DutchNews podcast – The Fifty Shades of Stef Blok Edition – Week 21

Sparks flew in the wake of Måneskin's Eurovision victory. Photo: ANP/ Robin Utrecht
Sparks flew in the wake of Måneskin’s Eurovision victory. Photo: ANP/ Robin Utrecht

A mass coronavirus experiment, outrage over drugs tourists and pariah status for Belarus: this year’s Eurovision Song Contest really had it all. Museums, bars and restaurants are set to open sooner now that coronavirus is on the wane, even in Rotterdam. In a landmark judgment, global polluter-in-chief Shell is told it has an obligation under human rights law to prevent climate change. While the coalition talks grind on at glacial speed, one cabinet minister signs off work with exhaustion, raising concern about politicians’ workloads. And Amsterdam steps up its efforts to ban drugs tourists from the city, surprising some visitors who were unaware there was any other reason to be there.

Ophef of the week: Eurovision winners fail rock ‘n’ roll test in fake drugs furore


Coronavirus cases fell by 28% in last week, fewer patients in hospital

Court orders Shell to cut emissions faster in landmark ruling

Museums, theatres and restaurants can open their doors from June 5

Fieldlab says festivals can go ahead this summer if infections drop

Seven parties meet to discuss economic strategy in latest coalition talks

Economic affairs minister goes on sick leave with occupational exhaustion

Rutte joins condemnation of Belarus for snatching journalist on Ryanair flight

Experts warn keeping tourists out of Amsterdam’s coffee shops will be a hard task


Two Ajax teenagers in De Boer’s 26-man squad for Euro 2021

Utrecht, Den Bosch and Breda to host opening stages of Vuelta d’Espana in 2022

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