Rembrandt House Museum, Amsterdam

Celebrate the life and career of famous Dutch artist Rembrandt at Rembrandt House Museum, a home where he spent more than two decades. Rembrandt lived and painted in this house from 1639 to 1658. Today you can visit the museum and home, which was remodeled to reflect how it would have looked when Rembrandt lived there. Walk through a replica of his bedroom, view his collection of artifacts from around the world, and see many of his prominent works on display. You can also take a guided tour, participate in a print-making workshop, or watch an etching and paint-preparation demonstration. Arrange your visit to Rembrandt House Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Amsterdam using our Amsterdam trip planning website .
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  • First, the Museum is a reconstruction of the House of Rembrandt (kitchen, living room, workshops...), through his paintings and records related to its debts, then a small exhibition of his etchings. The entry price is €13 (adult), € 10 (student - not very fussy about certificates...), and there is no waiting at the cashier, and this requires therefore no booking in advance. The audioguide in french is included in the rate. He brings some information, but we learn very little about life or the technique of the painter; you stay a little on your end. The visit lasts 1 h 30 - 2 h. Get there before 2:30 because there are small workshops (etching, tap the pigments, and a movie - only in English) that close around 16:45. You will find little paintings of Rembrandt (approx. 10, and no centerpiece - to do this, go to the Rijk), but a lot of engravings, which have greatly contributed to the fame of the artist. People do not properly speak English will be probably frustrated to see many untranslated panels, particularly in the section on the etchings. If you're in a hurry, the last piece is not essential; She is exclusively dedicated to the engravings illustrating the friendship of Rembrandt and Jan Six... Namely: a guided tour is designed for children (educational audioguide).
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  • Excellent museum about the real life and activities of Rembrandt, inside his house...realistic and with a great attention to details! I suggest this amazing experience in Amsterdam, but I advice about...  more »
  • The house has been very well restored and turned into a museum. Rembrandt almost comes alive. Even though I am not a fan of his works, the visit here was very interesting.  more »
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  • Really cool experience, especially for a museum. Google maps showed it was busier than usual, and yet we didn't have to wait in any lines, so that combined with the very reasonable entry fee was the first win. Took a minute to get the hang of the (free) audio guide system...it operates like a remote control you point at a little target on the wall to hear narration for each room/exhibit area. Really cool to hear the history, which I knew none of previously, and to walk through each room meticulously restored to look exactly as they did at the time when Rembrandt was forced to sell the home due to his bankruptcy. Stand in his studio, try the manual paint making process that apprentices did for him on a daily basis, check out his outrageous collection of ancient artifacts from around the world in his "cabinet" room, and admire all kinds of art, while immersing yourself in Rembrandt's life and story. I'm not into traditional art museums at all, and my husband is into them, so this was a great compromise that was cool and interactive enough for me, while still offering enough of the culture and art works my husband enjoys in museums.
  • An interesting museum of the life and work of Rembrandt, housed within the very studio from which he worked centuries ago. Admission price is lower than many of the other major museums in Amsterdam, so well worth the visit if you don't want to fork out an outrageous 17.50 at the Rejksmuseum.
  • Great place to learn about life in the seventeenth century as well as learn about life for artists in general and Rembrandt in particular. Preservation is excellent. Not as commercialized as Ann Frank’s House.
  • Rude staff member, but otherwise excellent visit! When we entered, we asked about the Museum Card, for which entrance is free, and whether a Museum Pass we purchased about one week before our visit included such a perk. The man selling tickets said the Museum Card requires an actual card mailed tons residential address in the Netherlands. Obviously, our Museum Pass is not that. OK. I jokingly commented, "There is so much information for tourists, itgets a bit confusing"... to which he replied sarcastically, "Like your president." Well, I was born and raised in CANADA. (True, I am also an American citizen.) But terribly offensive, completely inappropriate... he was "going for the jugular" in response to my relatively benign comment about tourist information online. Anyway, the rest of the visit was delightful, interesting, with friendly staff.
  • Very good exposition, definitely shows you the contact between Rembrandt and his pupils, and materialises the effect on their styles and inspirations. The staff was very nice as well

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