Saturday 19 October 2019

DutchNews bonus podcast: The 2000 Problems But Zoutelande Ain’t One Edition

The Top 2000 is a staple of Dutch culture, but not everyone’s a fan. Wikimedia commons

The podcast team is taking a break over the festive season to stuff themselves full of rollade, kerststol and Advocaat, but we have a special bonus discussion for you on one of the Netherlands’ most enduring traditions, the Top 2000.

Every year the nation casts its votes for its favourite pop tunes, which are then played in reverse order during the week after Christmas, inevitably culminating with Bohemian Rhapsody in the final minutes of 2018.

As Gordon bemoans the whole idea in a doomed bid to sound sophisticated, Paul takes a look at an intriguing political spin-off and Molly explains why you’re not fully ingeburgerd until you’ve picked out your favourite numbers and written them in your agenda.

See also: Old, white men dominate Top 2000 but there is some new blood

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