The Rembrandt House Museum
The former residence of Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn has been restored to its former glory; the way it was when Rembrandt lived here in the 17th century. Everything’s there: his studio, his living quarters and his art. You’ll most definitely be surprised by his curiosity cabinet.
Collection of the Rembrandt House Museum
When Rembrandt filed bankruptcy in 1656 an inventory was made and his valuable possessions were sold. Thankfully the list with Rembrandt’s inventory was saved and that’s how you can get a representative glimpse on Rembrandt’s life today.
Besides the rooms of the house, the Rembrandt House Museum shows:
- Paintings by Rembrandt’s contemporaries, his pupils and his teacher ‘Pieter Lastman’.
- Rembrandt’s graphical work: The museum harbors a large collection of 260 Rembrandt etchings (in total app. 290 etchings are known) as well as four of Rembrandt’s copper etching plates.
- Daily demonstrations of Rembrandt’s etching technique, as well as frequent demonstrations of 17th-century paint mixing.
- Temporary exhibitions which highlight certain aspects of Rembrandt’s work.
Rembrandt and You
As you walk through the Rembrandt’s House Museum you’ll understand more and more of this old master, his life and his achievements. It is by far the closest you’ll ever get to understanding the painter Rembrandt.