Rembrandt in Amsterdam: Creativity and Competition

July 16, 2021

September 6, 2021

Regular admission

National Gallery of Canada, Sussex Drive, Ottawa


Events Description


Explore the rise of one of the great masters in the European tradition, Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-69).

This exhibition is the first ever to chart the transformative central decades of Rembrandt’s career, from his arrival in Amsterdam in the mid-1630s to the emergence of his late style in the mid-1650s.

Bringing his paintings, prints and drawings into dialogue with masterpieces by friends, followers and rivals, Rembrandt in Amsterdam will immerse you in the thriving Amsterdam art market of Rembrandt’s time, revealing the exhilarating and stimulating atmosphere that inspired a young artist from Leiden to become the world-renowned master we know today.

This is the first major Rembrandt exhibition in Canada since 1969, as well as the first ever to be presented at the National Gallery of Canada.

Organized by the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, and the Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main​

The exhibition is honoured by the royal co-patronage of His Majesty The King of the Netherlands and Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada. Proud partners include the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Canada and the Canadian Tulip Festival.



Adults $16
Seniors 65+(Proof of age required) $14
24 and under / Students (Proof of age or ID required) $8
Family (2 adults & 3 youths age 17 and under) $32
Children Age 11 and under Free

Prices do not include tax.

Free Admission to the National Collection | Every Thursday 5–8 pm

How to get tickets?

For now, tickets are available at the door only, on a first come, first served basis. To help ensure physical distancing, we are admitting a limited number of visitors at 30-minute intervals.


Date & Time:

Friday, May 14, 2021 to Monday, September 6, 2021


Venue: National Gallery of Canada, Special Exhibitions Galleries, 380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa

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