During a recent visit with my mom to the excellent Frans Hals museum in Haarlem, the Netherlands, it occurred to me that still life paintings are the classic version of what we now call ‘food porn’. Why were our ancestors so keen on depicting food on their canvases? Read on for some background.
Cycling in Amsterdam is not for the faint-hearted. With cars (including crazy taxi drivers!), trams, buses and pedestrians criss-crossing town, you have to have eyes in the back of your head to stay safe. Cycling is the best way to get around though, so read on to prepare yourself and you’ll be zipping through Amsterdam in a flash.