Vatican Museums, Windsor Castle, and Empire State Building Observatory Among Winners for Tiqets 2021 Remarkable Venue Awards

Amsterdam, 11 November 2021 – Last night, Tiqets announced the winners for the 5th annual Remarkable Venue Awards (RVAs), which celebrate the best museums and attractions around the world based on visitor reviews. Winners include the Musée de l'Orangerie (France), Milan Cathedral (Italy), the Van Gogh Museum (The Netherlands), Casa Batlló (Spain), the The Scotch Whisky Experience (UK), and the National Museum of African American Music (US).

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Winners for 7 award categories in 6 different markets were announced last night from the 120+ venues nominated for the awards. Tiqets’ annual awards series celebrates the museums and attractions that received the best customer reviews on in 2021. The awards also recognize hidden gems and innovative venues that are selected from applications by a panel of 20+ tourism experts.

This year’s winners were announced last night at the Remarkable Venue Awards Ceremony on 10 November at the Tourism Innovation Summit (TIS) in Seville, which was also livestreamed globally.  

This year's Remarkable Venue Awards celebrated the venues that didn’t just survive 2021 – they thrived. The winning, and nominated, museums and attractions have received rave reviews from thousands of Tiqets customers in 2021, with ratings that represent the best in the industry. They are a true credit to the travel and tourism industry. Laurens Leurink, Tiqets CEO

The awards ceremony also included a keynote address from author, travel innovator and TED fellow Aziz Abu Sarah. During his speech, Reimagining Travel: The Power of Tourism to Create a More Peaceful World, Abu Sarah highlighted the incredible role the tourism industry plays in bringing diverse cultures together, saying: “Travel is the best act of diplomacy in the world. As Ibn Battuta said, ‘Travel makes you speechless and then turns you into a storyteller.’ Everyone can harness the power of travel to transform our world into a more peaceful place.”

A complete list of the 2021 Remarkable Venue Awards winners and nominees is available at:

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About the Tiqets Remarkable Venue Awards

The Tiqets Remarkable Venue Awards were established in 2017 to recognise and celebrate the best attractions and museums in the most-visited cities around the world. The first Tiqets Remarkable Venue Awards was hosted in Paris in 2017. The 2021 awards honors winners in seven award categories and six markets: the UK & Ireland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the US. Previous award winners have included Sagrada Familia, Musée d'Orsay, and the Van Gogh Museum. 

About Tiqets

Tiqets’ mission is to make culture more accessible by making it easier for more people to discover more ways to culture. From the start in 2014, the company has connected millions of people to museums and attractions with instant, last-minute and mobile tickets. Tiqets works with both hidden gems and top museums and attractions all over the world.

The company is headquartered in Amsterdam and now employs 170+ people worldwide, including in Amsterdam (HQ) as well as Seattle, Las Vegas, Orlando, Philadelphia, London, Copenhagen, Paris, Barcelona, Rome, Bangkok, Tokyo and Osaka. More information can be found on

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