© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg
19 November 2020
— 1 January 2022
Tsars and Knights
The Romanovs' love affair with the Middle ages
The Hermitage Amsterdam is temporary closed. Czars and knights, ladies, courtly love and tournaments. And a splendid medieval art collection. The perfect ingredients of this unique exhibition, from the Hermitage collection. We bring more than 250 objects to the Netherlands. Experience the Middle Ages through the eyes of the Russian Tsars! On this page you can find stories from this exhibition and images from the extraordinary collection.
Temporary closed
Portrait Gallery of the 17th Century
Dutch 17th century society in 30 group portraits. NEW: intervention by Natasja Kensmil: 'Monuments of Regentesses'.
Temporary closed
Willem van Genk: WOEST
Museum of the Mind | Outsider Art: Intriguing, unpolished art by people with extraordinary backgrounds.
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Exhibition winner ABN AMRO Art Prize
Evelyn Taocheng Wang is the ninth winner of the ABN AMRO Art Prize.
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Outsider Art Gallery
Temporary closed
Panorama Amsterdam

Panorama Amsterdam

The Hermitage Amsterdam is temporary closed. Click here for more information.

' ... 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 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 can visit Panorama Amsterdam with a Hermitage all-in ticket, or a ticket for the Amsterdam Wing. 

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.



Hermitage Amsterdam started a fundraising campaign to ensure its future. Can you help us with a donation? Thank you!