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Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House)

Jodenbreestraat 4-6, 1011 Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)
+31 20 520 0400
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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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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

This was a small, but fascinating museum, where you can have the 'hands on' experience of making your own etchings. My 12 year old daughter absolutely loved it! It also gave provided you with a really good insight into the way that a commercial artist lived a the time. I also enjoyed seeing what the house interiors would have looked... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Nice to see his etchings, expected a bit more for the entrance price. Was disappointed in that they are supposed to provide etching 'classes' where you get to try it yourself, but there was no one at the station and it was roped off saying next class was the next day (it was 15:30 and the information pamphlet we grabbed... More

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Paducah, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This house is where Rembrandt lived at the height of his popularity as an artist. Because he declared bankruptcy after owning the house for many years a complete inventory of his possessions exists and they were able to re-appoint the house close to what it would have been in his time. Worth seeking out and spending an hour or two.... More

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Bleadon, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This living museum isn't a gallery of Rembrandt's paintings. It's a wonderful insight into Rembrandt's life and how he worked. A Golden Age house full of atmosphere and character. There are plenty of etchings and a few drawings to look at. Plus the opportunity to watch etchings being printed and paint mixing demos. Handle a pig's bladder full of paint... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

...but i wouldn't rush here ahead of some of the bigger stuff. It was neat to see, but more from the perspective of seeing what people's lives were like in Rembrandt's time than his life, necessarily. So sure, go, but don't put it ahead of the more prominent places.

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The highlight was the man in Rembrandt's studio who explained how oil paint was mixed. He was very knowledgeable and entertaining, and it was fascinating (especially for this non-artist) to watch him mix in the linseed oil with a palette knife on a smooth river stone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Looks nothing from the outside, but once inside, all becomes apparent, and what a story it is. You can feel his life and times.

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Bali
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

The museum offered more than just the paintings by Rembrandt. It illustrated a way of life as well as showing where the artist worked and lived.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Very sinteresting, well presented museum, with informative commentary about Rembrandt in each room of his house. Free audio guide.

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Weston, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Rembrandt died bankrupt, but his house was amazing! We got to tour all his rooms, studios, kitchen etc... there was a demonstration in one of his art rooms that showed how paint was made- and the girl who spoke was so animated and enjoyable to listen to. It made going to other museums more interesting because we learned a couple... More

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