High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands


High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands


From Clara to Bokito: The Wilderness in Our Zoos

Our fascination for and exploitation of wild animals has a long history that reveals major social changes: from prestige projects for medieval monarchs to experiences for the general public.


The People's Bird On Belgians and their Pigeons

Until recently there was no country where pigeon racing was as widespread as in Belgium. Programmes on the radio devoted to the pigeon fancy were an indication of the position it held in the national culture. Not only pigeon racing but the...


Horsing Around in Vilvoorde

Derek Blyth discovers a monument to an English martyr, a traditional horsemeat restaurant and a waterfront that looks like Brooklyn.


Our Top History Stories of the Year

Join us in bidding goodbye to 2023 with some of the most surprising stories we have published this year about the history of Flanders and the Netherlands.

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