Wake-up service 9/3: Shakhtar-Feyenoord in EL • Royal couple visits Ukrainian refugees 06:49 in Binnenland News, weather, traffic: with this overview you can start your day well-informed.

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King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima
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Good morning! It is the last day of the royal couple’s state visit to Slovakia and Feyenoord will play in the eighth finals of the Europa League against Shakhtar Donetsk.

First the weather: this morning some (wet) snow may fall in the south, but it will soon be dry everywhere. It remains mostly cloudy and the temperature is around 5 degrees. Rain will follow from the southwest in the course of the afternoon and possibly wet snow in the north and east.

Are you going on the road? Here you will find an overview of the activities. Check the rail timetable here (note, there is a strike in some regions).

What can you expect today?

  • Feyenoord will take on the Ukrainian Shakhtar Donetsk in the first match in the eighth finals of the Europa League in Polish Warsaw. The match starts at 9:00 PM.
  • King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima will end their state visit to Slovakia with a visit to an aid center for Ukrainian refugees.
  • The biography of British singer Harry Styles (29), one of the most popular artists of the moment, is released today. The book is called The Story of the Phenomenon.

What did you miss?

A majority of the French Senate has approved raising the retirement age from 62 to 64. 201 Senators agreed with President Macron’s proposal; 115 members opposed.

The increase in the retirement age is one of the most controversial parts of the French government’s plans to reform the pension system. The French have been protesting against it for weeks.

The new law has not yet been finalized. The increase in the retirement age is part of a number of changes to the pension system. The rest of the package still needs to be voted on by parliament.

Other news from the night:

  • Several regions in Ukraine hit by Russian air strikes: the capital Kyiv and the southern port city of Odesa, among others, were bombarded.

  • Dead in failed robbery on plane in Chile with millions on board: ten robbers targeted a passenger plane with more than $ 32 million in cash on board.

  • PSG gets stuck on De Ligt: Bayern to Champions League quarter-finals: after the 0-1 victory in Paris, Bayern also won at home against the French.

And then this:

Fans still have to be patient to get tickets for the Vermeer exhibition in the Rijksmuseum. The website on which extra tickets are available for the popular exhibition has been restored, but is still busy.

The extra tickets have been sold since Monday, but the website was down for quite some time due to the great popularity. There are extra tickets because the museum opens extra often in the evening. And on evenings when the museum was already open, it is now open until 11 p.m., an hour longer than usual.

Visitors view the Girl with a Pearl Earring in the Rijksmuseum
  • More tickets for the Vermeer exhibition, but getting them remains difficult

Nice day!

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