As a world-leader in arts and culture, the Dutch proudly lay claim to some of the most famous artists of all time, being the birthplace of Old Masters including Rembrandt and Van Gogh. You’ll be spoilt for choice with an eclectic array of art and architecture to satisfy your thirst for aesthetics, with outstanding museums and galleries full of world-renowned masterpieces. Art isn’t just reserved for the galleries, though. There’s an artist’s touch everywhere you look in the Netherlands; nature shows off her splendour in the unforgettable bulbfields – this explosion of colour has to be seen to be believed!
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The ephemeral beauty of over 7 million tulips spread over 79 acres of fields is horticultural heaven and an unimaginable delight for the senses. Enjoy this spectacular event from March to May, with a guided tour exploring 800 varieties of tulips, inspiring gardens, and unique artwork.
Amsterdam’s completely renovated, world-famous museum contains a staggering collection of art including Rembrandt’s Night Watch and works by Vermeer and Van Dyck. See these iconic masterpieces first-hand, alongside exquisite antique artefacts, drawings, prints and classic photography which tell the story of Dutch art and history.
Witness this incredible cylindrical artwork by Hendrik Willem Mesdag, housed in a purpose-built museum in The Hague. This unusual creation captures an impressive panorama of the sea, sand dunes, and a small fishing village. At more than 14 metres high and 120 metres in circumference, this colossal masterwork is not to be missed!
Within this 17th century palace in The Hague lies a world-renowned gallery with over 800 pieces of art. On a guided tour, you’ll see many famous works from the Old Masters, including the eminent Girl with a Pearl Earring by Vermeer. The astonishing collection has earned this building the appropriate nickname ‘the jewellery box’.
This towering Gothic cathedral in Ghent contains some remarkable artwork, the most influential of which is the 15th century painting The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb by the Van Eyck brothers. This visionary work of art depicting the heavenly apotheosis of Man’s salvation is allegedly one of the most often stolen works of art in history.
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Overflowing with vibrancy and colour, Amsterdam is a treasure trove of quirky museums, vintage boutiques and wonderful galleries. Nearby in Keukenhof, nature shows off her splendour in 'the Garden of Europe'.
A city of imperial grandeur, a major showcase of fine art, and a musical inspiration: Vienna is a masterpiece. With a wealth of things to see and do, Vienna has to be amongst the most culturally rich cities in the world.
Timelessly alluring, for many Tuscany embodies the very best of Italy. From the mist-draped hills of the countryside to the wealth of artistic masterpieces, this region is an embarrassment of riches.
Take in the sweeping panoramic vistas of Umbria, and you’ll immediately see why it’s known as the green heart of Italy. The densely wooded hills of this rustic, landlocked region are studded with medieval hill towns which guard historic and artistic treasures.