Set sail on Europe’s high seas with a cruise. Explore the water and coastal destinations of one of Europe’s many cruise options, from big luxury cruise lines to chartering a small fishing boat.
Admire the works of da Vinci, Rembrandt and Klimt firsthand at some of the finest classical art museums in the world.
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
Emperor Franz Joseph built the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna to house the fabulous imperial collections of the Habsburgs. Its exquisite treasures include the world’s largest collection of works by Pieter Brueghel the Elder, the newly reopened Kunstkammer, and a grand staircase featuring paintings by Gustav Klimt.
National Gallery – Veletrzni Palace, Prague
The functionalist Veletržní palace is home to a wealth of Czech, Slovak and Western art. Czech art is displayed alongside its impressive international collection, bringing out the unique qualities of the Slavic nation’s artistic temperament. Works include the Slav Epic, a cycle of 20 large canvases by Alfons Mucha.
The iconic glass pyramid, Mona Lisa’s enigmatic smile, Napoleon’s repository, all these signify the world’s most famous art museum. With a vast collection that spans the ages, the Louvre deserves its reputation as one of the world’s foremost museums. Additionally, the Louvre-Lens project is advancing, with more works being put on display at the Louvre-Lens museum in Northern France.
Uffizi gallery, Florence
The Uffzi Gallery, which translates into English as “the offces gallery,” is so much more than the name suggests. It’s collection of Renaissance paintings includes numerous world-renowned examples, such as works by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael.
Following an extensive renovation, April 2013 sees the reopening of the Rijksmuseum by Queen Beatrix. The Rijksmuseum is both an art and a history museum located in Amsterdam’s museum square. Celebrated works by Dutch Masters are what draws in the crowds with works by Rembrandt, Frans Hals and Johannes Vermeer on display.
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon
Calouste Gulbenikan liked to refer to the unique pieces of art in his collection as his “children.” Calouste Gulbenkian was an Armenian businessman whose passion for art led him to have one of the worlds’ most admired collections. His special collection ranges from antiquity to the 20th Century.
Nationalmuseum is located on the waterfront of the Blasieholmen peninsula in central Stockholm. As the Swedish government’s most expensive cultural investment, the Nationalmuseum houses a multifaceted collection of art, which naturally includes a great collection of work by the Swedish artists Carl Larsson, Ernst Josephson, Carl Fredrik Hill and Anders Zorn.
Although Europe may be best known for its Blue Flag Beaches, white sandy coastlines, and bustling port cities, travelers should not overlook the pristine inland waters of the vast continent. Europe is populated with sparkling lakes, winding rivers and jaw-dropping waterfalls just begging for tourists to dip their toes in. Book your next vacation to Europe to experience one (or more) of these nine inland waters for yourself.
Much of Europe is known for its beer and wine production. But we don’t just know how to make them; we know how to drink them. From energetic beer festivals to exquisite wine gatherings, there’s plenty to celebrate. Drink up six of the best beer and wine festivals throughout Europe with this gallery.
There’s so much more to Europe than just the big cities and landmarks. Go off the beaten track and discover some of Europe’s lesser-known cities, hidden towns and secret villages that are rich in natural beauty and history.
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The Dutch love cookies, cakes, pastries, anything savory with cheese, or sweet with chocolate. And they adore whipped cream. It is therefore not surprising that this sweet pastry is one of the country’s favorites. It’s like a chocolate éclair, but bigger, fluffier, with better chocolate and much more cream. These Bossche goodies have made the city of Hertogenbosch famous and are the number one pastries to serve with fork and knife and a handful of napkins.