There are still numerous historical references to the Dutch language in Guyana.
It's early morning in Mechelen and the streets are empty. Derek Blyth is looking forward to wandering down the cobbled lanes, looking inside gothic churches, passing some time in the municipal museum, and ending up, as everyone does, in one...
This beautiful city palace in Mechelen has re-opened its doors to the public after a year of renovations.
This week's Friday Verses are written by Kristien Spooren. We translated her poem ‘Gingerbread’.
Flanders and the Netherlands are fertile ground for the collaborative economy because they are densely populated and very connected. But is it a success?
These Flemish artists and organisations across cultural disciplines have been rewarded with an Ultima for their outstanding contributions.
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.
Remembrance has replaced history as the dominant way of working through our feelings about the Second World War.
After being hidden for six hundred years, the Royal Library of Belgium presents its unique collection of manuscripts from the Burgundian period.
The Bozar Museum in Brussels is presenting a retrospective of the work of Roger Raveel. This major, radical and non-conformist painter would have turned 100 in 2021.
When Paris was besieged by Prussian troops in 1870, the French used hot air balloons to transport mail and people across enemy lines. They also landed in Belgium and the Netherlands.
When architect Victor Horta was forced to flee during WWI, he travelled to the United States to give lectures. America influenced his ideas about architecture, urban planning, and society.
In the 14th century, up to half of the European population died of the Black Death after it first struck in 1348. Jews were often blamed for the plague and subsequently burned at the stake as punishment.
When John III, Duke of Brabant, died in 1355 without male heirs, his three daughters and their husbands claimed the inheritance with violence.