The Rembrandt house is the building where the famouse Dutch painter Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn lived from 1639 to 1658. He was born at the city of Leiden at July 15, 1606. In the same year the house where he later would live was constructed at the Sint-Anthonisbreestraat.
In the house the work space and living area of the painter are on display.
The museum organises paint classes in the Rembrandt way of painting.
Admittance: Euro 10,-- (adult)
Opening hours: Daily: 10 AM - 6PM
Rembrandt House Museum (Museum het Rembrandthuis in Dutch) is lcoated in Jodenbreestraat.
The house is where the famous painter lived and of course painted for almost 20 years (from 1639 to 1656).
The museum is open from 10am to 6pm and a ticket will cost 12.5 Euro for an adult.
Rembrandt bought this house in the year 1639 when he was 32. It is on the Breestraat and he lived there until 1658 with his wife Saskia and his son Titus, the housekeeper (Geertje Dircx) and later his secong great love Hendrickje Stoffels and their daughter.
The house became a museum in 1911 and the permanent home for Rembrandt's etchings. Today after a restoration the graphic works hang in a new building which is next to the olc one. The Rembrandt house has been restored to the way it was in Rembrandt's time complete with 17th century furniture and artefacts.
Museum Het Rembrandthuis is the only place in the World where you can truly experience how Rembrandt lived and worked. In this building is where Rembrandt lived, raised his son Titus, instructed young artist and created his most famous works.
Museo Het Rembrandthuis es el único lugar en el mundo donde se puede realmente experimentar cómo Rembrandt vivió y trabajó. En este edificio es donde Rembrandt vivió, crió a su hijo Tito, instruido joven artista y creó sus obras más famosas.
At the corner of Waterlooplein (flea market) you find Rembrandts house where he lived for nearly years.
I would have loved to visit however because of reorganising an exhibition it was closed just the 4 days we where in Amsterdam!
\Rembrandt bought the house in 1639, when he was at the height of his fame. In 1656 he went bankrupt because he could not pay his debts.
Everything of value in his house was sold at auction, including a large collection of art and rare objects. A notary drew up a list of his possessions. This is why they know how the house was furnished in Rembrandt’s time.
The historic interior was recently restored to its former glory and furnished with items and works of art from the master’s time. Wandering through the seventeenth century rooms, you can imagine yourself back in his days.
The house wns an almost complete collection of Rembrandt’s world famous etchings. A changing selection is on permanent display in the museum. There are also regular special exhibitions devoted to Rembrandt and to past and present artists who have been inspired by him.
At the workroom are demonstrations of how etchings are printed. Demonstrations of how paint was made in the seventeenth century are staged in his studio.
There are special activities for children, including a quiz quest through Rembrandt’s house
Rembrandt van Rijn lived and worked in this 400+ year old house from 1639 to 1658. It is a typical Amsterdam house – narrow with small staircases and lots of floors. The rooms included in the tour are the Entrance Hall, the Anteroom (where he carried on his art dealing business), the room behind the anteroom (where his fantastic etchings were done), the Salon (his living room and bedroom), a Large Studio (where he painted his masterpieces), and the Kitchen.
I especially loved the box beds. The beds were inside beautiful wooden armoire (wardrobe) type furniture. But my favorite things in the house were Rembrandt’s etchings. Some of the pictures were so small and the detail was amazing. One of my favorite Amserdam sights!
Paint-Making and Etching demonstrations. Tickets available online. I highly recommend a visit here!!
Open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Admission: All prices include the museum's audio-guide.
Adults: € 12,00
Children age 6 to 15: € 1,50
Children under age 6: free
All visitor information was correct as of this writing.
Probably the smallest number of Remembrandt’s works were “from nature”, that is, still-lifes, landscapes and townscapes. When he did them, they were often atypical. His depictions of the human body were often unlike any treatments that had been seen before. We have also assembled what other attempts we have made with the etchings we photographed as a Travelog.
Rembrandt is the first Protestant artist to illustrate from the Bible. Catholic artists created what had been dictated to them by patrons (clergy) and may never have read a bible themselves. Rembrandt, however, read his own bible and made his own interpretations (often consulting others, including Jews; incidentally his interpretations are never challenged). Only some subjects attracted him, especially the “interface of the human with the divine” (K. Clark), and deeds of forgiveness. Experience him in depth at the Museum.
