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Want to know about the events of Rembrandt’s Life? Where did the turning point of his life take place? Where had this most renowned artist painted his masterpiece paintings? To get all these answers you must visit the Rembrandt Museum in Amsterdam where you will not only see but even feel that period. The interior of the house has been restored so as to give it the look of 17th century period. It’s a nice experience to view these pictures in the very same surrounding in which they were created. The house reflects living and epoch of Rembrandt’s life.
Rembrandt museum is located in the centralized location of Amsterdam at Jodenbreestraat. Rembrandt museum which is famous as Museum het Rembrandthuis in local language is the museum in Amsterdam having the unique collection of the legendary artists. Named after one of the greatest painter of the world, Rambrandt, this museum houses the antique work and assortment of the master. Rembrandt is yet an inspiration for many of the young artists. This house represents the chronicle period of life and the financial crisis of this great artist.
The building was constructed in 1606 and 1607 in two lots in the eastern part of the city. In 1627 and 1628 it was remodeled and given a new façade. When Rembrandt was at the height of his fame he bought this building in 1639 in auction. Here he resided for 19 years from 1639 to 1658. But as he was not able to pay his debt, he went bankrupt. In 1906 this museum was reconstructed and after three years of work it was opened for the public also. After the renovation in the year 1911 Queen Wilhelmina inaugurated this museum.
Rembrandt Museum, a residential place of Rembrandt from 1639 to 1658, houses the excellent collection of his art work. Here he worked and made the world class paintings. Today this museum along with its new building stands as a marvelous place to view Rembrandt’s work. Many of the important events of his life are connected with this house. This is the house where he printed his etchings, where his son Titus was born and his wife Saskia prematurely died; his studio where he filled life in his pictures and a lot of art work that he prepared. Visiting through the rooms of this museum gives a feeling as if one has reached back to the master’s time. This place has become more attractive after the rebuilding of house of Rembrandt.
Various articles and furniture were collected and displayed to present the print, sculptures and other paintings of other painters of Rembrandt’s time. This great artist had made about 300 paintings. The famous paintingsof Rembrandt include- The ruin of Old Town Hall in Amsterdam, David and Goliath, a small portrait of his mother, the flight into Egypt, Self Portrait with Bushy Hair and many more. Drawing by Jozef Isreal and Paul Warburg named St. Jerome are the famous attractions. Some exhibition galleries are present in the Rembrandt Museum that exhibits many famous paintings of other artists as Pieter Lastman, Ferdinanad Bol and other in addition to Rembrandt. Pieter Lastman was Rembrandt’s teacher in Amsterdam and some of his paintings worked as a source of inspiration for him.
Timing for opening of Rembrandt House is - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - from Monday to Saturday 1:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Sunday and holidays Closed   - New Year’s Day
There are rooms in the museum that explores the art work of Rembrandt. One can visit his studio, personal rooms and his showrooms. In addition to this there are shops that give the demonstration on the creation of the sketch art. The new building attached to the old house also demonstrates many example of his fabulous work. The possible tools and the graphic work that were used by Rembrandt have also been displayed here. The rooms and the auditorium (fully equipped with the modern technical facilities as sound system, the video projection etc.) in the new wing is available on rent for some special event as reception, meetings, seminars, lectures and dinners. Exhibitions are also organized which are devoted to the work inspired by Rembrandt.
This place is easily approachable from hotels, apartments or any other lodging place in various parts of the city through metro, tram or train. Even boat services are also at hand to reach the museum. From central station it takes about 15 minutes to reach the museum. Car parking is available at Waterooplein, Stopera and Markenhoven. For the handicapped people parking is available within the area of 100 m and driving till entrance is also allowed. Demonstrators are available to provide the details to the visitors. Lift plateau facing entrance and lift is also available.
If you dislike standing in the queue then choose the option to buy tickets online using your credit card. The museum shop on the ground floor is open for general public where Rembrandt house collection created by renowned designer could be found. A wide variety of products are accessible at the museum shop of the Rembrandt house as cards, notebooks, silk scarves, ties, t- shirts etc. Catalogues and books are also available that offers details about the Rembrandt House, glassware, Rembrandt etching and CD room.
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