If a vaccine against COVID-19 is ever developed, there is a good chance it will happen in Belgium.
Discover the other side of the popular seaside resort with its impressive Art Nouveau houses, adorned with loggias, glazed tiles and elegant ironwork.
Twenty-four Flemish writers and poets wrote each other letters during the first weeks of the coronavirus lockdown. This is the correspondence between Jeroen Olyslaegers and Siel Verhanneman.
After the First World War, architect Huib Hoste helped rebuild the Flemish Westhoek. But his innovative ideas quickly clashed with residents and their yearning for the past.
Belgium has an interim minority government to deal with the corona crisis. The emergency has exacerbated the division in the country. Will Belgium fall apart, or is it actually a laboratory for Europe?
Five hundred years after his birth, publishers can still learn from his cultural entrepreneurship.
Tourism is increasingly becoming more of a curse than a blessing in Amsterdam, Bruges, Maastricht and numerous other places in the Low Countries.
Fifty years ago, Jan Wolkers shook the Netherlands to its foundations with 'Turkish Delight'. Aleid Truijens blushed when she reread his taboo-breaking classic novel.
The far right uses social media as a sort of pulpit from which to lash out without restraint against the left and society’s alleged excesses.
Dutch art often appears in debates about identity, and this always happens in terms of what is 'own' and 'foreign' to it. Rembrandt in particular turns out to be very 'malleable'.
Fleming Peter De Brabander provides the logistics for movies about the Second World War.
Eindhoven-based story designer artist Alice Wong is interested in how reality is shaped.
What is the result of the deal between Google Books and the Ghent University Library?
He sets fire to furniture, makes seats grow and locks people in clocks to manipulate time. Designer Maarten Baas continues to surprise.
Where are the official apologies for the sufferings the Dutch and Belgians caused in their former colonies?
Flanders' most colourful and most cosmopolitan rocker turned 70.
Luc Devoldere states that we have no choice in Europe, but to become as multilingual as possible.
A portrait of unconventional dancer Lisbeth Gruwez, composer Maarten Van Cauwenberghe and their company Voetvolk.
Why our we still fascinated with a commemorative work like the St Matthew Passion that was written almost three hundred years ago?
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.
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.
The distorted image that many Dutch people have of the overseas territories during the colonial occupation is often based on movies.
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 monu...
Hundreds of thousands of people have visited the scars left by WWI in recent years, but war tourism is not a new phenomenon.
This practical and comprehensive translation handbook is aimed mainly at learner-translators from Dutch to English with CEFRL level C in Dutch and native or near-native competence in English. As the authors point out in their introduction,...
This excellent and comprehensive literary history of the Low Countries, spanning more than a thousand years, will serve both to whet readers' appetites and to provide insight into the socio-historical and literary contexts in which that lit...