Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan officially stepped down from office on Monday, announcing his decision in a letter to the city’s residents.
Nearly 975 thousand people tuned in to watch Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan give an interview on Sunday night's broadcast of Zomergasten, according to figures from Stichting Kijkonderzoek. Last week's Zomergasten, with microbiologist Rosanne Hertzberger as guest, drew 549 thousand watchers, RTL Nieuws reports.
A total of 484 thousand people watched controversial Belgian-Lebanese writer Dyab Abou Jahjah on the first episode of VPRO program Zomergasten on Sunday night
Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb has challenged PVV leader Geert Wilders to come out with his plan to have "fewer Moroccans" in the Netherlands. The mayor did so in a speech on television program Zomergasten on Sunday
The VPRO is appealing the fine of Euro 600 by the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) (Nederlandse Voedsel en Waren Authoriteit). The reason for the fine is in the first episode of Zomergasten on July 28, in which comedian Hans Teeuwen was smoking on TV.
The VPRO is fined for the cigarette that stand up comedian Hans Teeuwen, lit during the first broadcast of Zomergasten. The set is seen as a workplace and that means it is a non-smoking area. But what about smoking on a film set?
Smoking at the workplace has been banned since 2004. That Teeuwen casually lit a cigarette on the set of the talk show, will now have to paid by the VPRO.