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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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Ranked #17 of 303 Attractions in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Crewe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We gave up with the queues for Anne Franke's house and decided to visit here instead. It is currently undergoing some refurbishment so the front facade is covered in scaffolding and a printed representation of the house which was a shame. The interior gave an insight into the life of a famous painter it was particularly interesting to see his... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Although Rembrandt did live here, he was bankrupt when the house and its furnishings were sold to pay his debts. As a result, the furnishings are not original but instead attempt to recreate what the house must/might have looked like. Despite its lack of true authenticity, the rooms are very evocative and give a good idea what his home and... More

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We originally ducked into the museum to shelter from heavy rain but it definitely a hidden gem. The outside is not flashy so you could almost walk past but it is very worthwhile, the staff were lovely even smiling at my brother in law's awful jokes. The paintings are wonderful and the commentary is very evocative of the times, explaining... More

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Palo Alto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Small museum, once Rembrandt's house and studio; easily doable in a couple of hours. Well worth going to see how he lived and worked.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I'm not arty but the house so beautifully recreated/maintained the home in which Rembrandt lived and worked. It took my breath away to stand in the attic, on the ACTUAL floorboards and looking out the ACTUAL windows that the man himself did.

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Coronado, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We marvel at the paintings, but how often to we actually get to take a peek behind the curtain to get a glimpse of their personal lives? This museum/home/studio offers a veritable treasure house of the life and times of a Dutch Master in his own surroundings: the kitchen, the 'office' where he met his customers, the studio where he... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Very good mock up of what the house would of been like before he lost his cash the house is full with replicas of the invertory of the bankrupt sale of Rembrant. The best thing was the talk and demo of how he did his work preping linen and paint etc (despite a know it all wanting to tell the... More

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Chislehurst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

It was well set out . I liked the idea of either starting or finishing with a video documenting his life. I purchased the headphones to get a better understanding of the surroundings in each room. This was certainly worth a visit.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

It is one of the interesting museums in Amsterdam as it is the actual building where Rembrandt lived and worked for years. The furnitures are not the originals but the house is redecorated with furniture, art and objects dating from the 17th century. Also most of the paintings on walls do not belong to Rembrandt but his students or people... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We enjoyed our visit here. Thankfully the audio guide is included in the price as entry fee is a tad expensive for what it is. In particular, we were disappointed that we could not participate in a print workshop; times should be specified or it would be nice to be able to reserve a place. House is worth a visit... More

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