The Hermitage


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The Hermitage

Discover wonderful works from both Russia and Holland. The Hermitage in Amsterdam is a branch of the eponymous museum in Saint Petersburg.

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The biggest branch of the world-famous Hermitage in Saint Petersburg can be found in Amsterdam. Discover top works from the Russian collection in changing exhibitions. The museum was established in the Amstelhof, a monumental building on the Amstel river, in 2009.

  • Visit the centuries-old Amstelhof.
  • Discover top works from Russia.

Art from Russia

The art collection of the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg had become so extensive that the museum decided to put a range of works on display in branches. The biggest of these can be found in Amsterdam. The Russian art was initially on display in a small building but the Hermitage in the Amstelhof opened its doors in 2009. Just a year later, the museum welcomed its one millionth visitor. The Hermitage is one of the top attractions in Amsterdam.

History of the Amstelhof

You cannot imagine it when you walk through the building, but the Amstelhof was a nursing home for the elderly for more than three centuries. Because it did not comply with the modern requirements for a nursing home, the manager ceded the building to the city of Amsterdam. The last inhabitants left in 2007 and the building was thoroughly renovated and converted in the 2 years that followed. It is now one of the most popular museums in the city.

Accessibility and parking at the Hermitage

The Hermitage is easy to reach from Amsterdam Central Station by tram and metro. If you are driving, you can park your car in the paid underground car park at Waterlooplein square.

Near the Hermitage

If you are at the Hermitage, a short walk will take you to the Stopera opera house, Theater Carré, Waterlooplein square or Joods Historisch Museum (Jewish History Museum).

Accommodations near the Hermitage

The Hermitage is surrounded by excellent accommodations. It is near many attractions and theaters, such as Carré and the Stopera.

Editor’s tip: Visit the Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age exhibition Thirty enormous 17th century group portraits from the Amsterdam Museum and Rijksmuseum are on temporary display at the Hermitage.

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Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age

Series of unique portraits from the 17th and 18th centuries at the Hermitage Amsterdam.

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From Russia with love

  1. Denise Mosbach

Our connections with Russia date back more than 200 years. We traded them cattle in exchange for vodka. But the cultural cross-pollination went beyond that. Denise Mosbach looks for the cultural influences of the Russians in the Netherlands.

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