Eighteen young authors have brought nineteenth-century artefacts from the Rijksmuseum to life. Robin Goudsmit wrote a manual to accompany a painting.
Book after book, this young and much-acclaimed Dutch illustrator knows how to surprise.
Count Floris V, loved by peasants and urban commoners, left a large legacy in Holland. However, his good deeds could not prevent him from being murdered.
Dutch installation artist Gabey Tjon a Tham is intrigued by the similarities between nature and technology.
Eighteen young authors have brought nineteenth-century artefacts from the Rijksmuseum to life. Sophia Blyden wrote her text in response to a sculpture of Lorenzo Bartolini.
Our selection of recent university press publications from all over the world that deal with the Low Countries.
Whale oil was a good substitute for vegetable oils and fats, so merchants in the Netherlands saw opportunities to earn good money with whaling. The Dutch hunted whales from 1612 to 1964.
It has long been suspected that two landscape paintings by Cuyp belonged together but until now, scientific proof was missing.
The Antwerp painter takes animals, plants, and sailing boats, and formalises them, creating motifs that repeat through his paintings.
The Vondel Prize is a biennial prize for the best book translation into English of a Dutch literary or cultural-historical work. The winner receives € 5,000.
Jail time and corporal punishment were just two of the severe punishments meted out to naughty students in the past.
Loes Wijnhoven has written a funny debut novel about a millennial living life passing from hotel to hotel.
The Flemish Government has purchased a drawing by Flemish Master Peter Paul Rubens that was thought to be lost.
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 Flemish painter lets you lose yourself in the multiplicity of the world at his first solo exhibition.
Four hundred years after his birth, Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar is staging the first retrospective of his diverse oeuvre.
In the 19th century, a very particular kind of tourist came to Flanders: foreigners looking for a quiet place to fight.
Private residence, Russian embassy, and headquarters of a TV station. Villa Empain in Brussels has been all of these.
The oldest working planetarium in the world can be found in Franeker in the Dutch province of Friesland: the Royal Eise Eisinga Planetarium.
Between 1600 and 1900, Dutch was the dominant European language in Japan. A new book examines how this affected the local culture and society.
The original paint layer has been exposed again, revealing details that have remained hidden for many years.
Cultural historian Lotte Jensen recounts how she has seen the consequences of climate change with her own eyes.
The Belgian-Bolivian artist translates form and material into sound, building objects in clay and playing them to produce atmospheric soundscapes.
They may not paint a cheerful picture of man and the world, but the books of Willem Frederik Hermans are worth re-reading, says writer Henk Pröpper.
Which objects are we talking about exactly? Who claims them? And what should be done with them in the country of origin?
In this interview, the Surinamese writer talks about her texts, her language, and her homeland.
In the late eighteenth century, various ships departed from hotspot Ostend to the coasts of Africa to exchange goods for people.
'Angels of Amsterdam' is a virtual reality experience based on the true stories of four 17th century women fighting for their rights.
The Rotterdam-based duo explores the human dimension in technology with interactive design.
The road to success of the iconic Book Tower in Ghent has been all but linear, as historian Ruben Mantels writes in 'Towers of Books'.
An estimated 600,000 enslaved Africans were traded by the Dutch from West Africa to the Atlantic. Almost half of them were shipped by the West India Company.
Looking for exciting places in the Low Countries, British journalist Derek Blyth stumbled upon the castle where baroque painter Rubens spent the last years of his life.
One hundred years ago, Paul van Ostaijen wrote his famous poetry collection 'Bezette Stad' (Occupied City). Dutch poet Iduna Paalman finds in the occupied city of Van Ostaijen the blueprint for the infected city of today.
Thanks to letters captured by English privateers, historical linguists can investigate how ordinary people wrote in the Dutch Republic.
In this podcast, we explore some of the most notorious folk tales and legends from Flanders and the Netherlands.
This debut is a dreamy novel about the love of trees and the loneliness of surviving in a new country.
Technical analysis and research link the painting to the important 16th-century still-life painter Joachim Beuckelaer.
Antwerp painter Jules Schmalzigaug (1882-1917) deserves more prominence in the canon of the European avant-garde.
Thanks to the travels of musicians between France and Flanders, the border city Tournai was able to develop as an international music centre in the late Middle Ages.
What did the past smell like? And how does scent influence our culture? Biologist and philosopher Geerdt Magiels takes us to the stinking seventeenth century and to the nearly scent-free Low Countries of today.
His illustrations reveal the quality of timeless design, particularly the graphic spectacle of his cartoon biographies of Rembrandt and Warhol.