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5 Museum Gems to Visit with Avalon Waterways

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To get a feel for a country’s soul, head to its museums. They offer insight into the history and culture of a destination—and are great places to mingle with locals, too. It’s these kinds of experiences that are celebrated on Avalon Waterways European river cruises, which connect guests to the heart of some of the continent’s most beautiful spots, and encourage travelers to explore and engage. Here are five of the museums, whether iconic or eclectic, featured on Avalon sailings.
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Wierdijk 12 - 22, 1601 LA Enkhuizen, Netherlands
Dutch coastal history and culture comes alive at this unique museum an hour northwest of Amsterdam, which shines a spotlight on traditional village life along the Zuiderzee. Featured on Avalon Waterways’ Tulips of Northern Holland sailings in...
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1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris, France
Small enough to get around without being overwhelmed, the Musée d'Orsay is a favorite stop in Paris not just for its size but for its collection of Impressionist, Postimpressionist, and art nouveau art. Perfectly set in the center of the city, on...
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V Celnici 1031/4, 118 00 Praha 1-Nové Město, Czechia
Get a peek behind the Iron Curtain at this monument to life during post-World War II Communist rule. Through an extensive collection of photographs, videos, pop culture items, oral histories, installations, and more artifacts, the museum paints an...
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65385 Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany
As you float from Amsterdam to Basel on Avalon Waterways’ Romantic Rhine- Southbound itinerary, you’ll have the chance to explore several noteworthy spots. But chances are nothing you see will be as quirky—or downright delightful—as Siegfried’s...
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Liebfrauenpl. 5, 55116 Mainz, Germany
Considered the father of modern printing, Johannes Gutenberg was a native son of Mainz, a medieval city that’s now the capital of Germany’s Rhineland-Palatinate state. It was here that Gutenberg worked his magic with moveable metal typeface, and...