Travelling back in time
Rembrandt, an expert painter, draftsman and printmaker, purchased his house in 1639 when he became a successful artist. In 1656, Rembrandt went bankrupt and had to sell his most valuable possessions.
The Rembrandt House Museum has been fully restored to its original aspect, when the innovative master lived in the house during the seventeenth century. It contains the old furniture and paintings by other contemporary artists that decorated the painter's walls.
The museum’s most interesting room is the artist’s workshop. You can also visit the kitchen, the bedrooms and an art room full of different objects Rembrandt and his students added to their canvas, including plaster figures, strange animals and snail shells.
The Night Watch painting
Some experts believe that Rembrandt’s luck changed in 1642 after painting the world-famous “The Night Watch”, currently displayed in the Rijksmuseum. After completing this canvas, much darker than the rest of his work, the artist lost popularity.
The Rembrandt House Museum is extremely interesting. The entrance ticket includes an excellent audio guide in English which explains in detail the curious life of one of the most celebrated artists of all times and his house.
If you enjoyed visiting The Anne Frank House, you’ll greatly enjoy this museum.
Every day: 10am to 6pm.
Closed: 25 December and 27 April.
Adults: € 14 (US$ 17)
Children (aged 6-17): € 5 (US$ 6.10)
Children under 6: free admission.
Tram: Mr Visserplein, lines 9 and 14.