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Rembrandt Walk

Retrace the Dutch Master’s work and life in Amsterdam



350 years ago, in 1669 the greatest painter of the Golden Age died in Amsterdam. This year we honour his life and work with three special tours.

1: The Rembrandt Walk

Walk in the footsteps of the great Dutch Master in the streets of Amsterdam. The places where he lived, where his most famous paintings used to hang on the wall, like the Night Watch, the syndics of the drapers guild and the Anatomy Lesson of professor Tulp. We walk along the houses of his friends and clients as well as locations linked to Rembrandt’s dramatic personal life. The Amsterdam golden Age comes alive with an art historian as your private guide.

2, Rembrandt house and Rembrandt Walk

Come closer to the Dutch Master with a guided visit to the Rembrandt house. Enter his studio and attend a workshop about how he made his paint and about his etching techniques. This is as close to Rembrandt as you can get.

3, Rembrandt House, walking tour and Rijksmuseum

Make the unique combination with a visit to the Rembrandt House, a walking tour in the Dutch Master’s footsteps and a guided tour in the Rijksmuseum with an accent on the works of Rembrandt and his contemporary artists.


  • Rembrandt House

First we visit the Rembrandt House Museum. The house where the Dutch Master lived from 1639 until 1658 and where he painted most of his work 

  • 3D Night watch

How did the fame of Rembrandt evolve after his death? Get to know how Rembrandt got his statue on the Rembrandt square and the 3D version of his masterpiece, the Night Watch

  • Anatomic Theatre

Where did Rembrandt’s fame start in in Amsterdam? Get to know the circle of people that made him, and broke him

  • Old Church

Here is where Rembrandt announced his marriage with Saskia, who is also buried in this church. Get to know more about the women around Rembrandt

  • Royal Palace

This building was still under construction as city hall. Rembrandt developed a difficult relation with the Amsterdam authorities, who were also his most important commisioners

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Starting point

We meet in front of the Rembrandt House Museum on Jodenbreestraat 4
(note that the Rembrandt house museum has a spiral staircase towards the art studio)


Duration: 2 hours / Distance: About 3km 
Opening hours Rembrandt House Museum: All week 10am - 6pm
Opening hours Rijksmuseum: All week 9am - 5pm


- Entrance tickets to the Rembrandt House Museum

Combine with...

Flexible as we are, you can combine this tour with: - Canal Ring Architecture - World War II
- Medieval Amsterdam - Walk & Cruise - Financial History - Golden Age - Jewish District - Sixties

Featured tour

In the year of Rembrandt, exactly 350 years after his death, Historical Amsterdam Tours honours his life and work with a special half day tour: 
The Rembrandt Walk and a guided tour inside the Rijksmuseum with Rembrandt’s masterpieces.

On this special 4 hours tour you visit the Rembrandt House, you retrace his footsteps in the city with the Rembrandt Walk and you visit the Rijksmuseum discovering his masterpieces with your own private art historian.


Tailored tours, tailored offers

Our private tours are tailor made. Do you prefer a hotel pick up? A mix of tours? A more extended program? We are here to make your Amsterdam visit a great experience.

Contact us to receive a tailor made offer:

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