The Netherlands is a country steeped in culture. Well known for its windmills and national flower, the tulip, it is also a country famous for being the birthplace of some of the history’s most important and influential artists, such as Rembrandt, Johannes Vermeer and Vincent Van Gogh. A mostly flat country, it is accessible on foot, by car, by train, by boat, and – the preferred method of transport for many Dutch people – by bike. The urban landscape offers unique and vibrant cities, such as the cosmopolitan capital of Amsterdam, full of cultural inspiration and with an intricate network of canals. The natural landscape of the Netherlands ranges from the hundreds of kilometres of coast bordering the North Sea and Wadden Sea, to the flat countryside of the mainland, divided by canals and rivers, to magical forests. 

In the 20th Century the Netherlands became renowned for producing moving and thought-provoking documentaries, such as those by Joris Ivens and Bert Haanstra, and this tradition is still honoured through the The Netherlands Film Festival’s Crystal Film award for best documentary film and the Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival, the world’s largest documentary film festival. The country is also home to the Netherlands Film Fund and the Netherlands Film and Television Academy.

Our Partner Saxion University and sub-Partners Deventer International Youth Festival and FRIS Foundation for Creative Entrepreneurs are based in the East of the Netherlands. Click on the links on the top right for more information.