350 years since his death Rembrandt and United Airlines


Thank you to Hemispheres, United Airlines Magazine, for publishing my story about Rembrandt. More than a dozen museums in the Netherlands, will put on exhibits to mark the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt Van Rijn’s death. Here is a by-the-numbers guide:

If you are flying this month, see my article on page 34, or click here to find it online.

Thank you to United Airlines! Lisa Niver
Rembrandt by Lisa Niver in Hemispheres United Magazine

What will your legacy be? Join the celebration of one of the world’s greatest painters in the Netherlands. It has been 350 years since Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn’s death and his art will be exhibited all over the country from The Hague, Leiden, Leeuwarden with many exhibits in Amsterdam.

  • 18: The number of paintings on exhibit at Mauritshuis in the Hague ‘Rembrandt en het Mauritshuis’ including The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp and Rembrandt’s late self-portrait.
  • 1639-1656: Rembrandt lived at Jodenbreestraat 4, now the Rembrandt House Museum for 17 years where there will be three exhibits of his life and work including ‘Rembrandt’s Social Network,’ ’Inspired by Rembrandt,’ and ‘Laboratorium Rembrandt’
  • 13,000:  In 1639, Rembrandt paid 13,000 guilders for his home which now is The Rembrandt House Museum.
  • 210: The number of years The Night Watch, one of the most famous paintings in the world, has been at Rijksmuseum (since 1808). It has been in 3 locations: from 1642 at Kloveniersdoelen in Amsterdam until 1715 when it was moved to the Town Hall and since then at Rijksmuseum.
  • 19: Rembrandt opened his own art studio when he was nineteen and was teaching others how to paint by the time he was 21. 
  • 600: Rembrandt painted over 600 paintings, influenced other painters throughout history and is considered on the of the greatest artists in history.
  • 100: Rembrant charged his advanced students 100 guilders per year, not including lodging. He did not teach beginners and did sell his students’ work.
  • 1619: Rembrand’s first lessons were in Leiden by master Jacob van Swanenburgh visit the historic location: The Rembrandt Lokaal at the RembrandtLAB which is an initiative by Museum De Lakenhal, Museum Het Rembrandthuis, Leiden Marketing and Cultuurfonds.
  • 1637: Rembrandt drew Hansken, a young female elephant, who was brought by a VOC (Dutch East India Company) ship to Amsterdam, this is believed to be the first portrait of an Asian elephants described by science. What was the port like? At Het Scheepvaartmuseum in Amsterdam take a a Virtual Reality journey called “Dare to Discover” back to the Dutch Golden Age. See the port, city and wave to a departing Dutch East India Company’s ship.
  • 400,000: Explore the Dutch Golden Age in 3 museums on the Citywalk ‘Amsterdam Original’ at Het Scheepvaartmuseum with 400,000 artifacts and 500 years of history (The National Maritime Museum), the Portuguese Synagogue which was built in 1675 after the Jews escaped from Spain and Portugal and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (the Rembrandt House Museum) where Rembrandt lived for 20 years.
  • 30: For the first time ever, see 30 colossal 17th century group portraits from the Amsterdam Museum and the Rijksmuseum which will be show at the Hermitage Amsterdam. Due to their size, they are rarely exhibited they are the ‘brothers and sisters’ of the famous ‘Night Watch’ by Rembrandt van Rijn.

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 countries and six continents. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on cruise ships for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. She is the founder of the website WeSaidGoTravel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. Niver is a speaker at the Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Dallas Travel and Adventure Shows for 2023. Her podcast, “Make Your Own Map,” has been watched in more than 11 countries on 4 continents. Niver is represented by Chip MacGregor of MacGregor Literary, Inc. Look for her memoir in Fall 2023 from Post Hill Press/Simon and Schuster. You can find Lisa Niver talking travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, Satellite Media Tours, The Jet Set TV and Orbitz travel webisodes as well as her YouTube channel, where her WeSaidGoTravel videos have nearly 2 million views. With more than 150,000 followers across social media, she has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and listed on IMDb, and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors and been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She has been a judge for the Gracie Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media, and has run 15 travel competitions on her website, publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards and been a finalist twenty times.   Niver has published more than 2000 articles, in more than three dozen magazines and journals including National Geographic, Wired, Teen Vogue, HuffPost Personal, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, AAA Explorer Magazine, American Airways, Delta Sky, enRoute (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, BuzzFeed, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, USA Today, TODAY, Wharton Magazine, and Yahoo. https://bit.ly/m/lisaniver Awards National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards 2021 Winner: Book Critic: Ms. Magazine “Untamed: Brave Means Living From the Inside Out” 2019 Winner: Soft News Feature for Film/TV: KTLA TV “Oscars Countdown to Gold with Lisa Niver” 2019 Finalist for: Soft News, Business/Music/Tech/Art Southern California Journalism Awards 2022 Finalist: Book Criticism 2021 Winner: Technology Reporting 2021 Finalist: Book Criticism 2020 Winner: Print Magazine Feature: Hemispheres Magazine, “Painter by the Numbers, Rembrandt” 2020 Finalist: Online Journalist of the Year, Activism Journalism, Educational Reporting, Broadcast Lifestyle Feature 2019 Finalist: Broadcast Television Lifestyle Segment for “Ogden Ski Getaway” 2018 Finalist: Science/Technology Reporting, Travel Reporting, Personality Profile 2017 Winner: Print Column “A Journey to Freedom over Three Passovers” Social Media Presence YouTube Channel: We Said Go Travel (1.7 million views) Short form video:TikTok, Instagram Reels, Facebook Reels, YouTube Shorts Twitter: lisaniver (90,000 followers) Instagram: lisaniver (24,000 followers) Pinterest: We Said Go Travel (20,000 followers and over 70,000 monthly views) Facebook: lisa.niver (5,000 followers); We Said Go Travel (3,000 followers) LinkedIn: lisaellenniver (9000 contacts)

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