DutchNews podcast – The Drunken Baby Bird Liberation Edition – Week 18 2022

Celebrating freedom in Haarlem. Photo: Remko de Waal ANP
Celebrating freedom in Haarlem. Photo: Remko de Waal ANP

The women take over this week as we remember the dead of World War II and celebrate freedom, while three peregrine falcon chicks escape their eggs on a ledge high above the Rijksmuseum. We ask can Hugo de Jonge solve the housing crisis, as he did coronavirus, or would he perhaps be better off trying to sort out the mess at Schiphol airport? The Netherlands has tumbled in the annual press freedom index but is there a link to the way government press officers avoid answering questions? And as cafe life gets back to normal in the Netherlands, we wonder why everyone seems to be drinking more beer at home.

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More trouble ahead at Schiphol as airlines prepare damages claims

Union warns of hot summer at Schiphol, as airport boss apologises for chaos

War in Ukraine overshadows Remembrance Day in the Netherlands

The Netherlands remembers its war dead with two minutes silence –

British veteran, 96, lights flame to start Liberation Day celebrations

The Netherlands tumbles in press freedom index because of attacks on the press

Counter terrorism unit warned in secret reports about polarising politicians

Buitenlandse journalisten woedend om ‘tegenwerking’ in Nederland: ‘behandeld als crimineel’ | BNR Nieuwsradio

Over 4,000 Ukrainian refugees find jobs in the Netherlands

Russians in the Netherlands are intimidated by calls to ask about ‘loyalty’

More Russian oil is heading for Dutch ports, one tanker has been refused entry

The Netherlands has 143,000 homes that would cost more than €1 million

Fewer new rental properties came on the market last year: ABN Amro

Beer sales in cafes are down, but we are drinking more at home

Amsterdam mayor cuts back on pavement cafes in busy city centrel


Brenda from Bristol: ‘You’re joking – not another one!’ BBC News – YouTube

Peregrine falcon chicks: Slechtvalk | Vogelbescherming

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