DutchNews podcast – The Wrong Way Icebreaker Edition – Week 6

Skaters on the Elfstedentocht route near Leeuwarden. Photo: ANP/Anton Kappers
Skaters on the Elfstedentocht route near Leeuwarden. Photo: ANP/Anton Kappers

Coronavirus plays second fiddle to skating fever this week as temperatures plunge and politicians call for the Elfstedentocht to go ahead, whether Friesland is ready for it or not. While the snowstorm rages outside, Thierry Baudet is caught up in a fresh racism storm as the FVD’s WhatsApp chats leak out. Amsterdam eclipses London as Europe’s share trading hub, overshadowing some bad news on the jobs front. And we tell you why three Dutch lions got the cold shoulder from a French zoo.

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Ophef of the week: Ice breaking boat owner churns up outrage in Amsterdam


Crowds expected to flock to the ice this weekend as skating fever spreads

Skating is in our DNA: Ice fever hits the Netherlands as big freeze continues

Don’t forget to feed the birds as cold snap continues, say wildlife watchers

Thierry Baudet in new racism row over leaked FVD WhatsApp chats

Curfew extended to early March 3, still too early to assess the impact

Intensive care levels at lowest for eight weeks, some test centres still closed by snow

Growing fears about general election coinciding with new rise in infections

Amsterdam overtakes London as European share trading hub

Heineken to shed 10% of its workforce after beer sales plunge

Rabobank cutting 5000 jobs as it steps up digital transfer

Netherlands halts adoptions from abroad after inquiry reveals systematic abuses

Artis Zoo lions will not be moving to France after all

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