Late Rembrandt

February 12 2015 to May 17 2015

The Rijksmuseum presents the first major retrospective of the later work of Rembrandt van Rijn: a once-in-a-lifetime event. Over 100 works from leading museums and private collections from around the world on display here in Amsterdam.

This is the first time that an exhibition has been dedicated to the late work of one of the greatest painters who ever lived: Rembrandt. Over 100 of the paintings, drawings and prints that Rembrandt produced in the final phase of his life can be seen here, brought to you from museums and private collections across the globe. In Late Rembrandt, the Rijksmuseum is staging a major exhibition that you will only be able to experience once in your life!

This one-off event took place from 12 February to 17 May.

Bold and intimate

Rembrandt’s later life was marked by tragic personal loss and financial setbacks. Yet it was also the time when he produced his best work. He experimented with paint and light, managing to bring an unprecedented emotional depth to his work. It resulted in his most daring and intimate work.

Multimedia tour

Book your multimediatour at the museum for € 5 per person. More information Or download for free at iTunes app store (iPhone/iPad) or Google Play (Android): from 1 February it includes the Late Rembrandt tour.

“For the first time in over twenty years, the Rijksmuseum again organized a Rembrandt exhibition, giving every generation the chance to renew its acquaintance with the great Master of the Golden Age.” Wim Pijbes, General Director of the Rijksmuseum

Meet Rembrandt in the city where he lived and worked

Walking with Rembrandt

The Rijksmuseum has produced a special walk that takes you to the places in Amsterdam where Rembrandt lived and worked until his death in 1669. The Amsterdam Rembrandt trail will be available as a map from 12 February at the Rijksmuseum, tourist offices and hotels in Amsterdam.

Rembrandt as a teacher

In tandem with Late Rembrandt, The Rembrandt House is presenting the exhibition Rembrandt’s Late Pupils: Studying under a Genius. Visit the house where Rembrandt lived and worked.

Sailing with Rembrandt

Discover the city of Rembrandt as you sail through the canals of Amsterdam. During your canal cruise, a special audio tour will tell you all about Rembrandt’s Amsterdam with reference to his life and work, giving you an extra dimension to the exhibition (which you can visit before or after the cruise). Book with the Blue Boat Company.



The exhibition is accompanied by a richly illustrated catalogue entitled Late Rembrandt. This publication can be purchased at the museum. If you want to be sure of a copy, make your purchase through the webshop.


Main exhibition sponsors

Blockbuster Fonds

Gieskes-Strijbis Fund