DutchNews podcast – The Anne Frank and Crystal Meth Edition – Week 26
Cheese, canals and cycling – the podcast team tries to identify the DNA of Dutch identity in a week when the Dutch sense of order was turned on its head. The 112 emergency services hotline broke down, the women’s football team won a match with a late penalty and a midsummer Elfstedentocht was staged in 30-degree heat. We also look at moves to atone for two dark episodes in the nation’s history, the latest vaccination figures and yet more changes to the inburgering criteria.
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Ophef of the week
Rapper ‘Anne Frank’ changes name again after social media storm [AD, Dutch]
Dutch police find 2.5 tonnes of crystal meth behind false wall
PVV submit motion in Parliament calling for ‘pitpoesjes’ at Zandvoort GP
112 emergency line goes down for hours as major disturbance hits KPN
KPN officials summoned to explain 112 emergency line failings
Amsterdam council votes to apologise for slave trading past
Dutch railway operator agrees to pay tens of millions to Holocaust victims
Nine children and one adult diagnosed with measles in Bible Belt village
Vaccination rate levels off but remains well below 95% target
Tropical temperatures expected to return at weekend
New inburgering system focuses on work and participation
Leeuwinnen have narrow escape against Japan and face Italy in quarter-final
Olympic swimmer Maarten van der Weijden completes four-day Elfstedentocht
Discussion: What makes up Dutch identity?
Language is Dutch but elegance is not: what makes up the nation’s identity?
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