Important visitor information

The Outsider Art Museum will be closed to the public from Monday 7 November to Friday 11 November, due to installation of the new exhibition.
From Saturday 12 November we will welcome you there again.
The exhibitions Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age and Catherine, the Greatest. Self-polished Diamond of the Hermitage will of course still be open to the public.
Our apologies for the inconvenience.

Catherine, the Greatest is ready to meet you!

Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age and Outsider Art Museum

You can now visit the exhibition Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age. And from March 17, 2016 you can also visit the new Outsider Art Museum in the Hermitage Amsterdam.

As from June 18, 2016 you can visit three exhibitions in the Hermitage Amsterdam! The long expected exhibition Catharina, the Greatest. Self-polished Diamond of the Hermitage will be open for public on June 18.
A unique opportunity!

Click here for more information on opening times and rates.

Click here to go to the website of Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age.

Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age is a production of the Amsterdam Museum and the Rijksmuseum, in close cooperation with the Hermitage Amsterdam.

Amsterdam, 5 February 2016

First Outsider Art Museum in the Netherlands

The museum world acknowledges a growing art movement

For the first time, the Netherlands will have its own Outsider Art Museum, with world-class works of art by national and international outsider artists. This museum will make its home in a new space in the Hermitage Amsterdam. The Dolhuys in Haarlem, health care organization Cordaan, and the Hermitage Amsterdam have joined in a unique partnership to put a substantial collection of outsider art on display for a large international audience.

The new museum, which will open on 17 March, focuses on contemporary outsider art from the growing Dolhuys collection: hundreds of works by scores of artists from Britain, France, Iran, Japan, and the Netherlands. Among these artists, one famous name is Shinichi Sawada (b. 1982). He exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 2013, when outsider art took the spotlight there. That event launched this emerging movement into the international art scene. Sawada makes ceramic sculptures in an intensely perfectionistic process.


Keisuke Ishino, Girl, Collection of the artist
Sawada, Zonder titel, 2006-2010, Collection Dolhuys
Derk Wessels, Portret Zwarte haren, 2011, Collection Dolhuys

Exhibition Catherine, the Greatest. Self-polished Diamond of the Hermitage unravels myths surrounding Europe’s greatest empress and her life

Two hundred and fifty years after Catherine the Great founded the Hermitage, the Hermitage Amsterdam presents her life story in a sumptuous exhibition on Europe's longest-reigning empress. Her name has always been surrounded with stories and superlatives, often about her private life and court intrigues. Some of these stories belong to the realm of myth, but others are perfectly true.


Georg Christoph Grooth, Portrait of Grand Duchess Catherine Alexeevna, 1745–46
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg.
Vigilius Eriksen, Portrait of Catherine the Great on Horseback, 1762. Oil on canvas
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg.
Fyodor Rokotov after Alexander Roslin, Portrait of Catherine, the Greatest, 1780–90 (original 1777–78). Oil on canvas.

Exhibition Programme
Hermitage Amsterdam

Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age From November 29,2014
Outsider Art Museum From March 17, 2016
Catherine, the Greatest. Self-polished Diamond of the Hermitage June 18, 2016 – January 15, 2017
1917. Romanov & Revolution
(subject to changes)
February 4 – September 17, 2017
Dutch Master
(subject to changes)
October 14, 2017 – May 27, 2018

© State Hermitage Museum St Petersburg

Plantage Amsterdam, cultural garden of Amsterdam

Right in the city centre the Plantage neighbourhood offers nature and culture in laidback surroundings. Visit another museum or cultural institution in this area. Wander through its many parks, stroll along its canals or have a drink at one of those wonderful waterside terraces.
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Opening hours

Daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed on 27 April (Kingsday) and 25 December (Christmas Day)
Open on 1 January 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.

The Hermitage Amsterdam is located on Amstel 51, Amsterdam

Photo Janiek Dam

More information:
+31 (0)20 530 74 88

More information online ticketing:
+31 (0)20 530 87 55


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October 14th 2017 in the Hermitage Amsterdam

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