Rembrandt House Museum

The Rembrandt House Museum, the actual home of Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn’s who arguably is among the 10 most gifted artist-painters in world history. And although it’s arguable, he may be the most accomplished and very best of etchers and engravers who ever lived, throughout the world, in any country or period.

The Rembrandt House Museum

This museum is a grand setting for one of the world’s greatest 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, is such an incredible feeling – It feels like walking into his studio and sale rooms. As if the great master has just walked out on doing some business, leaving you there to roam about on your own; nothing beats standing face to face and viewing the real thing.

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. But there is one paramount experience, and this is standing face to face with an actual painting or etching by Rembrandt, and I can assure you that this will become a thrilling and moving event for you.

On the top floor lies a good series of the original etchings. And 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 bold or fine lines in the etching and engraving in order to get the ‘Most natural movement.’

The Rembrandt House Museum is also a venue for exhibitions of work by contemporary artists who have been inspired by his work. A visit here will definitely hone your own way of seeing and appreciating art in front of the real thing.

Practical tip: when you are at the entrance, ask them if there are any workshops that day. For instance, sometimes you can participate and expercience how to create your own etch.

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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 Rembrandt house

The Rembrandt House museum almost open during the entire year. In 2017 the only days when they are closed is on the 27th of April and 25th of December. On the 24th and 31rd of December they close at 17:00) On the 1st of January 2018 they open at 11:00.

Daily10:00 – 18:00

Tickets and prices

Tickets for the Rembrandt House museum can be purchased via the blue button below. You will get you’re tickets immediately, to ensure your visit to the Rembrandt House. Just show your e-ticket on any mobile device at the entrance. In addition, you can skip the queue with an e-ticket and walk right in.
Lastly, you can also buy your ticket at the entrance of 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 laugh 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 centre it is advisable to use public transport, a bicycle or just walk your way to the museum. From Amsterdam central Station it’s only a 15 minute walk to get at the Rembrandt house. When you scroll down you will find the header “on the city map and Public transport”. This specific information will bring you right away to the Rembrandt house.Rembrandt House Museum Amsterdam

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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