In need of a culture fix? Unfortunately, now isn’t the time to be visiting Amsterdam, Paris or Berlin but you can still drop in for a tour of their most famous museums and galleries from the comfort of your own home.
We’ve pulled together the links to get you started on your very own virtual visits, and included some suggestions of where to stay when you visit for real.
#1 The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
The Rijksmuseum is the Netherland’s most famous museum, dedicated to Dutch art and history dating back to the Middle Ages. Highlights include Rembrandt’s Night Watch and the Cuypers Library.
Visit for real one day soon and stay at Leonardo Boutique Museumhotel
#2 The Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Dedicated to the work of Vincent Van Gogh, it’s located in Museum Square in South Amsterdam. Highlights include, of course, The Sunflowers and also The Yellow House which was painted Arles, Provence.
Visit for real one day soon and stay at Apollo Hotel Amsterdam
#3 The Alte Nationalegalerie, Berlin
Reopened in 2001 to bring together historic collections from East and West Germany, the Alte Nationalegalerie features one of Germany’s most prestigious art collections. Highlights include works by Cézanne and German artists such as Schinkel and Blechen.
Visit for real one day soon and stay at Lindner Hotel Am Ku’damm Berlin
#4 The Louvre, Paris
They say it would take over one hundred days to see everything at the Louvre, and that’s assuming you spend only 30 seconds looking at each exhibit! How fast can you get around the virtual tour? Highlights of this 225-year old museum include of course da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and Louis David’s The Coronation of Napoleon.
Visit for real one day soon and stay at Hotel California Champs Elysées
Finished them all? Did you know that the collections of over 2,000 museums and galleries all over the world are now available to view online at Google Arts & Culture? Enjoy!