Rembrandt House - Museum
What was Rembrandt's life really like? Where did the Netherlands' most renowned artist etch and paint his masterpieces? Where did the most dramatic events of his life take place? Find out at the Rembrandthuis, Rembrandt's former home on the Jodenbreestraat in Amsterdam.
Background Rembrandt bought the house in 1639 when he was at the height of his fame, but by 1656 he was bankrupt. All of his most valuable possessions were auctioned off, including a large collection of art and rare objects. A notary drew up a list of all his possessions, so we know exactly how the house was furnished back in Rembrandt's time. The historic interior has been restored to its former glory and furnished with items and works of art from the master's time. Wandering through the 17th-century rooms, visitors can experience what it was like to live as Rembrandt did. See where his son Titus was born, the workshop where he printed his etchings and, of course, the master's studio. The museum has approximately 250 etchings by Rembrandt and paintings by his predecessors and pupils on display.
Furthermore Rembrandt House is near the following sights: Gassan Diamonds (±175 metre), TunFun (±250 metre), Jewish Historical Museum (±300 metre), JHM Children's Museum (±300 metre) & Portuguese Synagogue (±300 metre).For information:
Rembrandt house museum
Jodenbreestraat 4, Amsterdam
tel. +31 205 200 400