The Dutch are well known for their history as seafaring traders. The Scheepvaartmuseum is full of artifacts from this history. Check out the displays of wooden boat models and the paintings of ships and the sea. The museum also has interactive exhibits.
Museums in Europe
The Museo del Ejército is an interesting museum housed in the Alcazar in Toledo, Spain. It has exhibits about Spain’s military history and the building itself is stunning.
I found the items in the museum fascinating, from striking marble and terracotta statues to small pots used to carry olive oil for coating the Olympians’ naked bodies.
Learn about the history of transportation in the city of London at this fascinating museum. See how people used to be carried through the streets in litters or in horse drawn carriages.
An amazing historical museum in Lisbon, Museu do Azulejos showcases the tradition of tile making in Portugal.
The large Adriaan windmill sits on the bank of the river Spaarne. You can see the mill from the opposite side of the river or visit it and have a guided tour of the structure. If you have never visited a windmill before it is definitely worth […]
These baths were used for daily hygiene which was extremely important to the ancient Romans. But it was also the site of religious rituals. Visit this museum to learn all about the healing waters of the Roman baths in this English town.
The Hermitage Amsterdam has no permanent collections, but rather hosts temporary changing exhibitions.
This quiet enclave of homes surrounding a garden right off the busy Spui is known as the Begijnhof, or courtyard of the Beguines. Visit this open air museum in the heart of Amsterdam.
A visit to the Van Gogh museum is a must for any art lover. The airy, bright space in Amsterdam holds the world’s largest collection of artworks by Vincent Van Gogh. See nearly 200 paintings by Van Gogh in addition to his letters and drawings.