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Places visited in Ghent, Belgium
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Haarlem, Netherlands

Teylers Museum

Oldest Museum of the Netherlands is a true cabinet of curiosities.
Haarlem, Netherlands

Grote Kerk

This towering church is home to a world-famous organ and a treasure trove of medieval art.
Stellendam, Netherlands

Tij Bird Observatory

Watch the local Netherlands birds from inside this giant eco-egg.
Halsteren, Netherlands

Mozesbrug (Moses Bridge)

Invisible bridge parts the waters, invoking biblical images and preserving the ominous feel of an ancient moat.
Zaandam, Netherlands

The Clog Museum

A Dutch clog company in the town of Zaandam loves the wooden shoes so much it made a museum for them.
Hoenderloo, Netherlands

Netherlands Electricity and Radio Museum

This small electronics museum is full of whirring, humming, clicking ephemera.
Westerhaar-Vriezenveensewijk, Netherlands

Veenmuseum

Hop aboard a charming bog train to explore this rare open-air museum of peat.
Woudenberg, Netherlands

Pyramid of Austerlitz

A grassy pyramid named after a French battle.
De Veenhoop, Netherlands

Herkules Windmill

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

Natuurbrug Zanderij Crailoo

The world's longest wildlife overpass provides Hilversum's critters with a safe alternative to trying their luck on the roadway.
De Koog, Netherlands

Shipwreck and Beachcombing Museum

The history of sea-faring refuse and disaster is on cramped display in this Netherlands folk museum.
Den Burg, Netherlands

The Wadden Sea

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

Achterhoeks Planetarium

An impressive array of unique homemade planetariums.
Berlin, Germany

Berlin Botanical Garden

Started as a kitchen garden, now the second largest botanical garden in the world.
Leiden, Netherlands

Hortus Botanicus Leiden

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

Frietmuseum

Potato-peeling mannequins, Inca art, and a dangling tuber mobile help trace the history of fries at this Belgian museum.
Bruges, Belgium

Lumina Domestica

Explore 400,000 years of humans' "battle against darkness" in this offbeat but thorough lamp museum.
Ghent, Belgium

Dr. Guislain Museum

A Museum of Psychiatry in a still-operating mental institution.
Ghent, Belgium

Gravensteen

This fairytale castle was built as a show of power but was nearly torn down thanks to its history of torture.
Ghent, Belgium

The Flashing Streetlights of Ai Nati Oggi

Each time a baby is born in Ghent, these streetlights flash in silent celebration.
Ghent, Belgium

Werregarenstraat

This narrow Ghent alleyway is an officially sanctioned street art tunnel.
Beveren, Belgium

The Doomed City of Doel

This ghost town in Belgium will lose its street art when it ceases to exist.
Zutphen, Netherlands

Librije Chained Library

Unchanged for centuries, this medieval library keeps its books in chains.
Giethoorn, Netherlands

Giethoorn

This small town in the Netherlands has no roads but instead, miles of canals and over 100 bridges.