Rembrandt House (Rembrandthuis)
Jodenbreestraat 4-6, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Home to Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn and his wife Saskia from 1639 to 1658, this is where the master painted some of his most famous works, including "The Night Watch". Originally the ground floor provided living accommodation, the first floor was his studio and his pupils used the attic.
The house is in the heart of the old Jewish quarter (Jodenbuurt), which gave Rembrandt the opportunity to use his neighbours as models, most notably when executing biblical themes.
Renovated in the early years of the twentieth century and opened as the Rembrandt Museum in 1911, the building houses 260 of his 290 etchings as well as works by other Dutch contemporaries.
- Opening: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Saturday; 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Sunday and holidays; Closed New Year's Day