92-year-old Holocaust survivor Simon Gronowski talks about his spectacular escape from a deportation train to Auschwitz, why he befriended the son of Flemish Nazi supporters, and reminds us why we should remain vigilant against political extremism.
Sit down, relax and listen to the podcasts we have published this year on the fascinating history of the Low Countries.
History of the Netherlands
In a special episode of The Low Countries Radio, we talk to Christine Kooi, professor of European History, about the turbulent Protest and Catholic Reformations in the Low Countries of the sixteenth century.
We dig up the bulbs of the past, trim the stems of historical myth and emerge with a lustrous vase of understanding as to where the tulip came from, how it came into vogue in the Dutch Republic and what place the flower holds today in the Netherlands.
In this podcast, we take a look at some of the major and minor protest movements that have occurred across the Low Countries, which have helped shape them into the places they are today.
What do black chickens have to do with witchcraft? Why were pigs not allowed to walk the streets freely in the Middle Ages? And should we welcome the return of the wolf or not? You'll hear all about it in this podcast on the history of animals in the Low Countries.
Discover how the Low Countries, after centuries of battling floods, have gradually learnt to treat water as an ally and a part of the cultural identity of its inhabitants.
Time to honour the women who have played a fundamental role in the development and progress of Low Country societies.
In this episode of TLC Radio, we are going to flip through the pages of comic history in the Low Countries.
In this podcast, we cast our view on a few of the most striking, unique or just plain weird buildings that can be found in Belgium and the Netherlands.
In this podcast, you will discover why the story of religion in the Low Countries is much more layered than claiming that the Netherlands is a Calvinist society and Belgium a Catholic one.
Discover some of the weird sports that have developed in or been adopted and grown in Belgium and the Netherlands.
In this podcast, we explore some of the most notorious folk tales and legends from Flanders and the Netherlands.
From maps and microscopes to fire hoses and artificial hearts. Throughout the centuries, the Low Countries have been the breeding ground for many world-changing inventions.
Discover the fascinating history and impact of the Dutch language all around the world.
We are delving into some of the unique and peculiar customs, social norms and rituals of Flanders and the Netherlands.
We find out what Flemish and Dutch people have been eating since prehistoric times. Smakelijk!
What makes the life and work of the early Netherlandish painter Jan van Eyck so special?
Why are the Dutch so crazy about cycling? We tell you all about it in this episode of The Low Countries Radio.
Pour a glass of your favourite brew and join on a historic journey of beer and brewing in the Low Countries. Proost!