Monday 22 July 2019

DutchNews podcast – The Long Live King Trouby Edition – Week 16

Photomontage for DutchNews podcast April 19 2019 featuring King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima with a bunch of flowers and a very large sheep.

As the country gears up for the Easter weekend, the podcast team checks on the progress of the fledgling provincial governments and asks if fears that the housing market is overheating are well grounded. We also look at Ajax’s rejuvenation in Europe, what sank Amsterdam’s last floating flower business and how one of the country’s most decorated soldiers poured home-made fertiliser all over his reputation. And with a week to go to King’s Day, we ask why young people are turning their backs on the monarchy.

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Top story

Nationalist FvD in talks to form administrations in two provinces

News

Confidence in housing market drops to lowest level in over four years

Number of people killed on Dutch roads rose by 11% last year

Amsterdam’s last ‘floating florist’ claims tourists have made business wilt

Decorated soldier accused of head-butting policeman who booked him for urinating outdoors

Sport

Ajax knock out Italian giants Juventus to reach Champions League semi-finals

Discussion: Is the monarchy fit for the 21st century?

Sharp fall in support for monarchy among young people

From Kings Day to lions, lemurs and lino: 12 great things to do in April

Travelling to Amersfoort for King’s Day? Check NS’s website for the special timetable

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