestigious, stylish congress center. For a visitor The Rembrandt House Museum shows the unknown aspects of the famous painter’s life and his artistic craft.

History of the house

The house was built in 1606 and this date painted in gold decorates until today its front wall. It is relatively wide, built on two adjoining lots, then in the new and fashionable eastern part of the city. Many successful merchants and financiers also bought houses in this new part of town.

Rembrandt Museum

In 1906, during the Rembrandt Year, the foundation has been established to buy the house of the painter. Three years later, after a thorough restoration, the Museum has been opened to the public. The Rembrandt House Museum is a reconstruction of the Rembrandt’s rooms and of his workshop. The furniture and objects from the epoch were carefully presented together with the prints, sculptures and a few paintings of other painters from the Rembrandt’s times. A collection of almost all Rembrandt’s prints (more than 250), his possible tools and the graphic techniques he used, are also shown.

The feel

The Rembrandt’s House is an interesting reconstruction of painter’s everyday life, his living quarters, and his workshop. As always with reconstruction, the visitor might miss a bit authenticity. Nevertheless, the Rembrandt's House might be interesting for people who want to know more about the famous painter’s life, his graphic work and about the Dutch Golden Age in general.

Opening hours

Monday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
In 2014 the museum is closed on the 26th of April and the 25th of December.

Admissions and guided tours

Adults: €12,50
Children under age of 6: free
Youth of age 6 to 17: €4,00
Group of more than 15: €10,00
ISIC Card: €10,00
Museum card and I Amsterdam Card: free
All prices include the museum's audio guide.
You can also buy tickets on-line using your credit card, via the Rembrandt House website.

Rental Possibilities

Rembrandt's early 17th century rooms as well as auditorium in the new wing of the museum are available for rent for special events as dinners, receptions, meetings, and lectures. Modern, 70 seats auditorium in the new wing of the museum is fully equipped modern technical facilities (as the sound installation and the video projection).

How to get there

Walking:The museum is located in the center of the old Amsterdam; about 15 minutes walk from the Dam square, in a direct proximity of the Waterlooplein square.
By public transport: metro: Waterlooplein Station; tram: lines 9 and 14, Waterlooplein stop.
By car: If you are persistent with using your car in Amsterdam, you may park it in the underground parking under the big, white building of the Stopera (Town Hall and Opera Building).

AddressContacts

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Rembrandt House Museum in Amsterdam
Jodenbreestraat 4
1011 NK   Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Tel: +31 20 5200400
Homepage: www.rembrandthuis.nl

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