Dictionary of Dutchness


Not a left-over from World War II but the nickname given to Amsterdam’s top security court house in Osdorp where high profile cases are heard. It was first used in 1997 during the appeal process of drugs dealer Johan V, alias the Stammerer. The bunker was hit by a mortar bomb at the start of the trial of crime boss Willem Holleeder in April 2007. It has since been renovated and fortified.

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