Monday 30 November 2020

DutchNews podcast – The Kapsalon Acid Test Edition – Week 25

King Willem-Alexander walking on the pitch at Feyenoord past a sign saying 'keep off the grass'

Photo: Robin Utrecht/HH

In a week of cancellations, we bring you possibly the most distressing story ever to feature on the podcast. Wopke Hoekstra cancels himself as the next prime minister, the cup final is finally abandoned and Thierry Baudet causes ophef with his itinerant boreal bouquet. In better news, circle parties are saved from oblivion as Hema finds a buyer. We also bring you up to speed with the lifting of the lockdown as Europe’s campsites brace themselves for the return of Dutch tourists.

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Ophef of the week: Baudet’s boreal bouquet tour honours unmourned heroes (Noord-Hollandse Dagblad)

Coronavirus news

Cabinet under pressure from teachers and parents to reopen secondary schools

Netherlands excludes UK and Sweden from list of safe holiday destinations

Coronavirus death toll and hospital admissions still creeping up

Dutch team up with three other nations to buy stocks of Oxford vaccine

Netherlands falls in with EU vaccine programme after criticism of ‘rogue alliance’

Researchers at UMC identify ‘promising’ antibody

Intensive care admissions increase by 14 in 3 days

Economy predicted to shrink by 6% this year, unemployment rate could double

Other news

Wopke Hoekstra rules himself out of CDA leadership race

Hema agrees rescue package with shareholders to buy out Boekhoorn

Domino Day will not return in 2020 (RTL, Dutch)


Disappointed Utrecht give up the fight to play cup final (NOS, Dutch)

European football schedule poses headache for Dutch clubs (NOS, Dutch)

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