Saturday, 16 February 2013

Saturday - From Vincent with Love

Today's tip reflects what I am actually going to do this afternoon.

The Hermitage Amsterdam normally displays collections belonging to the original Hermitage in St. Petersburg and at the moment is hosting an exhibition on Peter the Great, however till the end of April it's also home to a special event.

Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum is closed right now but part of its collection is temporarily on display, in a new set up which includes some of the painter's letters, objects and drawings on paper, at the Hermitage on the Amstel.

The Amstelhof, which now hosts the Hermitage Amsterdam, was an elderly people hospice for more than 300 years and it has been beautifully restored. It is till possible to get a feeling of the building's old outlook and function by visiting the refurbished kitchen in the basement.

The exhibition runs till the 24 April 2013.

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