This post provides details about how to get tickets for the Rembrandt House Museum, including discounts as well as listing a few of the highlights you might want to see while you’re here.
Enter the former home of the famous Dutch artist Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, a historic building that has since been transformed into a museum celebrating his work.
Rembrandt was a master of three different types of media including work as a draughtsman and printmaker, but he was probably best known for his paintings.
Whether you’re a fan of his work or you just want to learn more about him, a trip to the Rembrandt House Museum is an absolute must.
In addition to housing several historic paintings, this museum also includes several drawings and etchings by the artist, including several wonderful self-portraits.
Located just a block away from the Waterloopleinmarkt, the Rembrandt House Museum is open from 10 am - 6 pm each day.
Tickets can be purchased on-site, online, or even at a discount through several tourist passes.
Here are the current standard admission ticket prices:
- €5/Children (6-17)
- Free for kids under the age of 6.
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There are three different ways to pay for admission to the Rembrandt House Museum.
The most obvious option is to pay for a ticket when you arrive, but you may have to wait in line with this method.
If you want to save time, you can always purchase admission for this museum online. Once you arrive, all you need to do is present your digital ticket at the entrance.
Alternatively, you can save both time and money by using a tourist pass.
Many passes include free entry to the Rembrandt House Museum, and as with a digital ticket, you only need to present your pass upon arrival!
For more information about how a tourist pass can save you money on this attraction, please check our discounts section.
NOTE: All tickets include an audio guide for the museum, making it easier to find your way around the building and learn about Rembrandt.
DISCOUNTS AND DEALS
The following section covers the best ways to save money on admission to the Rembrandt House Museum, including details about tourist passes and discount sites.
If you’re planning to visit several attractions while in Amsterdam, you may want to consider getting a tourist discount pass to save money on general admission prices.
The Rembrandt House is currently available on the following passes:
- Holland Pass
- Amsterdam Pass
- I Amsterdam Card
- Amsterdam City Pass
Depending on which pass you choose and how you use it, you could save 50% or more off ticket prices for the activities you want to enjoy.
Here are a few other attractions and activities of note that are included with these tourist passes:
- Rijksmuseum |
- Van Gogh Museum |
- Stedelijk Museum |
- Hop on Hop off Cruise |
- Hop on Hop off Bus Tour |
- Heineken Experience |
- Portrait Gallery of the 17th Century |
- The Amsterdam Dungeon |
- Madame Tussauds |
- Ripley’s Believe it or Not |
- And more!
If you’re interested in even just a few of the locations or tours listed above, it might be worth it to consider a tourist pass.
Not only will you save some money, but you also won’t need to stand in line and wait for the tickets!
For more details, please read our post covering Amsterdam tourist passes.
Free or Cheap Youth Admission
If you’re bringing anyone young to the museum, don’t forget that they offer either free or discounted admission for anyone who isn’t an adult.
Visitors between the ages of 6 - 17 are eligible for €5 tickets, which means that most teenagers will also be able to take advantage of this pricing.
All children under 6 get in for free with the purchase of an adult ticket from their parental guardian.
Although admission to this attraction is not currently offered by any discount sites such as Groupon, it’s worth noting that museums like this often provide deals on tickets through these services.
In addition to any future discounts they may offer, admission to the Rembrandt House Museum is sometimes included with the price of art tours in Amsterdam.
This section details some of the more notable and interesting pieces of art, history and things to do at the Rembrandt House Museum, including exhibitions, events, paintings, and more.
Every few months, the Rembrandt House Museum holds a special exhibition focusing on one or more elements of the life of this famous artist.
In years past, subjects have ranged from how Rembrandt used his network of friends and acquaintances in his art to the artwork that was inspired by his style.
To find out what will be available when you visit, check this list of upcoming exhibitions.
This museum offers two demonstrations every day providing an example of how Rembrandt created his etchings.
Visitors can expect to learn all about the technique and see how an etching is printed.
If you’re interested in this activity, head to the printing studio at either 10:15 am or 1:45 pm.
There are over 280 Rembrandt etchings at this museum, giving visitors a chance to see plenty of his work. Here are a few of the more popular examples in their collection:
- The Three Trees, 1643
- The Raising of Lazarus, 1632
- Christ Preaching, 1657
- The Three Crosses, 1653
- Woman with an Arrow, 1661
With so many etchings to see, it might be difficult or nigh impossible to see them all, but we recommend these for both the uninitiated and those who are familiar with the work of Rembrandt.
Paint Preparation Demonstration
If you’ve ever wanted to learn how a masterful artist like Rembrandt prepared to paint, this demonstration will be an invaluable opportunity.
During this activity, a painter will reveal 17th-century techniques used to prepare paints so that they would produce the results that artists were trying to achieve.
This event is held every day from 10:15 am to 17:10 pm (5:10 pm).
The Rembrandt House Museum currently has several historic paintings from artists who preceded Rembrandt, including the following examples from his former teacher, Pieter Lastman:
- The Crucifixion, 1616
- The Lamentation of Abel, 1623
- The Sacrifice of Abraham, 1612
- The Triumph of Mordecai, 1617
These are just a few of the beautiful paintings you’ll see here, but there are many more adorning the walls.