When you travel to West Wales you might end up in 'Little Flanders', once the home of 'brave and robust hard workers'.
Migration, the Other Way Around
News often focuses on negative aspects of migration, but in most cases there are both challenges and opportunities for migrants and the host country. In this series we bring you stories about large groups of people who left the Low Countries for other parts of the world.
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.
Two Flemish merchants left an imprint on the history of the Portuguese island of Madeira that is still visible today.
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.