De burgemeester van Amsterdam is overleden.
October 6, 2017 8:30 AM   Subscribe

Eberhard van der Laan, the mayor of Amsterdam, has, not unexpectedly passed away. A well like man who, in the fashion of the Dutch, did not mince words.. Recently thousands gathered outside the official residence to applaud for almost 20 minutes.
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posted by jim in austin at 8:47 AM on October 6


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Such a lovely man, and a beautiful gesture from the people of Amsterdam
posted by mumimor at 8:49 AM on October 6


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posted by evilDoug at 9:00 AM on October 6


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posted by Pendragon at 9:22 AM on October 6


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posted by Seeba at 9:27 AM on October 6


When I die I would like people to applaud outside my home for a few minutes
posted by wheelieman at 9:34 AM on October 6 [2 favorites]


In my case they might applaud but only after they were certain I was gone...
posted by jim in austin at 9:44 AM on October 6 [3 favorites]


ach wat jammer

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posted by LMGM at 10:11 AM on October 6 [1 favorite]


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posted by metaquarry at 10:38 AM on October 6


I don't have dust in my eye

I was just telling someone recently that Amsterdam has changed so much in the years I've been visiting and, later, passing through to Wageningen or The Hague. I just spent a lovely off day there in late August, boat ride and lunch and sitting on a terrace. The biggest difference to me would be how much happier Amsterdammers have become since they decided residents come first, before visitors and tourists.
posted by infini at 10:41 AM on October 6 [1 favorite]


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posted by lalochezia at 11:11 AM on October 6 [1 favorite]


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posted by neushoorn at 12:26 PM on October 6


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posted by ugf at 4:20 PM on October 6


Vaarwel, Eber.

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posted by AillilUpATree at 2:56 AM on October 7


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posted by yeahlikethat at 6:39 AM on October 7


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