Derek Blyth points out a unique Belgian phenomenon, the trade in paper beach flowers.
This week's Friday Verses are written by Esther Jansma. We selected her poem ‘Invasion’.
Over the past few weeks, museums all over the world have been able to acquire new works from Flemish and Dutch artists.
Why not reading a novel by a Dutch or Flemish author this summer? Take a look at our selection.
Our summer selection of Dutch-language poetry that has recently been translated into English.
When it comes to solving the crisis of the neerlandistiek in the Netherlands, universities can learn a lot from their colleagues in the United States.
Large-scale research shows that the Dutch are unanimous about what makes the Netherlands the Netherlands, despite sharp contradictions in the public debate.
Discover the other side of the popular seaside resort with its impressive Art Nouveau houses, adorned with loggias, glazed tiles and elegant ironwork.
The former cycling world champion Willy De Bruyn is the first transgender to get a street named after him in Brussels.
Did you know there is a Dutch town called Austerlitz with a pyramid nearby, built by Napoleon’s soldiers?
He sets fire to furniture, makes seats grow and locks people in clocks to manipulate time. Designer Maarten Baas continues to surprise.
The Netherlands celebrates extensively that women are allowed to vote there since 1919. Yet the struggle is far from over.
In the Flemish music industry, pop and rock photographer Alex Vanhee has been a household name for more than 25 years now.
One hundred years ago, the treaty that would finally end World War I was signed in Versailles. A frustrating experience for war-battered Belgium.
This week's Friday Verses are written by Pieter Olde Rikkert. We selected his poem ‘Two Girls’.
Derek Blyth expresses his love for the carillons of Flanders and the Netherlands.
A Year on the Post is a series of interviews with Cultural Attachés of the Netherlands about their experiences abroad. This edition: Joost Taverne in New York.
The anxieties around the status of the language we speak, find a precedent in the nineteenth-century Netherlands.
What is the result of the deal between Google Books and the Ghent University Library?
Studying Dutch abroad signifies considerable economic and cultural added value. But are the Dutch and Flemish politicians truly aware of this untapped potential?
In her debut novel 'Niemand keek omhoog’ Evelien Vos raises the question: to what extent can we control our lives?
This Dutch theatre company prepares young people for art, beauty and consolation.
The images of the house are part of a new online exhibition that includes the only known video of the World War II diarist.
Milo Rau and his theater company NTGent adapted the Greek tragedy The Oresteia. Editor-in-chief Luc Devoldere left the performance with mixed feelings.
All over the country young people still study the Dutch language and Netherlandic culture at educational and cultural institutions.
A digital reading of Berndnaut Smilde's renowned cloud sculptures 'Nimbus 2'.
The cultural heritage of the early Dutch settlers in South Africa still plays an important role in the life of this ‘rainbow nation’.
Derek Blyth goes on a literary pilgrimage in Willem Elsschot’s Antwerp.
No house is more Dutch than the terraced house. Yet this type of architecture has only recently come to be valued as it should. Time to redress the balance.
Where are the official apologies for the sufferings the Dutch and Belgians caused in their former colonies?
The artist from The Hague builds overwhelming experiences in the form of large installations.
Mobility policy in France, Belgium and the Netherlands is making way for the bicycle, with Groningen as a founding example.
The festival season has barely started, but, already, the Ghent artist with Caribbean roots seems to be making her mark this year.
The European elections in the Low Countries did not provide clear-cut results. The voters were dispersed across multiple different parties.
The Dutch artist shows in the Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC’s) in Le Grand-Hornu how Western culture tries to archive and dominate the world.
The Dutch had a big influence on the cultural, linguistic and physical landscape of countries surrounding the Baltic Sea.
In 2018 Dutch artists participated in more than 15,000 cultural activities in 108 different countries.
Cross-border solidarity in Belgium and the Netherlands is more popular than the political debate suggests.
Reinier Salverda scrutinises the translation of what still is “the greatest novel ever in Dutch literature”.
When natural processes and the laws of physics lead to compelling, lyrical artefacts.
Flanders' most colourful and most cosmopolitan rocker turned 70.
What's at stake on Sunday? Political scientist Herwig Reynaert is looking ahead.
Travel diaries written by Dutch men and women born more than two centuries ago suggest that stress is not a recent phenomenon.
The Antwerp museum is the first ever to be established solely around the existing collection of one person.
Two Flemish merchants left an imprint on the history of the Portuguese island of Madeira that is still visible today.
Pinkster came across to the United States with the 17-th century Dutch settlers.
Roland Gunst – half Flemish, half Congolese – uses installations, performances, film and video to explore the search for his own identity.
400 years ago Johan van Oldenbarnevelt was beheaded.