At the Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House Museum), you can step into the house and painting studio Rembrandt lived in from 1639 until 1658, during the height of his career.
The house, originally constructed in 1606-1607, began as a two-story canal house. It wasn’t until 1627-1628 that the additional level and pediment were added. While living at the house, Rembrandt’s wife gave birth to their only surviving child, Titus, before dying herself. Rembrandt himself departed in 1658 after becoming bankrupt.
In 1907 the city council bought the house, and nowadays the rooms have been restored to their 17th-century glory – giving the look and feel of Rembrandt’s time here. There are daily demonstrations on etching and paint preparation. And exhibitions including Rembrandt’s etchings, but to see his key pieces, you’ll need to head to the Rijksmuseum.
Tickets for the Museum Het Rembrandthuis can be bought in advance online, and a free audio guide/children’s discovery trail is included in the price.