• 12 November 2009
After only one day in the Netherlands, I can see the allure quite clearly. It's no wonder so many ex-pats live there. I cannot wait to go back someday and after all of your wonderful recommendations, it looks like I could easily fill up my itinerary!
Since windmills were at the top of all of our lists, my in-laws drove us out to Kinderdijk (pronounced "kinder-dike"). Wow. I've never seen so many windmills in one setting. It was mind-blowing and the kids had such a great time. Since they are fans of the movie, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, they all appreciated being there. The whole experience was very simple, but so lovely. We Americans could use a few lessons from the Dutch :)