Home of Rembrandt van Rijn

I was out and around in Leiden on an early evening one day and ran into the birth place of the most notable Dutch artist, Rembrand van Rijn by accident. It was a rainy day with the rain the would come and go in a few minutes. I had an umbrella with me so I was not afraid to venture out into a familiar streets. I was surprised to know that after all these years I didn’t even notice the building a few meters away from the bridge and one of my favorite windmills. I didn’t know why so many people walked by the place and took pictures of it. Well, now I know and was eager to take some photos myself of Rembrandt’s former home.

Leiden

Leiden


Leiden

English Pub in Leiden

Sabai Sabai Thai restaurant in Leiden

Sabai Sabai Thai restaurant in Leiden

This is where Rembrandt was born on July 15, 1606.

Rembrand\'s birth place in Leiden

Rembrand\'s birth place in Leiden

It started to sprinkle again while I was trying to take a picture of this beautiful piece of architecture. I didn’t want my camera to get wet and walked fast so I can take a few more pictures before the lense got all wet.

a house in Leiden

a windmill in Leiden

the gateway to Leiden

the gateway to Leiden

windmill in Leiden

This was the last photo before it was time for me to find a hiding place from the rain. It was another typical Dutch weather that day.

3 Comments

  1. This town that you live in is so beautiful!  I love the architecture and the windmills.  Actually the first time I saw the windmills, it reminded me of Don Quixote’s story. 
    That is cool that you got pics of Rembrandt’s home.  Has his house been turned into a museum or a store or resident?

  2. Hi there Laotian Teacher,

    I can never seem to have enough photos of those windmills. Whenever I visit a new town, I would look for a Church and a windmill. These are two of my favorite things to take pictures of.

    Rembrandt’s house was torn down and what you see now is an apartment. At least we still have his artworks.

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