Rembrandt House Museum - Rembrandthuis, Amsterdam

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    A low key gem

    by heryanta Written Aug 5, 2007

    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.

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    Rembrant

    by traveloturc Written Aug 3, 2006

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    Rembrant in Rembrant square

    I am a Rembrant Maniac I admire him in my first visit to Amsterdam than I think that one of the most important collection is in Hermitage museum in ST petersburg.
    The Rembrandt House Museum is located in the former residence of famous Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn. The exterior and the interior of the house are exactly the way they were when he lived here in the 17th century. Rembrandt had not been able to pay his creditors for some time. In June 1656 he filed for bankruptcy. All his valuable possessions were sold. An inventory was made per room of the furniture, works of art and implements which were to be auctioned in 1656 and 1657. This inventory was a great aid in refurbishing the ten rooms in Rembrandt’s house. The interior once more looks exactly like it did in the 17th century.
    Of the approximately 290 etchings Rembrandt has made, 260 are on display in the Rembrandt House. The museum is also the proud owner of four of Rembrandt’s copper etching plates.

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    by doug48 Updated Jul 24, 2006

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    the rembrandthuis (house) is an interesting place to visit when in amsterdam. the building was built in 1606, the year of rembrandt's birth, and rembrant lived there from 1639 to 1660. there is an excellent collection of rembrandt's drawings as well as several paintings. you can visit his studio, personal rooms, and his showroom were he sold his works of art. a worthwhile site to visit. open 10:00am to 5:00pm monday-saturday. 1:00pm to 5:00pm sundays.

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    Taking Photos of Pretty Women on Bicycles

    by johngayton Written Sep 19, 2005

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    Ideal for Birdwatching!

    This isn't really a Rembrandt House tip at all, but it is just down the road!

    On my last visit I had, in my head, the intention of writing a "Warnings and Dangers" tip for Amsterdam - this involved sitting outside a cafe somewhere, with just the right lighting behind me and just waiting for the right shots. See my tip!

    And of course, since this may require several hours hard work - a beer or two and a nibble are absolutely essential.

    Rembrandt Corner is an ideal location for all of these activities and just generally going with the flow - beer prices are reasonable and the food is ok - tho I only had a kass and salami tosti

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    Rembrandt House

    by Bilimari Written Jun 13, 2005

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    This is the house where Rembrandt actually lived, painted, and conducted the business from 1639 to 1656 when he went bankrupt.

    Each room is decorated with furnitures from 17th century. This museum owns an almost complete collection of his etchings. Not many paintings were on display, but it was very interesting to stand in the room which appears in his paintings.

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    Rembrandt House

    by roamer61 Written May 16, 2005

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    This is the home of the Netherlands greatest painter. Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn lived from 1606-1669, and during the period 1639-1659, lived in this house where he worked on many of his masterpieces. On display are a number of works by the master himself as well as works by pupils and followers.

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    Rembrandt's House

    by kevarms Written Apr 2, 2005

    The house where Rembrandt lived for 20 years. It was possible to restore it to pretty much how it was during his time here using the inventory taken when he was made bankrupt.
    Nothing spectacular but worth a visit on a rainy day. Try to time your visit to avoid the crowds as it's difficult to move around inside when it's busy.

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    Guided Rembrandt Walk + Rembrandt House visit

    by Kaldenbach Updated Mar 29, 2005
    Understanding great art

    A great personalized walk by an art historian who will meet you in town to join you for a walk along the locations where Rembrandt lived and worked. Plus he will show you sites actually drawn by Rembrandt. An in-depth way to meet Amsterdam.
    10% discount off E 45 price. Minimum 3 customers, maximum 10.
    Fixed schedules but also other dates and times available.

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    REMBRANDT'S HOUSE

    by zuriga Updated Mar 17, 2005

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    For an interesting hour or so, visit the house Rembrandt had to leave when he went bankrupt. Besides seeing how people of that era lived when wealthy, it also has a nice collection of etchings and drawings by other people. Try to go on a Wednesday afternoon. There's someone available to demonstrate how etchings and other prints are done. Since we have a large collection, this was really fascinating and meaningful.

