The Low Countries

Deze Engelstalige blog, gelinkt aan het jaarboek The Low Countries, brengt nieuws over taal, cultuur en maatschappij in de Lage Landen voor een breed buitenlands publiek.

  • 12 oktober 2018

When smoking was just a pleasure

When smoking was just a pleasure

Today, everyone is convinced that cigarettes are harmful to our health. That used to be different in the old days. Who remembers still the advertisements on which men and women cheerfully blew out smoke? From 19 October, the exhibition ROOK (Smoke) brings those smelly days back to the Huis van Alijn in Ghent.

  • 11 oktober 2018

80 Years' War or The Birth of the Netherlands at Rijksmuseum

80 Years' War or The Birth of the Netherlands at Rijksmuseum

The Eighty Years' War broke out 450 years ago. To mark this event the Rijksmuseum is holding an exhibition entitled 80 Years’ War. The Birth of the Netherlands. From 12 October 2018 to 20 January 2019, satirical cartoons, items of clothing, weapons and paintings by Bruegel, Rubens and Ter Borch will be our ‘eyewitnesses’, telling the story of how the Dutch nation was born.

  • 9 oktober 2018

The Gazette van Detroit stops after 104 years

The Gazette van Detroit stops after 104 years

The website of The Gazette van Detroit will cease to exist by December. The paper version already disappeared three years ago. The Gazette has been the voice of the Flemish in North America for the last 104 years.

  • 9 oktober 2018

Get ready for the Rembrandt year with CODART

Get ready for the Rembrandt year with CODART

2019 marks the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt van Rijn’s death. All over the world institutions will celebrate this remarkable painter and his contemporaries of the Dutch Golden Age with major exhibitions and events throughout the year. Take your agenda and prepare your culture trip with this overview of activities, made by CODART, the international network of curators of Dutch and Flemish art.

  • 5 oktober 2018

‘14/18 – Rupture or Continuity’ shines light on Belgian Art around World War I

‘14/18 – Rupture or Continuity’ shines light on Belgian Art around World War I

World War I had a major effect on Belgian visual arts. German occupation, the horror at the battlefield and the experience of exile led to multiple narratives and artistic expressions by Belgian artists during and after the war. The book 14/18 – Rupture or Continuity takes a look at Belgian artistic life in the years around the First World War and how it was affected by this event.

  • 4 oktober 2018

Find your inner detective at the Museum of Crime

Find your inner detective at the Museum of Crime

Are you into crime series on television? And knives and blood don’t give you goosebumps? Than we invite you to satisfy your needs at the Ghent City Museum STAM, where they set up a temporary Museum of Crime from October 26th.