Although it is the world's smallest continent in land surface area, there are profound differences between the cultures and ways of life in its countries.
The Netherlands is known for its clogs, cheese, tulips and windmills, and for its liberal attitudes and painters.
Often the prostitution laws are not clear-cut and are subject to interpretation, leading to many legal loopholes.
The legal and social treatment of prostitution differs widely by country.
It is home to innumerable historic towns, fairy-tale castles, beer, forests, unspoiled farmland, and plenty of mountain ranges, including the mighty Alps and Carpathians.
France and Monaco The world's most popular tourist destination and geographically one of the most diverse countries of Europe.
Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus Russia is a country of vast, empty expanses that spans all the way east to the Pacific Ocean.