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The 10 best museums in Europe

10 museums for your bucketlist

Which museum is a must-see in Paris? And which cultural gem should not be missed in London? Europe is a true treasure of architecture, art and culture. We give you 10 top museums to one-by-one tick off your must-see list. And one more tip: the train will get you there fast and comfortably! Did you know you can get a discount at several museums with your Thalys-ticket?

    Please note: often museums outside the Netherlands are not open all days of the week. We advise you go to the museum’s website for information, prices and opening hours.

    Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf

    Those who love surprises, have come to the right place! The Kunsthalle does not have its own collection, but is used for temporary exhibitions of modern art. If you take the train, you have plenty of time to read all about the exhibition you are visiting in comfort!

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    A picturesque building with an even better collection of paintings. You can admire over 2,000 works. Van Gogh's Sunflowers, The Water Lily Pond by Claude Monet and a self-portrait by Rembrandt are just a few examples of the wonderful collection. Admittance is free. For more information go to their website. Will you travel by train?

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    British Museum, London

    How long does it take to see 8 million pieces of ancient and contemporary civilizations? Lucky for you there are 5 million in the deposit, otherwise a visit to the British Museum would be endless. As a reward, you deserve to relax your feet on a comfortable train ride home!

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    Palais des Beaux Arts, Lille

    Also known as the Museum of Fine Arts. Ideal for those who like variety, because there are different styles, different artists and different periods on display. That does not apply if you choose the train! Visit the website

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    MAS, Antwerp

    With the help of 500,000 exhibits get to know Antwerp in the world and the world of Antwerp. And at the top 10th floor you can spend a moment enjoying the breathtaking views of this beautiful city on the Scheldt. Of course, you should travel there by train, if only because of the station. This is a museum in itself! For more information go to the MAS website.

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    Centre Pompidou, Paris

    Let's start, walking around this curious building that seems to be turned inside out. Inside you will find the largest collection of modern art in Europe. With sculptures, paintings, books, films, music and much more! By train you can quickly travel to the center of Paris and you are in Centre Pompidou in no time.


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    Musee d'Orsay, Paris

    From the station in Paris you will travel to a beautiful station building from 1900. This is where this museum is located. That is great, of course, especially for lovers of 19th century sculptures and impressionist paintings! Get on that train! Visit the website for more information.

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    Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Brussels

    Idolate of visual art? The Royal Museum of Fine Arts has a prestigious collection of 20,000 works of art. Amai! Don't waste your time and get to Brussels quickly! Visit the website here.

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    Louvre, Paris

    The most famous smile in the world, you have to see it with your own eyes! Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is the absolute showpiece of the Louvre and will undoubtedly put a smile on your face. Don't stay too long, because this museum still has 35,000 objects that you can marvel at. Travel there by train and you will arrive in the heart of the city! Visit the Louvre website here.

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