The Hermitage

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Display of the formal dresses of the Tsar Family, in row of importance!

The former 'Oude Besjes Huis'  established in 1681 on the bank of  the River Amstel in Amsterdam, where for centuries about 350 old women were cared for, has become an annex of the famous Russian Hermitage in St. Petersburg since 2009 . The idea is to exhibit the treasures of the Hermitage also in Amsterdam in rotating sessions and other exhibitions. There is also a separate part especially for children.

Besides the exhibition(s) it is also possible to visit the old parts of the former home. Very interesting are the Regents' Rooms and the Mess Hall. The latter was also used for official celebrations, because for years it has been the biggest hall in Amsterdam. Members of the Royal Family were present at those celebrations and even Sir Winston Churchill was here for lunch in 1946. Furthermore the kitchen is worth a visit. It has been restored as it was before and it’s amazing to think that the cooking was done here for so many people!

 When we visited the Hermitage there was a long queue to get in. And – of course – it rained..... It seems that you are not allowed to take pictures. I didn’t realize that and made pictures openly (never using the flash though) and no guard told me it wasn’t allowed. So now I can share it with you! Enjoy!

dieforu says:
interesting blog!!:-)
Posted on: Nov 29, 2010
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The Romanov throne
The Romanov throne
The Romanov throne
The Romanov throne
Throne of Tsar Paul I
Throne of Tsar Paul I
Painting of Tsar Nicolas II
Painting of Tsar Nicolas II
Painting of Tsar Peter The Great
Painting of Tsar Peter The Great
Painting of the Hermitage in Russi…
Painting of the Hermitage in Russ…
Beautiful piano
Beautiful piano
Beautiful instruments
Beautiful instruments
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The objects of the Tsar family's …
Fan used by a Tsarina
Fan used by a Tsarina
Toys of the Tsars children
Toys of the Tsar's children
St. Nicolas icon in silver and wood
St. Nicolas icon in silver and wood
Statue
Statue
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Entrance ticket for the ball in o…
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Program guide for the performance…
The former mess hall was used as d…
The former mess hall was used as …
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Waiting in the rain!
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