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Rembrandt Guided Walking tour of City & Home

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Duration: 2.5hs Semi-Private Tour
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Follow in the footsteps of the world’s most famous Dutch artist, Rembrandt, while visiting the streets and districts where he once lived. On this 2.5 hour semi-private guided tour, welcoming up to 8 guests, we will walk through the streets and square that inspired the 17th century artist’s works, ending with a skip the line guided visit of his house.

 

The tour will begin with a walk through Spiegelquarter, a district known for a wide array of antiques and artistic goods. Afterwards, wander the Keizersgracht, or Emperor’s canal, where you’ll discuss one of Rembrandt’s most successful apprentices. In Rembrandt Square you’ll hear about the Night Watch Guards, who were characters in one of the artist’s most popular works. His painting is recreated here in bronze sculpture. In Staalstraat, learn about the local Drapers Guild, represented by Rembrandt. Finally, in Waterloo Square, you will discover the former Jewish Quarter, home to a variety of immigrants including Rembrandt and his wife. The couple spent many years living here, near the Amstel River, where their house still stands as a museum dedicated to the artist’s life. It includes etchings and other works done by Rembrandt himself. The furnishings are authentic to the 1600s, reconstituted thanks to auction archives from the period. Wander Rembrandt’s office and see how he produced his work, peeking at the more intimate side of the artist’s life.

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Latest Reviews
Latest Reviews
  • Deborah Schaefer Deborah Schaefer

    Complete confusion on the information about the meeting point between Expedia and Withlocals. Expedia indicated the Tuschinski theatre while our guide showed up at the Cobra Cafe. As a result, we had to take the tour on our own without the benefit of the local guide.

  • Jess Russell Jess Russell

    I would recommend this tour to anyone that will listen. Our guide was knowledgeable, passionate about her job, and very informative. We really enjoyed our visit and learned so much more than we ever have could on our own

  • Katherine King Katherine King

    The guides were very experienced and helpful. They went out of their way ensuring that we had a good time. Amsterdam's wind chill was quite cold during our time there, yet the experience was worth it. The tour was very punctual, which was very professional as well.

  • Carlos Neal Carlos Neal

    Marco was our tour guide. He was extremely knowledgeable about Van Gogh, Rembrandt and the history surrounding their lives. I hated to see the time end!

  • Frank Walton Frank Walton

    Our guide Tea was highly knowledgable, enthusiastic and responsive. Her sophisticated understanding and well planned exploration of key works allowed us to really appreciate what we were seeing. The way she organized her approach allowed us to build on this understanding as we later explored on our own. Seeing the paintings this way truly maximized our time at the museum. Money very well spent.

  • Sherrie Lambert Sherrie Lambert

    Victoria gave us a fabulous tour!! The museum is organized chronologically for the most part, which makes it really interesting.

  • Darlene Reynolds Darlene Reynolds

    I had scheduled a private tour and had to make a change to a semi-private one because our guide got sick. At first, I was not pleased and worried that the experience would not be what I had hoped. Thankfully, it was great. The guide, Victoria, was terrific! The museum is also simply wonderful.

  • Stacey Donovan Stacey Donovan

    Tour guide Victoria did an excellent job leading us through this wonderful museum. Her knowledge base is deep, and she provides the information in an insightful and intriguing manner. You will be fascinated with the the tour and the art, no matter what your level of art expertise is. Doing a tour of the museum with a small group led by a guide is well worth the cost. Highly recommended.

  • Cameron Stout Cameron Stout

    Our guide, Tea, was so full of knowledge of the artists, art work, culture, and community. I never would have learned this much without her insight. Was a wonderful day and a highlight of my entire Amsterdam trip!

  • Nicolas Cannon Nicolas Cannon

    excellent knowledgeable guide. we booked a group tour but wound up being the only couple with our guide.

  • Jerald Garrison Jerald Garrison

    Reviewing some of the available tous of amsterdam we have discovered babylon tours. We booked a private tour of amsterdam mesuem and it was simply well above any expectations. Our tour guide was simply great giving us general information and details on both the period, artists and every of the most inportant and amazing places (including curiosities) we have seen. We would suggest everybosy to use this operator.

  • Susanna Mosley Susanna Mosley

    Great tour guide. Knowledgeable, excellent English. A joy to be with.And we learned a lot. You can't ask for more on an art museum guide.

  • Wayne Fuller Wayne Fuller

    Josephine was excellent. So knowledgeable. Added to our enjoyment of the Museum. We did skip the line, not necessary today.

  • Bessie Bennett Bessie Bennett

    We were a group of only three and had a great time. I never felt rushed or overwhelmed, as I often can at galleries or museums, and learned a lot. We saw all that we’d hoped to and Audrey is so knowledgeable. She has a gentle manner, and we all loved spending the morning with her. Thanks Audrey!

  • Florine Padilla Florine Padilla

    While the small group tour is expensive, Angelo made it well more than worthwhile. His base of knowledge in the art field was outstanding! He overextended himself by providing a great amount of background information, supported by extensive pictures on his iPad, about various artists and their individual works. He easily handled questions from several guests who had a great deal of knowledge about various art ages. artists and there relation with each other. We highly recomend this tour. Be prepared to be overwhelmed.

  • Dennis Lane Dennis Lane

    Complete confusion on the information about the meeting point between Expedia and Withlocals. Expedia indicated the Tuschinski theatre while our guide showed up at the Cobra Cafe. As a result, we had to take the tour on our own without the benefit of the local guide.