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.
The DNA of the Netherlands
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.
When in Amsterdam, Derek Blyth likes to travel by ferry. It's free and fun.
The new director of Ons Erfdeel regrets that the debate about Flemish self-awareness has degenerated into a polarisation between the populist right and the tendentious left.
According to Hind Fraihi rabid Black Lives Matters supporters view colour blindness as a form of micro-aggression designed to erase ethnic identity and experience.
Editor-in-chief Luc Devoldere bids his readers farewell.
Have you ever wondered where those cargo bikes come from?
Our best society stories of 2020, handpicked by the editor.
We find out what Flemish and Dutch people have been eating since prehistoric times. Smakelijk!
We are delving into some of the unique and peculiar customs, social norms and rituals of Flanders and the Netherlands.
Don’t start shouting that ‘we’re back in the 1930s again’, writes Fraihi. That sort of warning is counterproductive and even risks gaining the status of forbidden fruit.
For a long time, the Dutch believed that the Netherlands was somehow a 'Gidsland' ('Guide Land'), a nation whose moral example could inspire other nations toward better behaviour.
In the last episode of the series ‘The DNA of the Netherlands’, we find out what the national motto ‘Je maintiendrai’ really stands for.
Jan Renkema gives an overview of the core trademarks of Dutch identity.
Hind Fraihi believes that we have to face the reality of Islamist street terrorism and eradicate it using both hard and soft approaches.