I was unsure first of this museum because I was under the impression that I was just going to see the house where Rembrandt lived, but is turned out to be much more. Yes, it is his house, one of them at least and it has some of his personal possessions and things. but it also serves as a way to introduce us to how he did his awesome paintings. They have a very good audio-guide, several languages to choose from. Aside from his bedroom, his kitchen, his study, you get to see a very good demonstration of how he did the plate engravings of his paintings by one of the staff who is very knowledgeable and explains really good. We asked her a lot of questions and she answered them all. Then on the upper floor, there is another demonstration where they explain how Rembrandt prepared his colors and canvasses for his paintings. Very good explanation, almost hands on with, again, a very knowledgeable staff member. This was the first museum we visited that day and we were there at 10 am, right when they opened. We payed our ticket, no line, no problem with entry. The only draw back, and it is not only happening in this museum, is that there are people that go to make their own drawings of the paintings being displayed. Because they are drawing and I guess they want to capture details, they stand very close to the painting they are copying and do not want to move away when others approach to appreciate the exhibition. This detracts from the overall experience since you are kind of "fighting" for a closer glimpse at the paintings on the wall. Aside from this, a very good museum, would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Amsterdam.
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