Britain and Belgium became culturally entangled as a result of their interaction in the period between the Napoleonic Wars and the First World War.
The Flemish rural life of yesteryear teaches us important lessons for today and tomorrow.
History of the Netherlands
The former 15th-century city palace is a unique museum where you can discover Bruges' rich past.
Why did William the Silent not become the Father of the United Netherlands after all? René van Stipriaan explains this in this piece written exclusively for us.
Our Colonial Legacy
Get to know Amsterdam and its inhabitants through its carved façade stones decorating the canalside houses.
The post-war transformation of Brussels was a traumatising experience for a large proportion of its population.
Migration, the Other Way Around
On the eve of the First World War, three Dutch friends believed they could make the world a better place by walking around the globe and propagating socialism in Esperanto.
Belgium’s largest coastal town has its own unique connection to the Irish author.
Going for Gold
De Keyser was a celebrity in Britain and in his native Belgium. He once owned the biggest hotel in London.
The impending famine caused by the war in Ukraine recalls previous famines: in Ireland, in Ukraine itself, but also in the Low Countries.
Philip the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, initiated a dynasty that would change the Low Countries forever.
Charity has a long tradition in the Netherlands and the actions for Ukraine show many parallels to past events.
Eating herring is a Dutch tradition. This silvery, slimy fish is even part of their national identity, thanks to a myth about a humble herring fisherman.
He was admired by Rosa Luxemburg and visited by Bakunin, Marx and Engels, yet almost no one knows his name today. Nevertheless, Jacob Kats was one of the founders of socialism in the turbulent nineteenth century.
The pretty beach town of De Haan in West Flanders is dotted with reminders of its most famous visitor.
'Quaco – My Life in Slavery', the first major graphic novel about the Dutch history of slavery, is now available in English, thanks to modern languages students at the University of Sheffield.
An exhibition at the In Flanders Fields Museum shows how missing soldiers of the First World War have got their identity back thanks to archaeological and historical research.
A floating exhibition tells the story of a 200-year-old Belgo-Dutch canal Zuid-Willemsvaart.
When the counts of Holland wanted to break the autonomy of Friesland, they incurred the wrath of the Frisian freedom fighters.
He is best known as "the man who escaped from prison in a chest of books". But thanks to a new biography, we know that the seventeenth-century scholar was much more than that.