Rembrandt House Museum

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Rembrandt House Museum
Museum Het Rembrandthuis
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Rembrandt House Museum in 2006
Rembrandt House Museum is located in Amsterdam
Rembrandt House Museum
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Location of the museum in the centre of Amsterdam
Established 10 June 1911 (1911-06-10)[1]
Location Jodenbreestraat 4[2]
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Coordinates 52°22′09″N 4°54′06″E / 52.369219°N 4.901618°E / 52.369219; 4.901618Coordinates: 52°22′09″N 4°54′06″E / 52.369219°N 4.901618°E / 52.369219; 4.901618
Type Biographical museum
Collections Pre-Rembrandtists[3]
Rembrandt's etchings[4]
Visitors 193,250 (2012 est.)[5]
Director Marie-José Grotenhuis[6]
Curator Bob van den Boogert[5]
Public transit access Waterlooplein/Nieuwmarkt
9 Tram line 9 14 Tram line 14 51 Metro line 51 53 Metro line 53 54 Metro line 54
Website www.rembrandthuis.nl

The Rembrandt House Museum is a house in the Jodenbreestraat in Amsterdam not far from the new townhall, where Rembrandt lived and painted for a number of years. A few years ago the house was thoroughly reconstructed on the inside to show how the house would have looked in Rembrandt's days. Adjoining (and linked to) the house is a modern building where work of Rembrandt is on display, mainly etchings and also a part of his collection of objects from all over the world.

Rembrandt purchased the house in 1639 and lived there until he went bankrupt in 1656, when all his belongings went on auction. The auction list enabled the reconstructions of all his belongings which are also on display in the house.

Rembrandt's bed on the main floor
Rembrandt's collection room recreated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collection history, Rembrandt House Museum. Retrieved on 2013-8-19.
  2. ^ Contact, Rembrandt House Museum. Retrieved on 2013-8-19.
  3. ^ Paintings, Rembrandt House Museum. Retrieved on 2013-8-19.
  4. ^ Rembrandt's etchings, Rembrandt House Museum. Retrieved on 2013-8-19.
  5. ^ a b (Dutch) Top 55 Museumbezoek 2012, Nederlandse Museumvereniging, 2012. Retrieved on 2013-08-19.
  6. ^ Organization, Rembrandt House Museum. Retrieved on 2013-08-19.

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