Visitors to the Rembrandt House Museum will soon discover that Rembrandt’s former home and studio are still impressive—even on a small scale! Beside the entrance to the old house, on the ground floor of the museum, there is a magnificent miniature replica. It was recently gifted to the museum by its makers.
Marvel at the tiniest details that have been created with the utmost care and skill. The dolls’ house—built on a scale of 1:12—has eight rooms, and you will instantly identify them and the objects in them in Rembrandt’s house. Take a peek in Rembrandt’s art cabinet, where you will find handmade busts, coral, crocodiles and books. Or have a look in his studio, where you can almost smell the paint. And breakfast is ready in the kitchen.
What visitors say:
“What an achievement! It is really lovely and I wouldn’t have missed it for the world.”
“It was cool to recognize some of the rooms as I went round the museum.”
“Beautiful and so cleverly made. I was glad it was behind glass so all the delicate pieces are protected.”
“A great sneak preview of the house. It’s fascinating to discover whether everything is ‘right’ and faithful to the reality.”
The dolls’ house was made as a project for Dolls House Nederland by a team led by Rika van Nellestijn. It took them two years (2015-2017) to achieve this impressive result. Our thanks to Rika van Nellestijn and Marcus Verhey (supervision and design), Bert Aarts,Kim Bensdorp, Aloyse Hoekstra, Esmee Hofman, Simone Kasbergen, Marie-Louise Markhorst, Willem Sepers, Arjen Spinhoven, Marcus Verhey, Elly Ypma, Carla Zandvliet and De Wig.