A museum for art exhibitions
Hermitage Amsterdam is a museum where various art exhibitions can be seen from various museum collections. Until 2022 there was always an exhibition from the collection of the
Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, one of the world’s largest museums with more than three million objects. In addition, famous 17th-century Dutch group portraits from the Dutch Golden Age from the collection of the Amsterdam Museum can be viewed in the exhibition Group portraits of the 17th century. Since 2016, the Outsider Art Museum has also been housed in the Hermitage.
The museum started as an annex of the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg. It was opened in February 2004, then still modest in size and housed in an annex on the Nieuwe Herengracht. In 2009 the move to the large building of the Amstelhof followed. It was officially opened on June 19, 2009 by Queen Beatrix and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and opened to the public on June 20. From the beginning, the Hermitage was crowded.