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Breezanddijk, Netherlands

Afsluitdijk

The 20-mile causeway that separates the Netherlands from the sea.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Normaal Amsterdams Peil (Amsterdam Ordnance Datum)

Europe's official "zero-level," the equator of elevation.
Matmatat-Al-Qadimal, Tunisia

Matmata Underground Houses

Made famous by "Star Wars," these troglodyte homes face an uncertain future.
Kairouan, Tunisia

Great Mosque of Kairouan

Founded in 670, this ancient mosque is an architectural time portal.
Wadi Rum Village, Jordan

Wadi Rum

Known as the "Valley of the Moon," this Jordanian wadi is one of the most amazing desertscapes on Earth.
Masada, Israel

Masada

This daunting 1st century fortress was purportedly the site of one of the most dramatic revolts of the Jewish-Roman wars.
Fethiye, Turkey

Lycian Rock Tombs

These tombs were built into the side of a mountain so that ancient angels could reach the dead.
Denizli, Turkey

Pamukkale Water Terraces

Roman ruins top white travertine terraces formed by ancient hot springs.
Skagen, Denmark

The Sand-Covered Church

Tiring of digging out the door to this church for every service, it was eventually abandoned to the sands.
Skagen, Denmark

Grenen

The northernmost point in Denmark is a turbulent sandbar created by two clashing seas.
Norresundby, Denmark

Lindholm Høje

This Danish rock field is actually a sprawling ancient cemetery holding the bodies of 700 Vikings.
Oudenbosch, Netherlands

Basiliek Oudenbosch

Scale model of St. Peter's Cathedral (Rome) in the middle of a small Dutch town.
Xanten, Germany

Klever Gate

These tenacious 14th-century towers defied demolition and are now a fairytale vacation rental.
Xanten, Germany

Xanten Archaeological Park

Take a walk in a recreation of ancient Rome.
Eindhoven, Netherlands

Evoluon

A UFO-shaped event building originally intended to be a science museum showcasing the future.
Europoort Rotterdam, Netherlands

Rozenburg Wind Wall

The Rozenberg wind wall in South Holland makes for smooth sailing through the Calandbrug canal.
Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands

Efteling Sprookjesbos

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

Schouwburgplein Kinetic Lamp Posts

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

Cube House

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

Madurodam

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

Windmills of Kinderdijk

Birthplace of the "Cat in the Cradle" and a cluster of iconic, original windmills that let the Dutch tame the seas.
Leiden, Netherlands

Hortus Botanicus Leiden

A 'living museum' in Leiden, the oldest of its kind in the Netherlands.
Leiden, Netherlands

Temple of Taffeh

An ancient Egyptian temple sits within a modern European museum.