Thursday 20 January 2022

DutchNews podcast: The Third Wave Dancing Shoes Edition

Photo: ANP/Sem van der Wal

Alarming news dominates this week’s podcast as journalist Peter R de Vries is shot in the street and coronavirus infections spread like wildfire through the country’s nightspots. Was De Vries targeted for his investigations into the Netherlands’ drug gangs? And what measures will the government bring back to save everyone from long Cov- sorry, from having to cancel their holidays? MPs say goodbye to the Binnenhof for the last time before a renovation that’s expected to last five years, so it might be finished before the next coalition is formed. A Dutch referee will need to be checking his carpets for Lego bricks after the Euro 2020 semi-final. And we tell you why the retired queen’s bodyguard was court martialled for ‘not paying attention’ at Castle Drakensteyn.

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Ophef of the week: ‘Just a cherry pickin’ minute’ as Baudet clashes with protesting farmers


Suspects in Peter R de Vries shooting appear in court: family say condition is unchanged

King condemns targeting of De Vries as ‘attack on free press’

Supreme court upholds conviction of Geert Wilders for ‘minder Morokkanen’ chant

‘Test for entry’ system likely to be dropped as government brings back corona measures

More test for entry concerns after infected man is wrongly given negative test result

Coronavirus tests soar to 5,475 a day as cabinet is accused of unlocking too fast

Dutch state given three months to repatriate five women accused of fighting in Syria

Former guard of Princess Beatrix cleared of sleeping on the job at Castle Drakensteyn (AD, Dutch)

Durian fruit causes huge stink and prompts evacuation of Eindhoven gym


Winning in front of Dutch fans in Austria was a joy, says Max Verstappen

Mathieu van der Poel’s early exit is not good for cycling, says Eddy Merckx (Cycling News)

Marianne Vos sprints to second stage victory in Italy’s Giro Donne (NOS, Dutch)

UEFA confirm Björn Kuipers will referee Euro 2020 final between England and Italy

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