Since the 1980s improvisational theatre has seen an impressive uptake, in the Netherlands and Belgium. The competitive nature ensures improv’s lasting popularity.
Erasmus was a man with great ambitions and who took orders from no one. But his succes also had its drawbacks, unveils a new biography.
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen made its depot fully accessible to the public. It delivers a special experience in a new architectural icon.
Sumai Yahya gives us a look at an Etruscan vase made by Manufacture Impériale de Sèvres in 1858.
De Afwijking by debutant Dries Muus is a beautiful coming-of-age novel against the backdrop of an urban football environment.
We join Marieke Ornelis as she looks at Portrait of a Young Woman, with ‘Puck’ the Dog, painted by Marie-Thérèse Schwartz
Discover some of the weird sports that have developed in or been adopted and grown in Belgium and the Netherlands.
Imaginative content, physical extremes and remarkable links and contrasts have made De Warme Winkel a favourite among theatre critics and audiences alike
Heisteeg, one of the narrowest streets of Amsterdam, has sparked off a furious debate about overtourism.
Five hundred years, ago painter Albrecht Dürer travelled through the Low Countries. That journey is now coming to life in an exhibition, several books and his own diary entries.
To celebrate the 400th year of birth of Aelbert Cuyp, The Dordrechts Museum is organizing a special exhibition that focuses on his impact on English landscape painters.
The boundary between their own lives and acting is intentionally kept thin by the members of theater collective Wunderbaum.
The author was known for his collections of short stories written while he was interred in psychiatric institutions.
Traumatic feelings about inundations that expose the vulnerability of the Low Countries go hand in hand with a certain pride.
A leading American genre painter of the nineteenth century jump-started his career in Germany and Holland.
How is the Dutch language doing?
A simple press report about a death in a commune inspired Blees to write her debut novel.
A crowd continually running laps of a stage and actors tearing one another’s clothes off. Meet the radical, uncompromising theatre of Schwalbe.
Since the original Dutch version of this book came out in January 2019 it has dominated the bestseller lists.
Eighteen young authors have brought nineteenth-century artefacts from the Rijksmuseum to life. We join Daan de Jager as he looks at a self-portrait by Vincent van Gogh from 1887.
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.
With their extraordinarily imaginative, poetic, grand-scale productions, the Antwerp theatre collective FC Bergman was quick to conquer the European stage.
Eighteen young authors have brought nineteenth-century artefacts from the Rijksmuseum to life. Marte Hoogenboom wrote a dialogue in response to a painting and a sculpture.
In Was (Wax), debut author Jilt Jorritsma eschews linear time, constructing a mysterious and fascinating story.
Dutch installation artist Gabey Tjon a Tham is intrigued by the similarities between nature and technology.
Our selection of recent university press publications from all over the world that deal with the Low Countries.
Although its roots date back to 1515, Café Vlissinghe in Bruges is anything but sleepy.
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.
The Flemish Government has purchased a drawing by Flemish Master Peter Paul Rubens that was thought to be lost.
The Flemish painter lets you lose yourself in the multiplicity of the world at his first solo exhibition.