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Schiermonnikoog, Netherlands

Whale Jaw of Schiermonnikoog

An awe-inspiring giant blue whale jaw bone stands in the center of this Dutch island.
Breezanddijk, Netherlands

Afsluitdijk

The 20-mile causeway that separates the Netherlands from the sea.
Leiden, Netherlands

Temple of Taffeh

An ancient Egyptian temple sits within a modern European museum.
Lelystad, Netherlands

Bataviawerf

Building Men of War and Indiamen from Holland's Golden Age.
Zaandam, Netherlands

Czar Peter House

The place where Czar Peter I of Russia resided in 1697 during his Grand Embassy.
Oudenbosch, Netherlands

Basiliek Oudenbosch

Scale model of St. Peter's Cathedral (Rome) in the middle of a small Dutch town.
Capelle aan den IJssel, Netherlands

Gouwe Aqueduct

Yup, that's a 330-foot yacht passing over the highway.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

De Waag

Amsterdam's former hotspot for public executions and dissections.
Leiden, Netherlands

The Wall Poems of Leiden

The works of poetry's biggest names grace the walls of the city of Leiden, all carefully painted by hand.
Middelburg, Netherlands

Miniature Walcheren

A 1:20 scale piece of the Netherlands commissioned by a queen lets visitors take a stroll as giants.
Utrecht, Netherlands

Rietveld-Schröder House

This still-celebrated home was a radical architectural experiment in 3D De Stijl.
Dordrecht, Netherlands

Johan's Ark

“And the Lord said unto Johan, build for thee an ark for the end of the world is approaching.”
Den Burg, Netherlands

The Wadden Sea

Rich with fauna and flora, nature-lovers can walk across the sea at this UNESCO World Heritage spot.
Leiden, Netherlands

Leiden Observatory

Devious political maneuvering and four ancient, working telescopes are central to the world's second-oldest observatory.
Eindhoven, Netherlands

Evoluon

A UFO-shaped event building originally intended to be a science museum showcasing the future.
Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands

Efteling Sprookjesbos

This fairy tale forest hides scenes from some of the more obscure and bizarre Western nursery stories.
Leiden, Netherlands

Hortus Botanicus Leiden

A 'living museum' in Leiden, the oldest of its kind in the Netherlands.
Maastricht, Netherlands

St. Pietersberg Caves

Incredible labyrinth of man made caves.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

The House with The Blood Stains

The former home of a mad diplomat is said to still be marked in bloody, arcane scrawls.
Oegstgeest, Netherlands

Corpus Museum

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

Kasteelruine Fluweelengrot

The ruins of this Dutch castle sit atop a labyrinth of once-secret tunnels and passageways, dating back over 900 years.
Woudenberg, Netherlands

Pyramid of Austerlitz

A grassy pyramid named after a French battle.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Cube House

These slanted cubic abodes are a creative if odd solution to a zoning pickle.
Maastricht, Netherlands

Selexyz Dominicanen

This centuries-old gothic monster has been converted into a sprawling, glossy bookstore.