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Hermitage Amsterdam
Netherlands, Amsterdam, May 2013

Hermitage Amsterdam is a branch museum of the Hermitage Museum of Saint Petersburg, Russia, located on the banks of the Amstel river in Amsterdam. The museum is located in the former Amstelhof, a classical style building from 1681. It is currently the largest satellite of the Hermitage Museum to make its collections accessible to more people. 20 June 2009, Hermitage Amsterdam was opened by Dutch Queen Beatrix and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. The museum was open to the public the following day.
The structure opened in 1682 as a retirement home for elderly women under the name Diaconie Oude Vrouwen Huys (English: Deanery Home for Old Women) on the east bank of the river Amstel: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermitage_Amsterdam
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May 12 2013 20:12 GMT elsje323
beautiful shot
May 12 2013 20:42 GMT wijnie58
Wonder shot and information, Peter..:-))
May 12 2013 20:57 GMT junne PRO
what a wonderful idea to have branches of museums in different countries. have art unite the world.
May 12 2013 21:18 GMT MargNZ
I agree with junne . This is a lovely building holding special memories for your family Peter :)
May 13 2013 01:21 GMT martini957
Interesting
May 13 2013 01:36 GMT hans55 PRO
interresting building and museum ...great captured !!
May 13 2013 04:24 GMT fhelsing PRO
A branch museum ... what a wonderful idea!
May 13 2013 04:37 GMT Annamaria
Nice shot of this famous building, peter!!
May 13 2013 09:01 GMT Hanny50
Fantastic place and picture Peter!!
May 13 2013 12:03 GMT T1MELESS PRO
Nice shot Peter you done well to get the whole building in shot,It looks like there is a bit of wind there as the water is quite choppy !!
May 13 2013 13:05 GMT skyball
A lovely series of these old buildings Peter!!..wonderful shots!!!!!!......
May 13 2013 13:39 GMT annieann PRO
beautiful place
May 13 2013 19:13 GMT clintonfolks
great photo..
May 13 2013 23:34 GMT Myshots
Wonderful notes and beautiful shot...........
May 14 2013 17:29 GMT Lie
Insite it's also beautiful....great Amsterdam shot !
May 15 2013 09:40 GMT senna3
Thanks all for the nice comments!

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