DutchNews podcast – Tjeenk Willink’s Love Letters Edition – Week 24

The scenery at your bar may vary from that shown in the picture.

In this week’s podcast we look at the latest failure to form a Dutch government, a €60,000 barrel of herring and the tragic consequences of an online ‘choke challenge’. We also have a fizzing and fruity discussion about the burgeoning craft beer scene in the Netherlands.

Top story

Coalition talks break down again


New herring season begins with traditional auction

Amsterdam railway station crash

Heineken kidnap money was invested in property (nu.nl, Dutch)

Teenager died attempting choking challenge

Snakes stolen from shed

Discussion: craft beers make headway

Cheers! Craft beer takes off in the Netherlands as brewery numbers soar

Heel Holland brouwt! (Telegraaf)

Number of breweries more than quadrupled since 2007 (CBS, Dutch)