History

Forgotten women painters of the Dutch Renaissance and Golden Age

The Netherlands is of course a land of art and museums. Countless museums showcase the works of...

Stunning colourised footage of Rotterdam before WWII (video inside!)

This newly colourised footage of Rotterdam before the war offers a unique glimpse into the city's former...

Van hier tot Tokio: a history of Dutch-Japanese relations

Dutch-Japanese relations have a long and interesting history, which is determined by commerce, trade, and war. Here's...

Remembering the bombing of Rotterdam on May 14

Just ten days after the yearly Dutch commemoration that is Dodenherdenking and Bevrijdingsdag, the inhabitants of Rotterdam have...

Religion in the Netherlands: a perspective on the different religions in the country

Despite being some of the most secular of nations in the world, Dutch culture is still very...

What was the VOC? The Dutch East India Company explained

The VOC is a crucial part of Dutch history. If you've been living in the Netherlands for...

That time the Dutch conquered Britain (ja, we’re serious)

You remember learning about the Glorious Revolution in history class right? Us neither. Don’t worry, it’s not...

The pilgrims in Leiden: Where were the pilgrims before they sailed to America?

The pilgrims in Leiden are a really important part of Dutch and American history. They were a...
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