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Step into the World of Rembrandt

Rembrandt van Rijn – one of the most popular artists of the Netherlands. His paintings are famous and well known all over the world, yet do you know how the Dutch master lived? Visit the Rembrandt House Museum and follow in his footsteps. The artist bought the house located in the middle of Amsterdam in 1639. He eventually lived there for almost twenty years.

The Rembrandt house museum decorations are as if you were walking through the house of a rich man in the Golden Age of Holland, the 17th century. Even though Rembrandt died poor, during his lifetime he earned a lot of money. Especially, with painting portraits of the rich merchants of the city.

The museum holds an extraordinary collection of etchings by Rembrandt, but also has a lot of works by artists who were inspired by Rembrandt. Some contemporary artists use the works of Rembrandt in an amazing way, come and meet him in his own home.

Rembrandt and the Golden Age 2019

As part of the national celebration of Rembrandt and the Golden Age 2019 there will be special activities and exhibitions throughout the Netherlands. Above all, where better to start the Rembrandt year in the house where it all happened? Nowhere will you come closer to the artist, the family man, the teacher and the art dealer than in this historic place in Amsterdam. Besides the Rembrandt House Museum, the Rijksmuseum, Museum de Lakenhal, the Mauritshuis, the Fries Museum, the Stadsarchief (City Archives) and the Jewish Cultural Quarter have special programmes focusing on the master himself. With this in mind, Tickets Holland offers various tickets to explore Rembrandt and the Golden Age. These tickets are available here.

LOCATIONJodenbreestraat 4, Amsterdam
OPENING HOURSDaily:  10 am – 6 pm
Closed: 27 April & 25 December
✅  Entry museum

✅  Audiotour

PUBLIC TRANSPORT From Amsterdam Central Station the Rembrandt House is a 15 minute walk.

From Amsterdam Central Station metro  53 or 54. Stop: Waterlooplein.
From Amsterdam Central Station tramway 14. Stop: Waterlooplein

BEST TIME TO VISITBefore 11.00 or after 16.00 h
TICKET TYPEPrinted ticket

Extra Information


  • Partly wheelchair accessible
  • Parking garage: ParkKing Waterlooplein
  • Free lockers available


  • The free audiotour is available in the following languages: Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Russian, Japanese and Chinese (Mandarin).
  • Demonstrations of the use of paint are held frequently.
  • Experience how the master painter Rembrandt van Rijn spent his days
  • On set times you will be able to attend a demonstration of paint preparations or an etching demonstration

The Rembrandt House Museum
The Rembrandt House Museum
The Rembrandt House

Tour Reviews

November 8, 2016

My granddaughter (10 years old) wanted to go for school, and it was just lovely, for me and my granddaughter alike. We both learned a lot!

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