Rembrandt House Museum - Rembrandthuis, Amsterdam

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    rembrandthuis

    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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    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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    Amazing Etchings

    by Donna_in_India Updated May 15, 2009

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    Entrance to Rembrandthuis, Amsterdam

    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.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    by Jarin Written Jul 23, 2004

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    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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    Rembrandt House

    by yooperprof Written Aug 22, 2008

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    house of the master

    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!)

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    by ingridf_nl Written Apr 27, 2003

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    Rembrandt lived in this house between 1639 and 1658. It is now called Museum het Rembrandthuis or the Rembrandt House Museum.

    If you like Rembrandt, etchings, history, this is an easy stop. Sometimes they have in house artists producing etchings, which can be quite marvelous to watch.

    A very nice small museum, worth a short visit.

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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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    Rembrandts house

    by MATIM Updated May 21, 2009

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    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

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