Margaretha Geertruida Zelle was born in Leeuwarden in 1876 but became infamous as Mata Hari, exotic, mistress extraordinaire and possible superspy. Was she indeed as deceitful and voluptuous as often described? Lots of questions and only some answers about this sinister Salomé.
Migration, the Other Way Around
On 11 October 2009, the Flemish missionary, known as Father Damien, was declared a saint for his extraordinary service in caring for the lepers on the Hawaiian island of Molokai in the 19th Century.
On 13 October 1944, the first V1 fell on Antwerp. This was the start of a long period of fear and terror.
With a mere 58 cm, Manneken Pis has grown from a fountain into the symbol of Brussels, known throughout the world.
The National Archives of the Netherlands created an online research guide on the subject of slavery in the former Dutch East Indies between 1820 and 1900.
The Battle of Arnhem famously ended in failure for the Allied forces. On the contrary, for the German troops, the clash meant a final major military victory.
The Western Australian Museum will make 3D scans to visualise the 17th century silverware that was found in the shipwreck of the ‘Batavia’.
A travelling exhibition pays tribute to the forgotten black soldiers who helped to liberate the Netherlands during the Second World War.
Fleming Peter De Brabander provides the logistics for movies about the Second World War.
A selection of recent university press publications about the Low Countries in English.
At the beginning of September 1944, 75 years ago, the first allied forces entered Belgium to liberate the country from the German occupier.