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Exhibitions

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Rembrandt, Young Woman with Earrings, 1656 © State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg
7 October
— 27 May 2018
Dutch Masters from the Hermitage. Treasures of the Tsars
Treasures of the Tsars
For the first time in its existence, the Hermitage Amsterdam is mounting a show of Dutch masters from the renowned St Petersburg collection. The Nieuwe Keizersgracht wing will showcase one of the greatest treasures of the State Hermitage: the world’s leading collection of Dutch Golden Age painting outside the Netherlands. No fewer than 63 works by 50 different artists are being brought to Amsterdam for a unique exhibition that will celebrate the paintings first (brief) ‘home-coming’ in 350 years.
Now on display
Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age
Look at us! Dutch society in 30 group portraits
Now on display
Outsider Art Museum
Intriguing, unpolished art by people with extraordinary backgrounds
Now on display
Outsider Art Gallery
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Photo Ilja Huner
Now on display
Panorama Amsterdam

Panorama Amsterdam

' ... an incentive to explore that city (Amsterdam) yourself'
NRC, 7 september 2017

As from 25 August this year, the Hermitage Amsterdam will have a new attraction for visitors: Panorama Amsterdam. City Time Lapse This brand-new panoramic show lets visitors experience how Amsterdam, the city by the Amstel river, was founded in in the early Middle Ages and how it developed from that time until the present. Everything is shown from the perspective of the current location of the Hermitage building. 

This attraction presents the rich history of Amsterdam in a unique way. Using the latest projection technology, it chronicles the emergence of the city, as seen from the vantage point of the Hermitage. We learn how Amsterdam was built in a swamp on thousands of foundation piles. The heydays of the Golden Age are revisited in detail, including the construction of the canal ring, trade, and life in the city. The Dutch capital has been visited by such luminaries as Peter the Great, Napoleon, Churchill, the Beatles, and Nelson Mandela. Painters like Jacob van Ruisdael, Rembrandt, and Piet Mondrian were inspired along the banks of the Amstel. Not only is the water a stage for important visitors but it is also a venue for celebration. Take, for example, the welcome home ceremony for the Dutch national football team in 1998, after they won the UEFA Euro final, the annual gay pride Canal Parade, King’s Day celebrations, and the Liberation Day concert. The residents of and visitors to the Hermitage have been able to witness all of these events and more since as far back as 1683. 

You do not need to buy an extra ticket for Panorama Amsterdam. City Time Lapse If you have a ticket for one of the other exhibitions, you can use that to gain entry. 

Panorama Amsterdam. City Time Lapse has been made possible by a generous contribution from BankGiro Loterij and was created by way of a partnership between Hermitage Amsterdam, the Amsterdam Museum, and the Amsterdam City Archives.

Upcoming

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Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij
Upcoming
ABN AMRO Art Award 2017
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From June 2018
Classic Beauties
A grand tour along the finest examples of neoclassical art from the Hermitage