Testing the alarms

Since 9/11, many people have come to view the world through a filter of anxiety. Daily media reports of terror attacks or threats keep us all on heightened alert. But […]

Nine days to remember: Operation Market Garden

This documentary tells the story of the Battle of Arnhem in September 1944. It combines rare archive material with the memories of both civilians and soldiers who took part in […]

Talking to: Pierre Janssen

“Talking To” was a weekly interview programme produced in the 70’s and 80’s by arts and culture host Nevil Gray. In this edition of the programme, his guest was the […]

Battle of Arnhem

In 1952, 8 years after the disastrous Battle of Arnhem, Radio Netherlands retold the events of that fateful 17th of September 1944 with the help of a diary of one […]

Eric Beauchemin (1964-2021)

Everyone is shocked at the sudden passing of Eric Beauchemin on November 6th 2021. He was just 57 and was entering a new chapter in his journalistic career. I visited […]

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: 2008 year-end review

For many years, well into the 21st century, Radio Netherlands surveyed the pop music charts of 18 European countries every week and compiled one-hour programmes for rebroadcasting around the world […]

FelixMeritis Building in Amsterdam

The Felix Meritis building in Amsterdam

  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 […]