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Utrecht, Netherlands

Sonnenborgh Observatory

A historic observatory now an astronomy museum beautifully situated at the edge of town.
52.0854, 5.1291
The Giant of Rotterdam.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

The Giant Of Rotterdam

A statue of the second-tallest Dutchman in history.
51.9205, 4.4698
The Afsluitdijk.
Breezanddijk, Netherlands

Afsluitdijk

The 20-mile causeway that separates the Netherlands from the sea.
53.0083, 5.1903
The urinal.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

City Hall Urinal

A public urinal so pretty, it was given the status of National Monument.
52.3714, 4.8955
The pipes on the bunker.
Vlissingen, Netherlands

Vlissingen Wind Organ

A set of 27 bamboo tubes creates an eerie soundscape that changes with the wind.
51.4492, 3.5520
New furniture in the old entrance area.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Blaak House

Elegant marble and old vaults fill this historic Dutch bank turned office space.
51.9182, 4.4850
Einstein Equation.
Leiden, Netherlands

Leiden’s Wall Formulae

Science meets wall art to highlight the beauty of famous mathematical equations.
52.1614, 4.4888
Marks from a chainsaw are still visible 40 years after the event.
Stockholm, Sweden

Battle of the Elms

The scars of a remarkably organized public protest to save 13 elm trees are still visible in this Stockholm park.
59.3303, 18.0721
Stockholm, Sweden

Vasa Museum

Remains of a 17th-century version of the Titanic.
59.3280, 18.0914
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm Metro Art Gallery

Stockholm's decidedly unique public transit system has doubled as the world's longest art gallery for decades.
59.3289, 18.0649
The pub's old entrance with Heineken logo.
Leiden, Netherlands

Café De Vergulde Kruik (The Gilded Jar Café)

One of the Leiden's oldest pubs is also the birthplace of the Heineken star.
52.1616, 4.4864
A cozy Dutch house on the outside
Franeker, Netherlands

Eisinga Planetarium

Home to the world's oldest functioning orrery.
53.1875, 5.5439
Dongyue Temple
Beijing, China

Dongyue Temple

This sensational Chinese temple walks visitors through the 76 weird departments of the afterlife.
39.9245, 116.4447
The Forbidden City
Beijing, China

The Forbidden City

The most famous location in China was home to whole dynasties worth of imperial rulers.
39.9225, 116.3968
The azimuth theodolite.
Beijing, China

Beijing Ancient Observatory

This ancient Chinese observatory still contains early astronomy technology.
39.9079, 116.4323
The Luchtsingel
Rotterdam, Netherlands

The Luchtsingel

Built by crowdsourcing, this wooden foot bridge saved a part of Rotterdam that was languishing in wait of city funding.
51.9257, 4.4771
Cube House
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Cube House

These slanted cubic abodes are a creative if odd solution to a zoning pickle.
51.9202, 4.4907
Snel's Grave - he died in 1626
Leiden, Netherlands

Willebrord Snellius' Grave

One of the great math minds of the 17th century is underfoot in this 900 year old Dutch church.
52.1576, 4.4879
The Loge La Vertu.
Leiden, Netherlands

Masonic Temple Loge La Vertu

One of the oldest masonic temples in the Netherlands, built in 1757.
52.1560, 4.4930
Hortus Botanicus
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam

Established in 1638 to battle the Black Death, Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam is a treasure trove of rare flora.
52.3670, 4.9084
Giant seagull terrorizing miniature farm.
The Hague, Netherlands

Madurodam

A miniature city, once ruled by the Queen of the Netherlands.
52.0995, 4.2969
ESTEC aerial view
Noordwijk, Netherlands

European Space Research and Technology Centre

The birthplace of most all of Europe's space missions is here on the Dutch coast.
52.2157, 4.4176
Side view of Corpus Museum
Oegstgeest, Netherlands

Corpus Museum

The world's first interactive human body museum also serves as a chair for a giant orange man.
52.1702, 4.4537
Zweetkamertje
Leiden, Netherlands

Zweetkamertje (Sweat Room)

Graffiti covers the walls of a room where university students through the centuries have waited nervously to defend their theses.
52.1570, 4.4852