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Kinderdijk, Netherlands

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From our home base in Rotterdam, we took a quick jaunt (20 minutes by car + tiny ferry) southeast to the adorable town of Kinderdijk to see windmills from the 1700's still in action. A few of them have been turned into museums that you can walk around, but most are still owned and operated by families in the area.

Paris, France

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Lex and Teun surprised us with a day trip to Paris, just 2 hours by train from our home base in Rotterdam, what an amazing city! Cary and I have been a few times before, but never when it was sunny, and never with 2 amazing tour guides who met and fell in love there :) Definitely better to see a city with people who know their way around, and could take us to tiny hidden crepe stands, up to scenic rooftop viewpoints I didn't know existed, and could fearlessly lead us on a velib tour around l'arc de triomphe. I basically felt like we were part of the tour d'france :)

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Day trip up to the city of tiny canals, crooked houses, and delicious cheese. Fun fact: over 14,000 bikes fall in the canals of Amsterdam every year.

Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Rotterdam was our homebase for most of our Christmas eurotrip! We arrived 2 days before Christmas, super jetlagged, but ready to explore Rotterdam with our local guide. We enjoyed amazing home cooked meals, saw many swans a-swimming, and Cary fell totally in love with Dutch cuisine after his first bite of bitterballen.