High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands


High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands


Language Border

Belgian legislators fixed the language border in Belgium between Dutch and French in 1963. The border itself is of course much older than Belgium. The author thinks it is the task of all the Belgians to defend the language border in a frie...


Manneken Pis or The Subversion of a Water Pipe

The symbol of Brussels is a naked little lad pissing in public.The pissing child would become the hero of many a tale. The stories even refer to times long before the first statue existed. In fact this is really a tale of water pipes... Ma...


A Standard Language Is a Dialect With an Army

Have you ever heard of “suburban Flemish” and “Polderdutch”? Editor-in-chief Luc Devoldere about the tension between dying dialects, weird "in-between-languages" and overpowering standard languages.

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