DutchNews podcast – The Horses and Hoedjes Edition – Week 38

Champions Tom Dumoulin and Annemiek van Vleuten in their gender neutral winners’ jerseys.

The podcast team review the hats, horses and financial repercussions of Prinsjesdag, explain why a toilet protest had to be cancelled and try to pick their way through a consignment of 300 identical bikes in Tilburg and a disorderly penalty shoot-out in Amsterdam. Our discussion asks why Hema’s decision to change the way it sells children’s clothes sparked an outcry on social media.

Sint-Maarten fundraising day collects €13.3m for disaster relief

Top story

Few giveaways in outgoing government’s last budget

Read an English translation of the king’s speech from the throne here.


New government already more unpopular than its predecessor

Protest against fine for women peeing in street cancelled

Amsterdammers in show of respect as terminally ill mayor steps down

300 identical bikes add to parking chaos at Tilburg apartment block


Tom Dumoulin celebrates world time trial title win

KNVB investigating irregular penalty shoot-out in cup tie (NOS, Dutch)

Discussion: Hema’s gender-free sales racks

Hema launches gender neutral children’s clothes

‘Testosterone is seriously overvalued’ (Trouw, Dutch)

12-year-old Julia explains why she asked Hema to stop labelling clothes by gender (RTL, Dutch, video)

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