DutchNews podcast – The Volendam Aural Torture Chamber Edition – Week 19 2022

Dutch contestant S10 snapped up the last spot in the Eurovision final. Photo: ANP/Sander Koning
Dutch contestant S10 snapped up the last spot in the Eurovision final. Photo: ANP/Sander Koning

The shiny new administrative culture was put back in its box this week as Mark Rutte and Sigrid Kaag roamed the parliamentary corridors drumming up support for their spring budget package. In the debating chamber, parents who were targeted in the childcare benefits scandal walked out as a coalition MP refused to take questions during his maiden speech. Eleven gangsters were jailed in a gruesome case in which a sea container was fitted out as a makeshift torture chamber. Erik ten Hag rounded off his Ajax career in triumphant style, while singer S10 successfully sneaked a Dutch-language song into the Eurovision final.

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Ophef of the week: Furious parents storm out of benefits scandal debate in maiden speech row


Ministers complete opposition party tour ahead of spring budget update

Opposition to demand minimum wage rise as price for budget support

Asylum seekers left out in the cold as Ter Apel reaches saturation point

Women overtake men in PhD stakes but still lag behind in science

Only three women on Quote’s Top 100 of young self-made millionaires

Eleven men jailed for preparing to jail rivals in makeshift torture chamber

Dutch entry S10 through to Eurovision final with emotional performance


Ajax sweep to 5-0 win over Heerenveen to seal Eredivisie title

Amsterdam mayor Femke Halsema ‘buried under threats’ after cancelling Ajax party

Police investigating assault claim in relation to death of footballer Jody Lukoki

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