Over the weekend, we went for a coffee at Vlaamsch Broodhuys, a chain café with a few locations throughout Holland. It was lunchtime and people were ordering sandwiches, but these weren’t your ordinary American or British sandwiches.
Instead of having two slices of bread, these “open-faced” sandwiches had only one slice of bread, artfully garnished with cheese, meat, gherkins, vegetables, etc. and laid out on a flat plate which was almost like a cutting board. I always thought of open sandwiches as a typically Scandinavian thing, but apparently the Dutch like them, too.