Rembrandt House Museum, Amsterdam

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    Rembrandt House Museum, Amsterdam
    Not far from the Chinese quarter of Amsterdam and right behind the Red Light District if you walk from the Dam square east, in a direct proximity of the Waterlooplein, the house stands which the famous Dutch painter Rembrandt owned and lived in, between 1639 and 1660.

    A modern annex has been recently built next to the Rembrandt’s house. Together, these two houses are today a museum of Rembrandt’s life and work. Additionally the annex and the original house serve as a small but a prestigious, stylish congress center. For a visitor The Rembrandt House Museum shows the unknown aspects of the famous painter’s life and his artistic craft.

    History of the house
    The house was built in 1606 and this date painted in gold decorates until today its front wall. It is relatively wide, built on two adjoining lots, then in the new and fashionable eastern part of the city. Many successful merchants and financiers also bought houses in this new part of town.

    Rembrandt Museum
    In 1906, during the Rembrandt Year, the foundation has been established to buy the house of the painter. Three years later, after a thorough restoration, the Museum has been opened to the public. The Rembrandt House Museum is a reconstruction of the Rembrandt’s rooms and of his workshop. The furniture and objects from the epoch were carefully presented together with the prints, sculptures and a few paintings of other painters from the Rembrandt’s times. A collection of almost all Rembrandt’s prints (more than 250), his possible tools and the graphic techniques he used, are also shown.turkeyarena.com

    The feel
    The Rembrandt’s House is an interesting reconstruction of painter’s everyday life, his living quarters, and his workshop. As always with reconstruction, the visitor might miss a bit authenticity. Nevertheless, the Rembrandt's House might be interesting for people who want to know more about the famous painter’s life, his graphic work and about the Dutch Golden Age in general.

    Opening hours
    Monday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Friday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
    The museum is closed on January 1st and during the following periods: from March 20th till March 31st, 2006; from July 3rd till July 7th, 2006; from September 4th till September 15th, 2006; from December 11th till December 15th, 2006.

    Admissions and guided tours 2008
    Adults - € 7,50; children under age of 6 – free admission, children, age 6 to 15 - € 1,50.
    Please note that during the exhibitions of the Rembrandt’s Year an additional charge of € 5,00 will be charged. Group ticket (more than 15 persons): € 6,50 per person. If you dislike standing in the line, you could buy you tickets on-line using your credit card via the Rembrandt House website. Guided tours on and presentations of the etching graphic techniques on request.

    Rental Possibilities
    Rembrandt's early 17th century rooms as well as auditorium in the new wing of the museum are available for rent for special events as dinners, receptions, meetings, and lectures. Modern, 70 seats auditorium in the new wing of the museum is fully equipped modern technical facilities (as the sound installation and the video projection).

    How to get there
    The museum is located in the center of the old Amsterdam; about 15 minutes walk from the Dam square, in a direct proximity of the Waterlooplein square.(turkeyarena.com)
    Public transport - metro: Waterlooplein Station; tram: lines 9 and 14, Waterlooplein stop.
    If you are persistent with using your car in Amsterdam, you may park it in the underground parking under the big, white building of the Stopera (Town Hall and Opera Building).

    Visiting address
    The Rembrandt House Museum
    Jodenbreestraat 4
    1011 NK Amsterdam
    telephone: +31 (0)20 5200 400
    fax: +31 (0)20 520 04 01
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