DutchNews podcast – The Magnificent Solo Gift Card Edition – Week 9


A week of impulse buys and dodgy transactions is capped by the Dutch government increasing its stake in Air France-KLM, sparking ophef in Paris and causing the airline’s share price to take a nosedive. We do our best to untangle the can of worms that was opened by Wopke Hoekstra’s surprise move. Elsewhere, 90,000 bottles of vodka marked for Kim Jong-Un are seized in Rotterdam, new migrants are warned not to fall for scammers posing as the Dutch immigration service and disgruntled gift card owners spark riots in toy stores. We also bring you news of a terrorist plot in Groningen and ask what could possibly be prompting record numbers of British expats to turn Dutch.


Man from Groningen arrested on suspicion of preparing terrorist attack

More British nationals give up passports and go Dutch as Brexit looms

Dutch customs seize 90,000 bottles of vodka allegedly headed for North Korea

Warning after Indians living in Netherlands targeted by fake IND phone calls

‘Numberplate of the week’ scheme helps police catch travelling criminal gangs


Eredivisie gap down to two points as PSV can only draw with Feyenoord

ADO fans spray anti-Semitic graffiti ahead of Ajax clash

Get on your bike if you want to see Formula One racing at Zandvoort

Discussion: Dutch government acquires a 14% stake in KLM

France and the Netherlands make up after Air France-KLM share purchase

Dutch state buys stake in Air France-KLM ‘to increase influence’


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