DutchNews podcast – The Grinch Stole My Oliebollen Edition – Week 49

There’s not much Christmas cheer in our last podcast of the year, as the Dutch government joins the chorus of disapproval against Donald Trump’s latest diplomatic intervention, texting while cycling is officially frowned on, a radio station is pilloried for a sexist prank and Spain comes under fire for its treatment of Morgan the orca. Andre Rieu makes a surprise guest appearance in our sports news, while our end-of-year discussion looks at some of the top 2000 reasons to celebrate Christmas in the Netherlands.

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Top story

Dutch government criticises ‘counterproductive’ Trump statement on Jerusalem

News

Radio presenter apologises to singer after nude prank sparks backlash

Primary school teachers to strike again on December 12

Dutch government pledges to outlaw texting while cycling

Spanish aquarium accused of using Morgan the rescued orca for breeding

Sport

Feyenoord and Vitesse avoid humiliation in Europe (NOS, Dutch)

Ajax sign African teenager from Belgian club Mechelen

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to our podcast listeners, and tune in again when we return on January 5 2018