Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Ambitious 1st time trip through Europe whilst pregnant??
  2. 2 Spanish Medical Providers
  3. 3 Train help Lyon to Annecy to Montreaux
  4. 4 So Many Places, So Little Time-17 Day Euro Trip--HELP!
  5. 5 Destination ideas for 88 year old
  6. 6 Planning A trip
  7. 7 Amalfi Coast Apartment in October -- mobility an issue
  8. 8 13 Nights Greece, first time, April 2018. HELP
  9. 9 Ireland with 2 young kids
  10. 10 Andalusia suggests - which order is best?
  11. 11 Norway Outside the Nutshell
  12. 12 Itinerary between Milan and Venice
  13. 13 Castle Stays in Wales
  14. 14 wondering if this trip too ambitious
  15. 15 Train from Polgate to St Pancras
  16. 16 Trip Report FRANCE 10 YEARS ON: Paris Dordogne Albi Toulouse Arles S Rhone and Nice
  17. 17 Question about Loire Valley châteaux
  18. 18 Can parking
  19. 19 italy Cinque Terre
  20. 20 San Sebastián
  21. 21 Lodging in Lauterbrunnen and Grindenwald in October
  22. 22 Zurich to Milan trip
  23. 23 Would like help planning a 16-21 day week trip to Spain and/or Portugal
  24. 24 Poor weather outlook 10/16-19 Grindenwald
  25. 25 Need help with Honeymoon - Italy, Slovenia, Croatia
View next 25 » Back to the top

Amsterdam Mayor retires

Jump to last reply

Amidst all the chatter about AirBnB and the tourism pressure on Amsterdam, today the news that Mayor Eberhard van der Laan, is leaving office, because he is terminally ill with cancer. Today he announced in a letter to "his" Amsterdam residents that he would be retiring. He was still working, although his adjuncts took on many of his responsibilities. His last big media appearance was in the "Summer Guests" program on VPRO television: an evening long interview with a notable person from culture or politics, who gets to choose TV and film clips that have a special meaning to them. His evening was an ode to a tolerant and compassionate city of Amsterdam.

He is universally loved and will be greatly missed.

https://thecontext.net/news/2017/09/18/eberhard-van-der-laan-the-mayor-of-amsterdam-takes-a-permanent-leave-of-absence-after-disclosing-that-his-metastatic-lung-cancer-has-been-di.html

12 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement