Right-wing extremism and Muslim extremism penetrate deeper into society, even into institutions. Meanwhile a much larger problem is overshadowed: inequality.
In the Low Countries too, the use of profanity by politicians in office is no longer an exception. Is this profane language spontaneous and innocent, or is there a calculated strategy behind it?
After being hidden for six hundred years, the Royal Library of Belgium presents its unique collection of manuscripts from the Burgundian period.
Koen Vanmechelen created an evolving work of art on the foundations of the former mine and zoo of Zwartberg in the Belgian city of Genk.
Nuances of Dutch language are sometimes difficult for non-native speakers. But these difficulties have led to creative language discoveries.
Here's a photobook that depicts the sensation of covering hundreds of kilometres on horseback in a snowy landscape without civilisation.
Thanks to two biographies published at the same time, the Dutch physicist and Nobel Prize winner Hendrik Lorentz finally gets the attention he deserves.
In June 1520, rival nations France and England impressed each other with lavish competitive displays of wealth and splendour on the “Field of the Cloth of Gold”.
While cycling and snarling, linguist Fieke van der Gucht might spur a change in language.
Linguist Fieke Van der Gucht doesn't like teachers who complain about the decline in students' language skills.
Throughout the history of film, the Dutch painter was given many identities.
Linguist Fieke Van der Gucht investigated the way the old Germanic people chose their first names. As for her own name? Turns out her parents weren’t very good at German.
Linguist Fieke Van der Gucht declares her love to a comma.
Foreign publishers, foreign rights agents, cultural foundations, translators and a bit of luck. This is what you need to get your book translated.
The Flemish tenacity for cycling inspired the English to invent much of today’s cycling lingo.
What has happened to the East Germans since 9 November 1989? They had celebrated the prompt reunification with exuberant joy. However today, the gap between East and West still exists.
On 13 October 1944, the first V1 fell on Antwerp. This was the start of a long period of fear and terror.
Wouter Paijmans recently exchanged the brush for needle and thread. Still, the painterly approach can be seen in his 'confection paintings'.
Nowhere is the Gender Pay Gap as strongly present as in professional football and cycling. Hind Fraihi states its about time the gap gets closed.
Since its start in 2000, the Brussels dance theatre company has been building up a strong international reputation.
Fifty years ago, Eddy Merckx won his first Tour de France, a few moments later the first man set foot on the moon.
In the Flemish music industry, pop and rock photographer Alex Vanhee has been a household name for more than 25 years now.
The artist from The Hague builds overwhelming experiences in the form of large installations.
The European elections in the Low Countries did not provide clear-cut results. The voters were dispersed across multiple different parties.
How can we make large, complex issues more manageable? Dutch artist Lieke van der Made discovered that by editing footage, her videos could achieve these ends.
Broadcasters and major news brands focus more and more on podcasting. What about its popularity in Flanders and the Netherlands?
In Amsterdam, the Flemish Jan Raes leads the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO), now widely praised as one of the best orchestras in the world.
250 words have been discovered from Skepi, a Dutch-based creole language spoken in Guyana for three centuries. And that's a big deal.