About the MuseumThe Museum het Rembrandthuis, located in the Jewish Quarter, is home to the painter Rembrandt van Rijn. He lived here for 20 years, between the years 1639-1659 and now serves as a museum for the commemoration of his life and work.
The building was built in 1600. At that time, where the young painter was newly married, lived in this respectable middle-class neighborhood. Among the Jews living in the quarter, Rembrandt was able to find inspiration in the creation of his famous biblical images.
Rembrandt was also known for his amazing engravings. They were very sought after and their printing in books revealed his work in all directions. The exhibits in the museum explain the complex creation process of the etching. Rembrandt took advantage of the method of engraving with a flexible hand and dealt with all kinds of subjects - from magical leaps to Biblical subjects.
At the end of the 19th century the museum was renovated and in 1911 it was opened and dedicated entirely to Rembrandt's art. The museum has 260 works out of the 290 works Rembrandt painted in his life. You can also see the self portraits that he used to paint, which allow you to dive into his inner feelings. It is apparent that at the beginning of the publication and the glory of his face he was full of confidence and pleasure, while in the later pictures he seemed more restrained and closed.
The place is very authentic and allows you to enter the artist's life story and imagine him walking around the studio and passing his time with the family. Welcome to the family!