Hermitage Amsterdam is now one of the largest museums in the country and features some of the country’s most captivating temporary exhibitions. The collections, rotated each 6 months, feature selections imported from the Russian museum’s enormous treasury of artifacts, including its famously expansive collection of French 19th and 20th century paintings. Past exhibitions have included Modernist and expressionist artworks; sizable exhibits on ‘Peter the Great (1672–1725), the modernizer of Russia’ and ‘The Immortal Alexander the Great’; and collections of historical artifacts from Russia, Siberia and Eastern Europe. The museum will also be hosting a huge Van Gogh exhibition until mid-2013, thanks to the temporary closure of the city’s Van Gogh Museum for restoration.
Two additional permanent exhibitions focus on the long standing relationship between the Netherlands and Russia and the history of the monumental building itself, and there are regular concerts and children’s activities organized onsite, as well as an on-site café and restaurant.
Very good bargain. Great tram system in Amsterdam, and did we use it. The best part about the museum passes was being able to just go in and not wait in the tremendous lines.
I am very happy that I bought Skip the line pass. First of all its a great saving as for 33 euros each we had a full day trip to Tulip Gardens ( other people paid 42 euros) plus 24 hours ticket on public transport (cost 7.50 euros) plus discounts at Hermitage and Heineken experience. I recommend this to everyone.
Review by Richard W, April 2013
Doing what: Amsterdam Canal Hop-On Hop-Off Pass including Hermitage Museum Admission
As it was raining we stayed on the boat for a full trip. Halfway through we had a changeover of drivers. Our young woman driver negotiated brilliantly through narrow spaces and as well as the recorded commentary she gave some interesting asides.
Our only criticism: there should be clearer markings on each landing jetty as to which boats you can pick up and also an indication of where to find the jetty.We were never told that we had to change the paper voucher for tickets at the Rijksmuseum station. Anon