Tuesday 02 June 2020

DutchNews podcast – The Swedish Men Are Better Edition – Week 19

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The podcast returns from a two-week break to commiserate with Ajax fans over their shock exit from the Champions League, catch up with Forum voor Democratie’s fruitless search for a senate leader and find out why the tourist board has started telling visitors to get out of Amsterdam. We also bring you the latest on the arrest of a suspected serial killer and why organic labelling is less wholesome than it sounds. In our discussion we take a deep dive into the statistics that show the Dutch spend more than their European peers on mortgages and healthcare but less on holidays.

Ophef of the week: Yellow vests slated for refusing to shake Rutte’s hand (video)

Top story

Baudet’s mentor turns down post of Senate leader for FvD


Triple murder suspect described as ‘intelligent but somber’ young man

Hundreds of organic labelled food products fail to comply with rules

Harassment and academic sabotage found to be rife at Dutch universities

Dutch tourist board pledges to manage influx of visitors better


Commiserations for Ajax as one minute of agony ends 10 months of joy

A dream delivered, and another dashed, in one unforgettable moment (NYT)

Discussion: Europe Day

It’s Europe Day, so how does the Netherlands measure up?

The Netherlands by European measures (CBS, Dutch)

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