The KANTL, or Royal Academy for Dutch Language and Literature, was founded in 1886 to stimulate cultural and literary life in Flanders. KANTL currently works on two levels: the promotion of Flemish culture and literature on the one hand, and research into the Dutch language, culture and literature on the other.
Overview of Flemish and Dutch literary magazines.
Cultural and Literary Magazines
The virtual magazine stand of CeLT, the Association of Cultural and Literary Magazines from Flanders.
Flanders and the Netherlands abroad
The Netherlands has over 150 embassies, consulates and permanent delegations abroad.
Overzicht van de Belgische ambassades en consulaten in het buitenland.
The Institut Néerlandais, founded in 1957, is the Dutch cultural centre in Paris. It is both a platform for Dutch culture in France and a forum for cultural exchange between France and the Netherlands. It organises exhibitions, concerts, film showings, lectures, workshops, panel discussions, literary presentations and evenings devoted to dance and theatre. Every year over 500 French people learn to speak Dutch there.
The Flemish government has a network of around 120 representatives abroad.
The IVN, or International Association of Dutch Studies, which was founded in 1970, is an interest group for lecturers and teachers of Dutch at universities and colleges of higher education all over the world. The association is supported financially by the Nederlandse Taalunie and offers a platform for Dutch studies, in the broadest sense, to over 15,000 students in a good 40 countries.