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
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 Michael Huijser[6]
Curator David de Witt[6]
Public transit access Waterlooplein/Nieuwmarkt
Tram: 9 Tram line 9 14 Tram line 14
Metro: 51 Metro line 51 53 Metro line 53 54 Metro line 54
Website www.rembrandthuis.nl

The Rembrandt House Museum (Dutch: Museum Het Rembrandthuis) is a historic house and art museum in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Painter Rembrandt lived and worked in the house between 1639 and 1656. The 17th-century interior has been reconstructed. The collection contains Rembrandt's etchings and paintings of his contemporaries. The museum had 193,250 visitors in 2012.

Rembrandt's house[edit]

The house is located in the Jodenbreestraat in Amsterdam, where Rembrandt lived and painted for a number of years, not far from the present-day city hall.

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.

Interior and collection[edit]

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.

Administration[edit]

Michael Huijser is the museum director and David de Witt is the curator.[6]

The museum had 193,250 visitors (est.) in 2012.[5]

References[edit]

Monumentenbordje 2014.svg Dutch Rijksmonument 2029
  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. ^ a b c Organisation, Rembrandt House Museum. Retrieved on 12 December 2014.

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