Rembrandt was obsessed with illustrating emotion. He did more self-portraits than any other great artist in all sorts of media. He used a great variety of facial expressions, attitudes and garments, especially hats. No other artist has left a life time visual history of himself. His etchings were a prominent part of this catalog. Of course this proficiency, present from the beginning of his career, led to many portrait etching commissions from patrons who were writers or to whom books were dedicated. Later his religious etchings developed some demand.. Everything was grist for his etching mill. In the begiinning he sketched his family; in Amsterdam he lived next to the Jewish community and they provided numerous and varied models.
The Jodenbreestraat runs SE from the South Church to and over a low bridge at the end of the Oude Schanz. On the right after this is the second house (#4-6) is the Rembrandt House Museum. Rembrandt bought this house in 1639 as he became affluent and relinquished it during his bankruptcy in 1660. Next year it will celebrate its 100th anniversary as a museum. It is 3 stories high and contains about 250 etchings of his as well as drawings by him and his masters and many students, and some of their paintings. A few of his greatest etchings are on the lower entrance floor where there is also an exposition of how an etching is created. Most of the holdings are upstairs. He lived on the second floor and more etchings are here. One does not get to see many of his etchings in one place except in Art books but this Museum is a banquet of this medium. Unfortunately it is hard to exhibit etchings. They are often small and shown behind glass and the lighting causes a myriad of reflections that test the eye (and the tourist's camera). Nevertheless you cannot really appreciate Rembrandt unless you savor his etchings and you cannot find the equal of this exhibit anywhere else. In subsequent Tips we will (as best we can) try to illustrate some of what we enjoyed. (As of this writing we can find only one picture of an etching under Rembrandthuis in VT).
It's nice to be able to see where the Great Master lived when things were going well for him! But there's a story behind the bourgeois facade of prosperity.
Interesting that Rembrandt did well in the great Dutch city of Amsterdam - and for a while he was "painter of the day" - in demand for big civic commissions (i.e. working on the new Town Hall) and society portraits of the rich and famous. But Rembrandt never forgot that he was Rembrandt, and by many accounts he was somewhat difficult to get along with. He also spent money freely on his house and his furniture and his servants, and eventually his finances got out of control. The big commissions began to dry up, some of his wealthy patrons began to turn against, and in general, Amsterdammers began to turn their attention (and their pocketbooks) to the new and younger generation of painters. Fashions turn.
Eventually Rembrandt and family faced the public humiliation of bankruptcy. The tut-tutting must have been impossible to avoid. This large and confortable house had to be given up. And Rembrandt's furniture and possessions were sold at public auction. As is well known, Rembrandt died impoverished, and was buried at public expense in an unmarked grave. C'est la vie.
It's good preparation for a trip to Amsterdam to read a good biography of Rembrandt - and his times. I can recommend the work of Simon Schama, particularly "Rembrandt's Eyes." (There's also some interesting bits about Rembrandt in Zadie Smith's recent novel "On Beauty" - but that's more of a London novel than an Amsterdam novel!)
The house itself was okay to see, but was a bit disappointing only because the furnishings are replicas. However, there is original Rembrandt sketches towards the end of the tour. They are magnificent and well-worth seeing.
The house is a must see. It's organised and a must do during your visit in Amsterdam. However a major turnoff is the fact that while there they've turned the last floor of the House to an excibition of someone who has nothing to do with Rembrandt, something that disappointed me a lot, because it's the last thing u see and leaves you a bad taste.
What a charming city! My first visual was stepping off the TGV from Paris and before me was a sea of black bicycles...all of them locked. I still wonder, how does someone know which one is theirs?
We stayed at the The "American Hotel" it was very clean and very adorable; within walking distance to everything...Rembrandt's house, Van Goh Musee...
Did you know that taxes were assessed on how wide your house was? There is a house that was 3 feet wide...the things people will do to avoid taxes!
Having his masterpiece 'the Nightwatch' stored at another museum (Rijks-) so close to the popular van Gogh museum people often forget the vast collection of the works of Rembrandt that can be wondered at the Rembrandthuis.
The house was built in the early 1600's and now houses a vast collection of Rembrandt smaller paintings and portraits. Particularly interesting is his copper etchings - a brilliant collection of portraits made with this technique.
Further, the house itself is restored and redecorated to give a visual tour of how it might have looked like when Rembrandt lived there in the middle of 1600's.
The museum is open daily from 10am to 5pm; Entrance cost Eur 8 for adults.