Although he was born in Leiden in 1606, Rembrandt and Amsterdam are inextricably linked with each other. From 1631 until his death in 1669, Holland’s, and maybe the world's, greatest painter and etcher, lived in Amsterdam and produced a staggering number of masterpieces, breaking through the boundaries of realism and motion, in his quest to surpass the classical dogma’s in art and her masters, in search of beauty. In Amsterdam the young Rembrandt found plenty of inspiration, his life coincides with Amsterdam’s most glorious moment in history, as a city-state at the centre of the world. This tour leads us along the different places where he lived, worked, went bankrupt, buried all his loved ones except one and tries to create a picture of Rembrandt and his developing art in the exciting times of Amsterdam of the Dutch golden age. Since it is Rembrandt's 401st anniversary there are various spectacular exhibitions in Het Rembrandthuis, the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh museum which you can visit in combination with this tour and go see the masterpieces up close which I recommend.

The tour lasts 2,5 hours with only short distances including a drink with a marvellous view