The distorted image that many Dutch people have of the overseas territories during the colonial occupation is often based on movies.
Our Colonial Legacy
What is today's relationship between The Low Countries and their colonial past? The articles in this series have been written by personalities from Belgium, the Netherlands and Congo.
A young, progressive generation is genuinely interested in Belgium’s colonial past, mainly because they realise that the origin of today’s racism can often be found in this period.
After five years of renovation and decolonisation, the AfricaMuseum in Tervuren opened again. Dutch writer of Congolese descent, Kiza Magendane visited the museum with mixed feelings.
What did the Dutch know, through the ages, about what went on in their colonies, in the East and West Indies? Ewald Vanvught gives an outline of the current changing view of the colonial period in the Netherlands with reference to four monuments.