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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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Fashion Design

Martin Margiela is a remarkable fashion designer who really turns fashion on its head, playing with fabrics and concepts, turning him into a guru for a very dedicated group of followers all over the world. He is known as one of the ‘Antwerp 6’, along with Dries Van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester, Dirk Van Saene, Dirk Bikkembergs and Walter Van Beirendonck. You can google them for lots of great images, includingMartin Margiela’s wig coat (spring 2009).