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Hermitage Amsterdam

A time ago we were remembering to you little that lacked for the awaited inauguration of the Hermitage Museum of Amsterdam. Then, as all we know, the time flies, and the past 20 of June finally the world attended the opening of the greatest branch of the museum of Russian art.

The ceremony counted on invited outstanding, among them queen Beatriz of Holland, her son prince Willem Alexander, his Maxima wife, and the very same Dmitri Medvédev, president of Russia.

The Hermitage was installed in an old asylum of century XVII, with view to the Amstel river. The building was recovered on the occasion of the project that gave life to the new museum. Along with him, also the first sample was inaugurated: “In the Russian Imperial Court. Palace and Protocol in century XIX?.

The exhibition gives to a finished idea of the tradition as far as label and customs us related to the official and social events that were developed in the years of the six Czars.

1800 pieces compose this sample, something that is impressive, although in fact it is a minimum percentage with respect to the total of objects that belong to the Hermitage museum. In fact, as soon as the 3 percent of their heap is exhibited, and it is by which the opening becomes necessary of branchs in different cities, to put at the disposal of the public the wealth of the works that conserves.

In the Hermitage of Amsterdam, they can be appraised from jewels to impressive furniture (like the throne of the Románov), happening through sumptuous clothes of the royalty, arms, uniforms, and pictorial oil works and watercolor. The effect that causes all these together objects is unquestionable: one feels transported to the Palace of Winter of Saint Petersburg.

Practical information

• Address: Amstel 51, Amsterdam
• Entrance: adults, 15 €; children up to 16 years, free.
• Schedules: every day, from 10 to 17 hs. ; Wednesday, until the 20 hs.

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