Good morning! In Alphen aan den Rijn, a Moluccan monument is unveiled today as a tribute to the first and second generations of Moluccans in the Netherlands. Its also a busy sports day, with the Formula 1 qualification race in Zandvoort and the qualification for the Dutch football World Cup against Montenegro.
First the weather: the day starts cloudy, but soon the sun breaks through. It reaches 18 degrees in the Wadden Islands and 24 degrees in the south of the country. The east to northeast winds are weak to moderate.
Are you going on the road? Here you can find the list of traffic jams and operations. Check the train timetable here.
What to expect today?
What did you miss?
The 62 Dutch soldiers who assisted in evacuation after the fall of Kabul have barely finished the citys airport. The Cceit and Nu.nl report this on the basis of answers from Defence and military personnel who were on site.
In a letter of parliament, Ministers Bijleveld (Defence) and Sigrid Kaag (Foreign Affairs) wrote during the operation that every effort was made to “get evacuees at Kabul airport” and that the military would assist in doing so. In reality, that didnt mean they were driving cars through the streets of the Afghan capital.
Other news from the night:
On the last really full day of the Paralympic Games there was silver for the Netherlands at an early stage. Wheelchair tennis player Sam Schröder had to acknowledge his superior in the worlds Australian number one in the quads finale, Dylan Alcott.
The Dutch wheelchair basketball players are back in the paralympic finals for the first time since 1996 and hit China. That match can be followed live at deCCeit, starting at 1.30 pm on NPO 1, CCeit.nl and the CCeit app. There are also medal opportunities in athletics. Read more in our Tokyo Wake Up Service.
And then this:
The cheapest Michelin restaurant in the world has lost its star, CNN reports. Chef Chan Hong Meng in Singapore became instantly famous in 2016 when Michelin rewarded his restaurant with a star in Singapores first culinary guide. The dish, chicken noodles and soy sauce, costs only $2.50.
That star made him so famous that he transformed his food stall into a franchise formula and soon expanded to include Thailand and the Philippines. But that did not benefit the quality of the food: the latest Michelin guide that has just appeared does not mention his food stall.
Have a good day