My wife had a friend in high school from the Netherlands, then later visited when living in Europe as a military dependent. She loves the Netherlands and always wanted to marry a Dutchman.
So she ends up with me--and American of Dutch descent. We're nominally trying to learn the language, though remembering to dig out the materials on a daily basis has so far eluded us. We hope to someday take a holiday to visit, find her friend and some of my relatives.