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Tickets for Hermitage Amsterdam

Current exhibition: Catharina the Greatest

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Opening hours
Daily from 10:00 – 17:00, New years day: 11:00 – 17:00
Wheelchair accessible
Best time to visit
Between 10:30 and 15:00


  • The Hermitage Amsterdam exhibits a collection of the great State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg with supplementary programs and workshops for children and families
  • With regularly changing exhibitions, this dynamic museum is always up to something new
  • Located in the leafy Plantage district, after your visit you can pop into other museums or wander through the canalside parks, and grab a drink with locals by the waterside terraces


The Hermitage Amsterdam is the Dutch branch of the Russian Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. This beautiful museum is home to over 3m works of art and has regularly changing exhibitions. Sitting on a canal, this former nursing home also features an excellent cafe and a ton of educational activities for children and adults. A day here will not just educate, it will inspire and enlighten as well.

The Hermitage was founded 250 years ago by Catherine the Second - who philosopher Voltaire called the "sparkling star of the North". Known as "Catherine the Great", she was a passionate art lover. Her acquisition of 225 paintings in Berlin was the genesis of the Russian State Museum.

Close collaboration between the Hermitage in St. Petersburg and the Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam led to the unique situation we have today: a Dutch branch of the Russian State Museum (!)

And so, in fewer than 96 weeks - this former nursing home (and UNESCO World Heritage site) was turned into a museum for artwork from Russia.

With masterpieces from their permanent collection and regularly rotating exhibitions on display - plus opportunity to put your inspiration right to work in one of the many workshops, the Hermitage a perfect destination for the art lover and the aspiring artist alike.

Current exhibition: Catharina the Greatest

18 June - 15 January

250 years after Catherine the Great founded the Hermitage in St. Petersburg (as the result of a massive art purchase) the Hermitage in Amsterdam now pays a tribute to this remarkable woman. This rich exhibition tells her story in more than 300 items that have been flown in from the Russian Hermitage. Dresses, jewelry, cameos, and masterpieces from its vast art collection are on display from June 18 in the Hermitage Amsterdam.


Hermitage Amsterdam
Amstel 51


Additional information

Admission Information

  • Show the voucher on your smartphone at the cashier in the entrance


Wheelchairs and walking frames are available for use free of charge. For reservations: mail@hermitage.nl

Good to know

  • Audio tour available in Dutch and English
  • Café Restaurant Neva inside the Hermitage has lunch, coffee and cake, which you can take into the garden terrace

Getting There

  • From Amsterdam Central Station take metro 51, 53 or 54 or tram 9, exit at Waterlooplein

Customer reviews

Jun 28, 2016
Well organized. Nice staff and fantastic exhibition
Jan 28, 2016
Easy to book and great place to visit.
Jan 16, 2016
Well organized
Dec 22, 2015
Glad to have booked in advance and visited this must-see venue in Amsterdam!
Dec 4, 2015
Everything is well organised, curated and all in all an excellent experience. I was a little disappointed in the range of the collection from St Petersburg.
Nov 6, 2016
Om ze goed te kunnen bekijken schilderijen niet op 5 m hoogte hangen
Oct 28, 2016
Het liep allemaal prima!
Sep 11, 2016
Het was ontzettend leuk.De meneer bij de audio heft ons geholpen.Het einige wat ik niet leuk vond dat geen translatie in duits was en mijn moeder spreekt niet goed engels en geen nederlands
Jan 27, 2016
Mooi gebouw.
Jan 21, 2016
Was een zeer toegangkelijk programma