About Jeroen M
Lives in Berlin, Germany
Since Sep. 2007
35-49 year old male
Travel editor and writer based in Berlin; I've visited 64 countries, and have lived for several years each in Berlin - Germany, Bucharest and Brasov - Romania, Warsaw - Poland, Prague - Czech Republic, Johannesburg - South Africa and Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia. Currently working on guides and travel articles for Rough Guides, InYourPocket.com, Easyjet, Airbnb & TripAdvisor.
Castles, Historic Walking Areas
Castles, Art Museums
Speciality Museums, Science Museums
Speciality Museums, Art Museums, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
The stunning medieval halls of Prague Castle are deservedly popular among tourists, but the castle also has many more rooms and interesting exhibitions you can visit.
The factory-like National Gallery building has an excellent collection of 19th and 20th-century art. The highlight for many visitors is Alfons Mucha's monumental Slav Epic: twenty massive paintings depicting the history of the Slav people.
A modest but nicely done exhibition of Mucha's artistic development. There's also an interesting 30-minute film about the man and his artwork at this museum.
A small but very informative museum about the years of the Communist dictatorship in Czechoslovakia. There's information about the 1968 Soviet invasion as well, and thankfully there's a happy ending: the Velvet Revolution of 1989!
A fabulous place for both young and old — everyone likes cars, planes and trains, after all. The Czechs have a proud history of automobile design, and seeing the amazing models from the 1930s is alone worth the trip.
A museum that is as odd as Kafka's books. This small exhibition takes a look at the history and inside the mind of Prague's most famous writer.
Prague doesn't really do contemporary, but here's a good exception — an excellent private gallery of modern art, with changing exhibitions showing works by various local and international artists.
A wonderfully stuffy collection of 'things,' in a building designed for the collection a century ago. Textiles, furniture, porcelain, metal, clocks, jewelry — it's amazing to see here how early industrial design evolved.
The entry isn't cheap, but this is an essential visit if you want to understand the history of the Jews in Prague. The former synagogue buildings have exhibits, and you can wander through the evocative graveyard outside.
Dvořák's viola, piano and many other personal items are on show here in this pretty baroque palace, together with photos, sheet music and changing exhibitions about the man and his music.