The great Dutch painter Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, better known as Rembrandt, was born in Leiden, but moved to Amsterdam as a young man to study art. He is one of the most prolific painters in Western Art and his subject matter ranged from nudes to religious pieces.
There is a museum dedicated to the artist here in Amsterdam, (click here) as well as this impressive square, Rembrandtplein, complete with a small park, a statue of the artist and some of the best nightlife in the city.
This park is just around the corner from where our hotel was... a block away from the famous Amstel River.
This is a lovely park, peaceful and green. A pleasure to sit and relax in. There is a little cafe on the one side too where you can have something light to eat and a hot drink. Of course, all around the park there are bars and cafes, as there is quite a big nightlife here.
So in the midst of the busy city, this park is an oasis.