Rembrandt’s Final Years

This walking tour goes through the newer part of 17th century Amsterdam, the western side of the Canal Ring area and the Jordaan, It is the area where Rembrandt lived and worked the final years of his life.

The walk passes the houses of his friends and enemies, and tells you the story of the painting ‘The Conspiracy of the Batavians under Claudius Civilis‘ that Rembrandt made during the Autumn of 1661 and the Spring of 1662. The greatest failure of his life. You will get a more in depth picture of Rembrandt.

In an original way, this walking tour describes Rembrandt the artist, his art and the society of his days. The walk gives you a picture of the social landscape of the last ten years of his life, or, as Joost van den Vondel, a famous Dutch poet, writer and playwright and contemporary of Rembrandt wrote:

‘The world is a stage play, each is given his role and gets his share.’

You will get a clear picture of the reality of this saying for Rembrandt and his painting art during this walk.

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