The culture of a place is shaped and defined by many things. Art and music, food and wine, language and traditions - they all play an important role. And it's the discovery and experience of all of this - of the unique culture of a place - that can end up forming the most memorable moments of a holiday.

Knowing where to go for a culture-rich holiday, however, is easier said than done. Which is where we come in. On this page you will find a wide range of inspirational and informative articles on hidden cultural gems, music and movie-themed attractions and, among many others, how to get to grips with the quirkier aspects of a culture.

Take in the life and works of Rembrandt or Van Gogh in Amsterdam or learn the secrets of Hogwarts at The Making of Harry Potter. Explore guides to famous cultural landmarks and discover under the radar attractions that only a local would know. Find out about the best city breaks for culture and where to go for performances and gigs, from ballet to the blues. It's all here. Browse around for the best in culture - and keep checking back for more travel ideas, guides and tips.

If old masters and contemporary works are your thing, head to our art section. Or, if 'creating a soundtrack' to your holiday is more important, browse our articles on music.

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