High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands


High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands

society Joep Janssen
8 min reading time

This Is How Dutch Farmers Are Saving Water

By 2050, Wadden Island Texel will be one of the driest places in the Netherlands. Local farmers are now combining ancient knowledge with innovative techniques to retain freshwater and prevent soil salinisation.

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history Wieland De Hoon
8 min reading time

The Rise of the Citizen Historian

Universities are increasingly calling upon volunteer researchers or citizen historians for large-scale history projects. Do they close the gap between academia and society?

Tour of Flanders
Hallerbos De Stercke
society Derek Blyth
12 min reading time

Holy Halle!

On a visit to the Flemish city of Halle, Derek Blyth discovers a miraculous statue, a forgotten Flemish artist and an intriguing street art trail.

Calm Before the Storm
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arts Mahat Arab
2 min reading time

Mahat Arab: The men

Eighteen young writers from Flanders and the Netherlands have brought nineteenth-century artefacts from the Rijksmuseum to life. Mahat Arab wrote a poem in response to a figure called 'Two Fighting Knights'.

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literature Marie-José Klaver
11 min reading time

Young Readers Need New Heroes

The heroes of recent Dutch-language books for children and young adults act in groups, differ from the norm and are no longer all white. That’s a win, according to Professor Yra van Dijk and Lecturer Marie-José Klaver.

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