Hermitage Amsterdam, Amsterdam

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#13 of 108 in Museums in Amsterdam
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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  • Nice that the Hermitage in St. Petersburg have lending paintings by Dutch artists to Amsterdam, which in turn has created a beautiful museum to display them in.
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  • nice presentation of special paintings from the old days. Nice work but to a long-winded audio tour. gets the experience together a bit away. but you're reading less than without the audio.
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  • the exhibit '' Treasures of the Tsars'' lasts until the end of May next and is really worth to visit. Located in an old part of the city and easy to reach from the metro station Waterlooplein. Some of...  more »
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  • Definitely one of the best galleries in the world. The collection is huge and entertaining. There is a free audio guide, but the ticket is expensive as well as everything in the Nederlands. I would rather everyone visited the place in order to have cultural experience. Even if you don't understand art, this place is a must to roam around in your list.
  • For a 29 euro entrance fee I would have expected something a bit more spectacular. Everyone uses these audio-guides, creating a low humming noise in the first few rooms (which were the most crowded). The paintings were beautiful (especially the Rembrandt portraits of old men are spectacular), but I was not overjoyed.
  • Very nice paintings, if you like the Dutch style, with a historical background to it. Going through the galleries, you will experience the history of Amsterdam’s golden age, embodied in the works of the great Dutch painters. However at 29.9 it’s overpriced. It might be a Tuesday curse, but it was also crowded with what I can only assume is a strictly over 65 crowd. As mentioned in the other comments, although of quality, the audio tours suffer from being headphoneless, hence you spend most of your time having a black box to your ear, not to mention that the volume varies, which leads to some rooms being chattery. This less than polished experience contrasts with the quality of the pieces exposed which is nothing short of excellent.
  • Buy tickets online if you want to skip the line at busy hours. Make sure you take the time for your visit, the museum has a lot to offer, including very nice free audio tours!
  • Two very interesting temporary exhibitions, very well executed. Free audio tours with extensive information. Allow plenty of time

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