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Hermitage Amsterdam
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This is an Amsterdam-based extension of Russia's famed Hermitage Museum. Thera are three exceptional collections to be seen: - The first is from one of the world's largest and most famous museums: the Hermitage in St Petersburg. The museum of the Tsars, with more than three million objects. From 4 Feb 2017 until 17 Sep 2017: 1917. Romanovs & Revolution. The end of Monarchy. And from 7 Oct 2017 until 27 May 2018: Dutch Masters from the Hermitage. Treasures of the Tsars - Exhibit two: Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age - wonderful Dutch group portraits from the Amsterdam Museum and Rijksmuseum collections. - Exhibit three: Outsider Art Museum - We show work from new and absolutely orginal artists, from the collections of museum Het Dolhuys.
Reviewed October 25, 2012

My wife and I went to the Hermitage Museum on October 5, 2012. The Van Gogh museum was undergoing repairs and the Van Gogh's were temporarily housed here. We spent around 5 hours viewing both the Van Gogh exhibit and the Impressionists exhibit. I am a Van Gogh fanatic and my jaw dropped looking at the different paintings during Van Gogh's life. From the early Potato Eaters, to Blackbirds in a Wheatfield, the totality of Van Gogh's life can be seen. There are letters Van Gogh wrote to Theo on display as well. The audio tour says Van Gogh committed suicide, but the latest scholarship believes he was murdered by some teen age hoodlums in town that would taunt him. The Impressionist exhibit is marvelous and should not be missed. I love Impressionism and to see Monet, Cezanne, Manet, etc. on display was breathtaking. If you go, there is a sit down restaurant with table service near the cafeteria. If my wife and I noticed it beforehand, we would have eaten there, as the cafeteria selection was bland.

Thank John G
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

For those who love Vincent Van Gogh and the Impressionists, this is a great time to visit the Hermitage in Amsterdam. As you may know, the Van Gogh exhibit is temporarily housed here. A word of advice - buy your tickets in advance (we purchased tickets at our hotel) and go early. Otherwise you will be stuck in a horrendous line up.

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Reviewed October 21, 2012

We ended up late getting to the museum at 3pm on a Sunday when it closed at 5. Medium queue to get in only hampered by people getting right to the front of the ticket office then having a heated and lengthy discussion as to whether they were going to buy a ticket or not. I know this is not the museums fault but I wanted to moan anyway.
Onto the exhibits, yes it was crowded and most people went and crowded around the big guns, sunflowers etc, but this had the fortune of freeing up the lesser known but still good art that we enjoyed a lot. Was glad to see the main attractions but don't ignore the other stuff. As I said in the title maybe Impressionism is not for me, but this is a decent way to spend an hour or two if you like a bit of art.

Thank Ellie72
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

We went purely for the Vincent Van Gogh and the Impressionist exhibitions as the Van Gogh museum is closed and relocating here for a while. We queued for well over an hour and that was early morning. The Van Gogh exhibit was great, although expensive at €17.50 and very crowded. We felt a bit rushed as there was just too many people in such a small place.

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Reviewed October 20, 2012

The Hermitage in Amsterdam attracts lots of people, but is it worth it? Personally we found the building average, with the usual service of a museum. The rooms of the museum are good , but the temporaly exebithion of impressionist is not spectacular although it gives you a good overlook.
If you have a ducth museumcard you do not need to go to the cashier but can log in.

Thank Siem J
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