Unique experience: Visit two exhibitions under one roof

The exhibition Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age is now on display. Also, you can still visit the exhibition Dining with the Tsars, until 1 March 2015.

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Click here to go to the website of the Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age.
Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age is created by the Amsterdam Museum and Rijksmuseum.

The Hermitage Amsterdam presents an exhibition on three historical giants:
Alexander, Napoleon & Joséphine, a Story of Friendship, War and Art from the Hermitage

28 March – 8 November 2015

In 2015, as the Battle of Waterloo is commemorated throughout Europe, the Hermitage Amsterdam will turn the clock back to the decisive years that preceded Waterloo, the days of Napoleon Bonaparte and two exceptional and very different contemporaries: Tsar Alexander I, his friend and enemy, and Joséphine, the love of his life.


Watch with a miniature portrait of Napoleon. Geneva, Russia, after 1812
Miniature Portrait of Empress Josephine, 1814. France, Simon Jacques Rochard
Miniature Portrait of Tsar Alexander I, 1810–20. Anonymous artist
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

On display at Hermitage Amsterdam from 29 November 2014: Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age

The exhibition Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age will open in Hermitage Amsterdam from 29 November 2014 until the end of 2016. The presentation features over thirty group portraits dating from the 17th century. These enormous paintings originate from the Amsterdam Museum and Rijksmuseum and are accompanied by other paintings and objects. Together they illustrate the story of collective citizenship that typifies the Netherlands. These "brothers and sisters" of the Night Watch are unique in the world and rarely seen due to their size. Thanks to a special partnership between the Amsterdam Museum, Rijksmuseum and Hermitage Amsterdam, these masterpieces will be visible to a large international audience.


Left: Nicolaes Eliasz Pickenoy, Civic Guards from the Company of Captain Jan Claesz Vlooswijck, 1642, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, 340 x 527 cm
Right: Jacob Backer, Civic Guards from the Company of Captain Cornelis de Graeff, 1642, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, 367 x 511 cm .

Exhibition Programme
Hermitage Amsterdam

Portrait Gallery of the Golden AgeUntil 2016
Alexander, Napoleon & Joséphine28 March – 8 November 2015

© State Hermitage Museum St Petersburg
Photo Evert Elzinga

Opening hours

Daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed on 25 December 2014 and 27 April 2015
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


Hermitage Amsterdam would like to thank:

Main sponsors
Partner Hermitage for Children
Internet partner
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Lost and found

Information about lost objects: verlorenvoorwerpen@hermitage.nl.


From 28 March 2015