The Hermitage Amsterdam is a branch museum of the famous Hermitage Museum of Saint Petersburg, Russia. It's main purpose is to exhibit selections of the enormous art collection of it's Russian parent museum, which was compiled by generations of Russian Tsars.
The Hermitage Amsterdam occasionally collaborates with other major art-history musea in Amsterdam, such as the Rijksmuseum and the Amsterdam Museum, to realise cooperative exhibitions about European art-historical themes.
Hermitage Amsterdam is situated on the banks of the Amstel river in a classical building from 1681 known as the Amstelhof, in the centre of Amsterdam. The Amstelhof served as a nursing home for more than three centuries until it was transformed into a museum between 2007 - 2009. The Hermitage Amsterdam was opened here in 2009.