History

Forgotten women painters of the Dutch Renaissance and Golden Age

The Netherlands is a land of art and museums. From the Frans Hals and Van Gogh Museums...

Why the Netherlands isn’t underwater (VIDEO INSIDE)

It's miraculous how these flat lowlands have managed to withstand becoming an Atlantis. If you're wondering how,...

The Atlantic Wall: the remnants of Nazis on the Dutch coast

You might have noticed concrete bunkers in the dunes along The Hague's coastline, ominously pointing out toward...

How the fate of 17 Dutch sailors changed history

History is full of butterfly effects. The first voyage of the Dutch to China is no exception,...

Did the Dutch really buy New York for 24 dollars? 

Have you ever wondered how New Amsterdam came to be New York? Why did the Dutch buy...

“Mother of 1001 children”: the resistance heroine who saved thousands from the Nazis

Truus Wijsmuller or “Auntie Truus” as she was also known dedicated her life to helping children affected...

The Amsterdam canal houses: why are they so wonderfully weird?

Images of Amsterdam’s much loved narrow and wonky canal houses have shaped the world’s perception of Dutch...

The Dutch and South Africa: more than just Apartheid and Boers

The Dutch changed the course of South African history, culture and identity the moment they first stepped...
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