Amsterdam Rembrandthuis: Rembrandt’s master pupils

The Amsterdam house Rembrandt once owned, now a charming museum, is the start of a a few wonderful temporary exhibition. Most people are unaware Rembrandt generated a large part of his income by teaching. Many successful 17th century painters were his students.

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Amsterdam Cromhouthuis: drawings by da Vinci, Rubens, Rembrandt

When wealthy business tycoon Carl Joseph Fodor died in 1860, he left his art collection to Amsterdam. Now a selection of absolute highlights from Fodor’s collection can be admired at a small Amsterdam canal-house. In the period house, visitors are treated to drawings by world-famous artist like da Vinci, Rubens, Rembrandt.

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Fake? Fortune? A new Rembrandt?

The period home and Rembrandt museum in Amsterdam, sent me an invitation. Not to attend an opening: their summer exhibition on the friendship between Jan Six and Rembrandt opened early May. You can visit it at Rembrandt’s former home till early September 2017.

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Exhibition: The mysterious Hercules Segers

As a magazine editor wanted a short article specifically about the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, I am late blogging about the mysterious Hercules Segers. I sent off the article with a deadline and all required information. The deadline expired without a reaction, so: visiting Amsterdam?

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Expected: temporarily at home in Holland

One of the many museums currently changing their temporary exhibition, is the Mauritshuis in The Hague. This summer, a modern art one could be visited in the museum’s small exhibition wing. The entrance to this wing as well as the seperate entrance to the main building with its permanent collection of masters from the Dutch Golden Age, is in the museum’s large entrance hall.

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Expected: two Hercules Segers exhibitions in Amsterdam

Two exhibitions focussing on an intriguing artist will open in Amsterdam this autumn. The Rijksmuseum and the Museum Rembrandthuis in Amsterdam will join forces. Both Amsterdam museums will open exhibitions on the painter and etcher Hercules Segers in October 2016.  Continue reading

Mr and Mrs Soolmans’ free Amsterdam reception

Marten and Oopjen 1Saturday, 2nd of July 2016, Mr and Mrs Soolmans receive their admirers at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam: admission free. Or rather, the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam is so happy the two magnificent Rembrandt portraits are on show right next to Rembrandt’s Night Watch, they offer free access to the museum – during one day.

You may give it a try – you won’t find me there. Marten and Oopjen 2The fans of Marten and Oopjen are numerous; in the Netherlands and elsewhere. They include the Netherlands’ royal couple as well as France’s president. So there will undoubtedly be a throng, a crowd, queues.

If you’re not interested in the Rijksmuseum’s Rembrandts, you can always join one of the free guided tours through the museum or their delicious drawing tour. The museum also organises regular lectures. Please scroll down for the link to the museum’s website, where you can check what is on offer.

Marten and Oopjen – long o as in go, by the way – can be admired from tomorrow till the 2nd of October at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam. After the 2nd of October, the portraits are expected to tour the Netherlands. After this tour, they will join Mona Lisa and other fabulous art at the Louvre in Paris.

As blogged before, the Netherlands and France are co-owners of the beautiful portraits Rembrandt painted to commemorate Marten and Oopjen’s mariage.

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Louvre, Paris