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The Rembrandt House Museum is located in the centre of Amsterdam, just around the corner of the Jewish Cultural Quarter. The artist purchased the house in 1639. He eventually lived here for almost twenty years. The museum shows a vivid example of a merchant’s home in the 17th-century, during the Golden Age in Holland. Rembrandt died poor, altough he earned a lot of money during his lifetime.
Between 1639 and 1658, Rembrandt lived and worked in this splendid house in the heart of Amsterdam, now a museum. With the aid of a 17th-century inventory, the house was meticulously refurbished with furniture, works of art and objects from that time. Visit his studio, the old kitchen, his living room and art room full of inspiring objects, and step back in time. In the modern museum wing, admire works of Rembrandt and other artists who were inspired by him. Some contemporary artists use the works of Rembrandt in an amazing way. Demonstrations of the use of paint are held frequently.
The museum holds an extraordinary collection of etchings by Rembrandt. Come and meet the Dutch master in his own home!
Note: The free audiotour is available in: Dutch | English | German | French | Spanish| Italian| Russian| Japanese| Chinese (Mandarin)