Lavish anniversary exhibition at Hermitage Amsterdam
Dining with the Tsars. Fragile beauty from the Hermitage

6 September 2014 – 1 March 2015

The Hermitage Amsterdam’s fifth anniversary exhibition Dining with the Tsars. Fragile beauty from the Hermitage opens on 6 September 2014. Eight magnificent porcelain and creamware services from the collection of the Hermitage in St Petersburg will be exhibited in a setting that conveys what the balls and banquets of the Tsar’s court were like.


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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 and 18th centuries. These enormous paintings originate from the Amsterdam Museum and Rijksmuseum and are accom-panied by other paintings and objects, including Rembrandt’s The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Deijman. Together they illustrate the story of collective citizen-ship 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 partner-ship 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 .

Expedition Silk Road

Treasures from the Hermitage

1 March - 5 September 2014

From 1 March 2014 onwards, the Hermitage Amsterdam will offer visitors a glimpse of the long-lost civilizations along the legendary Silk Road. Until 5 September 2014, the exhibition Expedition Silk Road will present treasures from the Hermitage: 250 exceptionally beautiful objects, such as murals, sculpture, precious silks, silver, glass, gold, and terracotta, excavated by Russian expeditions in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.


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Hermitage Amsterdam announces 2014-2020 exhibition programme

Hermitage Amsterdam announced its exhibition programme for 2014-2020 at a festive event on Friday 11 April. The museum is currently celebrating its fifth year on the Amstel River. The museum will host these nine major exhibitions in the next five years (in chronological order): Dining with the Tsars: Delicate Beauty from the Winter Palace; Napoleon and Alexander: Friend and Foe; Greek and Scythian Gold; Spanish Art; 1917: from Romanov to Revolution; Dutch Masters; European Neoclassicism; Catherine the Great; and Jewels from the Hermitage Treasure Gallery.


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Six students travel part of the Silk Road for the Hermitage Amsterdam

The project Silk Road Vice Versa was launched in the Hermitage Amsterdam on Thursday 27 February 2014 at the opening of the exhibition Expedition Silk Road, which was attended by EU Commissioner Neelie Kroes. This project will send six students of archaeology, history and art history to Central Asia to travel part of the legendary Silk Road. Over a four-month period they will study the State Hermitage Museum’s collection of Silk Road artefacts in Amsterdam and explore the Silk Road in Central Asia as it is today.


Photo Sascha Luna Esmail

Exhibition Programme
Hermitage Amsterdam

Expedition Silk Road1 March 2014 – 5 September 2014
Dining with the Tsars6 September 2014 - 1 March 2015
Alexander, Napoleon & Josephine28 March – 18 October 2015
Greek and Scythian GoldWinter 2015/16 – Summer 2016

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De Hermitage Amsterdam 2009 - 2013

Design Studio Berry Slok

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

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The Hermitage Amsterdam is located on Amstel 51, Amsterdam

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