An impressive collection in a magnificent building
Thirty enormous 17th century group portraits from the collections of the Amsterdam Museum and the Rijksmuseum have been brought together for the first time and will be on display in the Hermitage Amsterdam. These “brothers and sisters” of the Night Watch are unique in the world and rarely seen due to their size. They show us regents, archers and merchants from all different classes, backgrounds and religions, standing shoulder to shoulder like brothers.
Together they illustrate the story of the collective citizenship that is so typical of the Netherlands. They serve as a reflection for us, because the relationship they had back then forms the basis for our modern-day standards and social interaction. Would you like to know why the Dutch attach so much importance to freedom and equality? The answer is hanging – in life-size form – on the wall of the Hermitage Amsterdam.
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|LOCATION||Hermitage Amsterdam, Amstel 51, 1018 DR Amsterdam|
Note: closed on the 27th April and the 25th December
|PUBLIC TRANSPORT||From Amsterdam Central station:|
Tram 14 to stop at Waterlooplein
Metro 51, 53, 54 to stop at Waterlooplein
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