Rembrandt's restored townhouse was our rationed tourist activity for the weekend. Unlike many artists who, quite ironically, even poignantly, are only really appreciated posthumously, Rembrandt was hugely successful while he was alive and lived the high life in Amsterdam. He still managed to accrue lots of debt though and eventually lost his property to his debtors.
In 1911 a museum trust bought the house back, and using the inventory from the sale of all his treasures, the house and studio has gradually been restored to its former glory.
My favourite room was his walk-in cabinet of curiosities, filled with classical busts, fossils, ancient papyrus scrolls, an array of archaeological flotsam and jetsam... Still life inspiration.