The Rembrandt House Museum
Welcome to the Rembrandt House Museum. Here you encounter Rembrandt in his own home. At this address, right in the heart of Amsterdam, he lived and worked for nineteen years. Here he trained his pupils, received his customers, created his masterpieces and became the greatest of all. Now, almost 400 years later, the Rembrandt House Museum is the only museum in the world completely dedicated to Rembrandt. Step back in time to the 17th century and be inspired by Rembrandt the man, the artist, his home, his city and his time. You cannot get any closer to Rembrandt.
On 18 March 2023, the museum reopened with 30% more Rembrandt. Five new museum spaces were added, including an epilogue room, an etching attic, and a third exhibition space. A new multimedia tour brings Rembrandt’s house and his time vividly to life. You’ll experience Rembrandt’s life story, from when he moved into the house as an ambitious celebrity artist, to his forced departure when he could no longer pay off his debts. Every day there are etching and painting demonstrations in the museum. You can find out how the artist made his paints in the exact place where Rembrandt created his masterpieces: his studio. In the new attic, you can take a (virtual) look over the artist’s shoulder and learn about Rembrandt’s etching techniques. Each year,
A must do when visiting Rembrandts home country! A high light tour (with guide or our free multimedia device) can take you through the museum in 60 minutes.
Directed by Rembrandt
02 March – 26 May 2024
Rembrandt was a masterful storyteller. But instead of words, he told his stories in pictures. He carefully directed his characters and scenes, using methods from the theatre. In the Spring of 2024, the Rembrandt House Museum will host Directed by Rembrandt. The exhibition showcases the close connection between Rembrandt’s art and Amsterdam’s theatre scene. It is the first exhibition to portray Rembrandt as a director of his artworks. The Rembrandt House Museum will be borrowing several masterpieces for the exhibition, including the painting Joseph Accused by Potiphar’s Wife (1655) from Berlin’s Gemäldegalerie, which will return for three months to the place it was originally painted.