Rembrandt House Museum


The Rembrandt House Museum is located in the actual home of Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, who resided there for almost twenty years in the seventeenth century. Arguably among the most gifted artists in the world, Rembrandt is remembered for his etchings, engravings, and paintings of portraits and landscapes.

The museum

Located in the center of Amsterdam, this museum is a great setting for one of the world’s largest collections of Rembrandt’s art, from ancient to contemporary. Paying a visit to the very house in which he lived and worked in for many years gives any visitor a feeling of connection to the remarkable artist. It is as if the great painter has just finished creating a masterpiece, leaving you there to roam about on your own among his personal things. Nothing beats standing face to face and viewing the real thing in the very spot it was created.
Although leafing through numerous illustrations in art books and images on the Internet are superb for study purposes, and indispensable in order to learn how to compare and distinguish, classify and understand, it is standing in front of an actual Rembrandt that is the most memorable experience for any fan of the work.

The feel

One of the memorable exhibits in the museum is a series of the original etchings, located on the top floor of the house. What sets Rembrandt apart from other artists is how fine or bold his results are in the etching and engraving lines. With this experience, you will learn how to see and appreciate how he employed these lines in his works in order to get the ‘Most natural movement.’

The Rembrandt House Museum is also a venue for exhibitions of paintings and etchings by contemporary artists who have been inspired by Rembrandt’s work. A visit here will definitely hone your own way of seeing and appreciating art.

Tip: When you are at the entrance, ask them if there are any workshops that day. They offer the chance throughout the year to participate and learn how to create your own etch!

rembrandt house museum

Watch the video below to get a good impression of the treasures that are awaiting you at maybe the most impressive museum when it comes down to artworks originating from The Netherlands…

Introduction video: Rembrandt House museum

Opening hours

The Rembrandt House Museum is open for much of the year. In 2017, the only days they are closed is on the 27th of April and 25th of December. They close on the 24th and 31st of December at 17:00. The reopen at 11:00 on January 1, 2018.

Daily10:00 – 18:00

Tickets and prices

Tickets for the Rembrandt House museum can be purchased via the blue button below. You will get your tickets immediately to ensure your visit to the Rembrandt House. Just show your e-ticket on any mobile device at the entrance. You can also skip the queue with a priority e-ticket and walk right in.
You can also buy your ticket at the entrance to the museum.

Adults€ 13,00,-
Children from 6 up to 17 years€4,00,-
Children up to 5 yearsFree

Skip the line tickets for the Rembrandt House Museum

Wouldn’t you feel a bit silly wasting your precious time in Amsterdam in the humongous ticket line pictured above? You should! Especially with the knowledge that there’s no need to. If you use the blue button to order your tickets, you will receive instantly on your mobile phone. You can walk straight to the entrance while you smile discrete at the people in the queue. Easy as that!

Address, contact information and route to the museum

As the museum is located in the city center, it is advisable to use public transport, a bicycle, or just walk your way to the museum. From Amsterdam Central Station, it is only a 15-minute walk to get to the Rembrandt House. As you scroll down, you will find the headers “on the city map” and “Public Transport”. These will help you arrive at the Rembrandt Museum with ease.

Rembrandt House Museum Amsterdam

Address
Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House museum)
Jodenbreestraat 4
1011 NK Amsterdam

Public transport

You can get from many place to the Rembrandt House museum. The most easiest way is to go by metro via the Amsterdam Central Station. Use the map above to see if going via the Amsterdam Central Station is the most efficient way to go.  The following trams will take you to these stops:

From Amsterdam Central Station:

  • Metro 51, heading to Westwijk, stop Waterlooplein
  • Metro 53, heading to Gaasperplas, stop Waterlooplein
  • Metro 54, heading to Gein, stop Waterlooplein

From Amsterdam Sloterdijk:

  • Citybus 22, heading to Indische Buurt, stop Prins Hendrikkade (9 minutes walk from there to the Rembrandt House museum. Use the city map above for further navigations.)
  • Sprinter, heading to Amsterdam Centraal, stop Amsterdam Centraal. Take the metro 51, 53 or 54. See further instructions above “from Amsterdam Centraal Station”.

From Amsterdam Amstel:

  • Metro 51, heading to Westwijk, stop Waterlooplein
  • Metro 53, heading to Gaasperplas, stop Waterlooplein
  • Metro 54, heading to Gein, stop Waterlooplein

From Amsterdam Zuid WTC:
Tram 5, heading to Amsterdam Central Station, stop Museumplein

From Amsterdam Schiphol Airport:
Intercity heading to Amsterdam Central Station, stop Amsterdam Central Station. Take the metro 51, 53 or 54 from there. Stop Waterlooplein

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