The Treaty of London of 19 April 1839 meant the definitive international recognition of Belgium's independence.
With the Congo Commission, Belgium took a different path from the Netherlands, which had its colonial past in Indonesia investigated by three institutes. What does this mean for dealing with a fraught history?
Belgium has an interim minority government to deal with the corona crisis. The emergency has exacerbated the division in the country. Will Belgium fall apart, or is it actually a laboratory for Europe?
The proximity, shared language and history make it easy for Dutch artists to find their way to Belgium.
A new and younger generation in Belgian music is taking over the torch from the established order.
Britain and Belgium became culturally entangled as a result of their interaction in the period between the Napoleonic Wars and the First World War.
At the beginning of September 1944, 75 years ago, the first allied forces entered Belgium to liberate the country from the German occupier.
Stromae expresses and depicts the diversity of Belgian society through the collision of his Belgian-ness and Brussels patriotism with a multitude of diverse perspectives.
In his book 'Leopold's Legacy', photographer Oliver Leu is researching the various forms of representation of the colonial history of Congo in Belgium.
Derek Blyth points out a unique Belgian phenomenon, the trade in paper beach flowers.
The United States of Belgium tells the story of the First Belgian Revolution before the creation of a language barrier between French and Dutch.
One hundred years ago, the treaty that would finally end World War I was signed in Versailles. A frustrating experience for war-battered Belgium.
A young, progressive generation is genuinely interested in Belgium’s colonial past, mainly because they realise that the origin of today’s racism can often be found in this period.