The exhibition of Dutch painting is one of the largest in the Hermitage collection. It occupies six rooms on the first floorin the New Hermitage (rooms 249-253).
Being the largest in area, the Tent- Roofed Hall(249)represents the diversity of genrespracticed in 17th-century Dutch art. Exhibited here are the works by the famous landscape artists Jan van Goyen and Jacob van Ruisdael, the genre painters Jan Steen, Gerard Terborch, Pieter de Hooch, Adriaen and Isaac van Ostade, the animalist Paulus Potter, the masters of still-life painting Willem Claesz Heda and Willem Kalf.
The portraits by Frans Hals are on view as well. A separate room displays the works by Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (room 254). The Hermitage boasts the largest collection of works by the great Dutch artist, which is represented by paintingson biblical and mythological subjects, as well as by portraits.