‘Dutch identity is under pressure’
What does it mean to be Dutch? Is there more to it than just windmills and tulips? Historian James Kennedy offered insight into these issues during a lunch lecture held today in the Vrijhof.
The lecture titled ‘Dutch identity: from milk to drugs’ was part of the Week of Inspiration. It looked into how Dutch people see themselves now and how they have defined themselves over the past decades. Professor Kennedy drew a picture of how a nation with once clear values slowly transformed into its current search for ‘who are we, really?’