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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.

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Desiderius Erasmus (ca1466-1536) was a monk, humanist philosopher and writer and one of the most prominent thinkers of his day. He was very much in favour of tolerance and freedom for scientists and ideas. The famous ‘Swan’ bridge in Rotterdam is named after him, as well as the European student exchange programme, which supplies bursaries for undergraduate students who would like to study abroad as part of their degree programme.