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The Immortal Alexander the Great

The myth, the reality, his journey, his legacy


Exhibition The Immortal Alexander the Great
The myth, the reality, his journey, his legacy
Location Hermitage Amsterdam
Amstel 51
Exhibition dates 18 September 2010 – 18 March 2011
Closed 25 December and 1 January
Information +31 (0)20 530 74 88
Patron Stichting Hermitage aan de Amstel
Founder BankGiro Loterij
Chief sponsors ABN AMRO and Phillips
Sponsors Fugro, KPMG en Heineken International
Subsidizers State of the Netherlands, Province of North Holland and the Municipality of Amsterdam
With thanks to the W.E. Jansen Fund, the Amsterdam Canal Gardens, Prince Bernhard Culture Fund and the VandenEnde Foundation
Director Ernst W. Veen
Exhibition design Ger Feijen
Graphic design UNA designers, Amsterdam
Curator Dr Anna Trofimova, head of the Department of Classical Antiquities
Photo campaign image Erwin Olaf
Opening times Daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday to 8 p.m.
Closed on 25 December and 1 January
Adults:€ 15
Children aged up to 16:free
Groups of up to 15:€ 12 p.p.
Audio tour The audio tour of the exhibition is obtainable in Dutch, English and German. Price: € 3. Reservations may be made by e-mail to
Exhibition catalogue Alexander the Great
ISBN 978 90 78653 219 Dutch
ISBN 978 90 78653 226 English
Publ. by Museumshop Hermitage Amsterdam
Cost: € 29.95 (may be subject to change)
Guided tours Price: € 90 for each group guided tour (excluding admission to the exhibition), max. 15 persons. Guided tours may be given in Dutch, English, German, Italian, Spanish, French, Russian, Turkish, Arabic, Greek (subject to availability) and Berber. There are also guided tours for the sight and hearing impaired.
Lectures Upon request, one of the guides attached to the Hermitage Amsterdam can give a lecture in one of the three meeting-rooms. Price: € 175 per lecture (excluding admission to the exhibition and excluding the cost of hiring the room). Lectures can be booked by e-mail to
Programming The museum is open until 8 p.m. every Wednesday; cultural evenings are organized after this in the auditorium or the chapel. These evenings range from music and dance to literature and film, and will deal with Russian themes and other aspects related to the exhibition. Specialist speakers will give a series of talks on Saturday afternoons, and twice a month there will be a Sunday afternoon liturgical concert. For more information on the programme, or if you wish to receive the brochure, send an e-mail to
Museum shop The collection of the Museum Shop consists of books and merchandise related to the subject of the exhibition. The shop also has a permanent collection, with literature from the Russian Library, Russian music, modern films, art books, and a special line of merchandise consisting of Hermitage Amsterdam products. It is possible to visit the museum shop without paying the admission fee for the exhibition. Opening hours: every day from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. and on Wednesdays until 8 p.m.
Study centre The study centre is accessible, free of charge, to all visitors to the Hermitage Amsterdam. There are 16 computers and touchscreens with information about the subjects of the exhibitions and the collection of the Hermitage St. Petersburg. Visitors can access the film archives and the library of the Hermitage Amsterdam. There is a special film programme, relating to the exhibition, every afternoon. Opening hours: daily from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Theatrical tours The Hermitage Amsterdam organizes highly entertaining family tours, dealing with all the ups and downs of everyday life in three centuries of the Amstelhof, a former nursing home. During these theatrical guided tours about the Amstelhof, three musical actresses will take visitors back in time to the days of the kitchen-maids, frail old women, and the institution’s governors. They will sing lustily, dressed in wonderful costumes, and enthusiastically bring to life the history of the building from 1683 down to the present day. For more information, see:
How to get there Tram: line 9, Waterlooplein stop
Metro: lines 51, 53, 54, Waterlooplein stop, Nieuwe Herengracht exit
Coaches Embarking/disembarking on Weesperstraat
Group entrance: Nieuwe Keizersgracht
By boat There is a landing stage in front of the main entrance on the river Amstel. For groups there is a landing stage on Nieuwe Keizersgracht.
Parking The closest supervised car parks are those of the Muziektheater, the Waterlooplein car park on Valkenburgerstraat and Markenhoven in Anne Frankstraat, right by the entrance to the tunnel under the IJ.
Disabled access All rooms and facilities are wheelchair-friendly. There are three toilets for the disabled. Three lifts are open to the public. Wheelchairs and rollators can be reserved by e-mail to

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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

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