Hermitage is a branch of the world-renowned Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia. This location is in Amsterdam, located on the bank of the Amstel River. The structure was originally built as a home where elderly women could retire, and more than a century later, it was open to men as well. Over 300 years after it opened, it could no longer meet the needs of residents, so the city of Amsterdam took it over and leased it to the museum. In addition to two exhibition halls and several smaller rooms, it also has space for lectures, staff accommodations, offices, and a dining area.