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?
The British have a longstanding love affair with the Duffel coat. It is named after the cloth made in a small Flemish town, though it is hard to establish a link between the town and the coat.
Tour of Flanders
From Marcel Broodthaers to Otobong Nkanga, more and more Belgian artists want to cast a critical perspective upon the colonial past in order to influence ongoing debates.
Our best society stories of 2021, handpicked by the editor.
The overgrown Campo Santo cemetery clings to a low hill in the Ghent suburb of Sint-Amandsberg has been described as the Flemish Père Lachaise.
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.
Heisteeg, one of the narrowest streets of Amsterdam, has sparked off a furious debate about overtourism.
Traumatic feelings about inundations that expose the vulnerability of the Low Countries go hand in hand with a certain pride.
The DNA of the Netherlands
Although its roots date back to 1515, Café Vlissinghe in Bruges is anything but sleepy.
Our selection of recent university press publications from all over the world that deal with the Low Countries.
The reading table is a piece of Dutch heritage that has survived in lots of cafes, including the one named after writer Harry Mulisch in Café Americain.
The oldest working planetarium in the world can be found in Franeker in the Dutch province of Friesland: the Royal Eise Eisinga Planetarium.
Which objects are we talking about exactly? Who claims them? And what should be done with them in the country of origin?
Even in the Low Countries, not everyone is convinced that the anniversary should be celebrated with much fanfare.
The 1971 farmers’ demonstration In Brussels was the tipping point for our agriculture sector.
Amsterdam has overtaken London as Europe’ main share trading hub for the first time since the 17th century.
The only remaining medieval castle in Flanders with a virtually intact defence system faces a new threat.
Four leading Dutch historians call for insights from the past to be used to defeat today's pandemic.
The Netherlands and Belgium lead the way in terms of granting equal rights to transgender citizens in Europe. But the daily struggle against discrimination continues.
Our selection of recent university press publications in English on the Low Countries.