Tag: Netherlands

Der Rhein

Everything has to start somewhere. This bridge in Konstanz on the Swiss border marks the official start of the Rhein River, or point zero on the 1939 Rheinkilometer scale. From here, the Rhein flows west and north through Germany, Switzerland, France, and the Netherlands to de Hoek van […]

Rijsstaffel

One of my favorite childhood meals used to come when the family crossed the Dutch border to the town of Bergen op Zoom for Indonesian Rijsstaffel. An ancient (at least to my 12-year-old eyes) Dutch ex-colonial couple had taken over a manor house and turned it into a restaurant. Bowls of aromatic […]