High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands


High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands

Rolmodellen in de Nederlandstalige jeugdliteratuur Image
literature Marie-José Klaver
11 min reading time

Young Readers Need New Heroes

The heroes of recent Dutch-language books for children and young adults act in groups, differ from the norm and are no longer all white. That’s a win, according to Professor Yra van Dijk and Lecturer Marie-José Klaver.

2 Hendrick Avercamp Winterlandschap met schaatsers
9 min reading time

When Painters Go Ice Skating

Although the Dutch have been ice skating since the 13th century, it was not until the 16th century that ice skaters would regularly appear in paintings, courtesy of the Flemish Master Pieter Bruegel the Elder and... a climatic phenomenon.

Tour of Flanders
Stad ieper Last Post jan dhondt ateljé d 2022 rl5a0422
society Derek Blyth
16 min reading time

Ypres Marches On

On a visit to the Flemish city of Ypres, Derek Blyth discovers a museum dedicated to the horror of war, a beer brewed in an underground fortification and a nightly ceremony that might go on for ever.

Tour of Flanders
Leuven stadhuis 10418 xl
society Derek Blyth
18 min reading time

The Leuven Is Easy

On a visit to the university town of Leuven, Derek Blyth discovers one of Europe’s smartest cities, some of Belgium’s best bars and a walk that takes you to the edge of time.

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