DutchNews podcast – The Blackface Wolf Ban Edition – Week 46 2022

A Mondrian-inspired fashion show at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague in 1966. Photo: Nationaal Archief
A Mondrian-inspired fashion show at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague in 1966. Photo: Nationaal Archief

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Eight years after the shooting down of flight MH17 over Ukraine, three men are given life sentences for the murder of the 298 passengers and crew. The reality of the ongoing war was brought home for Wopke Hoekstra, who had to take shelter from Russian missiles on a visit to Kyiv. The war is also set to push the Netherlands into a recession by the end of the year, but economists are hopeful of a recovery in the spring. Even football can’t provide light relief as the World Cup kicks off in Qatar amid a chorus of disapproval, while Feyenoord fans disgrace themselves yet again in Europe. And while one Mondrian painting turns heads in the art world with its €50m price tag, another turns out to have been hanging the wrong way up for 77 years.

Ophef of the week: Sunken Sinterklaas triggers floods of anguish and rage


Three men found guilty of shooting down flight MH17, one acquitted

Foreign minister Wopke Hoekstra has to take shelter on visit to Kyiv

Economy contracts slightly in Q3 but consumer spending is up

Dutch gearing up for a leaner holiday season as inflation bites

Inflation: the poulterer, the cheesemonger and the fishmonger

Public transport dominates new mobility spending package

No trains to Amsterdam Zuidas for the next two weeks

Mondrian painting sells for record $51m at Sotheby’s


Louis van Gaal unveils his World Cup squad, including seven Ajax players

Oranje fans will watch World Cup in Qatar ‘with a sense of shame’

Feyenoord fans banned from European games after more crowd trouble

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