Rembrandt van Rijn was born on 15 July 1606, right here in the city of Leiden. His exact place of birth was a house located on Weddesteeg, which was demolished in 1970s. A small plaque on the wall in red letters now serves as a reminder of its existence.
Rembrandt lived in Leiden for the first 26 years of his life before moving to Amsterdam to seek better opportunity.
Naturally, the footprints of young Rembrandt still lingers …
A 17th century dwelling located on Langebrug 89 in Leiden center was where this Dutch Master received his first painting lesson. Rembrandt was taught by Jacob van Swanenburgh.
The ground floor of this very house is now a unique attraction called the 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗴 𝗥𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗱𝘁 𝗦𝘁𝘂𝗱𝗶𝗼. Visitors will be able to catch a glimpse of Rembrandt’s early life through a 7-minute immersive show, in Dutch or English. A clever way to learn about Rembrandt’s childhood, friends, tutor and his works. Best part, it is absolutely FREE! Everyone is welcome to walk in anytime during the opening hours and experience it.
The Young Rembrandt Studio is also a Tourist Information Centre with a gift shop on site.
Video Impression: https://youtu.be/xYGf7ErRdOU
📍 Langebrug 89. 2311 TJ LEIDEN.
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 12 noon to 5pm.
Entrance Fees: FREE
Getting There: About 15min walk from Leiden train station.