Thursday 07 July 2022

DutchNews podcast – The Jeff’s Hef Ophef Edition – Week 5 2022

Rotterdam city council will decide whether the Hefbrug can be taken apart for Jeff Bezos. Photo: ANP/Remko de Waal

We sift through the wreckage of a week when Storm Corrie battered the coastline, a German cargo ship smashed up a wind farm and the cold case team investigating the betrayal of Anne Frank ran into strong headwinds. The government trashed its plans for a 2G coronavirus pass just as half a million vaccine certificates are destined for the shredder. And billionaire Jeff Bezos sparked uproar with plans to dismantle a Rotterdam landmark to make way his gargantuan new yacht. Further afield, the Dutch skating team sharpens its blades for the Winter Olympics in China and Henk Krol eyes up a transfer to pensioners’ paradise Spain.

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Ophef of the week: Dismantling Rotterdam landmark for Jeff Bezos’s yacht branded ‘a bridge too far’

News

Nightclubs plan to open again in defiance of coronavirus closing time

More than 500,000 positive coronavirus tests in last week, more patients in hospital

More than half a million coronavirus access passes will expire next week

Rutte tells Ukraine it has ‘friends all around the world’ on visit to Kyiv

Kuipers puts plans for 2G coronavirus pass into cold storage

Cargo ship Julietta D towed back to Rotterdam on Tuesday

Dutch publisher of widely criticised Anne Frank book apologises for causing offence

Is it bye-bye blackbird or does the songbird have a future in the Netherlands

Sport

Dutch speed skating team set to burn up the ice as Winter Olympics begin

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