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Haarlem, Netherlands

Frederikspark

The heart of Dutch football history.
IJsselstein, Netherlands

Gerbrandy Tower

For the holidays, the tallest broadcasting tower in the Netherlands turns into one of the world's tallest Christmas trees.
Heeswijk Dinther, Netherlands

The Kilsdonk Mill

A rare double mill nestled along the banks of the Aa river.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Rotterdam Jazz Artists Memorial

Portraits of musicians line Oude Binnenweg, the jazziest street in the city.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam

Established in 1638 to battle the Black Death, Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam is a treasure trove of rare flora.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

National Holocaust Monument

The mirrored section takes the shape of Hebrew characters when viewed from above.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Our Lord in the Attic

The attic of a four-century-old canal house hides a clandestine church.
Cairo, Egypt

The Hanging Church

Standing atop 2nd-century Roman ruins, this church is one of the oldest and most iconic in Old Cairo.
Al Badrashin, Egypt

Pyramid of Djoser

This ancient structure is widely thought to be the oldest intact pyramid in the world.
Abu AR Rish Qebli, Egypt

Tombs of the Nobles

A network of ancient Egyptian tombs built into the cliff face along the Nile.
Aswan, Egypt

Monastery of St. Simeon

This 7th-century monastery was sacked by Saladin.
Nagoa Ash Shatb, Egypt

Temple of Kom Ombo

One of its engravings is believed to be among the first representations of medical and surgical instruments.
Luxor, Egypt

Hatshepsut's Myrrh Tree

This unassuming tree stump reportedly traces its roots to the famous pharaoh queen's reign.
Luxor, Egypt

Colossi of Memnon

These Egyptian statues have survived for 3,400 years and were an acoustic wonder of the ancient world.
Dandarah, Egypt

Hathor Temple

One of the most well-preserved temples of ancient Egypt.
Ballum, Netherlands

Dixie Flyer Crash

Found in the waddenzee, this propeller has been put on public display as a reminder of the Second World War.
Athens, Greece

Holy Church of Saint Andrew

A martyred saint built a nunnery and school for girls here known as the "Parthenon."
Athens, Greece

Church of Agia Pareskevi

This Ottoman-era Greek Orthodox Church was built to honor Agia Pareskevi, a Christian saint.
Athens, Greece

Choregic Monument of Thrasyllos (Panagia Speliotissa)

An ancient Greek monument and a Byzantine church coexist inside this cave.
Athens, Greece

Archaeological Site inside Monastiraki Metro Station

View the ancient remains of buildings and the ancient "River of Hades" before hopping on a train.
Athens, Greece

Weiler Building

A former military hospital is now used to study and preserve artifacts of the Acropolis.
Lucca, Italy

Torre Guinigi (Guinigi Tower)

Fortified medieval tower house with lovely roof garden.
Bourg-en-Lavaux, Switzerland

Lavaux

Swiss vineyards in a UNESCO heritage site.
Ulm, Germany

Ulm Minster (Ulmer Münster)

The world's tallest church tower reveals a spectacular view to anyone up to the task of climbing the daunting staircase.