Get sketched at the Latin School!

At the age of seven Rembrandt van Rijn went to the Latin School during 1616 - 1620. The Latin School was the predecessor of the current gymnasium and was intended as a preliminary education for the university. They spoke and taught only in Latin. Here Rembrandt also learned to sketch for the first time. He took drawing lessons from Henricus Rieverlinck, his first drawing teacher.

Unfortunately, the beautiful building cannot be visited. But you can find the "Young Rembrandt School" on the first floor. Visitors can - if they look inside - be sketched by the master himself! Who doesn't want that? The sketch that is made of you can be downloaded for free at So keep an eye on this page!

Lokhorststraat 16, Leiden

Opening hours
Summer period between 09:00 - 20:00 hrs.
Winter period between 09:00 - 17:00 hrs.

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22 September 2020