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Valkenburg, Netherlands

Kasteelruine Fluweelengrot

The ruins of this Dutch castle sit atop a labyrinth of once-secret tunnels and passageways, dating back over 900 years.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Rotterdam's Old City Wall

Inside this metro station is a section of the city's former medieval fortification.
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

Schouwburgplein Kinetic Lamp Posts

Four giant movable street lights decorate this modern Rotterdam square.
Schiphol, Netherlands

Planes@Plaza

This old KLM airplane cut into three parts was transformed into an eclectic airport gift shop.
Utrecht, Netherlands

The UFO of Inktpot

Atop this former dutch railway office sits an interstellar work of art.
Oosterbeek, Netherlands

Hotel de Bilderberg

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

The Delftse Poort

A modern reimagining of a medieval city gate.
IJsselstein, Netherlands

Gerbrandy Tower

Tower that turns into world's tallest Christmas tree.
Utrecht, Netherlands

Poem With No End

'The Letters of Utrecht' lays out a ribbon of poetry one letter at a time, with no final verse in sight.
Nieuwkuijk, Netherlands

Castle d'Oultremont

This medieval castle was dyed pink as part of a now-abandoned children's theme park.
Vlissingen, Netherlands

Vlissingen Wind Organ

A set of 27 bamboo tubes creates an eerie soundscape that changes with the wind.
Capelle aan den IJssel, Netherlands

Gouwe Aqueduct

Yup, that's a 330-foot yacht passing over the highway.
Maastricht, Netherlands

Fort Saint Pieter

This historical Netherlands fortress still bears the marks of its single siege.
Apeldoorn, Netherlands

Apenheul Primate Park

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

Jheronimus Bosch Art Center

Take a stroll through the hellish grotesques of Hieronymus Bosch in this elaborate Netherlands church.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Homomonument

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

Nieuwe Spiegelstraat

An Amsterdam street lined with antique shops each one dedicated to a different obscure collection.
Mill, Netherlands

Defensiekanaal

This vast World War II defense line was the site of a fierce battle.
Sintra, Portugal

Pena National Palace

This unreal Portuguese palace looks as though it's made from a pile of different castles.
Sintra, Portugal

Quinta da Regaleira

This eccentrically decorated palace is replete with grottoes, fountains, tunnels, and caves.
Tremosine, Italy

Strada della Forra

This winding road through an Italian canyon may be the most scenic drive in the world.
Budapest, Hungary

The Citadella

From Austrians to Nazis to Soviets, this historic Budapest fortress has a history as complex as the city itself.
Cascais, Portugal

Boca do Inferno

A unique seaside cave where Aleister Crowley faked his own death.