While in Amsterdam, I visited Anne Frank’s house and also Rembrandt’s House.
They don’t let you photograph Anne’s house but they did at Rembrandt’s House.
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was born July 15 , 1606 and died October 4th, 1669.
He was a Dutch painter and etcher and is considered one of the greatest painters in European Art. And also the most important in Dutch history.
Rembrandt achieved success early as a portrait painter.
Rembrandt’s most famous painting is “The Night Watch”. It was Painted in 1642 and is housed in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
Religion is a central theme in Rembrandt’s paintings. His mother was Roman Catholic and his father belonged to the Dutch Reformed Church.
Rembrandt’s son died two months after birth. His daughter died at just three weeks of age. His second daughter died after living barely over a month.
He only had one chlld live to adulthood.
Rembrandt’s wife died soon after the birth of their fourth child. Probably from tuberculosis.
His paintings of her sick and on her death bed are his most moving.
Although Rembrandt made good money from his work, he lived beyond his means and had to sell his house to move to more modest accommodations.
When Rembrandt died he was buried in an unmarked grave.
After 20 years, his remains were taken away and destroyed.
This was customary to do to poor people and Rembrandt died a poor man.
I have to say it was very cool walking the same floors as such a great artist. I thoroughly enjoyed my tour of Rembrandt’s House Museum and also Anne Frank’s House.
If you ever get to Amsterdam, you should do both but get to Anne Frank’s house early because there is a huge line to get in.
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