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Dutch speakers have made their mark in history particularly in the arts and science and this legacy is continued to this day with Dutch and Flemish designers, architects and DJ’s celebrated worldwide.

The information you see here gives you some idea of the scope of the talent of Dutch speakers from the past to today. After you have had a stroll around all these wonderful objects and people have a go at the quiz.

Click on the image or words to read more information below and then try the quiz.

Maps Graphic Design Philosophy Art Product Design Entertainment Science Fashion Design Literature


Gerardus Mercator (1512-1594) was a Flemish cartographer, who is famous for the Mercator projection world map, which is basically the projection that is still widely used today. More recently, it has been criticised for having a eurocentric view, as Europe is first of all central on the map and also seems larger than it actually is.