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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 Responses to “Rembrandt van Rijn”

      • theapplesinmyorchard

        I intend to. We were only there five days for a conference, so we visited museums in The Hague and Delft, as well as the beautiful old churches. I’m a fan of Vermeer, so we got to see many of his pieces. It was a great trip and I look forward to being able to come back! Love your photography!

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        • Chris Breebaart

          Happy to hear you like my snaps! Amsterdam is the place for classic painting: Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh and The Rembrandt House!!


  1. Alive and Trekking

    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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