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“Silk Road Exhibition from The Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia”

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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This is an Amsterdam-based extension of Russia's famed Hermitage Museum. Thera are three exceptional collections to be seen: - The first is from one of the world's largest and most famous museums: the Hermitage in St Petersburg. The museum of the Tsars, with more than three million objects. From 4 Feb 2017 until 17 Sep 2017: 1917. Romanovs & Revolution. The end of Monarchy. And from 7 Oct 2017 until 27 May 2018: Dutch Masters from the Hermitage. Treasures of the Tsars - Exhibit two: Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age - wonderful Dutch group portraits from the Amsterdam Museum and Rijksmuseum collections. - Exhibit three: Outsider Art Museum - We show work from new and absolutely orginal artists, from the collections of museum Het Dolhuys.
Reviewed 4 August 2014

This is a branch of The Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, Russia, which offers a unique opportunity to see treasures from the St Petersburg museum without traveling quite so far. The museum has no permanent collection (other than a small exhibition about the history of the building), but rather mounts two major exhibitions a year from the collection in St Petersburg and their popularity determines the crowds as well as the price of admission. The current exhibition, The Silk Road, is excellent and includes many unusual artifacts, textiles, maps and historical explanations about travel and trade between the East and West as well as interesting information on the archaeological digs that brought this almost lost history back to life. I spent about 2 hours enjoying the exhibit and it was time well spent.

The museum is included in the IAMsterdam tourist card, but there was a 3.50 Euro supplement for this exhibition and I had to get a ticket (apparently, that's not necessary if you have the Museumkaart). Otherwise, the full-price adult admission is 15 Euros. There was no line when I arrived about 10:30 a.m. last Sunday. No photos permitted.

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Reviewed 31 July 2014

The exhibitions at the Hermitage are always interesting and well presented. Expedition Silk Road is no exception, although I did find it a bit abstract. I am already looking forward to their next exhibition which starts in September 2014.

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Reviewed 30 July 2014

Interesting and amazing views of artifacts from the SILk Road. You can pick your path to start your travels East or West. Follow University students as they explore parts of the Silk Road today.

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Reviewed 29 July 2014

Hermitage Amsterdam has exhibitions from Hermitage St. Petersburg. In July 2014, Expedition Silk Road showed the treasures from the expeditions found from Silk Road. The exhibition was well designed and very informative. 

Hermitage Amsterdam is located in a 17th century building, originally built to house elderly women. The building was renovated inside to a modern exhibition space. Ground floor has a section dedicated to building history. Another wing within the building will be opened for additional exhibitions in the fall 2014.

The museum has a restaurant with modern decoration. The museum shop has a selection of books, cards and other items related to the current exhibition.

There were no queues when entering the museum. Since the day was rainy during the visit, the museum might have been more crowded than normally.

Museumkaart (museum cart) holders get a free entrance to the museum. 

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Reviewed 29 July 2014

Superb museum which is little sister of its Russian mentor. Hosts two blockbuster exhibitions per year from the permanent collect. We saw the Silk Road and spent the best part of a day doing so. Also front of house contains museum celebrating the building's previous existence as an 'old ladies' home. Great café outdoors, excellent cafeteria and chef's restaurant inside. Very good museum shop. The exhibition content, display, interpretation and orientation were first class

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