St Petersburg & Russia

Hermitage Tips

See (and be Seen)

Tip 1

Of course go immediately to the Hermitage and above all buy a ticket for the treasure rooms. Many objects here were featured in exhibitions in Hermitage Amsterdam, like Greek Gold, Nicholas and Alexandra (her jewellery), Art Nouveau (floral vases by Fabergé!)…

State Museum, The Hermitage, Dvortsovaya Naberezhnaya 34
www.hermitagemuseum.org

Tip 2

See the collection of (human) curiosities assembled by the Dutchman Frederik Ruysch at Kunstkammer on the Neva, opposite the Hermitage.

Kunstkammer, Universitetskaya Aberezhnaya 3
www.kunstkamera.ru

Tip 3

Visit the tombs of all the tsars in the Peter and Paul Cathedral, and discover the stories about who is and who isn’t buried in their grave.

Peter and Paul Cathedral, Petropavlovskaya Krepost 3
www.spbmuseum.ru

Tip 4

Repin addicts: go to the Russian Museum (with plenty more Russian realist art).

Russian Museum / Mikhailovski (Michael) Palace, Inzhenernaya ulitsa 4/2
www.rusmuseum.ru

Tip 5

For those interested in mystic connections with royalty visit the cellar of Yusupov Palace, scene of the crime in the murder of Rasputin by Felix Yusupov. In itself a wonderful palace to visit, with its own theatre full of gilded scrollwork. Who knows, maybe there’s a concert on.

Yusupov-paleis, Naberezhnaya Reki Moiki 94
www.yusupov-palace.ru

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Daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed on April 26 and December 25

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The Hermitage Amsterdam is located on Amstel 51, Amsterdam

Photo Janiek Dam

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