High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands


High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands


Hugo Grotius, Patriarch of International Law

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.


Tabula Rasa. The Iconoclastic Fury in the Low Countries

This article is an overview of the historic iconoclasm that swept through the Low Countries in 1566. By destroying images and desecrating the host, the Reformed Protestants drew a sharp dividing line between themselves and the rest of soci...


The Dutch Reformation Revisited

The widespread secularisation of recent decades led to speculation that God would disappear from the Netherlands. This prediction did not come true. The terrorist attacks in New York (2001), the murders of Pim Fortuyn (2002) and Theo van Go...


Mad about Geel

On a trip to Geel, Derek Blyth discovers a murdered Irish saint, a community that cares for strangers, and a mellow city that is simply crazy about reggae.

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