Monday 23 September 2019

DutchNews podcast – The Infected Tulip and Painted Zwerfkei Edition – Week 17

Photo: Luu via Flickr

This week on the podcast we try to piece together the debris after an explosive week for Forum voor Democratie, find out why so many MPs claim to live in Limburg and catch up with the campaign to ban a homophobic American Holocaust denier from Amsterdam. There’s also news of the neck-and-neck Eredivisie title race and some mysterious vandalism on Texel. In our discussion we give you the lowdown on this year’s King’s Day festivities in Amersfoort.

Ophef of the week: PVV’s Dion Graus accused of using mother’s Limburg home to claim travel allowance

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Top story

Forum voor Democratie soap opera as Henk Otten claims ‘character assassination’


Foreign minister under pressure to ban American hate preacher and Holocaust denier

MPs call for fewer night flights or outright ban at Schiphol airport

Vandals pour paint over ancient boulders on Texel

Easter weekend brings traffic jams to Keukenhof and Kinderdijk


PSV cruise to win in Tilburg to stay neck-and-neck with Ajax in Eredivisie race

Eredivisie matches postponed for Ajax’s crucial Champions League tie

Discussion: King’s Day 2019

Guide to King’s Day 2019 (Dutch)

Easter Monday was the hottest on record but King’s Day is set to be wet

Information for King’s Day visitors to Amersfoort (Dutch)

Weeronline weather forecast for King’s Day (Dutch)

NS King’s Day rail timetable

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