The wishful, border-breaking collaboration between the Belgian and Dutch education sectors is struggling to get off the ground due to legal obstacles and governmental oversight that isn’t always so benevolent.
According to journalist Huib Modderkolk, the Belgian and Dutch governments are taking nowhere near enough protective measures against digital hacking and sabotage.
Since the original Dutch version of this book came out in January 2019 it has dominated the bestseller lists.
Having plants in the house is not such a long-standing habit as we might think. Only in the 19th century greenery made its way into our houses.
The image of farmers and the countryside in Flanders and the Netherlands has been teetering between positive and negative for decades. Why? And how much wiggle room do farmers have today?
For a short period in the 16th century, Antwerp was really the centre of the world. Everything was possible, as long as it didn't hinder trade and economy, writes historian Michael Pye in his book The Glory Years.
In his second historical fiction novel, Jeroen Olyslaegers masterfully brings to life the city of Antwerp before, during and after 1566, the year of the Iconoclastic Fury.
Media, cultures and languages collide in the works of the Moroccan-born Dutch artist.
Unique works of art all about reproduction processes: the wonderful paradox at play in the work of Dutch artist Jaya Pelupessy.
Thanks to Frans Hals, Karel van Mander and other refugees from Flanders and Brabant, the arts scene in Haarlem was able to flourish between 1580-1630.
The Japanese-Flemish artist Lisa Spilliaert wonders whether something as factual as genealogy research leaves room for fiction and fantasy.
The influence of this legendary Dutch composer on contemporary classical music is enormous.
Dutch artist Elise ’t Hart captures everyday sounds in order to share them through installations that evoke a highly sensitive experience.
Foreign cartoons from the 17th to the mid-19th century show that the Netherlands has not always had a very positive international image.
The Afghan-Dutch artist designs installations and sculptures like chefs create dishes: bringing together seemingly incompatible forms and materials.
Dutch artist Hilde Onis considers her installations a kind of arithmetic sums: the addition of objects, plus the space itself, plus the viewer.
There’s a never-ending list of filmmakers, writers and visual artists who have been, and indeed continue to be fascinated by boxing. In the Low Countries as well.
The installations and sculptures of this Surinamese-Dutch artist are as philosophical as they are practical.
For twenty years, choreographer Mette Ingvartsen has been creating socially and politically engaged performances. The key question she raises in her socially and politically engaged performances is whether we can create a world that revolve...
We translated excerpts from 'Declaration of Love to the Dutch Language' in which Mira Feticu describes her struggle to learn Dutch.
The 1971 farmers’ demonstration In Brussels was the tipping point for our agriculture sector.
'Close', 'The Eight Mountains' and 'Tori et Lokita' capture the ineffable in images.
Realism, surrealism and the absurd compete for priority in the Emma De Swaef’s and Marc James Roels’ stop–motion film This Magnificent Cake!
In Brussels you can visit a beautiful retrospective of the versatile, successful and innovative Renaissance artist Bernard van Orley (c. 1488-1541) until 26 May. He worked for clients such as Charles V and Margaret of Austria.
Thierry Baudet’s conservative ideas fly in the face of the enlightenment values that have long been dominant. This opposition is a defining moment for our modern culture.
Thierry Baudet and Dries Van Langenhove receive far more attention from the media than is justified by their importance.
Roland Gunst – half Flemish, half Congolese – uses installations, performances, film and video to explore the search for his own identity.
When natural processes and the laws of physics lead to compelling, lyrical artefacts.
Cross-border solidarity in Belgium and the Netherlands is more popular than the political debate suggests.
St. Eustatius, a little known island in the Dutch Antilles, played an important role in America’s War of Independence.
What is it that makes people get out of bed day in, day out for over a century? This is the question documentary filmmaker Heddy Honigmann asks seven quirky centenarians in her new film '100UP'.
The English language has many names and expressions in which the word Dutch is used. Its meaning is often negative.
Seventy years ago, James Ensor died in a hospital in Ostend. Writer Koen Peeters brings an ode to this ‘realist, pleinairist, painter of light and masks’.
Despite being so young, the work of Bendt Eyckermans is sought after by collectors all over the world.
Kevin Bauer's sculptures are utilitarian objects that you can't use.
In her documentary My Rembrandt, Oeke Hoogendijk portrays the owners of a painting by the Dutch Old Master. She orchestrates their story into a thrilling detective about the hunt for an unknown Rembrandt.
The tiny, hyper-expressive Dutch musician is rewriting the rules of the classical music concert-world and is stringing genres together to make them sound as if they have always been closely connected.
The Brussels-born architect designed a number of important buildings in Colombia in the 1920s that were even declared National Monuments.
From dance to circus, his performances show influences from various disciplines and are a constant exploration of the possibilities of the body.
'Mirror of Reality’ is the first comprehensive overview of nineteenth-century Dutch painting, set within the context of the international art world.
Bathrobes, fleece blankets, plastic bottle tops, and wooden or steel beams: there’s potential in almost everything Fran Van Coppenolle finds. ‘I do everything I can to take away the gloom.’