The Amstelhof (English: Amstel court), was a retirement home that is the Hermitage Amsterdam museum. It was built near the Amstel river in 1682 by the diaconate of the Dutch Reformed Church after having received an inheritance of the rich merchant Barent Helleman. He died on 18 October 1680 and left approximately 90,000 guilders to the church. The city of Amsterdam donated the land on which it was built.
The building was designed by city architect Hans van Petersom. It has a classical style facade on the Amstel with a length 102 m, at the time the longest facade of Amsterdam. It has a symmetric map with a large courtyard. Around two secondary courtyard lie wings with rooms for the ladies: the chambrettes.
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Kesavan Ramanujam | May 27, 2018
Great building. Well laid out not many in the permanent exhibition. However the portrait gallery and the Rembrandt collection was great. As was the huge special exhibition of portraits. Did not see the Dutch masters as this was expensive. The restaurant had great ambience and good food but again on the expensive side.
George Cherrie | Jun 12, 2018
Outstanding museum, bright modern entrance with welcoming and enticing feeling from the moment you step inside. Fully disabled friendly, with very helpful and knowledgeable staff. Excellent toilet facilities and a super selection of catering facilities, to fit every requirement from a quick snack to a full lunch or dinner. Not at all over priced for a museum of this standing. This has to be a museum that just has to be on your " must visit " list when visiting Amsterdam.
Brady.Y Kim | Jun 6, 2018
A nice collection of Dutch masters was on exhibition when I visited this museum. It has a good location and easy access from the city center. Good to know all the heritage and inter-connections amongst Dutch painters during the Dutch Golden Era.
Yana Rob | Jun 6, 2018
Enjoyed my visit to the Golden Age of Portrait exhibition at the Hermitage today. It is well presented, interactive and gives thorough insights into the Dutch society of the 17 century. It is not so busy as the other popular museums in Amsterdam which is a bonus as you can enjoy it at your own pace. There are a lot of green areas by the museum to chill and relax. I also recommend the Dignita cafe in the grounds!
James Arvanitakis | Jul 1, 2018
Honestly, this is one of the most amazing cultural institutions I have I have ever visited. We strolled around for a few hours and just soaked in the art! For an Australian where the masters do not make their way to our galleries very often often - and when they do the galleries are always packed - seeing a room full of Piccaso’s and Kadinsky’s is amazing! Spend the day strolling around... get a season pass of you can and enjoy this gallery and the many around the Netherlands!
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