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Hermitage Amsterdam

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Address: Amstel 51, 1001 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 20 530 8755
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This is an Amsterdam-based extension of Russia's famed Hermitage Museum.

This is an Amsterdam-based extension of Russia's famed Hermitage Museum.

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Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age at Hermitage Museum Amsterdam
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Amsterdam City Canal Cruise and Admission Ticket to the Portrait Gallery...
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Amsterdam Canal Hop-On Hop-Off Pass including Hermitage Museum Admission

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Catherine the Great comes to life in a former Old People's Home.

I heard about the history of this building from a local Dutch friend and how its been turned from an old people's care hospice to a museum with rotating exhibitions every 6 months... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Eleanor852
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Province of Siena, Italy
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Oklahoma USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Catherine the Great exhibit was showing when I was there. It was interesting but my review title says it... I had the I Amsterdam pass, so Hermitage was free. It is definitely worth doing if you have the I Amsterdam pass too. Paying full admission price wouldn't have felt worth it to me.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum was the first display in The Netherlands of art-works from the Hermitage Museum's collections. Some of the collections are French paintings of the late 19th century. The exhibit contained hundreds of masterpieces by artists who pioneered Modernism, including Matisse, Van Dongen, De Vlaminck, Derain and Picasso. A must to see

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just saw the "Catherine The Greatest" exhibit and it looks like we have a must-see item: her crown. Picture it, the Queen's Crown, with 11,000 diamonds, plus other huge gems, sitting in a glass case in its own room, slowly spinning like a top. Wow. I liked the CTG presentation, museum's excellent multi-lingual staff, the new technology in use for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I heard about the history of this building from a local Dutch friend and how its been turned from an old people's care hospice to a museum with rotating exhibitions every 6 months with and the current exhibit being Catherine the Great of Russia. So had no high expectations but was duly impressed. It was an easy 5 minute walk... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

During our last visit to Holland, we decided to take the time to visit one of the well-known museums in Amsterdam, and, indeed, throughout Holland. Built originally as a home for poor women, this museum boasts some great exhibits. The Golden Age exhibit was interesting for anyone wanting to learn more about the history and culture of Amsterdam. The Portrait... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Catherine exhibit is all I saw, though the museum looks interesting as a whole. The exhibit: If you know your history of this period and Catherine, you might not find this so great, but I loved it. I learned so much, since I didn't know it before. It's completely about Catherine's life, from her somewhat lowly beginning to become... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age is an impressive display of giant group portraits. There are plenty of other works on display, however for variety visit the Rik's. Also check to make sure your ticket (IAmsterdam) includes all exhibits.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Built in what used to be a home for poor women, this museum boasts some great exhibits. The Golden Age exhibit was fascinating for anyone wanting to learn more about the history and culture of Amsterdam, with the stunning life size group portraits a particular highlight. The Catherine the Great exhibit was also interesting (who knew that she spent vast... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

having in mind the original Hermitage of St Petersburg , we decided to visit the Hermitage museum of Amsterdam. Lacks of original exhibits but still the building is fantastic. Dutch people have taken the art of creating museums to the next level. Did worth the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Near Subway station Waterloo plein & close to the Jewis Museum(s). I tought it would have some Russian related material, but when I visited most of the pictures & objects were related to a functional, not a chronological history of Amsterdam. There were no traveling exhibit (that people would be interested in) so there were no lines or crowds in... More 

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Plantage & the East
The eastern edge of central Amsterdam provides visitors with the chance to imagine the city that Rembrandt called home (and to tour his historic house) while shopping like the thriftiest of locals at Waterlooplein’s massive flea market, or even enjoying a craft beer beside the tallest wooden windmill in The Netherlands. This verdant, serene, and stately part of town is home to Artis Royal Zoo, one of Europe’s oldest (and still best kept) zoos, and Hortus Botanicus, one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. It's also an ideal setting for the Dutch outpost of St Petersburg’s Hermitage.
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