Two Flemish merchants left an imprint on the history of the Portuguese island of Madeira that is still visible today.
The Dutch had a big influence on the cultural, linguistic and physical landscape of countries surrounding the Baltic Sea.
We translated excerpts from 'Declaration of Love to the Dutch Language' in which Mira Feticu describes her struggle to learn Dutch.
Liberian-born writer Vamba Sherif recognises himself in Feticu's book about her difficult conquest of the Dutch language.
Writers Ivo Victoria, Sarah Meuleman and Geert Buelens all found it liberating to move to the Netherlands. But it wasn’t long before they encountered the downsides of their destination country.
It is strange how the Flemish media and government use the word vreemd, a word with connotations such as 'foreign', 'deviant', 'unusual'.
Over the centuries, many Dutch people have contributed to Asian culture and society in various ways.
In both the Netherlands and Belgium, the number of inhabitants from the other country has grown considerably in the past fifteen years.
When you travel to West Wales you might end up in 'Little Flanders', once the home of 'brave and robust hard workers'.
Migration offers good pickings for populists, while those who take an honest look at the subject find they are up against a headwind. A double interview with migration specialists.