James Joyce in Trieste

The great Irish writer James Joyce (1882-1941) left Ireland with his wife Nora Barnacle in 1904 and spent the following years in Trieste. This Adriatic port city is now in […]

Millennium: The threshold, Part 2 of 2

It’s just a number, you might say — the year 2000. And yet, the start of a new millennium has been the focus of great fears of destruction and extinction, […]

The senses: Smell, Part 1 of 5

This programme is part of the series The Senses

  In the first in a five-part series on the senses, we look at one of our most overlooked senses, the sense of smell. And yet it is difficult to […]

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 […]