The Rembrandt House Museum Amsterdam
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The Rembrandt House Museum Amsterdam

Jodenbreestraat 4 , Amsterdam

The history of the Rembrandt house

The house where Rembrandt lived between 1639 and 1658 is a museum: Museum het Rembrandthuis or the Rembrandt House Museum. The building was constructed in 1606 and 1607 in what was then known as the Sint Anthonisbreestraat. The street did not come to be called the Jodenbreestraat until later. The house was built on two lots in the eastern part of the city. Many rich merchants and artists settled in this new part of town

The house can clearly be seen on a bird's eye view map dating from 1625 (fig.1). It is a substantial two-storey dwelling house with a stepped gable. In about 1627-28 the house was drastically remodelled. It was given a new façade, a triangular corniced pediment-the height of modernity at the time-and another storey was added (fig.2). The reconstruction was probably overseen by Jacob van Campen, who was later to make his name as the architect of Amsterdam Town Hall (now the Palace in Dam Square).

Collection

Paintings
The Rembrandt House Museum owns a special collection of paintings, which hang on the walls of the rooms in Rembrandt's house. Most of them are by artists known as Pre-Rembrandtists-painters who were working in Amsterdam before Rembrandt moved there in 1631. The leading figure among them was Pieter Lastman (1583-1633), Rembrandt's teacher in Amsterdam. The Rembrandt House Museum owns a great many important paintings by Lastman, some of which served Rembrandt as a source of inspiration.

how to get there

The museum is located in the center of Amsterdam, on a 5 minutes' walk from the Central Station.

Metro:

Every line from and to CS Amsterdam, Nieuwmarkt Station, Hoogstraat exit.
Train:
CS Amsterdam (15 minutes' walk or 2 minutes by metro).
Tram:
Line 9 and 14, Waterlooplein stop.
Boat:
Waterlooplein or Zwanenburgerwal stops.

services

Museum Shop
The museum shop is located on the grond floor and is open to the general public. Here you will find the Rembrandt House collection, created by the renowned designer,
Swip Stolk. Stolk has chosen a modern design that recalls the days of Rembrandt.

Rembrandt House Collection
The Rembrandt House Museumshop offers a wide assortiment of products - from paper goods such as cards, notebooks and playing cards to silk scarves, ties and t-shirts. Catalogues and books about Rembrandt, glassware, cd-rom and reproductions of Rembrandt etchings are also available. It is possible to order products, and have them sent to you. You can find a complete list of all the available articles and prices on Rembrandt House Collection .

Museum open

Monday - Saturday:
10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday:
1 PM - 5 PM
Public holidays: 1 PM - 5 PM

The museum is closed on New Year's Day.
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