Lonely Planet review
You almost expect to find the master himself at the Museum het Rembrandthuis , where Rembrandt van Rijn ran the Netherlands’ largest painting studio, only to lose the lot when profligacy set in, enemies swooped and bankruptcy came a-knocking. The museum has almost every etching he made (around 250) and holds etching demonstrations several times daily. Expect to see between 20 and 100 etchings on display, depending on the exhibit. There’s also a mind-boggling collection of Rembrandt’s possessions: seashells, weaponry, Roman busts and military helmets. Ask for the free audio guide at the entrance. You can buy advance tickets online, though it’s not as vital here as at some of the other big museums.