DutchNews podcast – The Did You Spill My Coffee Edition – Week 23

This week’s podcast asks if Amsterdam can hold back the rampant spread of tourism in the age of Airbnb and stag weekends. We also look back at a week in which Mark Rutte’s handiness with a mop broke the internet, universities once again asked if English is taking over on campus, AD’s fishy judging panels kicked up a stink and two fallen giants of world football went through the motions in Turin.

Ophef of the week

Frosty reception for Leidschendam ice-cream salesman’s ‘healthy option’

AD scraps ‘taste tests’ in row over alleged bias and vitriol

Top story

Rutte to meet Trump at White House in July – reports

Prime minister goes viral after cleaning up own mess

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News

Minister says English at Dutch universities ‘must not compromise standards’

Deal struck on teachers’ pay but strikes will still go ahead

Dogs and cars top list of neighbourhood nuisances

Sport

Netherlands and Italy play out 1-1 draw in battle of World Cup absentees (FourFourTwo)

Dumoulin will be on start line for Tour de France

Ajax ‘rejects offer from AS Roma for Justin Kluivert’

Discussion: Too many tourists spoil the capital

Amsterdam faces radical measures to reverse ‘theme park-isation’

Tourism sees fastest growth in 10 years (CBS)

Tourism in Netherlands increases by 40% in 15 years (2015)

Economic benefits of tourism in Amsterdam are overrated, say experts

Tourists spent nearly €40 billion in Italy last year (The Local Italy)

Madrid brings in Airbnb restrictions to curb mass tourism (CNN)