Russia's most illustrious museum has a subsidiary in Amsterdam, which is housed in a beautiful 17th-century classical-style building called the Amstelhof that was once a home for poverty-stricken elderly women. Since 2009, the building has hosted periodic themed exhibitions that display some of the Hermitage's most prized possessions from stunningly preserved artefacts of the ancient world to masterpieces of European art. Permanent exhibits dedicated to the Amstelhof and the origins of the Hermitage Museum and the Russian royal family are also available. The Hermitage is currently hosting an exhibition entitled Spanish Masters from the Hermitage. The World of El Greco, Ribera, Zurbarán, Velázquez, Murillo & Goya that will be on display until May 26, 2016.
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Admission: adults €15, children 17 and under free.