- Unique collection of Rembrandt's etchings and sketches, plus paintings by Rembrandt's teacher, his pupils, and contemporaries
- Daily etching and paint demonstrations which you can join to do your own Rembrandt-style work
- Collection of Rembrandt's possessions includes seashells and weaponry, so you can get a better idea of the man behind the art
There was a time when master painter Rembrandt van Rijn ran the Netherlands largest painting studio here. Then he lost it all to bankruptcy. Now it's a museum where you can experience etchings and sketches by the great artist, in the place where he made them. Until 12 February, you can see The Four Senses, Rembrandt’s earliest known paintings. They're on display together in the Netherlands for the first time ever.
Between 1639 and 1658, Rembrandt lived and worked in this beautiful house. The Rembrandt House now owns the virtually complete collection of Rembrandt’s etchings, and part of this collection is permanently shown in the exhibition gallery here.
In addition, there are changing temporary exhibitions that show works of his predecessors and contemporaries, as well as a collection of Rembrandt’s possessions, including military helmets and weaponry, Roman busts and seashells. The modern wing of the museum holds modern and current works of art.
Perhaps the coolest thing about a visit here is the fact that the house has been redecorated with furniture, art and objects dating from the 17th century. So you can get that original feeling. Plus, if you want to get deeper into Rembrandt's world, an ongoing workshop offers you the opportunity to do your own etching in Rembrandt’s student studio.
- Downloadable English audio guide (see ticket)
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.