Rembrandt Square, also named as Rembrandtplein, is just in walking distance to Dam Square, which serves day time to tourists as a historical area and for photo shoots and as its gets darker turns to a place of full entertainment ...
Originally known as the Botermarkt (Butter Market), was established in 1668 and built from the remnants of the old city port. As the name suggests, the first use for this central square was as a dairy market. Occasionally, locals would also enjoy a street fair or other small entertainment event at this venue.
The area remained the same for nearly two centuries, but as the turn of the 20th century approached, hotels, restaurants, and shops sprung up around this square, named after the famous Dutch painter. The burgeoning population began to congregate here and it became a popular gathering spot, especially for young adults.
I suggest u to go there in the afternoon, have some walks around, check the souvenir shops and then just grab a chair in a restaurant and join the huge crowd as sun goes down ... :)
The Rembrandtplein or Rembrandt square is located between the Mint Tower and the Amstel river and Stopera. The square traditionally housed anumber of night venues and there still are some.
The square has been transformed from a small park with trees into a more open and spacious place with the Statue of the famous Dutch painer Rembrandt van Rijn at the center.
At daytime local artist are making music and selling art work.
Rembrandt Square or(Rembrandtplein) in Dutch,was originally known as the Butter Market.Established in 1668 and built from the remnants of the old city port its first use was a dairy market.Occasionally locals would enjoy a street fair here or take part in other small events at this venue.The area remained the same for almost two centuries but as the turn of the twentieth century approached hotels,shops and restaurants began to spring up around the square.The locals then began to congregate here and it became a popular social gathering spot especially with young lovers.In homage to the artist that the Dutch embraced,a statue of 'Rembrandt' was eventually placed in the middle of the square.Fashioned from cast iron,it potrays the famous early nineteenth century artist in a rather casual pose overlooking the many visitors that head to the square for fun or relaxation.
Rembrandtplein or Rembrandt Square is a popular square in Amsterdam. The place is mostly happening at night with plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars. So, if you're looking for a night out...this is one of the place you can go to.
Somewhere in the middle of it, there's a huge statue of Rembrandt, the famous Dutch painter. I saw hotels too around the area, they might be quite noisy at night. I came across a souvenir shop as well, but can't recall the name.
Want to take a break from walking, shopping and sightseeing? Then I recommend this place.
Whilst hubby went into the Rembrandt House, Birgit and I sat at the Rembrandt Corner and had a glass of wine. It was nice overlooking the canal and people watching.
The statue, sculptured by Royer, was erected here in 1876. This was the reason why the square changed its name.
The square itself, full of cafés, restaurants, night-clubs and discos, is usually crowded by day and noisy at night.
The Rembrandtplein seems the center and heart of Amsterdam. Around it are cafes, restaurants, hotels and some wonderful statues.. not to mention the ubiquitous trams. It's a short walk to the Dam or south to the Ledesplein area. Cross the Amstel and the other side of the river is home to more museums and sites of interest.
Here in the Rembrandt Plein (Rembrandt Square) is a statue of Rembrandt. Why have a statue of Rembrandt, that is easy to determine...come on you all know the most famous Dutch painter. But who in the world are all these smaller statues scattered around the base of Rembrandt's statue, are they like Santa's Helpers...are they apprentices???, or maybe guards?? I read somewhere that it mimics one of his paintings,does anyone know.
The area surrounding the square is filled with small restaurants where we enjoyed a cup of coffee and just watched the world walk by. I read that this is an area favored by the gay and lesbian crowd and the square has been used for gatherings. It is a beautiful area to visit.
See the famous Rembrandt painting of the Night Watch - then see it in 3D at Rembrants plein
See all 22 characters in bronze & interact with the all singing, all dancing, all stabbing night brigade.
These statues were transported from Moscow to co-incide with 2006 celebration of Rembrandt year
The Rembrandtplein is a square in the innerpart of Amsterdam which once was named Botermakrt (Butter market). It got the name of Rembrandtplein after the square was honoured with a statue of Rembrandt Van Rijn, Dutch world-famous painter, created by Louis Royer in 1852. This statue was placed right in the middle of the square where for now you can see some more statues ...
These are the specially created statues of the world-famous painting The Night Watch by Rembrandt. Because this very day of July 15th, 2006, it is 400 years ago Rembrandt was born in Amsterdam. So it is obvious Amsterdam and Holland celebrate this day and the whole year of 2006 there will be events created for Rembrandt Van Rijn ... and around the Rembrandtplein which got the best clubs in the area to spend your night! Donot miss them >>>
Rembrandt 400 years - Amsterdam
This was the area we stayed in Amsterdam.
