Video: Absorbing Dutch History Out in the Open

09/22/2016 05:44 pm ET Updated Sep 23, 2017

A tour guide is a teacher of culture, and in Europe, each country's open-air folk museum provides the perfect classroom -- a sprawling park filled with historic and traditional buildings from every corner of the country for visitors to stroll through and travel back in time as they pop into homes, farms, pharmacies, schoolhouses, medicinal herb gardens, and various mills. On our fast "best of" swing through Europe, a few hours at the Netherlands Open-Air Folk Museum in Arnhem gives us an unforgettable dose of the Dutch countryside from centuries past. Join me on this little video clip as I crash a grade-school party just as the kids are settling into their tasty cones of hot fries.

(Thanks for following along on my blog and on Facebook as I guide our Best of Europe in 21 Days Tour. Stay tuned tomorrow for a look at what our tour group did and saw in the park.)