Hermitage Amsterdam, Amsterdam

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Hermitage Amsterdam, the Netherlands' ninth most-visited attraction in 2013, presents the country's historical relations with Russia and features art collections from the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg--one of the largest and oldest museums in the world. At the 12,846 sq m (138,273 sq ft) building dating from 1682, learn about its past as a retirement home, and see temporary exhibits that change every six months. Ask for an audio guide in the entrance hall. Arrive by bus or boat to avoid difficulty parking. Make Hermitage Amsterdam a part of your Amsterdam vacation plans using our Amsterdam day trip planning website .
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  • Very beautiful exhibition with beautiful paintings that are borrowed from Russia. The exposure is also very beautiful. You do need a day to one and other.
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  • I saw the exhibitions Dutch Masters and Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age. Both have really nice pieces of art. I really enjoyed the audio commentary for the Portrait Gallery by Hans Aarsman: informa...  more »
  • The Hermitage Amsterdam is a sister of the world famous museum of Saint Petersburg. It is located in a former old women home from 1683. There are art treasures on display from the approximately 3 million objects containing collection of the Hermitage. There are also special exhibitions: to may 2018 is that the exhibition Dutch masters from the Hermitage, eyeballs of the tsars. The Russian Czars since Peter the great have in Netherlands was many painting pieces purchased from all Dutch masters. Elisabeth the exhibition shows works by Rembrandt van Rijn, Frans Hals, Govert Flinck, Ferdinand Bol, Gereard Do, Jan Van Goyen, Ruisdael and Stone. Both landscape, cityscape, portrait as Biblical stories are shown. There is a clear explanation of each room and painting. The audio tour pronunciation by Jan Six is free and takes about 2 hours. The exhibition is definitely worth an extra walk (the museum is not in the standard walking route through Amsterdam).
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  • Went to see the Golden Age portrait exhibition and it was truly amazing. The first part of the exhibition features these massive portraits. They are life sized - I think the artists didn't know how to scale painting so they painted exactly as they saw. Amazing. The portraits are huge, long and simply massive. Worth a visit! Entry is free with the Amsterdam city card.
  • In addition to the permanent Militia and Group portraits, which in itself is well worth a visit, there is also two or three other exhibitions. At the moment it is the loan of a series of Dutch Masters from the St Petersburg Hermitage and these are just wonderful! They have been arranged in the halls with appropriate notes and explanations to make it easy to see them and appreciate and understand their importance. The staff at the Hermitage Amsterdam are polite, friendly and welcoming, switching between Dutch, English, and it seems several other languages to make their guests feel comfortable. I will certainly be visiting again next time I go through Amsterdam.
  • Lovely building with great and diverse exhibitions. Lovely staff, clean and very spacious. Would recommend. A pity though that not all the exhibitions are free with a museumcard and sometimes the additional fee can be quite steep. But with its location and the significance of the exhibitions a must visit for both tourist and Amsterdammer
  • An amazing museum, awesome collection and always changing. The have different areas you can visit and every six months a new collection, which they get from their St. Petersburg location. The restaurant in the museum is nice with mostly live piano music. Great place to visit
  • I appreciate art, but I can only handle so much of the same style. Fairly empty compared to other art museums which allows you more personal time with each piece.

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