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1. This Belgian city, if you take away the throngs of tourists, looks much as it did five hundred years ago. Let's visit the 12th century beguinage and 12th century St John's hospital. Can you remind me which city this is?
2. We arrive at St Pieters station in a city where we might visit the 12th century Gravensteen (castle) with a scary exhibition of torture implements. Where is this?
3. Leaving the Centraal station, surely one of the grandest in the world, we should walk along the Meir to visit Rubens' House. Which city is it in?
4. We've pulled in to the Midi station in a big city. Like so many cities in this part of the world, it's dominated by a beautiful Grand-Place with a town hall and guild houses. Unlike them, once every two years, it is covered with a vast floral carpet. This city is:
5. Passing through industrial outskirts, we arrive at the Sud station of this old coal mining city. Just outside the station is Place Albert Ier, but the attractions lie around the city's other main square. I hear the glass museum is good! Where are we?
6. This city has a very grand station and, among the huge fortifications, there lie the European Court of Human Justice and part of the European Parliament. This city must be:
7. Arriving in the Guillemins station of the 'fiery city', it's time to eat a waffle and head to Place St Lambert, where we can visit the stunning former palace of the Prince-Bishops, and then scale the exaggeratedly named Montagne de Beuren. Where would we be?
8. We've arrived in a city dominated by the Philips and DAF companies. I can't say I've always dreamt of visting the 'first incandescent light factory', although its 'Artificial Light in Art' gallery sounds more to my tastes. Which Dutch city is this?
9. We arrive at a city on the Belgian border. Hopefully the Festival Mundial is on. If not, we could visit the nearby Efteling theme park, or the textile museum. Where is this place?
10. This attractive city has many canals. Near the cobblestoned Grote Markt in the centre there's a castle, with part of the old city walls and harbour, and the Grote Kerk church known as the 'white lady'. But where are we?
11. We could be anywhere, but I don't think this is Liverpool or Rome ... This city of gleaming skyscrapers also possesses the Euromast and the majestic Erasmusbrug soaring over the Nieuwe Maas. Which port is this?
12. We're at the Hollands Spoor station in a royal city. In the city is Madurodam, a much smaller Dutch city - 1:25 scale, to be precise. Other tourists throng the rooms of the Mauritshuis gallery. The city, then, must be:
13. Our train deposits us at Centraal station, in a city dominated by the Dom Tower. Let's visit the Rietveld Schroder House, an unmissable example of the colourful, Lego-like de Stijl style of building. Where is this?
14. It's a long journey up to the northeast of the Netherlands. I can see the famous 'Uncle Loek's Horse' sculpture. Which sugar refining city have we reached?
15. We pull in to Centraal station in a famous city from near which I can get a ferry back to the UK. Everyone seems to be flocking to the Red Light District and those cafes. It could only be:
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