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This glow-in-the-dark bike path looks like a Van Gogh painting

The Netherlands isn't known as the most bike-friendly country in the world for nothing. No, the Dutch love their bikes. But you know who/what else they love? Vincent Van Gogh.

So it makes perfect sense that to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Van Gogh's death, his hometown of Brabant would combine their two affections, building a glow-in-the-dark bike path styled after his iconic painting, “Starry Night”. Why not, right?

Designed by artist Daan Roosegaarde and the engineering firm Heijmans, the "Van Gogh-Roosegaarde cycle path" is made out of thousands of solar-powered stones that twinkle at night to illuminate the route, laid out in patterns that emulate the sweeping strokes and curls of the 1889 masterpiece.

Not only will the super-sustainable path help guide cyclists home, according to Roosegaard, but it’s also a piece of “techno-poetry” intended to create a trippy cycling experience. Which you can enjoy without crashing into a Dutch ditch, right here...

Chloe Pantazi is an editorial assistant on Thrillist's travel team. Yes, that's a British accent. No, she doesn't watch Doctor Who. Follow her on Twitter at @ChloePantazi.