The Hermitage Museum in Amsterdam, located on the banks of the Amstel river in Amsterdam, is a branch museum of the Hermitage Museum of Saint Petersburg, Russia. The exhibit called Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age which includes Amsterdam’s forefathers is currently showing at the Museum. Thirty enormous 17th-century group portraits from the collections of the Amsterdam Museum and the Rijksmuseum have been brought together for the first time in the Hermitage Amsterdam. The detail of the faces with their comprehension of their amazing feats and business acumen was impressive. My Grandfather’s family is from Amsterdam so it has a special significance for me.