DutchNews podcast – The Ophefgeddon Edition – Week 20


The podcast returns after a two-week break with a round-up of the minor outrages that have been swirling round social media, from the French family who cheated death at a safari park to Hema’s protracted protractors and Thierry Baudet’s unsettling ode to a baguette. Elsewhere, find out why Mark Rutte had some unlikely guests on his flight back from the Caribbean, how Amsterdam is planning to turn back the tourist tide and why universities are concerned about the growth of English-language classes. And in sport, we catch up with Tom Dumoulin’s bid for a second Giro title and attempt to untangle the Byzantine permutations of the end-of-season Eredivisie play-offs.

Top story

Rutte visits Sint-Maarten to discuss hurricane funding, comes back with iguanas


Blunder meant police ignored tip-off about man who stabbed three in The Hague

Universities call for cap on English-language tuition

First ‘new’ Rembrandt discovered for 44 years

Amsterdam takes steps to stop tourists turning city into theme park


Dumoulin in second place halfway through bid to retain Giro d’Italia title (NOS, Dutch)

Roda JC relegated, Almere on verge of history, Sparta battle for survival against Emmen

Hooligans who attacked Bas Dost and Sporting Lisbon team-mates charged with terrorism

Discussion: outbreak of ophef

Taped pages of Anne Frank diary revealed

Volkert van der Graaf wants to emigrate

VVD and Denk indulge in Middle East flag wars (AT5, Dutch)

Boer zoekt vrouw sparks concern about boxed goats (KRO website, Dutch)

NOS under fire as Anne-Marie Couderc becomes temporary CEO of KLM (Adformatie, Dutch)

Cheetahs stalk French tourists who get out of car in safari park

Students fear exam results will be scuppered by HEMA triangle (24oranges.nl)

Forklift truck incident leads to 20-man brawl in Drenthe (RTV Drenthe, Dutch, with video)

PostNL advise man who complains of delivery vans in his street to move house (AT5, Dutch)

Thierry Baguette: FvD leader’s half-baked prose sparks stiff criticism on Twitter (NRC, Dutch)

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