St Petersburg for today’s travellers

‘I’m no resident of Petersburg, not even a visitor, I’m an eternal tourist.’

Peter d’Hamecourt

With its 18th- and 19th-century architecture, its boulevards and canals, its gardens and palaces, its many theatres and museums, St Petersburg is a magnet for tourists. History is there for all to see. There are all kinds of trails to follow: from Tsar Peter the Great (all the way to Holland), to Catharine II the Great, patroness of the arts and sciences; from Russian aristocrats with their churches and palaces, to the Siege of Leningrad - to mention just a few.

The following pages provide a list of tips, interesting facts and references that will make a visit to St Petersburg even more interesting and enjoyable. Read Swetlana’s Sint-Petersblog to find the best places to visit in and around the city, follow the tips of experienced experts at Hermitage Amsterdam, check out the map to find all the cultural and historical sights. In short, look, read, surf and tune in to St Petersburg!

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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

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