Rembrandt van Rijn

The Netherlands, Leiden – September 2018

This is the area where Rembrandt van Rijn was born in 1606. His father was a miller, and the mill on the left is a replica of a mill he worked.  His birthplace was off to the right of this photo. Unfortunately the Leiden council decided to demolish the house he was born in around 1920. What remains is a plaque on a modern apartment building. Luckily, we still can enjoy his paintings.

Shot with iPhoneX edited using Snapseed and Marksta Click the picture for a larger version


11 thoughts on “Rembrandt van Rijn

  1. Ah, so many times I walked across that bridge to get to uni. Every time I would pass the incredibly ugly row of houses where once Rembrandt’s birth house stood. Luckily the view in this photo is a lot prettier!

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