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Hermitage Amsterdam

Amstel 51, 1001 Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)
20 530 8755
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Ranked #45 of 298 attractions in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: This is an Amsterdam-based extension of Russia's famed Hermitage Museum.
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Hong Kong, China
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264 reviews 264 reviews
110 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This was a real surprise. The Hermitage works with the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg and shares a common agenda and now exhibits specific works from the Russian Museum. The current exhibition on the Silk Road was excellent, well put together with very unusual artefacts from Russia. Well laid out and with great graphics this was an excellent exhibition looking... More

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Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Ireland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
45 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This was one of the best museums I visited when I was in Amsterdam. It had a Russian influence which I loved. This would be a main site to visit for me and it is an alternative if you don't want to get stuck with all the crowds around Museumplein. The museum was free with the IAmsterdam card as well... More

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My family and I really enjoyed the Hermitage. While walking in Old Town we decided to skip the Amsterdam Museum and take in the Hermitage's "Silk Road" exhibit. First off, the location is very peaceful, with a courtyard that provides a peaceful excursion from the often crowded streets of this part of Amsterdam. The exhibit itself was very original, providing... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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91 reviews 91 reviews
18 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

At this museum the latest exhibition is on the Silk Road - history starting before Christ! Absolutely mind boggling to see some of the silk and artefacts that have been excavated out of the desert and have survived this long! I can really recommend seeing this exhibition before it is changed again.

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Sydney, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
42 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

Some of the fabled hermitage Collection from St. Petersburg Russia in Amsterdam. The exhibit concerned the Silk Road and included artefacts, archeological videos, and some of the history of the several strands of the Silk Road. There was no line and building is ultra modern and purpose built, and it has the best museum shop of the many we have... More

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Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I love this museum! It is in a very scenic place in Amsterdam, surrounded by lovely canal houses. The museum itself has even a really nice ballroom where you can sit and view the canal houses. The exhibit that was there when I visited was Expedition Silk Road. The Hermitage in Amsterdam is part of the Hermitage in Russia, so... More

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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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51 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I was attracted by the Silk road exhibition and , whilst not spectacular, it was well worth seeing it was well worth seeing, and a nice way to spend an hour or so. Obviously wrongly, I had expected the S R Exhibition to be a part of the museum, with other exhibits elsewhere etc, but in actual fact there was... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This gorgeous building, until recently an old peoples home overlooking the Amstel river, near the Jewish museums, Waterlooplein market and Botanical Gardens, has temporary exhibitions so it depends whether you are interested in what is showing. I saw the Gaugin and contemporaries exhibition a few months back which was full of treasures but not many Gaugins! On a walk to... More

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San Francisco, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This is a joint venture with the Hermitage from St Petersburg, Russia. the current exhibit is "The Silk Road. The curators have done a great job of explaining the history of this trade route between Asia and Europe. The exhibit includes many artifacts that Russian archeologists have uncovered in the different cities that line this route. The building is also... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The Silk Road exhibition which I saw was a showing of ancient archaeological finds along the Silk Road to China. Interesting to start with, but I'm afraid once I've seen a few murals hacked from their wall and reconstructed and conserved, it can become a little wearisome. The academic learning behind it is not disputed - but it would be... More

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