DutchNews podcast – But Everybody Speaks English Edition – Week 3

Photo: By FaceMePLS from The Hague, via Wikimedia Commons

In this week’s podcast we survey the debris from a winter storm that cost €90 million and the obstacles on the path to learning Dutch. Plus how the Belgians came to the rescue when the Russians came calling, why an Amsterdam court became the latest Brexit battleground and the fake news item that’s been exposed after 370 years. You can also hear how Molly’s favourite football manager fared as he tried to revive Sparta’s fortunes.

Top story

Damage bill for winter storm estimated at €90m

Here’s an interactive map where you can track gritter lorries in the Netherlands

… and the Scottish version

News

Brits go to court in Amsterdam to protect EU citizenship rights

US ambassador admits comments about no-go zones were ‘exaggerated’

Dutch taxpayers picking up bill for Groningen earthquake damage

Belgian jets usher Russian bombers out of Dutch airspace

‘Spanish blood’ theory of short, dark Dutchmen revealed to be myth

Sport

Dick Advocaat kicks off mission to save Sparta with 1-0 home defeat (NOS, Dutch)

Footballing legend Willem van Hanegem diagnosed with prostate cancer

Discussion: How difficult is it to learn Dutch as a foreigner?

English is no longer a foreign language in the Netherlands, but it has a unique character here

Expats in the Netherlands need to learn the language too (NRC, Dutch, 2002)