High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands


High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands


A Sea Change in Ostend

On a visit to the Flemish coastal town of Ostend, Derek Blyth discovers grand architecture, a world-famous soul singer and the perfect shrimp croquette.


Léon Spilliaert, a Troubled and Troubling Painter

From his celebrated self-portraits to dreamlike scenes of the North Sea coast, a major exhibition in London will introduce UK audiences to the visionary work of Flemish artist Léon Spilliaert.


When Flemish Rabbits Fed the Poor of London

In the 19th century, rabbits from Flanders became a popular source of cheap meat for the poor of London. They came by boat, so they called them 'Ostend Rabbits'.

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