Cross-border solidarity in Belgium and the Netherlands is more popular than the political debate suggests.
What's at stake on Sunday? Political scientist Herwig Reynaert is looking ahead.
Reinier Salverda scrutinises the translation of what still is “the greatest novel ever in Dutch literature”.
In 2018 Dutch artists participated in more than 15,000 cultural activities in 108 different countries.
When natural processes and the laws of physics lead to compelling, lyrical artefacts.
Two Flemish merchants left an imprint on the history of the Portuguese island of Madeira that is still visible today.
Pinkster came across to the United States with the 17-th century Dutch settlers.
Reflecting on Leonardo da Vinci’s death, 500 years ago, Luc Devoldere makes a few comments on the notion of the uomo universale.
A selection of recent university press publications about the Low Countries in English.
Over the centuries, many Dutch people have contributed to Asian culture and society in various ways.
Forty years after his death, the novels of Louis Paul Boon, Flanders' most anti-authoritarian writer, are still worth reading.
In Catholic Flanders, the Mother of God was a cherished subject for painters. Not so in Dutch painting.
Jos De Gruyter and Harald Thys converted the Belgian Pavilion into a folk museum that spotlights humankind.
Two artists of Surinamese descent are representing the Netherlands at the 58th edition of the international art festival.
The Agnes Etherington Art Centre acquired 'Head of an Old Man with Curly Hair'.
Thierry Baudet and Dries Van Langenhove receive far more attention from the media than is justified by their importance.
Brussels, the birthplace of Audrey Hepburn, celebrates the actress with an exhibition and a gold coin.
This week's Friday Verses are written by Mattijs Deraedt (b. 1993, Kortrijk). We selected 'Brussels'.
The Antwerp-based company took home the Opera Company of the Year award.
Flemish soprano Lisa Mostin sings the most coveted parts in the opera repertoire, from Stuttgart to Ramallah and from Amsterdam to Berlin.
In Daniël Samkalden's ambitious debut novel 'Nova', the three main characters become more involved with one another than they would like.
The Low Countries are the only area in the world where nearly every city and most large towns are home to a carillon.
Have you ever wondered why orange is the colour of the Netherlands? You find the answer in the sixteenth century.
The drawings include natural history scenes, portraiture, genre subjects, figure studies and historical and biblical subjects.
The internationally renowned essayist has been awarded the Golden Quill for his contribution to the international political debate and his outstanding service to the Dutch language.
This Easter weekend our video poetry project 'Bewogen Verzen' kicked off with an inspiration session in Amsterdam.
A portrait of unconventional dancer Lisbeth Gruwez, composer Maarten Van Cauwenberghe and their company Voetvolk.
The distorted image that many Dutch people have of the overseas territories during the colonial occupation is often based on movies.
After about 10 years, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium have reopened the permanent wing with Dutch Masters.
Derek Blyth takes you on micro adventures to L-Spots, hidden and exciting places in the Low Countries. This week he ends up in a deserted village that refuses to die.
Works of art along the motorway: the cross of Fabre, chaos and a cyclops.
Why our we still fascinated with a commemorative work like the St Matthew Passion that was written almost three hundred years ago?
The international jury of the Prix de Rome has selected four visual artists for the shortlist of the Prix de Rome 2019. The Prix de Rome is the oldest and most generous Dutch award for visual artists below the age of 40.
This week's Friday Verses are written by Moya De Feyter (b. 1993, Brasschaat). We selected 'On Closer Inspection'.
Tom Lanoye's adaptation of Shakespeare's King Lear won in Cape Town in all categories she had been nominated for.
The Fries Museum in Leeuwarden has bought a drawing by Alma-Tadema that was found at a flea market.
The Treaty of London of 19 April 1839 meant the definitive international recognition of Belgium's independence.
Ostend is different. Other resorts along Belgium’s North Sea coastline are small, touristy places. But Ostend is a real city.
Thierry Baudet’s conservative ideas fly in the face of the enlightenment values that have long been dominant. This opposition is a defining moment for our modern culture.
The exhibition Van Gogh and Britain reveals how he was inspired by Britain and how he inspired British artists.