The Amsterdam Museum will temporarily relocate to the Hermitage Amsterdam and will open to the public at its new location on Saturday 5 March 2022. The current location of the Amsterdam Museum, the former City Orphanage (Burgerweeshuis) at Kalverstraat 92, is closing for a large-scale renovation. From March 2022 through 2025, the Amsterdam Museum is presenting a completely new collection presentation in the Amsterdam Museum wing of the Hermitage. The new presentation will tell the traditional history of Amsterdam, but also offer space for alternative perspectives, lesser-known and more recent histories of the city. In addition, residents and lovers of the city can have their say and present ‘their Amsterdam’ in the temporary exhibitions. With well-known objects from the collection, as well as new and lesser-known works, the collection presentation in the Hermitage will show that there is no single history of the city.
In the permanent chronological presentation about the histories of Amsterdam; Panorama Amsterdam: a living history of the city (Panorama Amsterdam: een levende geschiedenis van de stad), familiar but also new and unfamiliar narratives about, and perspectives on, Amsterdam’s past give an impression of how Amsterdam was formed and continues to develop. In addition, there will also be smaller exhibitions changing every six months. The courtyard will host free outdoor exhibitions and the Amsterdam Museum is also organizing an extensive education and public program in its temporary home in the Hermitage.
The offices of the Amsterdam Museum will be housed at Herengracht 603 for the duration of the renovation period.