Rembrandt and Leiden University
Seven large reproductions of works by Rembrandt on seven University buildings in the centre of Leiden reveal the relationship between the painter and the University. Rembrandt van Rijn enrolled in the University in 1620 and painted the portraits of various alumni of the University. The exhibition runs from mid-May 2019 to around the beginning of February 2020.
A Rembrandt tour for rehabilitating patients
A group of patients were given a guided tour of the larger than life Rembrandt canvases on University buildings around the Rapenburg canal. This was w...
What to do in the Christmas holidays: Rembrandt Route – fun for all the family
Looking for a great day out during the Christmas holidays? The University’s Rembrandt Route in Leiden is a fun and educational activity for both young...
‘Rembrandt has come home’
Rembrandt Year is concluding with a major exhibition at Museum De Lakenhal. There are still numerous other activities such as lectures, the University...
How Leiden became 'the wonder of Europe'
Curiosities from the anatomical theatre, swords from the fencing school and 17th-century portraits of the University's founders. The new University Ro...
Document discovered about Rembrandt's student years in Leiden
A previously unknown document about Rembrandt’s student years in Leiden has been found in the archive of Leiden University. The document, which is bei...
New Rembrandt Route takes in seven Leiden University buildings
Seven large reproductions of works by Rembrandt on seven Leiden University buildings reveal the relationship between the painter and the University. R...
Leiden psychology student is distant relative of Rembrandt
Benson van der Bij is a family member of Holland's most famous master: Rembrandt van Rijn. What does he think of this relationship? And did he know th...
Did Rembrandt paint Leiden Professor van Schooten?
Leiden Professor of Maths Frans van Schooten Jnr. (1615-1660) and his wife Margrieta were painted by Rembrandt. This is the claim made by mathematicia...