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Grim news from Colombia: it seems the two Dutch journalists from the Dutch TV program "Spoorloos" are still held captive by the ELN fighters. Marten de Jongh reports...
North Korea says President Obama didn't request the release of US university student Otto Warmbier who died soon after returning home in a coma. Associate Professor Roald Maliankay, ANU Director Korean Institute thinks that there might be some...

Where to British government?

A seriously weakened Theresa May presented  five proposals for the Brexit negotiations but her timing left a lot to be desired says Dr Otto Holman from Amsterdam University.

Porkbelly with Dutch Jenever

For the second in our Dutch winter meals series Chef Geert Elzinga suggests Porkbelly with Dutch Jenever. Enjoy!Method below  
Porkbelly glazed with Jenever 500g belly Boiled for 1 to 1and a half hours in salted water (1 liter 18g salt) -------------------- Glaze: 500ml Jenever or gin 200ml water 75g brown sugar 3 cloves 1 tsp. grated ginger Simmer for 15 minutes and str...
After a resounding success in Queenland, Queenie van de Zandt will take her new show BLUE, to Melbourne next week but Sydney will not miss out and will be able to see her in August.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8K7Q7os1aU

Dutch small talk: great language

Our language expert Frans Hertoghs dives into some books for answers today about what is allowed and what is not or maybe both versions are permissible?

Velo city congress

Why is cycling so much more popular in the Netherlands than anywhere else? Is it because you can always find an abandoned one in the street? Marten de Jongh reports ....

"The place she used to know"

A first geneation book written by the 2nd generation. Michelle Grice wrote this book about the immigration story of her mother. It is now available in an Ebook. "The place she used to know". (Interview in English)  

Preparing kale: the slow or fast way

What better way to celebrate the shortest  day of the year than with a hearty dish. Kale is just the thing says Chef Geert Elzinga, you can cook it the old fashioned slow way or the modern fast way.
Professor Michael Berk, Director of Deakins Centre for Innovation in Mental and Physical Health and Clinical Treatment has a theory on Vincent van Gogh's madness... 
Marten de Jongh talks about the negotiations to form a new cabinet, which is just dragging on because nobody wants to compromise...

Zing, Dutch Choir Melbourne

We attended the general rehearsal of 'Voices, Cakes and Accordions', 'Zing', the Dutch Choir Melbourne is performing with the Prahran Accordean Band in the German Club Tivoli. A story about singing, beer, swaying with the music, and more beer...

Beatles and birthdays

There will a party in Azing Moltmakers Beatles Museum in Alkmaar because Paul McCartney turns 75 years old. On hundreds of copies of the same album, a recorder from Abby Road studio's, and bags of sweet liquorice...
Frans Hertoghs talks about diminutives that actually make the words longer.