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Sluis, Netherlands

Belfort Sluis

This bell tower is the only one of its kind in the Netherlands and was a symbol of prestige.
Leiden, Netherlands

Burcht van Leiden

This 11th-century castle sits so low you can't see it behind the surrounding buildings.
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

West Kruiskade Teapot

A huge image of a teapot lights up a home for the elderly.
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.
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.
Leiden, Netherlands

Leiden’s Wall Formulae

Science meets wall art to highlight the beauty of famous mathematical equations.
Almere, Netherlands

Green Cathedral

Lombardy poplars planted to imitate the size and shape of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Reims.
Dronten, Netherlands

IJsseloog

This artificial ring island was built to hold cubic tons of polluted dirt.
Baarle-Hertog, Belgium

Borders of Baarle-Nassau and Baarle-Hertog

A maze of crosses marks the jumbled divide between the Netherlands and Belgium.
Stavoren, Netherlands

Lady of Stavoren

This Dutch statue is a monument to the fictional shrew who brought doom to the city of Stavoren.
Leiden, Netherlands

'Bagage'

A striking memorial to the Jews of Leiden who were murdered during World War II is scattered throughout the city.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

The Polaroid

An enormous Polaroid picture adds an artistic flair to Rotterdam.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Tovertunnel (Magic Tunnel)

This colorfully-painted tunnel links two distinct parts of a historic neighborhood.
Doorn, Netherlands

Huis Doorn

The elegant manor house where Kaiser Wilhelm II lived in exile after World War I.
Bears, Netherlands

Uniastate Bears

This steel frame is a skeletal mirage of a lost 16th-century stone building.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Normaal Amsterdams Peil (Amsterdam Ordnance Datum)

Europe's official "zero-level," the equator of elevation.
Radio Kootwijk, Netherlands

Radio Kootwijk

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

Eisinga Planetarium

Home to the world's oldest functioning orrery.
The Hague, Netherlands

Madurodam

A miniature city, once ruled by the Queen of the Netherlands.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Kleine Trippenhuis

One of Amsterdam's narrowest houses is located right across the canal from its widest.
Hoofddorp, Netherlands

Buitenschot Land Art Park

An ingenious Dutch land art project uses grass ridges to cut airport noise pollution in half.
Santpoort-Zuid, Netherlands

Brederode Castle

The ruins of a medieval castle that once belonged to one of the most powerful families in the Netherlands.
The Hague, Netherlands

Apparent Dead House in the Hague

A preserved building where the dead were once watched for signs of life.