Europe is a continent of art and culture, but not every tourist wants to see the same thing. If you want to explore the world through art, here are some of my favorites:
The Rijksmuseum is a Dutch national museum dedicated to arts and history in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The museum is located on the Museumplein in Amsterdam Zuid, close to the Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and the Concertgebouw.
The Rijksmuseum was founded in The Hague in 1876 as an art gallery for new Dutch history paintings (modelling itself after France’s Louvre) but soon expanded its collection to include other types of fine arts such as sculpture, drawings and prints. In 1885 it moved to its current location on Museumplein in Amsterdam South West where it now houses some 1 million objects from before 1800 AD ranging from paintings by Rembrandt van Rijn through modern times including Pablo Picasso
Museums in France
The Louvre, the d’Orsay and the Pompidou Centre are three of my favorite museums in France. If you’re visiting Paris for the first time, these museums should be at the top of your list with their incredible collections and stunning architecture.
The Louvre is one of the world’s largest art museums with more than 35,000 pieces on display including works by Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo as well as Mona Lisa (La Joconde). The building itself was built by King Philippe Auguste around 1200 AD but has undergone many transformations since then until it opened its doors to visitors in 1793 after being converted into an art gallery during revolutionary times when royal palaces were turned into symbols of oppression by royalty!
The d’Orsay houses 19th century paintings including those by Claude Monet whose famous Water Lilies series was inspired by his home garden at Giverny where he lived until his death in 1926 at age 86 years old! It also contains many works from other famous artists such as Vincent van Gogh who died only 37 years old after suffering from mental illness most likely due to lead poisoning caused by eating paint chips while working as an artist!
The Uffizi galleries
The Uffizi Gallery is a museum in Florence, Italy. It was built for the Medici family and contains a large collection of Renaissance art.
The gallery was commissioned by Grand Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici in 1560 to house his growing collection of paintings, sculpture and antiquities. He had been collecting since at least 1540 when he sent agents out across Europe to buy masterpieces for him. After his death in 1574, his son Francesco continued this practice until he died in 1609; it was then that Ferdinando I took over as head of state (Grand Duke) and continued the tradition until he died in 1621 at which point Cosimo II inherited power from him as well as responsibility for maintaining his father’s legacy by continuing work on what would become known as “Il Palazzo degli Uffizi” (“The Palace of Offices”).
Europe has a huge variety of art museums
Europe has a huge variety of art museums, including national and regional ones. There are also many different types of museums: the Louvre in Paris is a world-renowned museum; there’s also the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, Russia; The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City; and Tate Modern Gallery in London–to name just a few!
Europe is home to some amazing works by famous artists such as Leonardo da Vinci (you may know him from his painting Mona Lisa) or Pablo Picasso (who did many paintings). If you visit any one of these countries during your trip, be sure to check out their local galleries!
I hope this article has inspired you to visit some of Europe’s art museums. They are a great way to learn about the past and see how different cultures express themselves through art. I also recommend checking out some of these other places that may not be on your list yet: