Chris Chambers meets Louise Groenman

Louise Groenman (©Rob Bogaerts) Chris Chambers talks to perhaps the most influential woman in the Netherlands. Louise Groenman is a former politician of the social-liberal D66 party who holds a […]

Chris Chambers meets Mies Bouhuys

Chris Chambers talks to Dutch author Mies Bouhuys, who is a successful writer of children’s stories. She was profoundly influenced by her experiences during World War Two and became even […]

Dutch Horizons – Slavery Special

This programme is an updated version of the Slavery Special, broadcast on the December 24, 2000, when the location and the design of the National Slavery Monument had not yet […]

VIP Lounge: Joris Ivens

This entry is part of the series VIP Lounge

VIP Lounge was a series of portraits produced in the late 80’s of well-known Dutch people who have gained international fame for their professional achievements. In this programme our guest […]

Barrier enclosing the Gaza Strip

A prison within a prison

When one thinks of prison islands many names spring to mind – Devil’s Island, Robben Island, Alcatraz Island, to name a few. Gaza may not be an island or a […]

Hello! Human Rights

The State We’re In – Human rights defenders

This edition of The State We’re, a weekly programme on “human rights, human wrongs and how we treat each other”, features human rights defenders from across the globe, including Umida […]

Euro Hit 40 – Review 2008

For many years, well into this century, Radio Netherlands surveyed the pop music charts of 18 European countries every week and compiled one-hour programmes for rebroadcasting around the world in […]

FelixMeritis Building in Amsterdam

Felix Meritis

Felix Meritis is one of the Netherlands most remarkable and important historical buildings. Lying on one of the grandest canals in Amsterdam, it has been the centre of the Dutch […]

The State We’re In: Language Rights

Language is the greatest tool of communication we have and it brings people together. So why is it that such a precious and essential tool is often at the heart […]

Banned Books (©MvdMeer)

The State We’re In: Banned Books

Ever since the invention of printing, books have been banned, blacklisted, boycotted, burned and bowdlerized. Books can be dangerous, but the right to produce and distribute a book is essential […]