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.
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