Video: Dutch news roundup, 31 December 2010

Video: Dutch news roundup, 31 December 2010

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We review some of the main Dutch news from 2010, including the arrest of Dutchman Joran van der Sloot, the main suspect in the Natalee Holloway disappearance, efforts by the authorities in Amsterdam to rein in prostitution in the Red Light District, and news about the country's most controversial figure, Geert Wilders.

There were more developments in the saga of Dutchman Joran van der Sloot, who was linked to the disappearance of the US teen Natalee Holloway. Exactly five years after the teen's disappearance, a young woman was found dead in Joran's hotel room in Peru. Joran is now facing trial in Peru, accused of murder. If convicted, he could face 35 years in prison. The authorities already have a confession on record, but Joran claims the police forced him to confess.

Dutch royal family
The Dutch monarchy is not without its detractors. In recent years, the royals have come under fire from people who would do them physical harm and also politicians who would like to see the monarchy disbanded.

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