A bohemian in Amsterdam: Jan Amos Comenius

The programme looks at the life and work of Jan Amos Comenius (1592-1670). Hélène Michaud examines the last 14 years of this Czech humanist’s life which was spent in exile […]

VOC ship Duyfken

Dheera Sujan happened to be in Perth when Crown Prince Willem-Alexander laid the keel for the replica of the VOC ship Duyfken, which brought the first white man to Western […]

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was without a doubt the most successful 20th-century children’s book author in the pre-Harry Potter age. In 1982, he was guest of honour at the annual Children’s […]

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 […]

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 […]