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Maldegem, Belgium

The Canada War Museum of Adegem, Belgium

A museum celebrating the Canadian forces that liberated Belgium from the Nazis replete with battlefield miniatures and multiple Gardens.
Brussels, Belgium

Maison de la Bellone

This modern arts center is built around a gem of late-Baroque architecture.
Schiedam, Netherlands

Noletmolen

Wind power station for making famous Ketel One vodka.
Vaals, Netherlands

Labyrint Drielandenpunt

A beautiful maze marks where three countries meet.
Spijkenisse, Netherlands

Book Mountain

Peek through a transparent pyramid and drink in the mountain made of books.
The Hague, Netherlands

Museum de Gevangenpoort (The Prison Gate Museum)

A seven-century-old jail tells a not-so-pleasant history of crime and punishment.
Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands

Efteling Sprookjesbos

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

Waterfall of Loenen

The tallest waterfall in the Netherlands is a lovely, stepped feature that is only 50 feet tall.
Apeldoorn, Netherlands

Apenheul Primate Park

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

Cube Houses

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

Oudemanhuispoort

An ancient passage filled with stalls selling used books, once frequented by Vincent Van Gogh.
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

Bolwoningen

This neighborhood of futuristic ball houses looks like an alien settlement in a science fiction film.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Fikkie

This charming pup is meant to celebrate the youth and stubbornness of the city's students.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Biopik

A giant yellow phallus sculpture hidden in the gardens of the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Het Badkonijn

A giant floating rubber duck-bunny painted with a different design every year.
Vaals, Netherlands

Vaalserberg

The tallest mountain in mainland Netherlands isn't actually very tall.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam Cheese Museum

This cheese shop also houses a museum devoted to Dutch dairy.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Normaal Amsterdams Peil (Amsterdam Ordnance Datum)

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

Kunsthalte (Witte de Withstraat Tram Stop)

An art installation memorializing a tram stop, which became a tram stop.
Spijkenisse, Netherlands

'Saved by a Whale’s Tail'

This unique sculpture proved invaluable when it saved a train from careening off the tracks.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

New Ocean Paradise

A condensed piece of China floating in a Dutch harbor.
Leiden, Netherlands

De stal van Stier Herman

The world's first transgenic bovine has been preserved at the museum where he spent his final years—though his old stable is now a cafe.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

De Hef

A bridge that has seen many reiterations over its lifetime.