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Rembrandt Tour: his life and his art

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In a nutshell. Rembrandt van Rijn is one of the greatest artists in history. On this walking tour, visit the inside of his residence and enter the Rijksmuseum to view his masterpieces up close. Walk in his footsteps on the way, learning about his wealth, success, and tragic fate during the Golden Age.

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Practicals. This tour includes a walking portion between the Rembrandt House and the Rijksmuseum, as well as entry into both museums. Duration depends on group interest. Meet inside the gift shop of the Rembrandt House about five minutes prior to your tour. Click here for a map.

Themes. Rembrandt, art, impasto, chiaroscuro, Dutch Renaissance (the Golden Age), the Reformation, Jewish Amsterdam, and more

Areas. The Rembrandt House is located in the original Jewish district of Amsterdam. You will walk through this area over the famous canals of Amsterdam to the Rijksmuseum via wonderful sights.

More details. Inside the Rembrandt House, see how the painter lived and worked. His home was a place where his art and that of his students were on display for patrons. His studio is upstairs, and living quarters ever higher — decorated with period pieces identical to how he furnished his home. There is a space dedicated to his original etchings. Sometimes, we are treated to a lesson in how he made his own oil paints or how etchings were pressed from copper plates. Roaming old Amsterdam over the canals and past some major sights, you then enter the Rijksmuseum. A world class collection inside a neo-Renaissance palace constructed specifically to house Dutch art, our art expert will focus on his masterpieces and those of some of his contemporaries. You may then choose to stay inside the museum to explore the collection on your own.

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