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.
The DNA of the Netherlands
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.
In this podcast, 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.
The Dutch have a strong entrepreneurial spirit. In the seventeenth century, they were responsible for the world's first multinational company.
It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we inform you that Ons Erfdeel vzw former deputy editor-in-chief, Frits Niessen, has passed away.
In 2002, the Dutch poet F. Starik came up with the idea of the Poule des doods – a pool of poets who write and read a poem for the people who have no mourners at their funeral.
The Low Countries' view of the United States has gradually changed from admiration to sadness and frustration.
The Dutch like to fend for themselves, for fear of further interference. They love their freedom and independence.
Due to the population density, the Dutch have developed a strong sense of individuality and privacy.
Flemish and Dutch right-wing extremists mostly convene in online environments. However, it is clear the Flemish-Dutch front formation intends to develop into much more than an army of keyboard warriors.
Utopia is not always an imaginary place. That is what Derek Blyth discovered when he entered the stunning city library of Aalst.
The diverse groups in the Netherlands must work together. This might explain why the Dutch have developed a high degree of tolerance.