Families and children

In October we have some special activities for children in the museum! During the autumn break (15-23 October), the museum is also open on Monday and we’re organizing etching workshops and free paint demonstrations. View all our activities below and book your museum tickets here.


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: 16, 19 and 22 October
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


Exclusively during the autumn holidays (15 to 23 October), you can join our paint demonstrations for young and old for free. You will learn more about the pigments Rembrandt used, where they came from and how he went on to make his paint. The demonstrations are held in the place where Rembrandt himself worked: in his studio. Here he made his masterpieces between 1639 and 1658. ​​​​​​​​The daily paint demonstrations take place continuously between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and can be visited free of charge after purchasing an entrance ticket for the museum.


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.