National anthem part of integration course

The Dutch national anthem, the Wilhelmus, should become part of the compulsory integration course for new immigrants to the Netherlands, MPs agreed on Tuesday.

A majority voted in favour of the proposal drafted by the fundamentalist Christian party SGP and integration minister Eberhard van der Laan said he liked the idea.
Immigrants will not have to learn all 15 verses of the anthem because ‘most native Dutch people couldn’t do that,’MP Kees van der Staaij said. The first and sixth verses are used most often.

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