- See the Rijksmuseum's full collection of Rembrandt's works, presented together for the first time in history with a uniquely special exhibition
- The exhibition features 22 paintings, 60 drawings, and more than 300 prints, showcasing Rembrandt's evolution into one of the greatest artists of all time
- Marvel at the Dutch master's most famous works, before or after exploring the rest of the museum's treasures at your leisure
Marking the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt's death, the Rijksmuseum is celebrating the Dutch master with a truly special exhibition. All the Rembrandts brings together the Rijksmuseum's entire collection of Rembrandt's works (the largest in the world), presenting them all together for the first time ever. It's a rare opportunity to lift the veil on one of the most important artists in history and discover the moving stories that live on in his brushstrokes.
Featuring 22 paintings, 60 drawings, and more than 300 examples of Rembrandt's prints, the exhibition takes you on a biographical journey of the Golden Age genius, and explores the mosaic of Rembrandt's multifaceted life through a number of themes. It's all set against the dramatic backdrop of the Rijksmuseum, so prepare to be wowed.
The exhibition's first section presents Rembrandt's work as a young artist, when he was, like many youngsters, a little preoccupied with his self-image! This close examination of Rembrandt's self-portraits reveals his evolution as an artist over time. Get meta and snap a selfie with young Rembrandt - it could be the start of your own oeuvre!
The second section focuses on Rembrandt's surroundings and the people in his life, offering a unique window into the world of 17th-century Dutch life - told with the soul of an artist. See the powerful portraits of his wife Saskia lying ill in bed, and intimate depictions of his family, friends, and the beggars, buskers, vagrants, and actors he encountered every day.
A gifted storyteller, Rembrandt's stories are at the heart of the last section, showcasing the masterful expression of gestures and emotions that are familiar and intimate, yet fleeting and elusive. The Jewish Bride and Self-Portrait as the Apostle Paul are prime examples of this.
You'll also find a certain Night's Watch, Rembrandt's biggest masterpiece, and the permanent centerpiece of the Rijksmuseum's endless treasures, which you'll be free to explore on your own after the exhibition.
- Skip-the-line entrance to the Rijksmuseum
- Access to the All the Rembrandts exhibition
- 50% discount on 17th-century family guide books in Dutch, English, French and German, available at the info desk
- Guided tour (available for an additional fee with prior reservation)
- Enter the museum via the Visitors with Ticket lane and show your smartphone ticket at the entrance to the galleries
- The timeslot selected is for the visit to the exhibition, make sure you are on time (valid only once), latecomers might not be welcome
Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.
Rijksmuseum: Skip The Line
See the spectacular 'All the Rembrandts' exhibition, on until the 10th of June
Use the Rijks app with free audio guide. It is the only such product I've used and the guided tours were on a par with the best I've experienced, including recently at the Belvedere Palace in Vienna.