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Lisse, Netherlands

Keukenhof Gardens

Unsurprisingly, Holland is home to one of the most magnificent flower gardens in the world.
Waddinxveen, Netherlands

Gouwe Aquaduct

Yup, that's a 330-foot yacht passing over the highway.
Kassel, Germany

GRIMMWELT Kassel (Grimm World Kassel)

A modern museum dedicated to the fairytales and dictionary work of the Brothers Grimm.
Kassel, Germany

Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe

A sprawling Baroque park with 300-year-old hydro-pneumatic waterworks.
Hamburg, Germany

Oberhafen-Kantine

This dockworkers' lunch joint has been left leaning by a century of storm floods.
Maastricht, Netherlands

Selexyz Dominicanen

This centuries-old gothic monster has been converted into a sprawling, glossy bookstore.
Naples, Italy

Birthplace of the Pizza Margherita Plaque

A popular legend claims that the famous pizza was invented at a restaurant in this alley.
Hauterives, France

Le Palais Idéal

This whimsical castle of grottoes was the labor of love of a French postman, and one of the greatest achievements of outsider architecture.
Rõuge, Estonia

Pesapuu Watchtower

This Estonian watchtower looks like a big tree with two giant bird nests on it, complete with a "golden egg."
Kaali, Estonia

Kaali Meteorite Crater Field

Mysterious craters may have been home to an ancient cult.
Santa Venere, Italy

Temple of Hera II

Also known as the Temple of Poseidon, this is one of the best-preserved Greek temples in the world.
Carnac, France

Carnac Stones

Hundreds of prehistoric stones, arranged in perfect lines in a French field.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Singel 7

The world's narrowest house facade is also a monument to 17th-century tax evasion.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Brouwerij’t IJ

This bird-loving brewery is situated in an old municipal bathhouse, nestled beside a 300-year-old windmill.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Theater Tuschinski

A beautifully eclectic mix of architectural styles.
Kuşadası, Turkey

Kuşadası

A charming beach town in Turkey captures all the colors of the rainbow.
Gasadalur Village, Faroe Islands

Gásadalur Village

This remote island village was in danger of depopulating completely until a tunnel was built to connect it to the rest of the world .
Faroe Islands

Lake Sørvágsvatn

The largest lake in the Faroe Islands seems to be held hundreds of feet above sea level thanks to an optical illusion.
Montreux, Switzerland

Freddie Mercury Statue

This statue pays tribute to the iconic musician in the place where he recorded his final studio album.
Bollengo, Italy

Ciucarun

An abandoned bell tower in the middle of nowhere is the last testimony of a forgotten medieval village.
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

The Luchtsingel

Built by crowdsourcing, this wooden foot bridge saved a part of Rotterdam that was languishing in wait of city funding.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Cube Houses

These slanted cubic abodes are a creative if odd solution to a zoning pickle.
Gubbio, Italy

Basilica of the Mummified Saint Ubaldo

The venerated body of a 12th century saint is celebrated each year with the 'Race of the Candles.'