Visit Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn’s home and working place. For twenty years, the Netherlands’ greatest artist lived and worked in this impressive building, which is situated in the heart of Amsterdam, and now featured as a museum.
The Rembrandt House Museum gives visitors a complete Rembrandt experience. With a seventeenth-century inventory as a guide, the house has been meticulously refurbished with furniture, art and objects from that time. The museum offers a nearly complete collection of Rembrandt etchings and inspiring exhibitions about Rembrandt, his predecessors, contemporaries and pupils.
As you will see, Rembrandt was very wealthy during his lifetime. The painted portraits of a lot of rich citizens of Amsterdam, earning a fair wage. Unfortunately, he did not know how to deal with his wealth, and he finally died poor. He was buried in a mass grave beneath the ‘Westerkerk.’ This church is to be found next to the Anne Frank House.
The Rembrandt House Museum is also a venue for exhibitions of work by contemporary artists — artists who have been inspired by the work of Rembrandt, their seventeenth-century predecessor. Come and meet him in his own home.
Would you like to visit this museum? Buy your tickets here and enjoy fast-track entry! The Rembrandt House Museum is located in the Jewish quarter, and from Amsterdam Central Station it is a great walk to the museum. The museum provides a great audiotour, which is included in the price of your ticket. The audiotour is available in ten languages: Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese and Chinese!
Also, the giftshop of the museum is known to have the best souvenirs and gifts, even locals go here for birthday shopping!