Families and children

Celebrate the Summer at Rembrandt’s home!

From July 15th to August 28th, we are hosting all kinds of fun activities for families and children. And you also get an extra day of Rembrandt: during the Summer, The Rembrandt House Museum is also open on Mondays. Book your tickets here.


This Summer, discover how Rembrandt made his paint! Come and watch the free paint demonstrations, every day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m (15 July – 28 August). You will learn more about the pigments Rembrandt used, where they came from and how he went on to make his paint. Did you know, for example, that red paint was made from a special species of lice? And that white paint in the seventeenth century contained lead, a poisonous substance? The painting demonstrations are held in the place where Rembrandt himself worked: in his studio. You can’t get any closer to Rembrandt than this!


Follow in Rembrandt’s footsteps during our workshops ‘Etching at Rembrandt’s home’. Give your own twist to an etching by Rembrandt and experiment with different techniques, colours and types of paper. Once you’ve finished your etching, you can print it on the large etching press. Afterwards you can take your own artwork home with you. The workshops ‘Etching at Rembrandt’s home’ are suitable for adults and children from 6 years old. City Pass holders can participate in these workshops for free.

Practical information
Dates: 3, 17 and 24 July | August 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28 | September 25 | October 23
For available times and reservation, see: https://tickets.rembrandthuis.nl/en/etsen-bij-rembrandt-thuis/tickets
Location: De Vierde (workshop space) in The Rembrandt House Museum, Amsterdam
Costs: 5 euros p.p. (excl. entrance ticket to the museum), free for City Pass holders


A visit to Rembrandt’s house comes to life even more with the free junior audio guide. Walk through Rembrandt’s rooms and studio and discover what happened here in the seventeenth century. Who did Rembrandt live with? What kinds of food were prepared in the kitchen? Who all came to visit the artist? Each room in Rembrandt’s house has its own unique story.


Especially for young explorers, we have a free discovery trail available at the ticket desk. Discover the secrets of Rembrandt’s house and get to know the artist better. Did you know, for example, that Rembrandt had his own treasure room? And that he made his own paint from pigment powders? Dive into the seventeenth century with fun questions and assignments. At the end of the discovery trail there is a surprise waiting for you at the ticket desk.


On July 15th we are celebrating Rembrandt’s birthday at The Rembrandt House Museum with free activities for families and children throughout the day. Join our painting demonstrations in Rembrandt’s studio to discover how Rembrandt made his own paint based on different pigments and minerals. You can also follow in Rembrandt’s footsteps in our workshop space, where you can make your own etching and print it on the large etching press. Afterwards you can take your own artwork home with you!

Practical information
Date: July 15, 2022
Time: Continuously between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Location: The painting demonstrations are in Rembrandt’s studio in the old house. The etching workshops take place in the workshop space ‘De Vierde’.
Costs: Free with your entrance ticket for the museum. Book your tickets here.

Registration: You do not need to register for the paint demonstrations. For a place in the etching workshop, you can register at the museum ticket desk on 15 July; these workshops are suitable for adults and children from 6 years old.