With a continent’s worth of history and culture, anybody exploring Europe can feel truly spoiled for choice. So how do you decide where to go and what to do? You do a little digging (just kidding, we did it for you). Read on to discover the best things to do in Europe, according to Europeans.
20. Veer over to Vermeer
Take advantage of a priority ticket and head into Amsterdam’s most popular shrine to art and home to works by Rembrandt, Hals and — of course — Vermeer, at the Rijksmuseum.
19. Hit the Hogwart’s Express
No owl ever arrived with your Hogwart’s acceptance letter? No problem! Just head over to the Harry Potter Studios on a day trip from London and see the magical world of the “boy who lived” come to life.
18. See the Pride of Prado
Drop in to Madrid’sPrado Museum to immerse yourself in some of classical art’s greatest pieces, including works by Goya and Velasquez.
17. Go below the surface in Paris
If the classic City of Love experiences are too middle-of-the-road for you, then head underneath that same road and discover the catacombs. Here thousands of former Parisians rest and are a true sight to behold for anyone with a taste for the macabre.
16. Indulge in palatial pastimes
Skip the line and head inside the Doge’s Palace for some of the most extra interior designs ever. After you’ve explored the royal rooms, head across the Bridge of Sighs for the perfect photo opp.
15. Travel back in time
Famous for the remnants left behind from the nearby Vesuvius’ explosion, Pompeii is the perfect place to step into history and walk the (well-preserved) streets of the past.
14. Dine with a view in Berlin
Rising above the Berlin cityscape, the TV tower is an icon of GDR architecture as well as a great spot to visit and enjoy a snack with views.
If you need a break from the hectic Barcelona streets, head over to the stunning landscape that is Park Guell. With art and cultural spaces dotted throughout, this is a great spot to relax and soak up the local atmosphere.
3. When in Rome…
Do as the ancient Romans did and make your way into the Colosseum. Here you can skip the line and step directly into the past to discover more about the exciting history of this ancient city.