Tuesday 20 August 2019

DutchNews podcast – The Tweede Derde Vierde Kamer Mint Edition – Week 5

Photoshop montage featuring the Lower House benches occupied by ordinary Dutch couple Sander and Sonja, an empty chair with Klaas Dijkhoff's name plate, Dick Advocaat, a bag of money and a portrait of doubtful origin attributed to Rembrandt.

It’s a high-stakes edition of the podcast as political parties are banned from receiving foreign donations, the government sees an €8 million Rubens painting go west and cyclists face €95 fines for using mobile phones. In sport, physiotherapists’ goldmine Robin van Persie leaves Ajax’s €75 million man chasing shadows in the Klassieker, while FC Utrecht call time on Dick Advocaat’s lucrative career. And we discuss whether the deal to grant amnesty for more child refugees to settle means Mark Rutte’s cabinet will be allowed to stay in the Binnenhof.

Ophef of the week: Viewers cry foul as quiz show sets music questions in ‘sport’ round

Poll identifies Sonja and Sander as the most average Dutch people

Top Story

Government bans political donations from outside EU

News

Climate debate cancelled as leaders protest Dijkhoff no-show

Mauritshuis to check authenticity of two of its Rembrandts

Sale of Rubens drawing brings in €8m for Dutch princess

Cyclists face €95 fines from July for texting on the go

Efteling theme park to update characters at centre of racism row

Sport

Van Persie shines as Feyenoord beat Ajax 6-2 in Klassieker

Discussion: Child refugees and coalition tensions

Cabinet tensions rise ahead of debate on child refugee amnesty

Coalition agrees deal to extend children’s amnesty before abolishing it

96-day rolling church service in The Hague to protect Armenian refugees ends

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