Rembrandt is considered one of the greatest visual artists in the history of art, making Rembrandt House Museum a popular destination among tourists.
The house where the Dutch Golden Age painter lived between 1639 and 1658 was converted into a museum in 1911.
Locally known as Museum het Rembrandthuis, the Rembrandt Museum displays furniture and objects from his time, along with prints, sculptures, and a few paintings.
Visitors love the reconstruction of Rembrandt’s everyday life and seeing his living quarters and workshop.
Table of contents
- What to expect at Rembrandt Museum
- How to reach Rembrandt House Museum
- Opening hours
- Best time to visit Rembrandt Museum
- How long does Rembrandt House take?
- Rembrandt House Museum tickets
- Guided Tour of Rembrandt’s Art in Amsterdam
- Free entry with I Amsterdam City Card
- History of Rembrandt House
What to expect at Rembrandt Museum
When visitors first enter the Rembrandt House Museum in Amsterdam, they are in awe of the history attached to the house they are standing in.
The perfect reconstruction of Rembrandt’s rooms and his workshop includes all the furniture and other household items from his time, presented together with the prints, sculptures, etchings, sketches, and a few paintings.
Do not miss out on the painter’s possessions, including his collection of weaponry and seashells.
Visitors also get to see and try their hand at his graphic techniques.
The museum also houses many paintings by Rembrandt’s teacher, pupils, and even contemporaries.
How to reach Rembrandt House Museum
The museum is located in the center of Amsterdam, near the famous Waterlooplein.
It is close to the Chinese quarter of Amsterdam and right behind the Red Light District.
Its address is: Museum Het Rembrandthuis, Jodenbreestraat 4, 1011 NK Amsterdam. Get Directions
Both are around 300 meters from the attraction, and you can walk the distance in 4-5 minutes.
If you’re taking the tram, opt for tram line 14 and stop at Waterlooplein.
If you plan to drive, opt for the car parks in Waterlooplein, Muziektheater/Stadhuis, or Valkenburgerstraat.
All of them are near Rembrandt Museum Amsterdam, and you can walk the distance in around three minutes.
From Tuesday to Sunday, Rembrandt House Museum opens at 10 am and closes at 6 pm.
It remains closed on Monday.
The last entry is one hour before closure.
The museum remains closed on 27 April and 25 December.
Best time to visit Rembrandt Museum
The best time to visit the Rembrandt House Museum is as soon as they open at 10 am.
Etching and painting demonstrations start at 10.15 am and go on till 1.15 pm, and participating in the activity makes your visit that much more memorable.
If you can’t make it in the morning, the next best time to visit is after lunch – between 1:45 pm to 4:45 pm, when the demonstration re-starts.
How long does Rembrandt House take?
Most visitors spend around 90 minutes learning about Rembrandt and his life and exploring everything on display at the ace painter’s House Museum.
It is better to wear comfortable shoes because there is a lot of walking involved and many steps to climb.
Rembrandt House Museum tickets
Why online tickets are better
Tourists can buy tickets at the venue on the day of their visit or book them online in advance.
It is better to purchase your Rembrandt House Museum tickets online much in advance because the attraction often gets fully booked.
When you buy tickets online, you not only save time by not standing in the ticket counter line but can also guarantee your preferred time slot.
How online tickets work
When you book your Rembrandt Museum tickets, you select your preferred time and date of visit.
Immediately after purchase, your tickets get emailed to you.
You don’t need to take any printouts.
On the day of your visit, you can enter the Rembrandt House by showing your tickets on your smartphone.
The Rembrandt House ticket includes admission into the attraction, a complimentary audio guide, and various hands-on activities.
With this one ticket, visitors can see both the permanent exhibits and temporary exhibitions showcasing the work of his predecessors and contemporaries.
Rembrandt Museum ticket price
Rembrandt House Museum tickets are priced at €15 for all visitors 18 years and above.
Kids aged 6 to 17 pay a discounted price of €6 for their entry ticket.
Children five years and below can enter for free, but this Amsterdam museum doesn’t offer discounts to seniors or students.
Adult tickets (18+ years): €15
Child tickets (6 to 17 years): €6
Infant tickets (up to 5 years): Free Entry
Guided Tour of Rembrandt’s Art in Amsterdam
If you are a fan of Rembrandt, you will love this private guided tour of Amsterdam.
The tour starts at the House of Rembrandt, where the painter lived and worked the greater part of his life.
Then you tour the city and see the places which influenced him the most.
In the last leg of this customizable tour, you will visit Rijksmuseum and see the most important paintings of Rembrandt, such as the Jewish Bride, Syndics of Drapers Guild, Night Watch, etc.
If you want Amsterdam’s Rembrandt experience but don’t want to spend heavily on a private tour, check out this Rijksmuseum +Rembrandt House combo ticket. When you buy them together, you save money.
Free entry with I Amsterdam City Card
I Amsterdam City Card helps you enter the Rembrandt House Amsterdam for free.
When you buy the Discount Card, you get free access to 70 Museums and attractions in Amsterdam, one free canal cruise, and free travel on public transport for a flat fee.
If you already have the I Amsterdam Card, you can register the date and time of your visit here.
Else, find out more about the hugely popular I Amsterdam card.
Cost of I Amsterdam Card
24 hours card: €65
48 hours card: €85
72 hours card: €105
96 hours card: €120
History of Rembrandt House
The House of Rembrandt is located where the rich and famous of the city once lived.
Rembrandt lived there in the house between 1639 and 1659 but had to vacate when he went bankrupt and had to sell it and move out.
He relocated to an artist’s quarter in the Jordaan district of Amsterdam, eventually renting a relatively small house.
The two-storey house had many owners after him, who altered it several times, and its condition deteriorated over the years.
After centuries, the city of Amsterdam bought the dilapidated building for the Rembrandt exhibition planned in 1906.
In 1907, they started restoring the house, which took four years to complete, after which Queen Wilhelmina opened the museum.
From 1911 onwards, the museum’s collection grew steadily due to gifts and purchases.
In the nineteen-nineties, the trustees acquired the adjacent premises to extend the museum dedicated to the ace Dutch painter.
Once there was more space to display exhibits, Rembrandt’s former home got restored to its original condition.
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