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The Rembrandt House Museum (Dutch: Museum Het Rembrandthuis) is a historic house and art museum in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Painter Rembrandt lived and worked in the house between 1639 and 1656. The 17th-century interior has been reconstructed. The collection contains Rembrandt's etchings and paintings of his contemporaries. The museum had 237,383 visitors in 2014.
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Humbling to stand in the studio looking at an easel oriented such to just perfectly capture the sun from the north facing windows and see the canvas illuminated in the way that allowed Rembrandt to harness light as he so masterfully did. The building is amazing to see. Well preserved inside and out. Two small paintings attributed to Rembrandt. A handful of tiny sketches and 2 etchings. Daily demonstrations on how the artist printed from etchings and mixed his paints.
My experience in Rembrandt house was amazing. I loved this small building which is well restored. Really there are no many Rembrandt's pieces here but few ones are enough to catch and admire the geniality of this master. Visitors should not miss to see the studio on the upper floor where Rembrandt used to teach and the little room where he used to prepare and make his drawing patterns onto cupper sheets. The show of work method of Rembrandt by an expert is the best and very instructive. Don't miss it.
This is quite an interesting museum in the former house of Rembrandt. It is spread out over a couple of floors of which the last ones are up a small circular staircase. The museum itself has quite a large collection of paintings from Rembrandt and his personal furnishings. It's quite amazing looking at the furniture used back in those days. The museum also has a small workshop on painting/making paint mainly aimed for small children. The gift shop is a little on the small side.
Double benefit of learning about Rembrandt and getting to wonder through an authentic old, Dutch house. Absolutely do not miss the special presentation of how Rembrandt made his paints. Fantastic and packed with history. The etching presentation is also informative and worth seeing.
See how Rembrandt lived all those centuries ago. They did a great job in replicating his house and belongings. Great way to experience how people lived so long ago. Many other museums in the area. Take the tour. It's informative. And you will not get that information anywhere else.
Definitely worth the price of admission. Walking through the 17th century house where Rembrandt lived, worked, and taught students, you could feel the history. Taking the self-guided audio tour didn't cost anything extra, is in dozens of languages, and certainly added to the experience. Also watching a live demonstration of how pigments where made to make different colored paints was quite interesting. One of the better museums in Amsterdam!
If you love Rembrandt then this is a must see place. While pretty much everything is NOT original (he lost the house and all its possessions in bankruptcy) they have done a great job of using those bankruptcy notes and paintings from the time to reconstruct what it most likely could have been like. Also, they have mini-classes held throughout the day that demonstrate what it was like to paint and etch in the time period.
Very interesting. We enjoyed the free audio tour and the little demonstrations going on throughout the museum. The audio tour is self guided. There are little plaques by every room to which you hold the listening device which in turn will play the correct information in your pre selected language. We went on a Sunday morning and it wasn't particularly busy which was a good thing as space is rather limited (as to be expected in an old building). The museum is really well maintained, staff were very friendly.
Impressive to see so much of the masters work in one place, well laid out exhibits and a nice relaxed flow. What spoiled it for me as a visual artist interested in the classic "Rembrandt technique" was the fact that artificial lights are used in the studio in which he painted. So the opportunity to witness the very same lighting conditions the man himself painted with is removed. Not a massive point to many but to me it killed the experience. Lovely staff on reception though.
The staging of Rembrandt’s House was very well considered and very detailed. It’s a small musuem so best to go during off-peak times as it can get a little crowded. If you can, do attend the 2 live demonstrations of pigment/paint making & print making. These are complimentary with ticket entry but fill up fast as there is a 15 person maximum capacity for the demonstration sessions. Just wait hear the demonstration rooms before the next session starts.
Loved this!! The thought of standing places to ponder as Rembrandt did... his bedroom, studio, welcoming foyer... very cool! Amazing how well they have recreated the entire home!!! Be aware, NOT that you're doing anything wrong, but the museum attendants follow you around EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. I totally get it, watch out for what a crazy guest might do... but, for the price, I was there to reminisce about a famous artist not graffiti the kitchen. I would sometimes find myself looking at something deep in thought on history only to have my gaze met suddenly across the room by an employee, a little unnerving...
An amazing experience. The audio tour was fantastic and guided us through the multiple levels of his iconic house. The tour is detailed and describes lots of little details that I previously didn’t know. There was also a ‘talk’ about how Rembrandt painted his pictures which was fascinating. To top it off the house had many of his pieces including a small gallery at the top level. Amazing!
Great place to visit, the main criticism I have is the lighting. The master painting room should not have been lit with electrical lights at all as you can't experience the same light as the great Rembrandt himself which made his paining so amazing. Also the paint making demonstration could have been done in a different room as it caused it to be impossible to view coz of the crowd in this not too big space. Also all the paintings around the house were not lit properly and there was a lot of glare from the electrical lights so you couldn't see them property. I rather see them in a separate room/gallery/museum and professionally lit so I can actually see what is on the paintings. The place is crowded because most people are stopping and trying to view the paintings from different angles, so staying in the rooms longer. If you have any mobility issues you will not be able to climb the bendy and narrow staircase. I was expecting something more professional and better though through considering we talking about Rembrandt the great master of light and atmosphere.
Nice little museum filled with details about Rembrandt and a day in his shoes. It even includes a free audio tour. The house is pretty big, each room is special in it's own way and the audio tour does a great job at describing it. The museum also has a nice gift shop and locker room to store your stuff.
Great atmospheric place and very well done exhibition. I also was lucky to watch a presentation on the colours and oil paint preparation in the times of Rembrandt. They also have a presentation on graphics, but I missed it. Highly recommended!
Very educational and informative museum. Afforadably priced entry, and the audio tour is very helpful! It does not take very long to go through, and is definitely well worth a visit! It's also very close to many other museums, so you can visit a few in the same day if you'd like!
Worth to visit and has free audio tour :) Not very busy, but very interesting. Actually it was first real old house in Amsterdam I could see inside. Everything well explained, very friendly staff, close to the city centre, walking distance from Rembrandt square. Highly recommended. You will be asked to leave your bag or backpack in the locker. Staff will help you with that :)
I was very surprised by how interesting this museum was. The audio tour is very good and because it is not so big its something you can easily do within an hour. We went around the middle of the day and there were no queues at all but I have read that is not always the case so plan ahead. The actual Rembrandt house is not wheelchair accessible but the adjacent gallery spaces do have a lift to all floors.
Excellent insight into life of one of most famous painters as well as his apprentices. Don't expect a lot of paintings, but you'll see plenty interesting facts and get to admire original sketches which are rotated with modern prints. Audio guide is included in the ticket price so make sure to use it!
Loved the place and the audio guide which is very informative. The demonstration of mixing paints was particularly fun and lively. At first we thought the ticket was quite pricey but turned out that we enjoyed it a lot.