When you travel to West Wales you might end up in 'Little Flanders', once the home of 'brave and robust hard workers'.
Did you know there is a Dutch town called Austerlitz with a pyramid nearby, built by Napoleon’s soldiers?
Fifty years ago, Eddy Merckx won his first Tour de France, a few moments later the first man set foot on the moon.
The Netherlands celebrates extensively that women are allowed to vote there since 1919. Yet the struggle is far from over.
Migration, the Other Way Around
One hundred years ago, the treaty that would finally end World War I was signed in Versailles. A frustrating experience for war-battered Belgium.
The images of the house are part of a new online exhibition that includes the only known video of the World War II diarist.
The cultural heritage of the early Dutch settlers in South Africa still plays an important role in the life of this ‘rainbow nation’.
The Dutch had a big influence on the cultural, linguistic and physical landscape of countries surrounding the Baltic Sea.
Pinkster came across to the United States with the 17-th century Dutch settlers.
Two Flemish merchants left an imprint on the history of the Portuguese island of Madeira that is still visible today.
A selection of recent university press publications about the Low Countries in English.
400 years ago Johan van Oldenbarnevelt was beheaded.
Over the centuries, many Dutch people have contributed to Asian culture and society in various ways.
The English city of Norwich owed its prosperity in part to immigrated weavers from the Spanish Netherlands.
The Low Countries are the only area in the world where nearly every city and most large towns are home to a carillon.
Have you ever wondered why orange is the colour of the Netherlands? You find the answer in the sixteenth century.
The distorted image that many Dutch people have of the overseas territories during the colonial occupation is often based on movies.
The Treaty of London of 19 April 1839 meant the definitive international recognition of Belgium's independence.
It is the first time the role of Maori in the First World War has been recognised in this way in Europe.
A young, progressive generation is genuinely interested in Belgium’s colonial past, mainly because they realise that the origin of today’s racism can often be found in this period.
What are those Low Countries actually that we are always talking about? Editor-in-chief Luc Devoldere explains.
Our Colonial Legacy
A hundred years ago the world encountered a Spanish flu pandemic which cost an estimated 50 to 100 million lives. But in the Netherlands it was long underestimated by the government. Medical historian Leo van Bergen sketches the devastation caused by Spanish flu between 1918 and 1920.
This beautiful city palace in Mechelen has re-opened its doors to the public after a year of renovations.
Hundreds of thousands of people have visited the scars left by WWI in recent years, but war tourism is not a new phenomenon.
A small history of the Adornes domain: a unique heritage of the Middle Ages.
After five years of renovation and decolonisation, the AfricaMuseum in Tervuren opened again. Dutch writer of Congolese descent, Kiza Magendane visited the museum with mixed feelings.
What did the Dutch know, through the ages, about what went on in their colonies, in the East and West Indies? Ewald Vanvught gives an outline of the current changing view of the colonial period in the Netherlands with reference to four monuments.
To mark the 100th anniversary of the Great War, numerous events have been held. This anthology brings together some of the finest essays we have published.