Waterloo model

From 5 June to 21 June a Waterloo model is on display in the Hermitage Amsterdam.

The model of the Battle of Waterloo (scale 1:72) covers 33 m² and contains more than 9,000 soldiers and 1,500 horses. The model shows the battlefield as it was shortly before the first charge. The terrain is true to life and built to scale. Piet Prinsen of Castricum spent 28 years building the model, which is the largest in the Netherlands. It measures 700 x 476 cm in total, with bevelled edges. All of the regiments are presented in the correct uniform colours, banners and other accoutrements. Given the scale of the figures (about 2.5 cm high), this was obviously a painstaking and time-consuming task.

Photo Janiek Dam

Opening hours

Daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed on 27 April (Kingsday)
Open on Christmas Day (25-12) &
1 January 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.

The Hermitage Amsterdam is located on Amstel 51, Amsterdam

Photo Roy Beusker Fotografie

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
Exhibition sponsor
Media partner
Internet partner