An impressive collection in a magnificent building

This Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age is an imposing exhibition in which 30 huge group portraits from the 17th century were collected for the first time in the Hermitage Amsterdam. The group portraits are from the collections of the Amsterdam Museum and the Rijksmuseum. Also described as the ‘brothers and sisters’ of De Nachtwacht, this Portrait Gallery makes a unique exhibition not only in the Netherlands but all over the world. Partly, because the artworks are rarely seen due to their size.

The collection illustrates the story of collective citizenship so typical of the Netherlands. On the other hand, these mutual relationships can also be seen as the basis of contemporary norms and manners. Are you curious why the Dutchman has such a high level of freedom and equality? The answer hangs – life-size – on the wall in the Hermitage Amsterdam.

If this exhibition interests you, you should also visit the Rijksmuseum.

LOCATIONHermitage Amsterdam, Amstel 51, 1018 DR Amsterdam
Daily10:00 – 17:00

Note: closed on the 27th April and the 25th December

✅ Entry museum✅ Fast track entry
✅ Audio guide
PUBLIC TRANSPORT From Amsterdam Central station:
Tram 14 to stop at Waterlooplein
Metro 51, 53, 54 to stop at Waterlooplein

Extra Information

Audio Guide

The audio tour to accompany the exhibition is included in the ticket price and availabel in English, Dutch, German, French, Spanish and Italian.


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All floors accessible with elevators


  • Please enter at the ‘People with tickets’ entrance with your printed ticket. The entrance of the museum is located at the side of the Amstel river.
  • Cloakroom is free of charge. Larger coats, bags and other bagage is not allowed inside the museum.
  • Group portraits from the collections of the Amsterdam Museum and the Rijksmuseum
  • Marvel at some portraits in life-size form

Portrait Gallery
Hermitage museum Amsterdam inside picture
Hermitage Amstel evening picture
Portrait Gallery

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