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    VISIT THE REMBRANDT HOUSE.....

    by eden_teuling Written Jan 24, 2005

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    REMBRANDT HOUSE AMSTERDAM.....

    This (have a look at the photograph) is the house where Rembrandt lived for over 20 years and where he created most of his works of art.

    The House has been restored to its original state and is MOST fantastic because it is like in Rembrandt's days. We know how it was at that time because of his own drawings and paintings....

    He bought the house in 1639when he was at the height of his fame. But 20 years later he went bankrupt and an auction was held....A Notary drew up a list of his possessions which made it easier to restore it completely and to its former glory!

    In the museum (nextdoor) a changing collection of his etchings are on permanent display.

    There are also regular special exhibits devoted to Rembrandt and to past and present artists who have been inspired by Rembrandt.

    In Rembrandt's workroom there are demonstrations of how etchings are printed, on Wednesdays and during the weekends: very interesting!

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    Rembrandt museum

    by sylvie-uk Updated Jan 12, 2005

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    how to create paint

    The house of Rembrandt which has been restored to its 17th century state. You can find inside Rembrandt paintings and some other painting, his collection of art (object from all over the world).
    They also recreated his living area.
    In one of the rooms, someone is explaining how to create paint ,which was quit interesting.(not sure it s happening all the time though)

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    The Rembrandt House

    by siaki68 Written Jan 4, 2005

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    Rembrandt House

    Rembrandt lived in this house for about 17 years. He bought it in 1639, but unfortunately he went bankrupt in 1656 and he had to sell at auction everything of value in his house. The house was recently restored and furnished with items from Rembrandt’s time. Inside you can see a big collection of Rembrandt’s etchings, and if you visit the museum on Wednesdays and at weekends you will be able to watch a demonstration of how etchings are printed and how paint was maid in the seventh-century.
    Mon-Sat 10am-5 pm
    Sun and public holidays 1pm-5pm

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    Rembrandthuis

    by Jarin Written Jul 23, 2004

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    Rembrandthuis

    In this house lived and worked the famous and world known painter Rembrandt (Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn) from 1639 till 1660, together with his wife Saskia (she died here in 1642). Their son Titus was born here. The house was built in 1606.
    Many of his famous masterpieces were made in his studio on the 1st floor. The interior of the house has been restored to its 17th-century state.
    A superb collection of Rembrandt’s etchings is permanently on display and is the only place in the world where they can be seen.
    Open daily.

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    Museum Het Rembrandthuis

    by Paul2001 Written Jan 9, 2004

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    Visiting this museum was a true pleasure. This is not only for the fact that I love the works of this great artist but I have been fascinated by his life. This ten room house is an excellent testament to the extraordinary and at times very sad life of the genius, Rembrandt van Rijn. Each room was restored in 1999 to look like it did back the mid 1600's when Rembrandt lived here for 19 years. In each room, there are placks that chronical life of Rembrandt and his financial woes. He would eventually go bankrupt as he suffered from the tendency to spend more than he earned. Rembrandt was quite the collector of art and other brickbrack like stuffed animals and religious icons. There are rooms full of these pieces that you gaze at as you tour the house. There are also recreations of his shop included demonstrations on how he created his sketch art. As for his sketch art, attached to the old house is a new building which houses many of examples of his fabulous etchings. These works are often overlooked in favour of his paintings but they should not be as they are superb.
    The museum is opened on Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun and holidays 1-5pm.

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    Buildings - House of our most beloved painter

    by Pavlik_NL Written Dec 21, 2003

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    The house in which Rembrandt lived and worked

    Many go crazy by Van Gogh, others adore Vermeer, but most loved within the Netherlands is for sure Rembrandt. This was one of the earlier utch painters and his "Nachtwacht" is the pride of the Rijksmuseum. Rembrandt van Rijn lived from 1606 until 1669 and died in quite poor status. If only he knew what his paintings would be worth now ...
    He lived a long period in the house on the Jodenbreestraat, that is now made into a museum.

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