26 Jan-19 Feb 2006. This year Amsterdam is celebrating the 400th anniversary of the birth of Rembrandt, one of the giants in art history. The Rijksmuseum starts the year with a month-long exhibition of its entire collection of Rembrandts paintings. Held in the Philips Wing, the exhibition includes some of the Dutch artists most famous works, like The Jewish Bride, The Syndics of the Amsterdam Drapers Guild, the Self-Portrait of Rembrandt as a young man and The Night Watch. Among the lesser-known works on display are a self-portrait as the apostle Paul, a portrait of his son Titus dressed as a monk and a beautiful still life with peacocks. The total number of artworks attributed to Rembrandt varies. During his life he produced approximately 600 paintings, 300 etchings and 1,400 drawings. The Rijksmuseum holds the largest collection of Rembrandts work in the world. Admission 9 under 18s free. Daily 9.00-18.00.
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Rembrandt at the Rijksmuseum
The Rijksmuseum Philips Wing is at 1 Jan Luijkenstraat 1071 Amsterdam. By tram 2, 5, 12 to Hobbemastraat or Concertgebouw. By bus 26, 65, 66, 170. Tel. +31 206747000 firstname.lastname@example.org