Rembrandt House Museum

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Rembrandt House Museum
Museum Het Rembrandthuis
Rembrandt House Museum in 2006
Rembrandt House Museum is located in Amsterdam
Rembrandt House Museum
Location of the museum in the centre of Amsterdam
Established10 June 1911 (1911-06-10)[2]
LocationJodenbreestraat 4[1]
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Coordinates52°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
TypeBiographical museum
Rembrandt's etchings[4]
Visitors237,383 (2014)[5]
DirectorMichael Huijser[6]
CuratorDavid de Witt[6]
Public transit accessWaterlooplein/Nieuwmarkt
Tram: 9 Tram line 9 14 Tram line 14
Metro: 51 Metro line 51 53 Metro line 53 54 Metro line 54

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 237,383 visitors in 2014.

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. None of his possessions were in the house thereafter.

Interior and collection[edit]

A few years ago[when?] 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 works by Rembrandt are on display. The museum has a good collection of his etchings, with rotating selections on display.[7] The collection of paintings is mostly by other Dutch Golden Age painters, especially works from the early period of his career, working in similar styles to Rembrandt first paintings. The collection of objects from all over the world, much displayed in his studio, is based on his house sale catalogue, and objects featuring in his art or that of his students. The furniture collection has been assembled on the same principle.


Year Visitors Year Visitors
2008 221,888[8] 2012 190,992[9]
2009 182,528[8] 2013 220,263[10]
2010 200,265[11] 2014 237,383[5]
2011 200,450[11] 2015

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

Since 2008, the museum had around 200,000 visitors per year, with a record number of 237,383 visitors in 2014.[5][8][9][10][11]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Contact, Rembrandt House Museum. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
  2. ^ Collection history, Rembrandt House Museum. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
  3. ^ Paintings, Rembrandt House Museum. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
  4. ^ Rembrandt's etchings, Rembrandt House Museum. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
  5. ^ a b c Jaarverslag 2014 (in Dutch), Rembrandt House Museum. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  6. ^ a b c Organisation, Rembrandt House Museum. Retrieved on 12 December 2014.
  7. ^ Filedt Kok, Jan Piet, Rembrandt, etchings & drawings in the Rembrandt House: A catalogue, 1972, Rembrandt House / Gary Schwartz, ISBN 9061790034
  8. ^ a b c Jaarverslag 2009 (in Dutch), Rembrandt House Museum. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  9. ^ a b Jaarverslag 2012 (in Dutch), Rembrandt House Museum. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  10. ^ a b Jaarverslag 2013 (in Dutch), Rembrandt House Museum. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  11. ^ a b c Jaarverslag 2011 (in Dutch), Rembrandt House Museum. Retrieved 3 June 2016.

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