Alexander, Napoleon & Joséphine and Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age

The exhibition Alexander, Napoleon & Joséphine is on display. Also, you can visit the exhibition Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age.

So you can visit two exhibitions in the Hermitage Amsterdam! A unique opportunity!
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Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age is a production of the Amsterdam Museum and the Rijksmuseum, in close cooperation with the Hermitage Amsterdam.

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

June: Waterloo Month at the Hermitage Amsterdam

Wednesdays, Saturdays, SundaysNapoleon – The True Story, BBC documentary
Daily from 5 June – 21 JuneWaterloo scale model
Saturday 6 June, 2 p.m.Empirestijl (Empire Style), a lecture by antiquarian Rob Schreuder with an introduction by auctioneer Jop Ubbens
13 – 14 JuneStratego Weekend
Thursday 18 JuneVarious activities
Saturday 20 June, 3 p.m.Second premier of the documentary De Slag bij Waterloo. Dagboek van een veteraan (The Battle of Waterloo: Diary of a Veteran)
Sunday 21 June, 3 p.m.De schaduw van de revolutie (The Shadow of the Revolution), A musical lecture by writer Bart Van Loo and guitarist Geert Hellings
Sunday 28 June, 2 p.m. Joséphine’s Garden Party, a concert by the ensemble De Bezetting Speelt


Josephine’s Cameo Tiara in the Hermitage Amsterdam

Thanks to a generous loan from the Diamond Museum Amsterdam and owner/jeweller René Brus, a replica of the Cameo Tiara of Queen Josephine of Sweden – that had belonged to her grandmother Josephine de Beauharnais – is being exhibited in the Hermitage Amsterdam from Tuesday 19 May to Sunday 5 July, in the exhibition Alexander, Napoleon & Josephine.

Photo Janiek Dam

Trailer Alexander, Napoleon & Joséphine

Three great names on the European stage at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Napoleon Bonaparte and tsar Alexander I determined the fate of millions of Europeans. A fascinating role was played by the elegant Joséphine de Beauharnais, Napoleon’s empress, great art collector and later a dear friend to the Russian tsar.
Alexander, Napoleon & Joséphine, a story of friendship, war and art from the Hermitage.
is an extraordinary exhibition! Meet them in the Hermitage Museum Amsterdam.

The Hermitage Amsterdam presents an exhibition on three historical giants:
Alexander, Napoleon & Joséphine, a Story of Friendship, War and Art from the Hermitage

28 March – 8 November 2015

In 2015, as the Battle of Waterloo is commemorated throughout Europe, the Hermitage Amsterdam will turn the clock back to the decisive years that preceded Waterloo, the days of Napoleon Bonaparte and two exceptional and very different contemporaries: Tsar Alexander I, his friend and enemy, and Joséphine, the love of his life.


Foto Evert Elzinga

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 century. These enormous paintings originate from the Amsterdam Museum and Rijksmuseum and are accompanied by other paintings and objects. Together they illustrate the story of collective citizenship 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 partnership 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 .

Exhibition Programme
Hermitage Amsterdam

Portrait Gallery of the Golden AgeUntil 2016
Alexander, Napoleon & Joséphine28 March – 8 November 2015
Spanish Art5 December 2015 – 22 May 2016

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Opening hours

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

The Hermitage Amsterdam is located on Amstel 51, Amsterdam

Photo Janiek Dam

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+31 (0)20 530 74 88

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+31 (0)20 530 87 55


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