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Amsterdam: Rembrandt House Museum Entrance Ticket

1. Amsterdam: Rembrandt House Museum Entrance Ticket

Explore the life and work of the Dutch master, Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, at the Amsterdam home where he lived and worked for 20 years until he went bankrupt in 1656, with an entrance ticket to the Rembrandt House Museum in central Amsterdam. Your ticket comes with a complimentary audio guide that allows you to explore the interior of the house, now restored to its 17th-century glory. Discover rooms where Rembrandt worked, and see works of art, furniture, and other objects from Rembrandt's time. The museum also owns an almost complete collection of Rembrandt etchings, and part of the collection is on permanent view. There are frequent temporary exhibitions showcasing the work of his predecessors and contemporaries, and modern and current works of art in the museum’s new wing. Join a paint preparation demonstration in Rembrandt’s reconstructed studio, and learn how pigments and oil were turned into beautifully colored paints.

The I Amsterdam City Card

2. The I Amsterdam City Card

Make the most of your time in Amsterdam with an I Amsterdam City Card, and enjoy free entrance to many of the city's top museums and attractions, including the Rijksmuseum, Hermitage Amsterdam, Moco Museum, and Rembrandt House Museum. The card also comes with discounted entry to other attractions, such as Heineken Experience, Madame Tussauds, and Amsterdam Dungeon. Valid for 24, 48, 72, 96, or 120 hours from first use, unlimited access to the city's public transportation system for the duration of your card allows you to get around quickly. You can also enjoy one free canal cruise from several canal cruise companies at many locations in Amsterdam. Complete listing offers I amsterdam City Card Enjoy free entrance* with the I amsterdam City Card to the following museums and attractions Free admission to the following museums/attractions: Allard Pierson Museum Amsterdam Diamond Factories and the Diamond Museum Amsterdam Museum Amsterdam Pipe Museum ARTIS Royal Zoo Cobra Museum Amstelveen EYE Filmmuseum Foam - Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam Geelvinck Piano[la] Museum  Hermitage Amsterdam Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age – Hermitage Outsider Art Museum – Hermitage  National Holocaust Memorial - Jewish Cultural Quarter National Holocaust Museum Jewish Cultural Quarter Hortus Botanicus - Botanical Garden Huis Marseille - Museum for Photography Jewish Historical Museum - Jewish Cultural Quarter ARTIS –Micropia  De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam Oude Kerk Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder - Our Lord in the Attic Multatuli Huis - Multatuli Museum Portuguese Synagogue - Jewish Cultural Quarter  Museum Het Rembrandthuis - Rembrandt House Museum Het Scheepvaartmuseum - The National Maritime MuseumMoco Museum Museum Het Schip - Amsterdam School Arts and Architecture Rijksmuseum  Science Center NEMO Stadsarchief Amsterdam - City Archives Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam Museum Tot Zover - Funeral Museum THIS IS HOLLANDTropenmuseum Museum Van Loon Verzetsmuseum - Dutch Resistance Museum Museum Willet-Holthuysen Amsterdam ArenA Stadium Tours Amsterdam Tulip Museum Het Grachtenhuis - Museum of the Canals Molen van Sloten & Kuiperijmuseum Woonbootmuseum - Houseboat Museum A'DAM Lookout (entrance with I Amsterdam City Card until 6:00 PM) Amsterdam Metropolitan Area In Haarlem: Frans Hals Museum Teylers Museum Free Canal Cruise In Volendam/Marken: Rederij Volendam Marken (ferry) Volendams Museum In Enkhuizen: Zuiderzee Museum In Zaanse Schans: Zaans Museum & Verkade Experience Kuiperij Tiemstra (Coopery) Wevershuis- The Weaver’s House Tsar Peter House, Zaandam Mill Museum Zaan Time Museum Sawmill Dyestuff Mill De Bonte Hen (Oil Mill)  In Muiden: Amsterdam Castle Muiderslot  In Naarden: Amsterdam Fortress Museum Naarden-Vesting  In Laren: Singer Laren  In Zaanse Schans: Free Ferry from Amsterdam to Zaanse Schans Free giveaway In Amsterdam: De Drie Fleschjes - Free shot of genever (18+) Holland Casino Amsterdam - Free entrance (18+) Free canal cruise in Amsterdam Blue Boat Company Lovers Canal Cruises Amsterdam Circle Line B.V. 25% discount – Music & Stage Bimhuis – Jazz Boom Chicago - English improv comedy theatre Het Concertgebouw - The Concertgebouw Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ - Contemporary music Nationale Opera & Ballet - Dutch National Opera & Ballet 25% discount - Attractions The Amsterdam Dungeon Amsterdam Icebar XtraCold (18+) Dutch Cheese & Wine Cruise or Cocktail Cruise  Heineken Experience (18+) House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience (18+) Het Kattenkabinet - The Cat Cabinet Madame Tussauds Amsterdam Museum of Prostitution – Red Light Secrets  Museumphoto Body Worlds Hop on Hop off Holland: Cheese, Windmills & Villages 25% discount - Transport & Rentals Pedal boat Bicycle rental & Bike Tours  Mokumboat.com – Rental boats to drive yourself  25% discount - Food & Drink Blue AmsterdamThe Pancake Bakery Pancakes Amsterdam Restaurant-Café In de Waag Restaurant Pasta e Basta Restaurant Wagamama - Noodle restaurant Reypenaer Proeflokaal - Cheese tasting

