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Any tips will help: Pick any place in Europe to describe its beauty

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My mom has never left the US and in her 2 weeks here all she wants to see are Windmills?! Help

Hello! I recently moved to Madrid, Spain to teach during a "free" year between my undergraduate career and medical school. My mom will be coming to visit me for 2 weeks in March 2016. She has never left the USA (nor has anyone in my family with the exception of leaving for WWI, WWII, and the current wars in Afghanistan and Iraq).
We live in Dallas and because I went to an international high school, we both really appreciate other cultures. With that being said, we are not much for going anywhere where we cannot authentically experience the culture without living with natives.
On first thought I wanted to show her the Alps, the late night tapa scene in Madrid, and the german town our family left more than 200 years ago.
Then I asked her what she wanted. Instead of asking to see the breathtaking cliffs in Northern Ireland or the historically rich Florence she told me, "I have always wanted to see a windmill". I was shocked and left with no place to start.
My only thought was Holland, but I know nothing of the language (I speak English and now Spanish). Does anyone have any recommendations for a RELAXED vacation that can speak up for the beauty of Europe? She is not a backpacker type like I am, but I want her to find herself enveloped in green, tulips, or cobblestone paths. I have been looking at Halstatt recently or anywhere in Austria maybe, but I'm really unsure.
I also looked into staying inside windmills for a few nights (they are much more expensive than the tents that I usually opt for, so any tips you may have regarding booking, please let me know. Thank you in advance for your help! Planning out this trip well is really important to me.
Best,
Brianna

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