In all the years I have spent in Amsterdam, the reason I love the place has nothing to do with the common misconception/the thing many people think it's famous for. Amsterdam outside of the tourist hot spots is a beautifully well kept place with great parks and beautiful architecture.
So please join me in witnessing just a few of the things that make me proud and happy to be a resident of this wonderful place!
Thierry Baudet is a Dutch politician and he's also a law professor. That is his victory speech after his 3-year-old party, FvD, won big in yesterday's provincial election in the Netherlands. The left fears Thierry Baudet more than it fears Geert Wilders. There are two phrases in his speech that need to be explained: 1) "owl of Minerva" refers to the Roman goddess of wisdom 2) 'Oikophobia' means 'abnormal fear of home' or we could say 'home-phobia'.
Video taken from Voice of Europe. - Numerous police officers rushed to the scene of a potential kidnapping in the Dutch city of Almere, local broadcaster Omroep Flevoland reports. The alarm was raised when a girl was forced into a car in the city’s Haven district.
The would be kidnappers fought with police upon their arrival at the scene as they intervened. Footage of the incident has gone viral in the Netherlands. The footage shows police officers being attacked by several family members, including a woman in a head scarf. One officer is seen lying on the ground having been knocked down by one of the family members.
Four persons were arrested and are still in custody. One police officer was transported to hospital for a head wound. The person recording the footage apparently considers the situation very funny as he laughs at the end. According to police, it was a family incident. The potential kidnap victim was examined in an ambulance. It is unclear whether she had any injuries.