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Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House)

Jodenbreestraat 4-6, Amsterdam 1011, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)
+31 20 520 0400
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Ranked #13 of 295 attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums
Description: Rembrandt lived and worked from 1639 to 1658 in this 17th-century house, which today is a museum that pays tribute to the artist's life and career.
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Sutton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Well laid out museum with audio tour included in price. Pity the English version was narrated by Americans. Highlight was the painting room where a demonstration on how the various pigments were used to create the colours used by Rembrandt

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This is a really great museum. It's amazing to see how he must have lived back in the days. There is also a painting which shows a few bowls, and below it you can see the remains of these bowls, which sounds very simple but it really had an effect on me to realise that all these things had actually... More

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danbenjoseph
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Very interesting. Not crowded as other museums in Amsterdam. The demonstrations are wonderful. Great place not only to learn about art and Rembrandt but also about life in Holland many years ago

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Vantaa, Finland
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Very good organising in moving around museum. Museum workers did the best to present the house in its best way! Great thing is that audio is in the price of the ticket of 12 euros. Audio is very informative! Unfortunately, some of the pictures are copies, but it's great to see them. The ollection of Rembrandt in the Hermitage in... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Well worthwhile. Cloakroom & lockers available - great to offload. Stuff you don't want to be wearing and or carrying, Audio available. I would suggest taking the ten minutes or so to sit in on the film introduction - beside cloakroom downstairs. Go off peak times - we went on a Monday and it was very pleasant.

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

If you want to know as much about the person as the paintings, the Rembrandt house is for you. If you go to see his original paintings, you will be disappointed, although his etchings are a revelation. But placing the man, the painter, in his home and understanding how he lived is literally worth the price of admission. It can... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Free on the Museumkaart and no queues: because of the narrow stairways it can get crowded but was not too bad at all on our visit. Very atmospheric house: the period furniture allows a good understanding of how people lived. The highlights are probably the 'new' Rembrandt portrait of an elderly friend that emerged from layers of discoloured varnish and... More

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

A fascinating visit to this house. The tour starts with an introductory video, which was just the right level of information. Following this, the free audio guide takes you around the house which is furnished as it would have been in his era. A lady was demonstrating the etching process which had a whole roomful of people fascinated. The ever... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

nice place to go if you have done all the other things but not a first choice as nothings original, etchings are nice suprise at the end and house and story interesting, over priced at £11 pp

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I always find visiting an artist's or a writer's house gives insights that their great works never do. Rembrandt's house is no exception. He hoarded a vast amount of exotic and esoteric items and vastly over-spent on the house itself - so much so he eventually had to declare bankruptcy. He also seems to have had a penchant for housekeepers,... More

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