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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.

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“Girl with a Pearl Earring”;This is a well known painting by Johannes Vermeer (1632-75), which became even more famous after Tracey Chevalier wrote a book about it which was also turned into a film in 2004, starring Scarlet Johansson and Colin Firth. Vermeer is seen as one of the best Dutch painters of the 17 th Century, as he had an incredible eye and skill for the use of colour and light.