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Rotterdam, Netherlands

Cube Houses

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

Belgian Monument

This gigantic monument hidden in the woods was built to thank the Dutch for sheltering Belgian refugees during World War I.
Amersfoort, Netherlands

Onze Lieve Vrouwetoren (The Tower of Our Lady)

At the base of this tower, a plaque marks the original center point of the Netherlands.
Arnhem, Netherlands

John Frost Bridge

The largest airborne operation in history was launched to capture this bridge.
Thessaloniki, Greece

'The Umbrellas'

One of the most photographed locations in the entire city.
Radio Kootwijk, Netherlands

Radio Kootwijk

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

Homomonument

Three connected pink triangles memorialize persecuted gays and lesbians throughout history.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Oudekerksplein

This city square is home to Amsterdam's oldest church and a statue honoring Dutch sex workers.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Our Lord in the Attic

The attic of a four-century-old canal house hides a clandestine church.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Cuypers Library

This gorgeous reading room houses the oldest and largest art history library in the Netherlands.
Kavala, Greece

The Aqueduct of Kavala

This ancient structure appears Roman, but was constructed during the 16th century and was utilized until 1911.
Rozendaal, Netherlands

Castle Rosendael

A late-medieval Dutch castle with trick fountains in its whimsical water gardens.
Oosterbeek, Netherlands

Hotel de Bilderberg

An idyllic hotel that gave its name to a supposed shadow government.
Woudenberg, Netherlands

Pyramid of Austerlitz

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

Huis Doorn

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

Magic Sphere of Helios

This mystical orb covered in strange symbols is thought to have been used in ancient Greek magical rituals.
Athens, Greece

Zappeion

A man's head is enshrined beneath a statue near the first building constructed for the modern Olympic Games.
Wageningen, Netherlands

World Soil Museum

A Dutch museum preserves the world's most diverse collection of vertical slices of soil.
Utrecht, Netherlands

Sonnenborgh Observatory

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

Central Station Bicycle Parking

The world's largest bicycle shelter can hold more than 12,500 two-wheelers.
Lemnos, Greece

Volcanic Rocks of Lemnos

An alien landscape on the banks of the Aegean Sea.
Greece

Archeological Exhibit at Athens International Airport

These artifacts were discovered during the construction of the airport, with some dating back to the Neolithic period.
Athens, Greece

The Athenian Agora

This ancient Greek place of assembly and marketplace is being revealed layer by layer below the modern Athens cityscape.
Pirgi, Greece

Pyrgi

This medieval "painted village" is famous for its geometric facades.