Last chance to see the Spanish Masters!
Until Sunday 29 May, 17hrs

Spanish sounds

DJ Von Rosenthal’s acclaimed music tour has been heard by over 100,000 visitors. A special extra dimension to the exhibition, free with an entrance ticket.

Sunday, May 29, 14hrs:

Trio Mañanitas brings a tribute to the Spanish Masters on violin, cello and flamenco guitar. Inspired by modern flamenco and Spanish classical music. Free admission with a valid exhibition ticket.

Museumcafé offer

Coffee with homemade Spanish orange tart € 5.50 Also try our Spanish delicacies such as empanadas and excellent Rioja wine!

Spanish Masters from the Hermitage, Outsider Art Museum and Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age

The exhibition Spanish Masters from the Hermitage is on display until Sunday 29 May 2016. Also, you can visit the exhibition Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age. And from 17 March 2016 you can also visit the new Outsider Art Museum in the Hermitage Amsterdam.

So you can visit three exhibitions in the Hermitage Amsterdam! A unique opportunity!
Click here for more information on opening times and rates. Including rates of combination tickets.

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

Spanish Masters from the Hermitage

Commissioned by Artflix, the exposition experience

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.

Soundtrack DJ Von Rosenthal
Spanish Masters from the Hermitage

For the first time – a complete musical tour!

From thrilling orchestral and guitar rhythms to sublime sacred music, at the request of the Hermitage Amsterdam DJ Von Rosenthal has created a special mix of Spanish sounds for the Spanish Masters from the Hermitage exhibition.

Music by Manuel de Falla, Joaquín Rodrigo (Concierto de Aranjuez), Domenico Scarlatti and Paco de Lucía, among others, interspersed with the Moorish-Spanish fusion called gharnati adds a new dimension to our experience of the paintings.

‘Each piece of music feels as if Von Rosenthal is there to guide us without intruding. The paintings do the rest. Just let it all wash over you.’ (Wieteke van Zeil in de Volkskrant, 30.11.2015)

Listen through the headphones of your audio player (available free of charge on admission)

Point the audio player at a sensor. Don’t press any buttons. The music will play automatically. There are 13 sensors.
You can also listen to this music at home. Register the device and your email address to get the music by email. A MapMyVisit console is located at the audio tour desk.


Listen on your smartphone

Download the Soundcloud or Mixcloud app to hear the complete mix
-soundcloud: search ‘von rosenthal’, select Soundtrack Spanish Masters and press play;
-mixcloud: log in or open an account. Search ‘von rosenthal’, select Soundtrack Spanish Masters and press play.

Headphones are available at the audio tour desk.

Or listen at home on

DJ Von Rosenthal
Photo Ellis Faas

Spanish Masters from the Hermitage.
The World of El Greco, Ribera, Zurbarán, Velázquez, Murillo & Goya

28 November 2015 – 29 May 2016

The long-awaited art exhibition Spanish Masters from the Hermitage. The World of El Greco, Ribera, Zurbarán, Velázquez, Murillo & Goya opens at the Hermitage Amsterdam on Saturday 28 November 2015. The exhibition includes more than sixty superior paintings and a rich collection of graphic works and applied arts masterpieces. Never before has the Netherlands hosted such a comprehensive survey of Spanish art, with work that is hardly represented in Dutch museum collections. The exhibition features masterpieces such as The Apostles Peter and Paul (1587–92) by El Greco, Velázquez’s Portrait of the Count Duke of Olivares (c. 1638), Murillo’s Immaculate Conception (c. 1680) and Goya’s Portrait of the Actress Antonia Zárate (1810–11), in addition to paintings by their pupils and later painters, up and including Picasso. Together they tell the story of the rise and glory of Spanish art in the Golden Age, which would continue to influence art into modern times.


El Greco (Doménikos Theotokópoulos) (1541–1614), The Apostles Peter and Paul, 1587–92
Diego Velázquez de Silva (1599–1660), Head of a Man in Profile, c 1616
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617–1682), Immaculate Conception, c 1680
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746–1828), Portrait of the Actress Antonia Zárate, c 1810–11
Pablo Picasso (1881 –1973), Boy with dog, 1905
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Exhibition Programme
Hermitage Amsterdam

Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age From November 29,2014
Spanish Masters November 28– May 29, 2016
Outsider Art Museum From March 17, 2016
Catherine, the Greatest. Self-polished Diamond of the Hermitage June 18, 2016 – January 15, 2017
1917. From Romanov to Revolution
(subject to changes)
February 11– 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

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+31 (0)20 530 87 55


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October 14th 2017 in the Hermitage Amsterdam

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