The Hermitage museum, located on the banks of Amsterdam’s Amstel river is the Dutch branch of the world-famous Hermitage in Saint Petersburg (Russia). The Hermitage Amsterdam is a unique exhibition and cultural educational centre, portraying Russian history and culture.
The Hermitage Amsterdam is a unique exhibition and cultural educational centre, portraying Russian history and culture. Visitors can find information about the history of St. Petersburg.
On display a the Hermitage Amsterdam are paintings, graphic works, sculptures and works of applied art, archaeological finds and numismatic material, from the collection of the State Hermitage – which includes more than three million artefacts. The Hermitage Amsterdam also has a children’s section and holds regular workshops with the aim of stimulating creativity.
Tsar Peter had a special relationship with Amsterdam, having lived in the city for several years. He founded the first public museum in Russia, and some of the exhibits were bought by Tsar Peter in Holland. Back then, visitors were encouraged to come to the Hermitage by a free shot of vodka. Nowadays people stand in long queues in order to visit the museum.