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Hermitage Amsterdam
Amstel 51




Adults (from 12 years)€25.00
Children under 11 Gratis
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Hermitage Amsterdam

The manager, at the time, of the Hermitage in St.-Petersburg Michail Piotrovsky and Ernst W. Veen came to the idea to take a part of the collection from St.-Petersburg and place it in a new museum in Amsterdam. The Hermitage Amsterdam opened her doors as a small annexe on the Nieuwe Herengracht, nowadays it takes up the whole building of the Amstelhof.

Changing exhibitions

By putting the focus of the museum on the constantly changing exhibitions and an additional program, the Hermitage Amsterdam wants to present the special collection from the Hermitage St.-Petersburg in an innovative way for the Dutch and international public. The Hermitage also often collaborates with other museums for exhibitions, for instance with the Rijksmuseum, the Dolhuys, and the Van Gogh Museum.

Hermitage Amsterdam for kids

Education is an important aspect for the museum. Therefore, the youngest generation can follow an unique art course at the Hermitage for Kids. Yearly, around 10.000 elementary school students visit the museum. Beside this, there are also art courses for young and old.

Permanent exhibitions

Despite the fact that the Hermitage Amsterdam a museum is with changing exhibitions, it also has two permanent exhibitions which inspires the museum. The first exhibition is called ‘Rusland en de Hermitage: Ontmoetingen (Russia and the Hermitage: Encounters)’. It’s about the encounters that resulted in the establishment of the Hermitage Amsterdam. The first one is the friendship between Peter the Great (1672-1725) and the mayor of Amsterdam Nicolaes Witsen (1641-1717). The second encounter was that between the tsar daughter Anna Pavlovna and Prince Willem of Orange. The third and final encounter that gets mentioned in the exhibition is between Ernst Veen and Michail Piotrovsky. Their friendship was essential for the establishment of the Hermitage Amsterdam.

The second permanent exhibition in the Hermitage Amsterdam is about the history of the Amstelhof. Three rooms pay attention to 350 years of care by the Hervormde Diaconie in Amsterdam, with the priority the Oude Vrouwenhuis on the river, the Amstel: the Amstelhof.



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