Our hotel was a short 3 minute walk away form this suare. A pretty square, with the foreboding statue of the artiste himself, Rembrandt.
As an artist myself, this was quite a special moment.
Throughout school, one learns all about the masters of art, architecture, sculpture etc... and so when you are in the area where the artist lived and painted, it is quite awe-inspiring.
The square has developed over the years into a centre for nightlife with the opening of various hotels and cafes.
We had firsthand experience of the nightclubs - not being into nightclubs ourselves - they kept us awake every night with really loud music. Especially this one gay club round the corner. It was maybe nice for them, but not for anyone trying to sleep within a half mile radius!
So, although a nice square, not a good place to sleep.
This is the major 'entertainment' area for rowdy Amsterdammers and out-of-towners. Bars chock-a-block with people singing along to Dutch folk songs at the top of their voices, and a few large disco's with heavy security at the door. Because all bars and disco's close at the same moment, sometimes things get out of hand a bit. Strangely enough the square is surrounded by major gay spots like the iT, and just off the square is the Halvemaansteeg, a small street packed with gay bars. No problems here, so maybe Amsterdam really is a tolerant city. Also nearby is Reguliersdwarsstraat, currently the hippest nightlife street of Amsterdam.
Rembrandtsplein (Rembrandt's Plaza) is truly one of my favourite places to be in Amsterdam. This large square is full of cafes and bars. In 1876 the statue of Rembrandt was put in the center of the square, giving the name (formerly the square was known as The Botermarkt).
The tram has a stop right here, named, of course, Rembrandtsplein. You can choose one of the many outside tables to have lunch, dinner, or just a snack and a drink (beer of course).
I was there exactly in the day of the football match between Holland and Germany !! :) Oddly enough, the game ended 1-1 and the day after that my itinerary took me to Germany :)
Holland is very serious about its national football team. That day every bar was orange and orang(er) than the other, to attract more customers, football fans, to watch the game. There were every kind of wear in orange, from t-shirts to socks :) I was especially amused by a hat that looked like a football field, and it also had a ball :)
The theater was built between 1918 and 1921
Opened on 28 october 192, designed by assignment of Abraham Tuschinski, a Polish immigrant. He wanted to go to the USA but stopped ihn the netherlands. Started 4 movietheaters in Rotterdam and then wanted to devellop Amsterdam. He hired architect Hijman Louis de Jong.
The facade is sort of Art Deco, and is decorated with glased tiles and ceramic sculptures. This facade was to advertise and lure people inside. but the inside was also very luxurious and absolutely state of the art for that time. The total costs of the project were around 4.000.000 dutch guilders ( 2 million euro), much money in that time.
From 1998-2002 the building was restored external and interior. Today the Tuschinski theater has 19 rooms and over 4000 seats. It is part of the Pathé Cinemas
Opened in 1921, this theatre is one of the last CINEMA CATHEDRALS in Europe.
The imposing front towers 26 mtrs. over the city.
Its style is a mixture of the Amsterdam School, Art Déco and Tuschinski ROCOCO.
THE SUMPTUOUS AND OVERWHELMINGLY DECORATED HALL IS INVITING EVERYONE TO ATTEND A PERFORMANCE.
Woven in the carpet is the enormous eagle.
The main auditorium seats 1,472 and more than 1,600 lightbulbs give the theatre its unique atmosphere and let me tell you that it is GREAT being there.
Here you see the hall, where on the day if the VT meeting (13th March 2004) we had tea.....just to BE there and feel emerged by the beauty and atmosphere.
The theatre is uniquely situated in the heart of AMSTERDAM, consists of the GROTE ZAAL (Main auditorium) and has another 5 halls..........it is great to go shopping of to meet friends in Amsterdam and then go to TUSCHINKSI to watch a wonderful movie!
You can buy tickets at the box office but also online: www.tuschinski.nl which makes things easy!
You can also buy tickets in advance because there is a events calendar for a whole month...
Box offices open: daily 12.30 and you can pay cash, or with creditcard Visa, Mastercard and American Express card.
THERE ARE SPECIAL EVENTS: see calendar via the website you can let them know that you want to receive the monthly "Agenda" online EACH MONTH....
For 24,95 Euro you can buy the book: " THEATER TUSCHINSKI, RESTAURATIE VAN EEN DROOM" , a MUST for those who love TUSCHINSKI and want to know everything about its restoration.
MORE NEWS: ask for the special FAMILY TICKET: 25 Euro only for 4 persons, of whom 2 must be younger than 12 years of age.
In the wonderful hall is a bar and are lovely seats, everything in the special TUSCHINSKI STYLE........and uuuuuuuhhhhhhhhh do go to the ladies- / men's rooms...........these are also in style!