Greetings, lovers of Dutchness. It is I, Frank, with your daily dose of Dutch news.
Alzheimer is no joke, unless it is a cosmic joke. We spoke earlier of the fraud ex-doctor Ernest Janssen, who wrongfully diagnosed several people with dementia, Parkinson or Alzheimer. For these misjudges and for his failure to inform the ‘patients’ when he knew that he had made a mistake, Janssen was forbidden to ever practice medicine again and has seen the inside of a courthouse more times than we can count. But today, it seems that not only judge and jury, but also the Universe itself has decided to punish him, and in a fitting fashion: Janssen himself is now diagnosed with the early onset of dementia. The court decided that this could mean a more lenient ruling for Janssen, all we think is that this proves that God has a sense of humor after all. Then again, we already knew that:
Meanwhile, better news from the cultural front: our recently renovated and reopened Rijksmuseum has exceeded all expectations and set a new visitors record. Since its reopening in April this year, a stunning two million people have come to feast their eyes on Dutch art. For those who like themselves some painting, take Astrid’s advice and delight in all the high-res art that the Rijksmuseum has made public.
So much for that. On to the weather report: