Free walk-in workshops on Rembrandt's birthday (15 July)

To celebrate Rembrandt's birthday (Saturday 15 July), we offer free guided Rembrandt tours and workshops throughout the day.

The guided tours are fully booked.

Come and celebrate Rembrandt's birthday at the Rijksmuseum. Join one of the free Rembrandt tours and make your own Rembrandt-inspired selfie in a walk-in workshop.

It is not necessary to book in advance for the walk-in workshops.

Most celebrated Dutch painter

portret Zelfportret met baret en opengesperde ogen, Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, 1630Rembrandt is the most celebrated Dutch painter of the 17th century. The Rembrandt tour brings you closer to his genius. 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.

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For whom

Adults (ages 16 and up)


Saturday 15 July 2017


The guided tour starts at the information desk in the museum.

The walk-in workshops take place in the entrance area of the Atrium.


The guided tours and workshops are free of charge (excluding admission fee).

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