- See highlights from the world famous Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg
- Marvel at art collected by the Russian tsars
- Collect wonderful souvenirs from the museum shop
- Explore the beautiful 17th-century home of the Hermitage
- Enjoy the lovely garden with wonderful chestnut trees and terrace
Depending on the time of your visit, you can immerse yourself in the world of the famous Silk Road. The Hermitage is one of the world’s most famous museums, founded by Catherine the Great in the 18th century. The Amsterdam branch opened in 2009, located on the banks of the River Amstel, and with a rotating temporary exhibition that changes every 6 months.
The Hermitage St. Petersburg was the first museum outside Spain to open a gallery devoted solely to Spanish art, and the diverse collection includes works of applied art, such as majolica and tapestries, as well as paintings that include the masterpieces “The Apostles Peter and Paul” by El Greco, “The Lunch” by Velázquez and Goya’s “Portrait of the Actress Antonia Zárate.”
Finally, “Jewels from the Hermitage Treasure Gallery” (Summer 2019 - Winter 2019/20) is a festive jewelery exhibition featuring pieces from the Treasure Gallery of the Hermitage St. Petersburg. Admire gems of European applied art, such as vases, tableware, table decorations, snuffboxes, mirrors, and furniture.
Cover photo by: Janiek Dam
- Entrance to the Jewels! exhibition at the Hermitage Museum
- Audio guide in English and Dutch
- Tickets for Portrait Gallery of the 17th Century and Outsider Art Museum
Prepare for the activity
Hermitage Amsterdam, Amstel 51, Amsterdam Public transport: Take tram line 9 to Waterlooplein, or Metro line 51, 53 and 54 to Waterlooplein (Nieuwe Herengracht exit). The bus loading bay is on Weesperstraat, and the group entrance is on Nieuwe Keizersgracht. There is a boat jetty opposite the main entrance on Amstel. Groups are requested to use the jetty on Nieuwe Keizersgracht. Some paid parking spaces are available in the immediate vicinity if you wish to travel by car. The nearest secured car parks are at Muziektheater, Waterlooplein car park on Valkenburgerstraat, and Markenhoven car park on Anne Frankstraat (near the IJ tunnel entrance)Open in Google Maps ⟶