and the drive for perfection
JANUARY 14 — The entire Dutch Rutte III cabinet resigns because of the hard-hitting report about the 'childcare benefits' affair, Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced Friday.
JANUARY 14 — As Dutch politican Lodewijk Asscher has resigned as the PvdA's party leader, politician Lilianne Ploumen is frontrunner for the PvdA leadership. She already acts as temporarily Party chairwoman.
Lumen Photos Paul Tolenaar (image right) lensed Ploumen.
12 JANUARY — Dutch TV host Harm Edens will present 2021's edition of beloved television show '10 voor Taal ', which returns to Dutch television after a twelve years hiatus, as was announced this week by broadcaster SBS.
JANUARY 11 — Dutch magician Hans Klok retires as illusionist after four decades performing. In an interview with daily De Telegraaf he says he no longer wants to be on the stage. He aspires to a career as a TV presenter.
JANUARY 08 — Mayor of Amsterdam Femke Halsema wants to keep foreign drug tourists out of the Dutch capital. She therefore wants a ban on the sale of soft drugs to non-residents by coffee shops.
DECEMBER 28 — The Edison Lifetime Achievement Award, originally canceled in 2014, has been exceptionally awarded again to Dutch comedian Jeroen van Merwijk, as was announced on Monday. Van Merwijk receives the award "for his extensive, diverse oeuvre and uncompromising vision".
DECEMBER 17 — Dutch writer Adriaan van Dis received the Golden Book this week for his book 'Ik kom terug'. The title, which appeared first in 2014, has sold 200,000 copies. This is reported by the Collective Propaganda Foundation of the Dutch Book (CPNB).
DECEMBER 9 — Dutch artist and rapper Snelle is working on a documentary about his rap career. Streaming service Netflix has bought the rights to the documentary "Snelle: Without a coat outside", in which we see how Snelle has quickly become one of the most popular artists in the Netherlands.
1 DECEMBER — Dutch actress and singer Wende Snijders plays the role of Connie Palmen in the upcoming TV series 'I.M', based on the biographical book of the successful author Palmen. The drama series will be broadcasted on Dutch TV at the end of the year.