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Discover Europe's surprising secret villages

National Geographic Logo By Raphael Kadushin of National Geographic | Slide 1 of 40: Built on an elaborate canal system, Amsterdam is home to the Van Gogh Museum, works by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, and modern art at the Stedelijk.

These surprising hamlets are shrouded in mystery, steeped in history, and blissfully off the beaten path.

© Photograph by Patrick van Katwijk, Hollandse Hoogte, Redux

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