Every few months there is an exhibition, with all kinds of items from the original Hermitage in Sint Petersburg.
Since I really love Russian history, I am a great fan of the Hermitage and every time there is an exhibition, I must see it.
Right now there is an amazing exhibition about Tsar Peter the Great (1672-1725). He was a tsar who wanted to make Russia a modern country. He came to Western Europ to learn crafts, and he was taught how to be a ships carpenter here in the Dutch Republic.
The exhibition is amazing, varied and it showed a lot of the different aspects of this great tsar and amazing man (can you tell I have a soft spot for Tsar Peter?)
This year is Russia year in the Netherlands and it celebrates the close relations between Russia and the Dutch. The exhibition about Peter the Great can be seen until September 9, 2013.
Link to the Hermitage Amsterdam is HERE.
These photographs were made by me.
|The Amstel river, that flows before the museum|
|Another look at the Amstel river, with the Hermitage on the left.|
|A closer look at the Hermitage in Amsterdam|