Rembrandt and the Golden Age 2019
Rembrandt and the Golden Age

Theme Year 2019: 350 Years Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age

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 unmistakably 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 still remains a mystery.

Overall, you can find exhibitions about the Rembrandt Year all around The Netherlands. We have made a list for you so you know exactly where to go to:


  • 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)
  • Laboratorium Rembrandt – Rembrandthuis  (21 September 2019 – 16 February 2020)
  • Hollandse meesters uit het Israel Museum – Joods Historisch Museum  (Autum 2019 – Winter 2020)
  • Rembrandt-Velázquez – Rijksmuseum  (11 October 2019 – 19 January 2020)




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

Hoorn & Enkhuizen



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


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

Den Haag

  • Johan van Oldenbarnevelt. Man, macht en moord – Haags Historisch Museum  (1 December 2018 – 14 April 2019)
  • 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)

The Rembrandthouse

Go back in time and experience the life of Rembrandt, walk through his kitchen, his living room, admire the works of the master himself and his well-known pupils. The most unique thing is the workroom, where from 1639 until 1658 Rembrandt made his masterpieces. That means that the painting “The Company of Captain Frans Banning Cocq” better known as “The Night Watch” is also painted in Amsterdam.

When you visit this special museum, please pay attention to the fact that Rembrandt (including his famous pupils such as Ferdinand Bol and Flick) also spent their days in this house and that a lot of history has been made within these walls!


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