Birney's throat-grabbing novel 'The Interpreter from Java' about the colonial past in the Dutch East Indies highlights the lasting consequences of a civil war in a penetrating way.
Dutch historians have long worked on the assumption that the significance of Atlantic slavery to the Dutch economy was marginal. This assumption is incorrect.
The young Dutch artist has built up a diverse oeuvre in which language is increasingly prominent both as a theme and as a medium.
The Dutch haven’t always been so mad about bikes. That close bond with cycling crept in quietly.
There is a constant tension in her videos between what moves and what stands still or has been stopped. Her exhibition 'Mall of Europe' can be seen in Mu.ZEE (Ostend) until 21 June.
The importance of the resistance during World War II doesn’t form part of the Belgian collective memory. That’s remarkable, as the resistance represents an impressive achievement.
The painting style of this young Dutch artist is as dynamic as her images are still.
How do we have to treat books that have fallen out of favour or have become taboo due to a changing Zeitgeist and more progressive perceptions?
In 2020 Flanders is set to pay tribute to Jan van Eyck. The most impressive tribute to this Flemish Master will be presented in Ghent, where the Museum of Fine Arts is organising its biggest ever Jan van Eyck exhibition.
What did 'the Kurant' write about and who were its readers?
The only remaining professional ballet company in Belgium celebrates. But the future is uncertain.
Belgian politician Charles Michel made a rapid rise to the political pinnacle of Europe.
In the 17th century, the Dutch Republic was the center of the European book trade.
With a mere 58 cm, Manneken Pis has grown from a fountain into the symbol of Brussels, known throughout the world.
Ons Erfdeel vzw launches a platform with the ambition to inform you about artistic, cultural and societal topics in the Low Countries.
In the Netherlands the harsh winter of 1944-1945 became a symbol of the people’s suffering during World War II.
It is strange how the Flemish media and government use the word vreemd, a word with connotations such as 'foreign', 'deviant', 'unusual'.
One of the Netherlands' most legendary bands has been playing outside the establishment for the past forty decades.
Meet one of the Netherlands’ most exciting contemporary composers.
No house is more Dutch than the terraced house. Yet this type of architecture has only recently come to be valued as it should. Time to redress the balance.
Mobility policy in France, Belgium and the Netherlands is making way for the bicycle, with Groningen as a founding example.
400 years ago Johan van Oldenbarnevelt was beheaded.
A true writer’s oeuvre is an all-encompassing edifice, not a single theme, but life itself. That's also the case for the books of Connie Palmen.
One hundred years ago the world encountered a Spanish flu pandemic which cost an estimated 50 to 100 million lives. But in the Netherlands it was long underestimated by the government. Medical historian Leo van Bergen sketches the devastati...
Young people make up a large proportion of society, and yet they very rarely feature in the media. That's why youth news agency StampMedia was founded.
This beautiful city palace in Mechelen has re-opened its doors to the public after a year of renovations.
Substantially declining student numbers, reduced social status, dropping budgets: Dutch studies is encountering heavy weather.
The Dutch artist wonders whether she can translate the spatial aspect of her installations into something that could simply hang on the wall, like a painting.
Why not read a novel by a Dutch or Flemish author this spring? Take a look at our selection.