Wednesday 20 October 2021

DutchNews podcast: The Amsterdam Penis Ban Edition

More ophef this week over the king travelling to an orange zone. Photo: ANP/Robin Utrecht

Face masks are on the way out and tourists are on the way back as the end of the pandemic looms into view. But after 50 years of milking British stag parties, Amsterdam is looking to lure a different class of post-corona visitor. In other bad taste news, streets around the country are turning orange as the Dutch make a bright start to Euro 2020. Pieter Omtzigt splits with the CDA after his memo saying he has lost trust in the party is leaked to the media. And there’s evidence that wolves are not such a menace to sheep as farmers feared, but they do make better jumpers.

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News

Face masks set to go but 1.5 metre rule will stay in place until August

Some 1.8 million vaccinations are missing from official records, RIVM admits

Hugo de Jonge hopes children over 12 can be vaccinated before the autumn

Pieter Omtzigt quits CDA following leak of explosive memo

What happened the last time the CDA held a special conference:

Amsterdam launches €160,000 campaign to attract ‘better’ tourists

Dutch economy set to grow ‘strongly and smoothly’ after pandemic

Unemployment fell to 3.3% in May, benefit claims also down

Wolves accounted for just 0.2% of damage to fauna last year

Sport

Oranje qualify for second round of Euro 2020 with a game to spare

Double Dutch celebration as women win Eurohockey title

Dutch men beat Germany on shoot-outs in Eurohockey final

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