Toby Sterling
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/ 12 October 2007

Bad comedown for Dutch magic mushrooms

The Dutch government will ban the sale of hallucinogenic mushrooms, a spokesperson for the Justice Ministry said Friday, rolling back one element of the country’s permissive drug policy after a series of well-publicised negative incidents. The decision will go into effect within several months, Wim van der Weegen said.

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/ 4 March 2007

Dutch naturists enjoy ‘naked Sunday’ at gym

The first clothing-free workout session at a Dutch gym went ahead as planned on Sunday — and participants and observers said it met expectations. Around a dozen middle-aged and elderly men braved the glare of nearly twice that number of journalists at Fitworld gym in the town of Heteren, including reporters, photographers and at least five television crews.

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/ 1 June 2005

EU Constitution: All eyes on the Dutch

The Dutch voted on Wednesday in their first national referendum, choosing whether to accept a proposed European Union Constitution. Polls indicated The Netherlands could join France in rejecting the historic document, which will leave Europe’s leaders without a clear back-up plan for the charter.