CoolCrab's User Profile - Atlas Obscura
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The Hague, Netherlands

Louwman Museum

In the Netherlands, one of the world's largest private car collections can be found.
Papas Arrugadas
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Papas Arrugadas

These salty potatoes were originally boiled in seawater.
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Santa Cruz de la Palma, Spain

The Colorful Balconies of Avenida Maritima

These wooden balconies that are both decorative and functional.
Antwerp Chocolate Hands
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Antwerp Chocolate Hands

These sweet hands come with stories of triumph and brutality.
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Stroopwafel Liqueur
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Stroopwafel Liqueur

The Netherlands' most famous treat now comes in a bottle.
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Visby, Sweden

Trojaborg

Legend has it that this large rock maze in Sweden was created as punishment by the daughter of a wealthy captain.
Innerstaden, Sweden

The Maiden's Tower

Known locally as the Jungfrutornet, this Medieval tower hides a dark legend.
The Hague, Netherlands

Louwman Historic Telescopes

The world's largest private telescope collection hides in a secret wing of a Dutch auto museum.
Delft, Netherlands

Reactor Institute Delft

A nuclear reactor created for Eisenhower's "Atoms for Peace" campaign is now used for research at a Dutch university.
Garching bei München, Germany

Lego Very Large Telescope

A surprisingly detailed model of one of the most powerful telescopes in the world.
Smörgåstårta
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Smörgåstårta

Meet Sweden's savory “sandwich cake.”
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Leiden, Netherlands

Van der Wall Telescope

Once the world's biggest telescope, it was later used as a coat hanger by a famous Dutch astronomer.
Schiphol, Netherlands

Schiphol Clock

It appears as if a man is standing behind this giant airport clock, painting the hands in real time.
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Smoked Reindeer Heart

The delicacy makes a rich, gamey appetizer in northern Sweden.
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Beschuit met Muisjes
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Beschuit met Muisjes

After the birth of a child, Dutch families celebrate with a sweet and colorful treat.
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Kalvdans
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Kalvdans

A rare, rich pudding made from the milk of a cow who's just given birth.
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Visby, Sweden

Sankt Göransporten Arrow Slit

A catapult rock from Gotland’s 13th-century civil war is still lodged in Scandinavia's best-preserved medieval city wall.
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Chocolate Letters

In this Dutch holiday tradition, Sinterklaas leaves good children sweet pieces of the alphabet inside their shoes.
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Kneippen, Sweden

Villa Villekulla

Visit the home of Sweden's beloved fictional character, Pippi Longstocking.
Gnisvärd, Sweden

Gnisvärd Stone Ships

Ancient stone graves shaped like ships provided a Viking-like burial to carry the dead to the afterlife.
Stockholm, Sweden

Kastellet Stockholm

The Swedish flag over this small naval fort signals that the nation is at peace.
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Kräftskiva

Don your party hat, sing, and chow down at these seasonal Swedish crayfish feasts.
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Leiden, Netherlands

Bibliotheca Thysiana

This public library and its impressive collection of academic books have not changed since the 17th century.
Stockholm, Sweden

Lappis Scream

Every Tuesday, students let off steam by screaming into the night air.