Sunday 18 April 2021

DutchNews podcast bonus episode: The Dutch Design Dog Chair Edition

Mark Rutte inflamed tensions with Italy on a visit to a recycling plant in The Hague. Photo: ANP/Bart Maat

Our special Ask Me Anything was recorded in the summer in the innocent, carefree days before the second wave. We tackled your questions on why the Dutch were being so mean to the Italians, the price of Trouby’s dog food and Belgian architecture. We also try to rank flavours of drop and Dutch ice-cream flavours, which makes us wish coronavirus would take away our sense of taste. And you can enjoy Paul’s reflections on going to see the worst Dutch movie ever made.

And if you want to catch our special Ophhef of the Year Awards, become a sponsor of the podcast on Patreon and enjoy our review of the year’s sex on a plane scandals, royal holiday scandals, viral handshake scandals and the confessions of a Drents window cleaner two weeks before anyone else.

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