It’s been a week of big-name casualties as the law finally caught up with celebrity gangster Willem Holleeder and Frans Timmermans saw a top European job slip through his fingers. While Queen Maxima came under fire for her silence in a meeting with Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, one cyclist in Groningen probably wishes she’d kept quiet when police stopped and fined her for using her phone. And it’s been a busy week for Amsterdam’s mayor Femke Halsema, who announced plans to recognise anti-slavery campaigners in the city’s street names and tackle the problems caused by tourists in the red light district. In our discussion we ask if the Dutch women can go one better than their male counterparts at the football World Cup.
Discussion: Can the Dutch defy the odds at the women’s World Cup?
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