Rembrandt's Art: Guided Tour in Amsterdam & Rijksmuseum

3. Rembrandt's Art: Guided Tour in Amsterdam & Rijksmuseum

Your morning in Amsterdam will start at the Rembrandthouse. The most famous painter of the Dutch Golden Age by far is Rembrandt van Rijn. The painter lived and worked the greater part of his life in Amsterdam. The city tour Rembrandt will bring alive the most important places of this part of his life. Walk through the area where he lived in his wealthy days with his first wife Saskia. Pass by his old house and see where he painted his masterpiece the Night watch. Of course this tour won’t be complete without a visit to the national gallery Rijksmuseum. In this museum you will find back many of the important paintings of Rembrandt such as the Jewish bride, syndics of drapers guild, many self-portraits and the famous Night watch. Join the tour and discover everything about the life of Rembrandt van Rijn!

Amsterdam Old City Private Walking Tour

4. Amsterdam Old City Private Walking Tour

Enjoy a private walking tour of Amsterdam with your own personal guide, and stroll through the medieval center to see parts of the old city wall. Continue along the famous canals to explore Chinatown, the former Jewish District, and the infamous Red Light District. Learn how Amsterdam was built on a reclaimed swamp, when the land was buried in mud and the harbor was almost inaccessible. Connection with the North Sea was not realised until the 19th century, but Amsterdam had already became one of the most important cities in the world. As you stroll, you will learn about its position as a major science and cultural center, and discover how in 1650 its population of 220,000 inhabitants made it the 3rd largest city in Europe. Your guide will explain key aspects of Amsterdam’s story, passing sights such as the 17th-century Oostindisch Huis, the Amsterdam headquarters of the East India Company. Discover old pawn shops and handsome merchant houses in the Jordaan district. Walk the banks of the Herengracht, one of the first 3 major canals of the city, and more.

Amsterdam: Private Tour w/ Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

5. Amsterdam: Private Tour w/ Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

See Amsterdam at its best from the eyes of a local in just 3 hours. Check out prime landmarks like the Royal Palace, Rembrandtplein, and Flower Market and hear unique insights that only a local would know. Uncover hidden gems and city secrets along the way that will show you an authentic side of the city with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. Fully experience the local flare with an included local treat to make your city tour a complete experience.

Amsterdam: Kids Tour in the Old City

6. Amsterdam: Kids Tour in the Old City

At the meeting point, you will be greeted by your local guide who will brief your family about the experience. Together, you will stroll through the Old City of Amsterdam to see highlights such as Nieuwmarkt, Waterloopleinmarkt, Rembrandt House and Dam Square. Throughout the tour, the history of Amsterdam will be revealed through fun activities for the children. For example, in one activity, the children receive a secret note, in which the letters are replaced with emojis. The kids have to crack the code and tell the guide the content of the secret note to proceed to the next stop. There are also puzzles, mazes, drawing activities, and more. Although the tour is custom-made for children, parents also enjoy the stories and are often involved in the activities. You are encouraged to ask any questions you might have, whether it is about Amsterdam, Dutch culture, or even recommendations for your family trip, your guide is there to provide you with all the information you might need.

Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum + Rembrandt House Tour

7. Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum + Rembrandt House Tour

Start your tour at Holland’s answer to the Louvre, the Rijksmuseum, housing centuries of Dutch history and art. Explore over 8000 objects, including paintings and artifacts, with artists from the Dutch Golden Age like Rembrandt and Vermeer on display. From dollhouses to a captured British warship, the museum boasts a wide range of historical items. As the largest museum in Amsterdam, a visit is an absolute must. After lunch, dig deeper into Rembrandt’s life to learn all about this iconic Dutch artist. Walk through Spiegelquarter, a district known for a wide array of antiques and artistic goods. Afterwards, wander the Keizersgracht, or Emperor’s canal, to discuss one of Rembrandt’s most successful apprentices. In Rembrandt Square, hear about the Night Watch Guards, who were characters in one of the artist’s most popular works. His painting is recreated here in bronze sculpture. In Staalstraat, learn about the local Drapers Guild, represented by Rembrandt. Finally, in Waterloo Square, discover the former Jewish Quarter, home to a variety of immigrants including Rembrandt and his wife. The couple spent many years living here, near the Amstel River, where their house still stands as a museum dedicated to the artist’s life. It includes etchings and other works done by Rembrandt himself. The furnishings are authentic to the 1600s, reconstituted thanks to auction archives from the period. Wander Rembrandt’s office and see how he produced his work, peeking at the more intimate side of the artist’s life.

Amsterdam: Private "Meet Rembrandt" Tour in German

8. Amsterdam: Private "Meet Rembrandt" Tour in German

Explore the personal story of one of the greatest painters in Dutch history on this guided “Meet Rembrandt” tour. Take a city walk and learn about Rembrandt’s work, patrons, wives, children, and money problems. Enjoy included visits to the Rembrandt House Museum and the Rijksmuseum. After meeting your guide at the meeting point, set off on your walk. Find out about life in multicultural Amsterdam during the 17th century, and discover the countless traces that Rembrandt left behind in the city. Then, visit the Rembrandt House Museum, the monumental building where Rembrandt lived and worked in 1639–1658. Explore the house that has been meticulously rearranged with furniture, art, and other objects from that time. Imagine yourself in the 17th century as you see Rembrandt’s studio, kitchen, and living room. Continue your city walk after and explore the stories behind Rembrandt’s paintings and drawings. Hear about the people and places that played an important role in the life of the master painter. Finally, end your walk face-to-face with the master painter in the Rijksmuseum’s Gallery of Honor. After the tour, you can stay as long as you want during the museum’s opening hours.

Amsterdam: Guided City Walking Tour and Rembrandt House

9. Amsterdam: Guided City Walking Tour and Rembrandt House

Start your tour with a walk through Spiegelquarter, a district known for a wide array of antiques and artistic goods. Afterwards, wander the Keizersgracht, or Emperor’s canal, where your guide will discuss one of Rembrandt’s most successful apprentices. In Rembrandt Square, hear about the Night Watch Guards, who were characters in one of the artist’s most popular works. His painting is recreated here in bronze sculpture. In Staalstraat, learn about the local Drapers Guild, represented by Rembrandt. Finally, in Waterloo Square, discover the former Jewish Quarter, home to a variety of immigrants including Rembrandt and his wife. The couple spent many years living here, near the Amstel River, where their house still stands as a museum dedicated to the artist’s life. It includes etchings and other works done by Rembrandt himself. The furnishings are authentic to the 1600s, reconstituted thanks to auction archives from the period. Expore Rembrandt’s office and see how he produced his work, peeking at the more intimate side of the artist’s life.

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What people are saying about Rembrandt House

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 3,202 reviews

Learning about Rembrandt's personal life, his style of painting the real person, and seeing and moving around the home space and studio brought a different dimension of understanding. Life for an artist was and is hard; but the passion and his talent is exceptional. Travelling to the house is easy, and then we had time for some dinner close by.

Very practical if you are in Amsterdam for several days. You can reserve the timeslots for the museums and many museums are included. Important: book the I Amsterdam Card first and THEN the timeslots! And criss-cross the city by public transport

This card was worth every cent. We bought the four day card. Having access to all transportation and entry to museums, and a cruise, this card paid for itself in the first day!

O passeio é incrível, uma volta no tempo. A casa está bem conservada, não é permitido o acesso de muita gente ao mesmo tempo, tudo bem organizado.

Very practical city card, to be used in the vast majority of museums