Our relationship with bacteria

Another very important thing I didn’t write about earlier is bacteria. Over the last ten years or so we’ve all gotten terribly afraid of them, and that’s no wonder. We hear all the horror stories about what can happen, if we eat a raw egg or at a not so clean kitchen, or if we […]

Amsterdam’s churches – the monasteries

Oudezijds Voorburgwal and Oudezijds Achterburgwal on the city’s old side run in a southerly direction as far as Grimburgwal, a cross-canal, which until the beginning of the fifteenth century formed the city border. Amsterdam’s main street was Nes, which formerly was a dike on the districts western boundary.  Amsterdam after 1425    Amsterdam today In the […]