The Hermitage • Amsterdam located on the banks of the broad Amstel canal of this former Hospital with its 17th century wide courtyard with two large Horse Chestnut trees, provides an impressive setting for some splendid art exhibitions from the enormous collections of the Hermitage in St. Petersburg.
Exhibition: Peter the Great
The central theme for the year 2013 will be the special relationship between Russia, the Netherlands and Amsterdam. The two countries have been major trading partners since the Golden Age, and Amsterdam’s canal ring inspired Peter the Great’s to found the city of St Petersburg. In the centuries that followed, this relationship grew stronger. In 1813, when Napoleon was defeated, Russian Cossacks advanced as far as the gates of Amsterdam, and a Dutch king married the sister of the tsar.
The year 2009 saw a crowning moment in relations between the Netherlands and Russia: the opening of the Hermitage Amsterdam, the only European satellite of the famous St Petersburg museum. The Hermitage Amsterdam will kick off the anniversary year of 2013 with a major exhibition about Peter the Great, the tsar who brought Russia into the modern age.
Hermitage Amsterdam, Amstel 51, Amsterdam
9 March to 13 September 2013
Daily from 9 am to 5 pm
Buy your ticket online and skip the line!