14-07-2010 till 15-07-2010

Night of Rembrandt

The 15th of July is the birthday of Rembrandt van Rijn. Traditionally, the anniversary of this artist from Leiden is celebrated with his very own night. A wreath is placed by his statue on the Witte Singel and a theatrical walk through the city-centre departs from Museum De Lakenhal.

Director Jan Joost Aten draws inspiration for the walk from unique places such as De Lakenhal and the anatomical theatre in Museum Boerhaave. Actors of theatre group Imperium depict an image of Rembrandt, and of the city of Leiden.
This special tour departs from Museum De Lakenhal. Of course, his anniversary can only be celebrated properly with a glance at his works in the museum. Also on display in De Lakenhal are paintings by Hans de Bruijn, featuring Rembrandt’s house of birth in Leiden.
For more information and registering:  www.nachtvanrembrandt.nl