Saturday 01 April 2023

DutchNews podcast – The Burnt Kroket Burial Mounds Edition – Week 4 2023

Belgian prime minister Alexander de Croo was wrapped up in two flag controversies this week. Photo: YouTube

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A feast of ophef this week as the widow of singer André Hazes sues a juice channel presenter who called her a ‘gecremeerd kroket’ while Belgium’s prime minister gets his flags in a twist. Richard de Mos rolls up in a garish stretch limousine for the start of his trial, where he’s accused of running a criminal organisation in the heart of The Hague. The government promises to send more tanks and weapons to Ukraine as soon as it can sort out the lease contract with Germany. Amsterdam unveils its giant bike shed at Centraal Station to global acclaim and grumbles from cargo bike owners. Dutch citizens turn out to have turned up more than 1,000 Bronze Age burial mounds during lockdown. And Ajax sack Alfred Schreuder after running aground against the plucky fishermen of Volendam.

Ophef of the week: Belgian prime minister hangs out upside-down flag for Rutte




Rutte welcomes Germany’s green light to send tanks to Ukraine

European human rights court takes step forward in MH17 case

The Hague corruption trial begins after four-year investigation into Groep de Mos

House prices fall by 2.3% in December, biggest drop for a decade

High prices and interest rates hamper housebuilding plans

Citizens’ archaeology project unearths hundreds of burial mounds

Amsterdam unveils €85m bike shed with room for 11,000 cycles


Ajax sack coach Alfred Schreuder after ‘painful’ home draw against Volendam

Oranje to face Croatia in Nations League semi-final in Rotterdam

Koeman says Netherlands will revert to 4-3-3 as he starts work in Zeist

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