Education in the Rembrandt house
The Rembrandt House Museum offers some educational programs for children. For example there is a discovery trail through Rembrandt’s house. With this trail kids learn to look at details in the rooms, think about some aspects of for example seventeenth century life in the Netherlands and learn to look at works of art. This discovery trail is available in Dutch, English, German and French.
The museum also offers a free audio tour for kids. With this tour children get more information in an easy way. There is an audio tour for children between the age of 6 to 12 in Dutch, English, German and French, and an audio tour for the ages 13 and older (adult) in Dutch, English, German, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese (Brasilian), Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese and Russian.
Discovery trail through Rembrandt`s house
Rembrandt (1606-1669) is perhaps the most famous Dutch painter. For almost twenty years he lived and worked in this house in what is now called the Jodenbreestraat. He lived here with his wife Saskia and his son Titus.
You can see all sorts of things in Rembrandt’s house: a kitchen, furnished rooms including Rembrandt’s living room, his studio and a room where he kept all kinds of strange objects. The pictures on the walls were painted by Rembrandt, by Pieter Lastman (Rembrandt’s teacher) and by other artists from whom Rembrandt had learned a lot. There are also paintings by Rembrandt’s own pupils. And of course there are always prints by Rembrandt on display.
You can get the free discovery trail though Rembrandt’s house at the entrance of the museum.
The Rembrandt House Museum offers two audio tours: one for children between the ages of 6 to 12 and one for age 13 and older, adults. Both are free of charge.
The audio tour for the ages 6 to 12 tells an exciting story about the life and house of Rembrandt, in his almost 400 year old house. It gives the children information in an accessible and entertaining way. This audio tour is available in Dutch and English.
The audio tour for ages 13 and older (adult) provides the visitor with information about Rembrandt, his life and his house. In every room there is a story about the function of the room and what happened in the room.