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.

  • 16 januari 2019

Poetry International celebrates 50th anniversary with more poets in fewer days

Poetry International celebrates 50th anniversary with more poets in fewer days

The Poetry International Festival celebrates its 50th anniversary this year! The stages of Rotterdam's oldest festival already featured Nobel prize-winning poets as well as young talents. The festival is an example for and founding father of many poetry festivals around the world. Poetry International celebrates this anniversary from 13 to 16 June with a festive festival edition in De Doelen, the place where the festival first took place in 1970.

  • 15 januari 2019

Claude Vanheye portrays top DJs in Groninger Museum

Claude Vanheye portrays top DJs in Groninger Museum

From 17 January, the Groninger Museum will present the exhibition 'DVOTION' by the renowned Dutch photographer Claude Vanheye. With this exhibition of photos from international top dj's he celebrates 50 years as a photographer.

  • 14 januari 2019

Broeder Dieleman and the Success of Dutch Dialect Singers

Broeder Dieleman and the Success of Dutch Dialect Singers

On his fourth album ‘Komma’ (Comma) Tonnie Dieleman, alias Broeder Dieleman, tells tales from and about his native soil, the district of Axel in Zeelandic Flanders. Because you just do not feel as connected to anywhere else as the clay where you were born and raised. A lesson that more and more musicians in the Netherlands are taking to heart, since pop music sung in dialect is on the march.

  • 13 januari 2019

Cleveland Museum of Art Debuts New Northern European Galleries

Cleveland Museum of Art Debuts New Northern European Galleries

The Cleveland Museum of Art announced the opening of its reimagined Northern European galleries (213–15) featuring art of the Netherlands, Germany, Central Europe, and France from about 1600 to 1725. The completely redesigned galleries feature a selection of beloved masterworks from the permanent collection as well as several important new acquisitions on view for the first time, including Dirck van Baburen’s Violin Player with a Wine Glass and Still Life with Meat, Fish, Vegetables, and Fruit by Jacob van Hulsdonck.

  • 11 januari 2019

Belgium Booms at Eurosonic Noorderslag

Belgium Booms at Eurosonic Noorderslag

Music professionals from all over the world gather next week in Groningen at the Eurosonic Noorderslag (ESNS) showcase festival. Their goal? Discovering new talent. From 16 to 19 January the stage is reserved for Belgian artists.

  • 10 januari 2019

Digital Library for Dutch Literature celebrates 20th anniversary

Digital Library for Dutch Literature celebrates 20th anniversary

This year, the Digital Library for Dutch Literature (Digitale Bibliotheek voor de Nederlandse Letteren or DBNL) will celebrate its 20th anniversary. This anniversary will not go unnoticed. Throughout the year, the spotlight will be on this digital treasury, which is freely accessible to everyone worldwide. For example, the monthly newsletter will feature a well-known DBNL fan who talks about a treasure he or she has excavated from the digital library.

  • 8 januari 2019

Wave of Dutch youth arts in the United States

Wave of Dutch youth arts in the United States

Throughout 2019, Never Grow Up! presents an abundance of Dutch film, literature and performing arts for young audiences in the United States. A wide range of work from the Netherlands for young audiences and families will be presented and shared at festivals, conferences and other platforms, all representing a respect for young people and dedication to youth culture as an autonomous art form.

  • 19 december 2018

FIRST BOOK: Herien Wensink summons the delirium of the Great War with debut novel Kleihuid (‘Clay Skin’)

FIRST BOOK: Herien Wensink summons the delirium of the Great War with debut novel Kleihuid (‘Clay Skin’)

The monthly column First Book draws attention to literary debuts which garnered less notice upon release than they deserve. In this first edition, Dick Vandenberghe has selected Kleihuid (‘Clay Skin’), in which author Herien Wensink provokes with pressing questions, seen in the light of the First World War. At the bottom of the article you will find some excerpts from the book translated into English.

  • 19 december 2018

Search for Dutch artists abroad via this database

Search for Dutch artists abroad via this database

In 2017, 761 Dutch artists were involved in 2411 activities in the United States. This happened mainly in March. It was mainly musicians, visual artists and creative people in the audiovisual industry who introduced the Americans to their art. How do we know all this? Thanks to the renewed database of DutchCulture. From now on, everyone can easily overview all Dutch cultural activities abroad. The revamped database of DutchCulture contains over 5,500 profiles that can be searched and contacted.