- September 9th, 2011
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The former residence of Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn has been restored to its former glory; the way it was when Rembrandt lived here in the 17th century. Everything’s there: his studio, his living quarters and his art. You’ll most definitely be surprised by his curiosity cabinet.
When Rembrandt filed bankruptcy in 1656 an inventory was made and his valuable possessions were sold. Thankfully the list with Rembrandt’s inventory was saved and that’s how you can get a representative glimpse on Rembrandt’s life today.
Besides the rooms of the house, the Rembrandt House Museum shows:
- Paintings by Rembrandt’s contemporaries, his pupils and his teacher ‘Pieter Lastman’.
- Rembrandt’s graphical work: The museum harbors a large collection of 260 Rembrandt etchings (in total app. 290 etchings are known) as well as four of Rembrandt’s copper etching plates.
- Daily demonstrations of Rembrandt’s etching technique, as well as frequent demonstrations of 17th-century paint mixing.
- Temporary exhibitions which highlight certain aspects of Rembrandt’s work