Barging the Canals of Holland

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The geese and nearby morning rush-hour traffic startled me awake from my cozy bunk aboard the Hilversum, a 15-meter-long barge tied up in a small Dutch town that could have modeled for a Rembrandt masterpiece. Cruising through Holland’s arterial canals on our own privately piloted barge, we saw the countryside and some of its larger cities from a unique vantage …

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