Netherlands

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Abraham Tuschinski’s cinema empire in Amsterdam and Rotterdam

Polish Jewish migrant Tuschinski established several cinemas in the Netherlands

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Henri Cassiers and his art advertising the Low Countries

Henri Cassiers’ artworks promoted tourist locations in Belgium and the Netherlands.

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postcard showing 4 black and white photographs of views of a town. The words 'Groeten uit Spijkenisse' are printed.

Take a virtual tour of Spijkennise, Duncan Laurence’s home town

Let’s explore Spijkennise – a small town in south Holland, home to Eurovision winner Duncan Laurence.

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Inspiring movement: Piet Mondrian, painting and migration

Celebrated Dutch artist Piet Mondrian is a pioneer of 20th century abstract art who lived in Paris, London and New York, with his art reflecting his migrations.

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From coffee, tea and tobacco to UNESCO: Rotterdam’s Van Nelle Factory

The Van Nelle Factory in Rotterdam grew from a small firm selling coffee, tea and tobacco, to a large factory of steel and glass, the first daylight factory in Europe.

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An international news medium – the European dissemination of 17th century Dutch Newspapers

The Dutch Republic was not the first country where newspapers were published. But in Amsterdam the conditions for the gathering and publishing of news appeared to be much better than in other places. Why?

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Catchpenny prints in The Netherlands

What did the people in the lower orders of society and children read in the 18th and 19th centuries? In the Netherlands, their main reading material was catchpenny prints.

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Philips: illuminating the world from Eindhoven

Learn how two Dutch brothers who wanted to make a lightbulb factory started the multinational concern.

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The Flying Dutchmen: 100 years of KLM

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines celebrates its 100th anniversary on 7 October. To honour this jubilees, this blog explores the cultural heritage of KLM found on Europeana. Come fly with us to discover stories and pictures from aviation history.

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Marie Jeanette de Lange and the Dutch reform dress movement

This painting from 1900 by Dutch artist Jan Toorop employs a ‘modern’, pointillist technique to depict a genuinely modern woman: Marie Jeanette de Lange.

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The Watersnoodramp: the Dutch battle against water in moving image

It is 66 years ago to the day that the Netherlands was hit by a big natural disaster, the North Sea flood (“Watersnoodramp”). In the early morning of 1st February 1953, the dykes broke through due to a heavy storm and high tide and water flooded large parts of the South-West provinces. Over 1800 people […]

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