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See you on Rembrandt's party!

Friday 15 July 2022

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Rembrandt's birthday - are you coming to his party?

On Friday 15 July it will be 416 years ago that the famous painter Rembrandt van Rijn was born in Leiden. On 15 July we will treat everyone to free access to the museum. For families with children there will be lots to do all day long. Draw Rembrandt upside down in the Open Studio, the creator of the smallest work of art in the world - which you can't see with your naked eye - is also waiting for you, and you can become a true Rembrandt expert by attending the special children's lecture. And of course there will be a tasty treat for everyone.

Foto: Taco van der Eb

Kids college ‘Rembrandt de selfiekoning’ (in Dutch)

by art expert Femke Goedhart

Auditorium | 11.30 am and 2 pm

Red curls, dark eyes, a somewhat ungainly nose... everyone knows what Rembrandt looked like. During his lifetime he made more than 80 self-portraits. But who was Rembrandt van Rijn really? What makes his portraits so famous? Why did he paint himself so often? And how does that actually work, making a self-portrait? Art expert Femke Goedhart will tell you all about it during this interactive children's lecture, during which you will also practice making a self-portrait in Rembrandt style. The children's lecture lasts 45 minutes and is intended for children aged 8 and up, but of course curious adults are also welcome.

Walk-in workshop ‘Rembrandt upside down’

12.30 PM until 4.30 PM

Have you ever tried to draw a portrait upside down? Drawing faces can be pretty tricky. But if you turn the drawn or painted face of Rembrandt van Rijn upside down, drawing it suddenly becomes a completely different exercise. Come and try it out in the Open Studio, during the walk-in workshop Rembrandt upside down! A workshop instructor will be available all day to get you started.

Familiespoor (in Dutch)

Throughout the museum | continuous from 10 am to 5 pm

Want to take the whole family on a journey of discovery through the museum? In the collection presentation there are 13 unique drawers, which have been specially equipped with interactive assignments. Look for symbols in 17th-century paintings, learn all about the process of making Leiden cloth and play games with works of art from the modern era. You can pick up the accompanying map at the information desk.

Free treat

from 10 am until 5 pm

Need a break from all that fun? That's possible, because we also have something delicious for everyone.

Are you coming?

Your free ticket can be reserved here, with thanks to the gemeente Leiden.