Lingen (Germany), In this provincial town (52.000 inhabitants) in the north of Germany, is every year a festival week: it’s called: ‘the Dutch Fest’. Lingen has been connected from 16th century with The Dutch until the beginning of 1700 because the city did belong to the Netherlands. After that period the region was annexed by the Prussian. About 1920 the Dutch language was still the medium on the street and in the church (…) Because of the history the neighbours share an alliance that will be committed to memory every year by this festivity. The Dutch culture takes over for a week in Lingen and Dutch artists are invited to expose.