Dutch Royal Willem-Alexander Retires Golden Carriage Due To Its Racist, Colonial Past

Dutch Royal Willem-Alexander Retires Golden Carriage Due To Its Racist, Colonial Past

Dutch King Willem-Alexander announced Thursday that he is mothballing the royal Golden Coach which has been embroiled in a racism controversy. The opulent horse-drawn carriage, called “De Gouden Koets”, has traditionally transported the Dutch monarch to the opening of parliament and other state occasions, but has not been used since 2015. At the centre of […]

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Carsmash: Here's How The Dutch Are Avoiding Covid Lockdown Blues

Carsmash: Here’s How The Dutch Are Avoiding Covid Lockdown Blues

One swinging a sledgehammer and the other a crowbar, twin brothers Steven and Brian Krijger grin as they take turns pulverising a Peugeot 106 spray-painted with the words “F*** COVID”. They are participants in “CarSmash”, a Dutch project aimed at providing locked-down locals with ways of releasing anger and frustration built up during a pandemic […]

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Netherlands Sets Record as 50% Women Make Up Newly Formed Government

Netherlands Sets Record as 50% Women Make Up Newly Formed Government

A record number of women are due to make up the next Dutch government after the incoming coalition published its list of ministers and secretaries of state on Sunday. An unprecedented 14 of the 29 ministers and secretaries of state will be women, including 10 of the 20 ministers. The four-party coalition will be sworn […]

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