Hermitage Amsterdam - Things to Know Before Visiting
Amstel 51, 1018 DR Amsterdam, Netherlands
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About Hermitage Amsterdam
Hermitage Amsterdam is a branch of the world famous Hermitage Museum of Saint Petersburg. The museum is located in the former Amstelhof, a classical style building from 1681. The exhibition area covers 2,172 m2 and is contained within two large exhibition halls and smaller exhibition rooms. The remaining space holds lecture halls, offices and staff accommodations and a restaurant. It is currently the largest satellite of the Hermitage Museum, with a total area of 12,846 m2.
Attractions Near Hermitage Amsterdam
The famous skinny bridge across the river Amstel and opposite of the Carré theatre, is an Old Dutch design wooden bridge known as a double-swipe bridge. Use of the bridge has been limited to pedestrians and cyclists since 2003. The centre-part is opened many times, daily, in order to let river traffic pass. The sightseeing tour boats are low enough to pass underneath the bridge when closed. The bridge is decorated with 1,200 light bulbs which are turned on in the evening.
The Jewish Historical Museum is the only museum in the Netherlands to focus on Jewish history, religion and culture. A unique picture is given of Dutch Jewish life in all its facets, then and now. The museum has an extensive multimedia collection. From paintings to films and from utensils to 3D presentations. In addition, there are always one or two temporary exhibitions. Within the Jewish Historical Museum is another special location, especially for children: the Children's Museum.
The Willet-Holthuysen Museum houses a remarkable collection of fine and applied art acquired by Abraham Willet. Selections from the collection are shown in alternating exhibitions in the rooms on the first floor. Other exhibitions relating to the theme of the collection are also shown on the display.Some of the rooms remain unchanged, while others, such as the kitchen and the Garden room, have been restored in the style of the 18th century.
Waterlooplein is a square in the centre of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. The square near the Amstel river is named after the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. The daily flea market on the square is popular with tourists. The Stopera city hall and opera building and the Mozes en Aäronkerk church are at Waterlooplein.
This is one of the most important legacies of the vibrant Jewish community in Amsterdam. The synagogue remains an active place of worship and is also a popular tourist attraction. The building is still used for religious services, but it is also open to the public. It hosts frequent candlelight concerts. Hundreds of candles illuminate the perfectly intact 17th-century interior.
The Waterlooplein Market is one of the oldest flea markets in both Amsterdam and the Netherlands, operating since 1885. This long-running outdoor bazaar is located in Amsterdam’s city centre, near the Rembrandt House Museum. The market draws both visitors and locals with its eclectic mix of vendors and street food, with people typically spending up to an hour exploring the market’s wares.
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