Experience 350 years of Rembrandt

Theme Year 2019

Celebrate Rembrandt’s life and the extraordinary century in which he lived in museums throughout Holland with theme year Rembrandt and the Golden Age. 

Rembrandt lived and painted in a special time in the seventeenth century better known as the Dutch Golden Age. In 2019 it will be 350 years since Rembrandt died. To honor one of the most impactful artist of the 17th century, several museums in collaboration with the NBTC organize ”350 years of Rembrandt and the Golden Age”. Museums throughout all of the Netherlands renewed exhibitions on all aspects related to the life and art of this prestigious artist. Therefore, Rembrandt and the Golden Age are unmistakable intertwined with each other.

Rembrandt van Rijn was born in Leiden, 1606. When he enrolled at Leiden University in 1620, he used the name: ”Rembrandus” only in 1633 he wrote the name ”Rembrandt”  for the first time under one of his paintings. Before that time his name was written without ”T”, but what the official spelling variant is still remains a mystery.

Exhibithions can be found all over the Netherlands, here an overview:

Amsterdam

  • Rembrandt Privé – Stadsarchief Amsterdam  (7 December 2018 – 7 April 2019)
  • Rembrandt’s Social Network – Rembrandthuis (1 February – 19 May 2019)
  • All of the Rembrandt’s – Rijksmuseum  (15 February – 10 June 2019)
  • Inspired by Rembrandt – Rembrandthuis  (7 June – 1 September 2019)
  • Rembrandt’s Masterpiece from the Israel Museum – Joods Historisch Museum  (13 September – 10 November 2019)
  • Laboratorium Rembrandt – Rembrandthuis  (21 September 2019 – 16 February 2020)
  • Rembrandt-Velázquez – Rijksmuseum  (11 October 2019 – 19 January 2020)

Delft

Dordrecht

Haarlem

  • Frans Hals en de Modernen – Frans Hals Museum  (12 October 2018 – 10 February 2019)

Hoorn & Enkhuizen

Leiden

Leeuwarden

  • Rembrandt en Saskia: Liefde in de Gouden Eeuw – Fries Museum (24 November 2018 – 7 March 2019)

Middelburg

  • Rondleiding Gouden Eeuw – Zeeuws Museum  (1 January – 31 December 2019)

Den Haag

  • Rembrandt en het Mauritshuis – Mauritshuis  (31 January – 15 September 2019)
  • Beeldvorming over Johan Maurits – Mauritshuis  (4 April – 7 July 2019)
  • Gouden Eeuw in Den Haag – Haags Historisch Museum  (28 April – 8 September 2019)
  • Nicolaes Maes – Mauritshuis  (17 October 2019 – 19 January 2020)

Museums on display

Zeeuws Museum

Zeeuws Museum

Combine this beautiful historic city with a visit to the Zeeuws Museum.
½ day
Middelburg
The Rembrandt House Museum

The Rembrandt House Museum

The house of the master painter Rembrandt, in the old Jewish Quarter in Amsterdam
1 hour
Amsterdam
The painting of the girl with the pearl at the Mauritshuis

Mauritshuis

The Royal Art Gallery in The Hague! Masterpieces by Rembrandt, Vermeer and more.
4.67 / 3 reviews
per person
2 hours
The Hague
VOC ship in Amsterdam

National Maritime Museum

Dutch naval history brought to life. This Amsterdam museum is interactive and informative!
5.00 / 1 review
per person
2 hours
Amsterdam

The Amsterdam Museum

Discover the multiple stories of Amsterdam.  
5.00 / 1 review
per person
1 hour
Amsterdam
Jewish Historical museum building

Jewish Cultural Quarter

Jewish culture and heritage in Amsterdam.
5.00 / 1 review
per person
3 hours
Amsterdam
Portrait Gallery

Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age - Hermitage Amsterdam

Group portraits of the Dutch Golden Age in the Hermitage museum Amsterdam.
Museum of the Canals in Amsterdam

Museum of the Canals

A museum about Amsterdam's iconic canals.
45 minutes
Amsterdam
The Rijksmuseum building in the evening

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Dutch art and history from the Middle Ages to the present day.
5.00 / 8 reviews
per person
3 hours
Amsterdam