Bonus Minisode: The Nightwatch by Rembrandt

Watch Janina's new 3-part series, An Art Lovers Guide starting on BBC Four from 1st May at 9pm. Watch on iPlayer here. With sumptuous palaces, exquisite artworks and stunning architecture, every great city offers a dizzying multitude of artistic highlights. In the series, Dr Janina Ramirez and Alastair Sooke take us on three cultural city breaks, hunting for off-the-beaten-track artistic treats - and finding new ways of enjoying some very famous sights.

The Night Watch, is a 1642 painting by Rembrandt van Rijn. It is in the collection of the Amsterdam Museum but is prominently displayed in the Rijksmuseum as the best known painting in its collection. The Night Watch is one of the most famous Dutch Golden Age paintings and is window 16 in the Canon of Amsterdam.

View this episode's image here.

Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and follow Janina on Twitter.

Follow History Hit on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Please share this episode on Twitter and Facebook.

Producer: Dan Morelle

Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit for more information.