Guided Tour Rembrandt

The Rembrandt tour brings you closer to his genius. Who was he, what made him so special, who were his friends?

Most celebrated Dutch painter

nachtwacht Rembrandt is the most celebrated Dutch painter of the 17th century. But why? This Rembrandt tour brings you closer to this special person and artist. Who was he, what made him so special, who were his friends, his beloved, his rivals, his patrons? In the Rijksmuseum you can learn about all of this. At the mere age of 20 he paints his first self-portrait in an entirely novel manner, introducing unprecedented contrasts of light and dark. And in his 60s he paints The Jewish Bride, The Syndics of the Drapers’ Guild, large portraits of self-assured Amsterdam citizens. And of course there is the Nightwatch, his most famous painting that still fascinates. His guided tours tells you the story about Rembrandt, while looking at his most beautiful paintings.

For whom

Adults (ages 16 and up)


Daily tour:
Daily 15:00-16:00

Book the daily tour

Note: the daily tours can be booked in Dutch and English only.

Group tour:
Book a guided tour for your own group, between 9:30 and 13:30

Book the group tour

Note: group tours need to be booked at least two weeks in advance.


The tour starts at the information desk in the museum


Daily tour: € 5 per person (excluding admission fee)

Group tour: € 75 per 15 persons (excluding admission fee)

Other languages

Select here the language of your group tour: