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The Night Watch by Rembrandt is not actually called The Night Watch

Quick: What is the official name of Rembrandt’s most famous painting, The Night Watch? And what does the painting depict?

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam sees 2.2 million visitors a day — and most of them want to see The Night Watch.

Created in 1642, the painting is currently being restored. However, it remains on view — encased in a glass enclosure. Rijksmuseum visitors will be able to follow the entire study- and restoration in person as well as online via a livestream.

NOTE: The Rijksmuseum reopens on June 1, 2020 after having been closed during the height of the coronavirus crisis.

Rembrandthuis – Rembrandt House Museum

Rembrandt Painter Rembrandt van Rijn bought what is now the ‘Rembrandt house’ museum in 1639 — just prior to being commissioned to paint The Night Watch.

A visit to the restored 17th-century house is like stepping into one of Rembrandt’s paintings.

Bonus: we give you some insider tips on where to eat (and where not to) before or after your visit.