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Hermitage Amsterdam

Hermitage Amsterdam

The Hermitage museum, located on the banks of Amsterdam’s Amstel river is the Dutch branch of the world-famous Hermitage in Saint Petersburg (Russia). The Hermitage Amsterdam is a unique exhibition and cultural educational centre, portraying Russian history and culture.

 

Dutch connection

Tsar Peter had a special relationship with Amsterdam, having lived in the city for several years. He founded the first public museum in Russia, and some of the exhibits were bought by Tsar Peter in Holland. Back then, visitors were encouraged to come to the Hermitage by a free shot of vodka.

 

Exhibition

In its new 2011/2012 exhibition, the Hermitage presents a stunning retrospective of Flemish painters, drawing on the plentiful resources of the Flemish art collection of the Hermitage in St Petersburg. With 75 paintings and about 20 drawings, the show includes numerous masterpieces by the three giants of the Antwerp School: Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck and Jacob Jordaens, accompanied by the work of well-known contemporaries. Rubens (1577-1640) is the special focus of the exhibition, represented by 17 paintings and many drawings.

 
 

CONTACT CONTACT

LOCATION

Hermitage Amsterdam
Amstel 51
1018 EJ Amsterdam

PHONE

+31 (0)20 5308751

WEBSITE

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