‘One-Third Land and Two-Thirds Sky' – that is how the film director Peter Greenaway saw, and sees, the Netherlands.
In a country of polders, flatness defines everything. This flatness means that nobody can rise above you, nor you above them.
The DNA of the Netherlands
The oldest Dutch department store chain De Bijenkorf is celebrating its 150th year.
Tratsaert will succeed Luc Devoldere as editor-in-chief and managing director of Flemish-Dutch cultural institution Ons Erfdeel vzw.
The Dutch have a constant willingness to compromise and whose aim above all is a general consensus.
Which image or object would you choose to capture the Low Countries?
Jan Renkema provides a clear analysis of the Dutch identity in his pamphlet ‘The DNA of the Netherlands’. He starts with a conversation on a flight to Schiphol.
Water shortage is becoming ever more serious and is now causing problems with shipping, agriculture and subsidence.
For decades, pigeon racing was as much part of Belgium as the Atomium, chip stalls and cycle racing.
If you really want to get to know Flanders, you have to drive along its stone roads.
We have summarised and analysed the results of our survey.
Historians have chosen new themes to represent the Canon of Dutch History.
Hind Fraihi argues that the new 'blacktivism' should not become an identity movement.
This year, the Month of Philosophy in Belgium and the Netherlands is dedicated to the concept of truth.
If a vaccine against COVID-19 is ever developed, there is a good chance it will happen in Belgium.
Many European rulers gave speeches during the corona crisis. How did they infuse their words with power? What meanings did Willem-Alexander’s concerned look and Filip’s stiff facial expression lend to their messages? And who gave the best speech?
Since it was established in 1971, ‘De Engelbewaarder’ has been known as the first literary café in the Netherlands. Not only John Irving once drank a beer there.
In his call to remain alert to a new anti-Semitism, Dutch writer Arnon Grunberg referred to the Holocaust during National Remembrance Day. According to Hind Fraihi, he shouldn't have done that.
Belgium was one of Europe’s founders and main supporters, but in recent times the consensus for the European project has been somewhat worn down.
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