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Year of Dutch-Russian relations

Hermitage Amsterdam | In 2013, the Netherlands, Russia, and the city of Amsterdam will celebrate their special relationship. The two countries have been major trading partners since the Dutch Golden Age, and their ties grew stronger in the centuries that followed. When Napoleon was defeated in 1813, Russian Cossacks advanced as far as the gates of Amsterdam. One Dutch prince even married the sister of a tsar. The year 2009 saw a crowning moment in Dutch-Russian relations: the opening of the Hermitage Amsterdam, the only European satellite of the famous St Petersburg museum.


Belt plaque: battle between a monster and a horse, Siberia, 4th-3rd century BC, Chased gold. 12.3 x 8.2 cm.
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg.


Peter the Great, an Inspired Tsar |until 13 September 2013

The exhibition will be based on the collection of the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, with additional pieces from the collections of museums and institutions in the Netherlands and elsewhere.

Naumenko & Fomin:

Russian Passion | Sunday 26 May, 14 pm Church Hall

An entirely Russian programme, performed by two top Russian musicians. In 2010 violist Alexey Naumenko and pianist Misha Fomin formed a musical duo. They play works of Rachmaninov and Prokofiev, among others.

For more information: Hermitage Amsterdam