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De Veenhoop, Netherlands

Herkules Windmill

This Dutch windmill has its roots in an American invention.
Zwiggelte, Netherlands

Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope

A radio telescope for listening to the stars, based in one of the cloudiest countries in the world.
Dwingeloo, Netherlands

Dwingeloo Radio Observatory

This giant radio telescope would be a rusting ruin if it hadn't become such a beloved relic.
Lelystad, Netherlands

Exposure

This giant wire frame man sculpture is crouched in contemplation.
Lelystad, Netherlands

Bataviawerf

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

Aqueduct Veluwemeer

While most bridges allow roads to pass over water, this one allows water to pass over a road.
Otterlo, Netherlands

Kröller-Müller Museum

Located inside Hoge Veluwe National Park, this museum began as the private collection of a prominent female art collector.
Radio Kootwijk, Netherlands

Radio Kootwijk

This disused VLF radio station is no longer in service but the surrounding town still bears its name.
Apeldoorn, Netherlands

Apenheul Primate Park

Go inside a revolutionary, cage-less zoo where 70 species of monkeys roam free alongside their human visitors.
Arnhem, Netherlands

Nederlands Openluchtmuseum

This large open-air museum showcases the ordinary lives of the people of the Netherlands and pre-industrial crafts and practices.
Soest, Netherlands

Lange Duinen

This large sand dune in the Netherlands is home to wind-whipped trees with "floating" roots.
Utrecht, Netherlands

Sonnenborgh Observatory

A historic observatory now an astronomy museum beautifully situated at the moat of the Middle Age city centre.
Utrecht, Netherlands

Sint-Willibrordkerk

A uniquely preserved neo-Gothic church that is now home to a collection of art and woodcarvings.
Utrecht, Netherlands

Miffy Traffic Light

The cutest way to stay safe in traffic.
Utrecht, Netherlands

The UFO of Inktpot

Atop this former dutch railway office sits an interstellar work of art.
Utrecht, Netherlands

Poem With No End

'The Letters of Utrecht' lays out a ribbon of poetry one letter at a time, with no final verse in sight.
IJsselstein, Netherlands

Gerbrandy Tower

For the holidays, the tallest broadcasting tower in the Netherlands turns into one of the world's tallest Christmas trees.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Hotel New York

This hotel was once home to a steamliner company and became the final rest stop for Europeans heading to the New World.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Cube Houses

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

Schaakstukkenmuseum (The Chessmen Museum)

This small museum located under the famous cube houses, is home to some 30,000 chess pieces.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Rotterdam Historic Harbor

Old ships and machinery fill a historic harbor in the city that's home to Europe's largest port.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Paul McCarthy's Santa Claus

Rotterdammers' dirty minds gave this santa a dirty nickname and cursed it to a life of wandering.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

De Hef

A bridge that has seen many reiterations over its lifetime.
The Hague, Netherlands

Mauritstoren

The location of the world's first telescope demonstration.