- See a unique collection of Rembrandt's etchings and sketches, plus two new paintings by Rembrandt, one of which was only rediscovered in 2017!
- Join a daily sketching and painting demonstration so you can learn to paint like Rembrandt himself!
- See some of Rembrandt's actual possessions, including seashells and weaponry
There's an old saying that behind every successful artist is a flabbergasted mother-in-law! We tend to think of artists as singular geniuses who conjure amazing feats of creative expression out of thin air, and that's partially true, but it only tells half the story. This unique exhibition explores the roles of inspiration and creative challenge that Rembrandt's friends, family, and contemporaries had on the artist's work.
Presenting works by Rembrandt that document the important figures in his own life, some of which have never been displayed in The Netherlands before, Rembrandt's Social Network provides an intimate insight into the Dutch master's human side, and is a nice reminder of the importance of people in our own lives.
There was a time when master painter Rembrandt van Rijn ran the Netherlands' largest painting studio from here. Then he lost it all to bankruptcy. Peruse exquisite etchings and sketches by the great artist and see two amazing works considered Rembrandt "rush jobs" in what's now one of Amsterdam's most fascinating museums.
Between 1639 and 1658, Rembrandt himself lived and worked in this beautiful Amsterdam house, and collected seashells (yes, really!) The Rembrandt House now owns pretty much the whole collection of Rembrandt’s etchings, and a lot of his possessions.
See Rembrandt’s military helmets and weaponry, Roman busts and of course, those seashells!
New from May 2018, see two rediscovered works by Rembrandt on loan from a New York collector - Portrait of Petronella Buys (1635) and Man with sword (ca. 1640-1644).
The whereabouts of the Portrait of Petronella Buys was unknown for decades, before it appeared on the art market last year. Originally it was assumed both works were painted by an assistant, but now it's believed they were simply something of a Rembrandt "rush job."
The Rembrandt House has been redecorated with furniture, art and objects dating from the 17th century, so as your browse this master's work, you can really get a feel for his world.
Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date.
The museum is partly accessible for disabled people. Entrance, museum shop, auditorium, toilets and exhibition halls are fully accessible for all visitors. Plus there's an elevator in the new wing. However, the 17th-century house of Rembrandt has no elevator or other facilities available for disabled people, and is therefore not very accessible.