Jodenbreestraat 4-6, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Rembrandt Huis Amsterdam Reviews
The home of the famous painter May 30, 2015
Few artist is as well know as Rembrandt so during a visit to Amsterdam it seems natural to go and have a look at either some of his paintings or the place he lived while he made those famous paintings. Rembrandt wasn’t a poor starving artist during the height of his career - on the contrary he was a very well paid artist and in addition to this he was married to a wealthy woman so he could afford to live in comfort for many years.
In 1839 he bought the house and moved in to the house. The house wasn’t just his home - it was also his studio and work shop where he took students and people doing the ground work on his paintings. Unfortunately for him he lived beyond his means and in 1856 the house and all the furniture, paintings and collections went on auction. The good thing about this is there is actually full record of what was in the house at the time it was sold - so it has been possible to return the house to pretty much the same appears as it was when Rembrandt lived in the house.
The house is pretty big and there are many old paintings in the house - though the paintings are made by other painters from the time since the paintings of Rembrandt is all owned by collectors and museums so nothing left for his own house museum. Some of the more surprising displays in the house are Rembrandts big collection of old artifacts and exotic animals which he used for inspirations for different shapes and forms when he was doing his famous paintings.
Part of the Canal tour weekend travel blog
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