The Hermitage in Amsterdam is an art museum located on the Amstel river. It is a branch of the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia, one of the largest museums in the world. A great lover of art, Catherine the Great founded the Russian counterpart in the eighteenth century. The location in Amsterdam is used to showcase some of the more than three million pieces of art that were once housed in the original museum. Today, almost 400,000 visitors visit the impressive Hermitage Amsterdam annually.
Initially a women’s retirement home, the Hermitage Amsterdam building has stood for over 250 years. The interior of the structure was renovated into an art gallery in 2009, costing around €40 million at the time of its completion. The remodelers took care to insure that the exterior appears much the same as it did when it was first built, helping preserve the Dutch culture of the past. The restoration has also allowed the museum to become part of multiple sustainability projects to reduce energy consumption.
A brief summary below will provide you an introduction of all the beautiful exhibitions that are being held right now at the Hermitage.
Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age:
In this exhibition, the Hermitage and the Rijksmuseum have brought their collection together for the first time, with an overwhelming experience of thirty colossal group portraits of the 17th century. For more than 30 years during this time, the Netherlands were world emperors. Known as the Golden Age (or Gouden Eeuw), this period marked a turning point in Dutch history.
Outsider Art Museum:
This exhibit, standing for power and religion, showcases over 200 stunning art works by both and amateur and international artists, such as those of Chinese and French descent.
A brand new exhibit that allows visitors a chance to see Amsterdam as a panoramic timelapse. See how Amsterdam looked when it was first founded in the Middle Ages, all the way to the present look and feel of the city. Each image is from the vantage point of the Hermitage building!
Dutch Masters from the Hermitage:
October 7, 2017 – May 27, 2018
For the first time in centuries, Dutch masterpieces from the Hermitage in Russia are traveling to Amsterdam! The largest collection outside of Dutch Golden Age paintings outside of the Netherlands will be on display for a brief homecoming.
Get a sneak peek at the future exhibitions!
June 16, 2018 – January 13, 2019
A journey through fantastic examples of Neoclassical art, with emphasis on the human body through sculpture.
Hermitage Museum Amsterdam: Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age
Hermitage Amsterdam is open for almost the entire year. It only closes its doors on King’s Day, April 27th. The hours are consistent daily from 10 am – 5 pm, except for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, from 11 am – 5 pm.
|Daily||10:00 – 17:00|
|Christmas Day & New Year’s Day||11:00 – 17:00|
Tickets, Prices and Discounts for Amsterdam Hermitage Museum
Visitors can buy Hermitage Museum exhibition tickets separately, or purchase the Hermitage All-In to access the entire building for only €29.95.
– Order your tickets via the Tiqets.com link above and make sure to use our exclusive discount code ‘THINGSAMS05’ to get 5% off –
|Outsider Art Museum – adults||€12.50|
|Dutch Masters – adults||€25.00|
|Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age – adults||€17.50|
|Children under 12 years – any exhibit||Free|
Frequently Asked Questions about the Hermitage
- Is the museum wheelchair accessible?
Yes! All rooms in the museum can be accessed using wheelchairs, with elevators and ramps found throughout. Wheelchairs and walkers can also be reserved if you call ahead. See “Contact Information” above for the phone number.
- Is there Wi-Fi?
Yes, there is free password-protected Wi-Fi available in the building. Ask for the password at the ticket desk.
- Is there a restaurant nearby?
Yes, there is a cafe-restaurant located on the premises of the building. You can access the restaurant at any time during opening hours – no ticket to the museum is necessary.
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 public transportation. 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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