History Netherlands

Cheese and Catharina

If the Dutch are about anything, they are about cheese. Lisette claims that “Kaas”, the Dutch word for cheese, is the first Dutch word that she learned. Certainly, it is central to Dutch life. Some of the oldest evidence of cheese-making is found in Holland, and Julius Caesar…
Barging History

Let’s start at the very beginning…

Let’s start at the very beginning – it’s a very good place to start No, this page is not about “The Sound of Music”, although we did spend some time in Salzburg while on Catharina Elisabeth – on a one week side trip – and…