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Amsterdam is, and always will be, the perfect destination any time of the year. There's so much to do and so much to see with Hotel Amsterdam De Roode Leeuw as the ideal starting point to enjoy all that Amsterdam & the Netherlands have to offer. Here are some suggestions of places to visit on your trip to Amsterdam.
The former hiding place, where Anne Frank wrote her diary, is now a well-known museum. The museum tells the history of the eight people in hiding and those who helped them during the war. Anne Frank's diary is among the original objects on display. The museum is open daily from 9.00 AM. Buy your entrance tickets to the Anne Frank House online to avoid any queues. Buy tickets
Van Gogh at work until 12 January 2014
The anniversary exhibition Van Gogh at work shows how in ten years’ time Van Gogh developed into a unique artist with an impressive oeuvre. Over 200 works of art provide insight into Van Gogh’s way of working, including paintings, works on paper, letters and personal effects of the painter, such as his original sketchbooks, paint tubes and only surviving palette, from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris.
Besides their own extensive collection, you will see top works from collections worldwide. Works which are rarely seen next to each other are brought together in this exhibition, such as two versions of Sunflowers (May-August) and The bedroom (September-January). A rich assortment of works by Van Gogh’s contemporaries will also be on show. Pieces from the museum collection will hang side by side with unique works on loan by Monet, Gauguin, Seurat and Bernard that Van Gogh himself once saw.
The Palace was built as a town hall of Amsterdam. Architect Jacob van Campen developed an extensive decoration program for the building. Amsterdam celebrated painters like Ferdinand Bol, Govaert Flinck and Jan Lievens contributed. The Flemish sculptor Artus Quellinus made many monumental sculptures. Artworks which are still on display.
In 1808 King Louis Napoleon moved into the building. He changed the town hall in a palace and decorated it with a large collection of Empire furniture. After his departure, Louis Napoleon left almost all expensive furniture behind. The furniture, one of the best preserved and most complete Empire collections in the world, is in full glory to be seen.
The rooms in the Palace are decorated with artworks from the collection of the House of Orange-Nassau Historic Collections Trust. Many paintings show the various members of the family of Orange-Nassau.
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A major European cultural destination, the greatly expanded Hermitage Amsterdam, welcomes visitors to its elegantly restored 17th-century building in the historic heart of Amsterdam. It was founded to bring the richness and grandeur of Russia's artistic heritage to one of the West's most charming capitals. The Hermitage Amsterdam is open daily from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. Closed on January 1st, April 30th and December 25th.
Peter the Great, an Inspired Tsar
Until 13 September, 2013
Early in 2013, a year of celebration in Dutch-Russian relations, the Hermitage Amsterdam will present a major exhibition devoted to Peter the Great (1672–1725), the modernizer of Russia. The exhibition will paint a picture of this unconventional, inspired and inquisitive Russian tsar, who by the time he took power at the age of 17 was determined to transform his country. His achievements include reforming the military and the church, expanding trade and industry, and improving education and public health. He turned Russia into a great European power with a brand-new capital city: St Petersburg, his “window on the West.” With historical artefacts, paintings, gold jewellery from the ancient world, weapons and unique documents, the exhibition will sketch the life of this peerless ruler. From his youth Peter collected art, including a Rembrandt, planting the seed for St Petersburg’s later Hermitage collection. An enthusiastic traveller, he went two visits to Western Europe, including the Dutch Republic. It was the city of Amsterdam, in particular, that inspired him to found his new capital.
The rich collection of works of art, objects and archaeological finds brings to life the fortunes of Amsterdammers of days gone by and today. From a mediaeval child's shoe and the map of Cornelis Antonisz from 1538, giving a bird's-eye view of the city, to the impressive Civic Guard paintings from the Golden Age. Photos and film material show the happy times as well as the drama of the modern city's inhabitants. You'll witness the poverty in the Jordaan area he 19th century but also the idealism of the sixties and Ajax's success at football.
As a three-dimensional travel guide, this presentation takes you on a 45-minute historical tour of Amsterdam.