Press conference

Dear Member of the Press,

In anticipation of the opening of Hermitage Amsterdam, we will hold a Press Conference for the new exhibition Silk Road: Treasures from the Hermitage on Thursday 27 February 2014, from 10.30 a.m.

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, Buddhas, precious silks, silver, glass, gold, and terracotta, excavated by Russian expeditions in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Visitors will follow in the footsteps of the explorers who mapped the routes of kings and merchants, and of the Buddhist monks who went before them. Like the caravans that crossed this inhospitable region ages ago, passing through kingdoms, monasteries, and oases, visitors will travel the trade routes from west to east or east to west, and discover spectacular ancient treasures along the way.

Accreditation is required for all journalists planning to attend the Press Conference. Accreditation applications can be on here on this website page. If you have any questions, please send an email to or telephone +31 (0) 20 530 8755.

The deadline for accreditation applications is 24 February 2014. Confirmation letters will be e-mailed around 24 February and will include more information.

We hope that you will be able to join us for this important cultural event and look forward to welcoming you.


Martijn van Schieveen & Kim van Niftrik

Hermitage Amsterdam

From 10 a.m.Accreditation and registration (entrance Amstel 51)
10.30 a.m.Press Conference
11 a.m.Guided tour of the exhibition
12.30 p.m.End of programme

Opening hours

Daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed on April 26 and December 25

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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