The Hermitage in Amsterdam exist already for over 250 years and was founded by Catherine the Second. In the world of philosophy she is well known by the title the “sparkling star of the North”. Others use to call her “Catherina the Great”. Catherina had a big love for art.
Hermitage Amsterdam is a huge museum especially focused on the collection of the grand State Hermitage in St Petersburg (Russia). Expect major exhibits from Catherina the Greatest, gallery of the Golden Age, the Outsider Art Museum and the Romanovs & Revolution. More information about the different exhibits will be provided on this page below.
Nowadays the building of the hermitage is in excellent shape. Since 2009 it had a complete renovation, which costed €40 million. At the opening former Dutch Queen Beatrix officially celebrated the grand opening. On yearly basis almost 400.000 annual visitors go to Hermitage Amsterdam.
The following exhibits can be expected in Hermitage Amsterdam:
A brief summary below will provide you an introduction of all the beautiful exhibits of Hermitage Amsterdam.
Note: The Exhibitions of Catherine, the Greatest is available until February 2017 and the Romanovs & Revolution is expected at February 2017.
Gallery of the Golden Age:
Over more then 30 years during the 17th century, the Netherlands were world emperors.This periode of time is called the Golden Age. The Hermitage and the Rijksmuseum have brought their collection together for the first time. This is an overwhelming experience of thirty colossal group portraits of the 17th century. It will learn you a lot about the mind-set that the Netherlands has today.
Catharine, the Greatest: (until February 2017)
It has been 250 years ago, when Catherine 1729–1796), the Greatest founded the Hermitage. She was a German princes that married the Russian tsar on the age of 14. She overruled her husband Peter III, and took the throne from him. She became the greatest tsarina of that time. There are myths and many facts to discover about this very influential women. Discover them all in the Hermitage Amsterdam. Her plans were to reform the entire empire, and she did it with impressive foresight.
Outsider Art Museum:
This exhibit stands for power and religion and is a huge exhibition of a story of Chinese and Dutch art-mix. Over more then 200 stunning Chinese and Dutch works can been expected. The art is crafted in both of the countries.
Romanovs & Revolution: (expected from 4 February 2017)
Todat it’s precisely a century after the start of the Russian Revolution. Which means that the Monarchy is no longer since a century! This extraordinary exhibit exist of over the 250 items that belong to the collection of the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, the Artillery Museum in St Petersburg, and the State Archive of the Russian Federation in Moscow.
You can expect an exhibition where your eyes and ears will be exposed with rich history. In all kind of ways like, photographs, paintings, historical documents, films, and art objects. All together these instruments will tell you the touching story of Tsar Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra, and of the explosive political and social circumstances of their reign.
Hermitage museum Amsterdam: Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age
Hermitage Amsterdam is almost open during the entire year. It’s only closed at the national holidays King’s Day (27 April) and the first Christmas day (25 December). During New Year’s day it’s open from 11:00 until 17:00 o’clock.
|Daily||10:00 – 17:00|
Tickets and prices
For the Hermitage museum there is only one price for everyone. Which is €17,50,-. There is only one exception. Children younger then 11 may visit for free, when they are at least with one adult.
When you purchase your ticket online, printing is not necessarily. Just show your e-ticket on any mobile device. While clicking on the button above you wil go to the Tiqets. This is the online website for almost all the museums in Amsterdam. Just select an amount and date. Lastly, you have to give up your name, surname, email, phone number and then the quick paying process.
|Per person||€ 17,50|
|children until 11 years old with an one adult||free|
Address, contact information and route to the museum
The best way to get to Hermitage is via Waterlooplein. With the Public transport accordion below you can navigate easily from any direction by public transport.
The Hermitage did also an extremely good job by offering an pdf-document that has a very complete an accurate discription to the Hermitage.
Just click on this link the see a downloadable version.
Hermitage Museum Amsterdam
The easiest way to get to the Hermitage is by taking the metro or tram. THere is also a option by bus, but you have to count on a 10 – 15 minute walk to arrive at the museum.The following metro lines will take you to the museum:
From Amsterdam Central Station:
- Metro 51, heading to Westwijk, stop Waterlooplein
- Metro 53, heading to Kraaiennest Station, stop Waterlooplein
- Metro 54, heading to Gein, stop Waterlooplein
Tram 9, heading to Waterlooplein, stop Waterlooplein. It departures from Diemen.
Use this widget below. It will guide you from every direction to the Hermitage Amsterdam. It shows you the best way to travel via puplic transport. This application will help you when you are not sure which metro, bus or tram you can take from your location.
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