Large-scale research shows that the Dutch are unanimous about what makes the Netherlands the Netherlands, despite sharp contradictions in the public debate.
The former cycling world champion Willy De Bruyn is the first transgender to get a street named after him in Brussels.
Derek Blyth points out a unique Belgian phenomenon, the trade in paper beach flowers.
Discover the other side of the popular seaside resort with its impressive Art Nouveau houses, adorned with loggias, glazed tiles and elegant ironwork.
The Netherlands celebrates extensively that women are allowed to vote there since 1919. Yet the struggle is far from over.
Derek Blyth expresses his love for the carillons of Flanders and the Netherlands.
No house is more Dutch than the terraced house. Yet this type of architecture has only recently come to be valued as it should. Time to redress the balance.
Where are the official apologies for the sufferings the Dutch and Belgians caused in their former colonies?
The European elections in the Low Countries did not provide clear-cut results. The voters were dispersed across multiple different parties.
Mobility policy in France, Belgium and the Netherlands is making way for the bicycle, with Groningen as a founding example.
Cross-border solidarity in Belgium and the Netherlands is more popular than the political debate suggests.
What's at stake on Sunday? Political scientist Herwig Reynaert is looking ahead.
Travel diaries written by Dutch men and women born more than two centuries ago suggest that stress is not a recent phenomenon.
Derek Blyth hits the road in a very Dutch phenomenon, the caravan.
A selection of recent university press publications about the Low Countries in English.
Reflecting on Leonardo da Vinci’s death, 500 years ago, Luc Devoldere makes a few comments on the notion of the uomo universale.
Thierry Baudet and Dries Van Langenhove receive far more attention from the media than is justified by their importance.
The internationally renowned essayist has been awarded the Golden Quill for his contribution to the international political debate and his outstanding service to the Dutch language.
Derek Blyth ends up in a deserted village that refuses to die.
Thierry Baudet’s conservative ideas fly in the face of the enlightenment values that have long been dominant. This opposition is a defining moment for our modern culture.
Ostend is different. Other resorts along Belgium’s North Sea coastline are small, touristy places. But Ostend is a real city.
From Nazi Germany to the current refugee crisis: Hind Fraihi argues antisemites have always found ways to blame the Jews.
Flanders has been synonymous with bicycle racing for many years, but is cycling truly ‘ours’, as one popular Flemish newspaper keeps claiming?
Right-wing extremism and Muslim extremism penetrate deeper into society, even into institutions. Meanwhile a much larger problem is overshadowed: inequality.
Broadcasters and major news brands focus more and more on podcasting. What about its popularity in Flanders and the Netherlands?
Playfulness is a recurring theme in the Dutch culture: there seems to be a particular gamesome gene present, starting with Erasmus.