The Rembrandt House Museum
This picturesque house with its magnificent oak door and shutters over stained-glass windows is located in the Jodenbreestraat. Built in 1607 and once home to a merchant family, it is the house in which Rembrandt van Rijn lived and worked for almost twenty years. Here he painted world-famous works such as The Night Watch. Next to painting, Rembrandt also traded in art works and taught painting to students. Famous artists such as Gerrit Dou, Ferdinand Bol and Govert Flinck worked in the large studio on the first floor for many years. Rembrandt also was a passionate collector and had a breathtaking collection of paintings, prints, curiosities and objects d’art.
By the early twentieth century, Rembrandt’s house had fallen into disrepair. Major restoration was needed to save the building. In 1998, a new, modern adjoining museum wing was added. The interior and furnishings of the original house have been recreated in the style of Rembrandt’s age.
In addition to his fame as a painter, Rembrandt also was a consummate etcher. He produced around 290 prints, of which the Rembrandt House Museum has 250 examples. A selection of these can be seen in the permanent display in the new wing. Daily demonstrations are given of Rembrandt’s distinctive method of etching
Details and opening hours
+ 31 (0) 20 520 04 00
Children age 6 to 17: € 3,00
Adults: € 10,00
Museumkaart, I Amsterdamcard: free
CJP, Stadspas: € 7,00
Students, ISIC: € 7,00
All prices include the museum's audio-guide