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“Wow!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House)

Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House)
Jodenbreestraat 4-6, 1011 Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)
+31 20 520 0400
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Ranked #15 of 298 attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums
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Owner 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.
London, United Kingdom
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“Wow!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I am not a Rembrandt fan nor had any knowledge of his life and art but felt obliged to visit the Rembrandt House as he is a great Dutch artist ... oh my god what a sensational place!

1. It was intriguing to see an Amsterdam house from the inside

2. Great insight into 17th century life in general and Rembrandt as an artist in particular.

3. There are two artistic demonstrations, one is techniques of prints (and which R engaged), the second how artists made their paints in the 17th century (a lengthy process of smashing stones and minerals from exotic places then adding various ingredients). I was amazed how difficult it was to make a print and paint, it was absolutely fascinating.

4. Big collection of Rembrandts prints

5. An opportunity to be creative on the top floor where visitors are invited to get artistic

Very well done, highly recommended!

Visited March 2014
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“We were impressed - well worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

We planned to stop in this museum in order to make use of the last hour of our I AMSTERDAM cards. We wer really impressed to see the demonstrations for the printing techniques and paint preparation. It was really interesting for us and the only thing we regreted about was that our son, who is quite interested in drawing and painting, was actually not with us.
We would really recomend for everyone to include this museum in their plan for their Amsterdam visit.

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“Pleasant surprise on top floor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

As an artist who enjoys printmaking I had a pleasant surprise on the top floor of Rembrandt's House, as a studio was set up for the general public to have a go at a drypoint for no extra charge. Tables were set up for anyone to either copy from one of Rembrandt's own etchings or sketches or do your own design, which I did. You could then ink up, wipe down and send through the press to produce a little original print, and repeat a second time to give one to the House. An assistant was available to give guidance, overalls were available to protect your clothes, and a wall was dedicated to the display of tourists drypoints which made for an interesting exhibition.
The house itself was a wonderful museum and Rembrandt's art was also on display.

Visited January 2014
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“Unmissable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

A lovely old house in the old Jewish area of Amsterdam were Rembrandt lived and worked. A real eye opener in terms of understanding the artist's life and certainly enabled me to appreciate his paintings better. Probably a good idea to see it before going to the Rijkmuseum. Very good demonstrations of the type of paint he would have used and his etchings techniques.

Visited March 2014
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“Charming and very educational on 16th century life”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Like: authentic house which really allows you to go back in time
dislike: can't think of anything
Very much worth visiting!

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