Rembrandt House Museum

Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Rembrandt House Museum is a house in the Jodenbreestraat, where Rembrandt lived and painted for a number of years. A few years ago the house was thoroughly reconstructed on the inside to show how the house would have looked in Rembrandt's days. Adjoining (and linked to) the house is a modern building where work of Rembrandt is on display, mainly etchings and also a part of his collection of objects from all over the world.

Rembrandt purchased the house in 1639 and lived there until he went bankrupt in 1656, when all his belongings went on auction. The auction list enabled the reconstructions of all his belongings which are also on display in the house.



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Founded: 1911
Category: Museums in Netherlands


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User Reviews

Hungry Sammy (3 years ago)
Funny if you are interested in laughing a bit during an exhibition or two... :D You need to have sense of humor to truly enjoy this museum!
Marija Milenkovic (4 years ago)
Must see spot! Very interesting arranged house with audio guide in few languages and in details explained each room. I am so lucky and happy that I've had a chance to visit and to be there. Definitely recommend!???
Mik B. (4 years ago)
Very interesting I loved it! Few pictures but nice exploring the house imagining painter's daily life
Shaghayegh Abaszadeh (4 years ago)
Was a nice experience for those interested in painting and painters but there was not any masterpiece of Rembrandt there and in the end, I asked myself what is the famous paint of him!!! they could keep at least one of his masterpiece in this house all the paints belonged to his pupils, anyway I enjoyed it
Giorgia Pgg (4 years ago)
Wonderful experience seeing with my own eyes where Rembrandt has lived and created such celebrated masterpieces,the tour is well organized and you can see a lot of his original paintings plus some objects he collected and get to know how the entire house was accommodated (kitchen,beds,art room etc.) You are free to browse and take pictures A really nice house museum
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