Excursion to the
Hermitage in Amsterdam
Wednesday afternoon, 17 January
For the first time in its existence, the Hermitage Amsterdam is mounting a show of Dutch masters from the renowned St Petersburg collection, the world’s leading collection of Dutch Golden Age painting outside the Netherlands. No fewer than 63 works by 50 different artists are being brought to Amsterdam for a unique exhibition that will celebrate the paintings’ first (brief) ‘home-coming’ in 350 years.In addition, an exhibition of thirty colossal, 17th century group portraits from the Amsterdam Museum & the Rijksmuseum collections have been brought together for the first time ever in the Hermitage Amsterdam. These are the ‘brothers and sisters’ of the famous ‘Night Watch’ by Rembrandt van Rijn. They are unique all over the world & are rarely exhibited due to their impressive size. See regents, civic guards & merchants of all ranks, social classes & religions, standing together as brothers. Rembrandt’s ‘The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Deijman’ & portraits of civic guards including Govert Flinck and Nicolaes Pickenoy are but a few examples of the works of art that are on display in the Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age. Together, they illustrate the story of collective citizenship that is so typical of the Netherlands. We will visit both exhibits with an experienced guide.
We will buy tickets online, so it is important we know whether or not you have a museum card. Your registration will only be valid upon payment.
Participants: Min. 25 and max. 30. There will be two groups of 15.
12:45 – 13:00: Meeting point – The Hague Central Station, in front of the Starbucks
13:18: Train departs for Amsterdam. Transport at your own cost – bring OV card!
14:10: Arrival at Amsterdam Central Station – catch metro 53 to the Hermitage (6 min. walk)
15:00 – 16:30: A guided tour of the two very special exhibitions in the Hermitage Amsterdam
16:30: Drinks in the museum. End of tour.
Optional – Spend evening in Amsterdam (good tip: Amsterdam Light Festival, amsterdamlightfestival.com/en)
Cost: € 25 (Museumcard) or € 45 (without Museumcard), including entrance, guided tour and drink afterwards.
Please sign up & pay cash at the excursion table at MM OR transfer to