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If you always have wanted to know how the tsars of Russia dined, you now have the chance to find out. In the Hermitage in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, you can visit the exhibition “Dining with the Tsars”, which can be admired until 1 March 2015. The exhibition opened on 6 September. A must for royalty watchers, and interesting even if you don’t really like silver, porcelain and services. There are several tables set, and they are well decorated. Shown are among others items of the Green Frog Service (Wedgwood, England), the Cameo Service (Sèvres, Paris), and the Berlin Dessert Service (Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin), the service that Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany gave to Tsar Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra for their wedding, and much more. Information and funny facts about dining at the imperial palaces everywhere. The exhibition ends with the service that was given to Stalin by the Hungarian people in 1949. It has never been used or exhibited before.