Thanks to the online museum Flandrica, you can now explore the cultural history of Flanders without stepping into the winter cold. The website offers guided tours tracing the paths of Flemings who have influenced global history, illustrated by the masterpieces they left behind. But you can also scroll through the ages to learn, for example, the best way to make a pear tart (in the 17th century).
Flandrica contains documents created in and dealing with Flanders, as well as gems that have become part of the Flemish patrimony, such as the Anjou Bible. This fragile manuscript from the 14th century, made in Italy but in Flemish hands since 1509, is safely stored in a dark vault in Leuven, but you can now admire its superbly illuminated pages online.
Continue reading: Flemish history at your fingertips; Flandrica lets you browse through both famous manuscripts and sketches of the daily life of yesteryear.