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Portrait Gallery of The Golden Ages x Hermitage in Amsterdam

5 December 2014

Meet the socialites of the Golden Ages at the Hermitage!

Paintings as big as the famous Night Watch of Rembrandt are exhibited the new expo Portraits of the Golden Ages at museum the Hermitage in Amsterdam. It’s a very special collaboration between the Rijksmuseum and Amsterdam Museum. The paintings were in depots and are displayed together for the very first time! It’s very impressive to see these huge art works together at the Hermitage in Amsterdam. Rooms full of portraits of the most important people of the Golden Ages in Amsterdam painted by Dutch masters as Rembrandt and Govert Flinck.

Hermitage Amsterdam

What I really like about the exhibit is the collaboration between the different Amsterdam based museums. Some of the most important paintings ab about Amsterdam people and Amsterdam sceneries together in one room.

Hermitage Amsterdam

My favourite artwork there is the “Osteologie les van Dr. Sebastiaen Egbertsz” painted by Nicolaes Eliasz Pickenoy. Maybe it’s a bit dark with the skeleton, but also fascinating.

I think the Portraits of the Golden Ages is a great exhibit to check out with your parents when they’re visiting Amsterdam. Afterwards it’s nice to go for coffee or lunch to Neva or a nice spot at the Utrechtsestraat!

Watch a video about building the expo Portraits of the Golden Ages here:

Hermitage in Amsterdam

Where: Amstel 51, Amsterdam
When until end of 2016
Website & tickets: portraitgalleryofthegoldenage.com or hermitage.nl

Amsterdam Bucketlist
THINGS TO DO:
Canal Cruise by day or in the evening
A bike tour through Amsterdam OR Rent a bike by yourself
The best view over Amsterdam from the A’DAM Lookout
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
FAVOURITE MUSEUMS:
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
MOCO Museum for street art
Photography museum FOAM
SEASONAL:
Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
ONE OF A KIND:
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Red Light District tour
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn

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Our favourite hotels:
AFFORDABLE // €
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Student Hotel: budget proof in trendy East.
Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
Motel One: budget design hotel with locations at
VERY VERY NICE // €€
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam.
Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
Park Plaza Vondelpark: located next to Vondelpark and beautifully renovated.
Hotel Dwars: small scale around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Pillows Anna van den Vondel: great hotel close to Vondelpark.
Hotel Mercier: new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city.
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
QO Amsterdam: eco design hotel with a great skybar.
TOP LUXURY // €€€
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
L’Europe: this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
W Amsterdam: with great restaurants and a rooftop bar with swimming pool.

More hotspots in Amsterdam

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I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.

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Anne de Buck