- 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.
Romanovs & Revolution: The End of Monarchy (4 February 2017 - 17 September 2017)
The Romanovs ruled Russia for over 300 years. This exciting exhibition coincides with the 100th anniversary of the February Revolution, which brought about their end. The fall of the Romanov dynasty is told here at the Hermitage through garments, portraits, children’s drawings, and even one of the murder weapons.
How to use your tickets
Show your smartphone tickets at the entrance.
Wheelchairs and walking frames are available for use free of charge.
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
Erg handig met de audio om meer over Catharina te weten te komen