Malaysia Airlines has put the flight code MH17 into permanent retirement in light of the recent tragedy that saw 298 people die as a passenger plane was shot down above Ukraine. In a statement made on Sunday, Malaysia Airlines says the measure is out of respect to crew and passengers of the flight.
There is more clarity on the identities of Dutch victims who perished in the tragedy of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash in Ukraine. Along with Dutch AIDS researcher Joep Lange, teacher Bart Lambregts and at least 16 people from Brabant have lost their lives.
A pro-Russian separatist leader in Ukraine reportedly claimed responsibility for shooting down the Malaysia Airlines MH17 flight over the East of the country. Igor Girkin, also known as Strelkov, posted a his claim on a Russian social media site, thinking that he had downed a Ukrainian military transport plane.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte spoke with American President Barack Obama about the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash in Ukraine on Thursday night.
The current death toll in the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed near Donetsk, Ukraine is reported as 298 people, including 283 passengers and 15 crew members. The airline has published a statement listing what is known of the nationalities of the victims. Currently, it is known that a total of 154 Dutch people died on the flight.
Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte released a statement Thursday evening expressing his dismay over the crash in Eastern Ukraine of a flight from Amsterdam to Malaysia. The country's top security official noted that those onboard the plane are of many nationalities.
A Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 that left Schiphol airport Thursday is believed to have crashed in the Ukraine. The flight has 280 passengers on board and 15 crew members, according to the Interfax news agency.
Whereas Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan threads carefully around the edges of the heated Zwarte Piet debate, a fellow town administrator from Hellevoetsluis has taken a resolute stance against any changes to the embattled tradition.
The Ministry of Education has made €5 million available for new study grants for international students. These grants are supposed to encourage top international students to study at Dutch universities.
The EU summit's inability to fill top function positions is not a disaster, according to Prime Minister Mark Rutte. He tells the NOS that there is no wasted time, and expects there will be more progress in August.
An anti-Israel demonstration planned to take place during a solidarity manifestation for Israel on the Dam square in Amsterdam today has been cancelled. The organizers write on Facebook that the request for permission for the action was handed in too late.
A briefcase containing €175,000 was lost by the police in an undercover operation. Despite the briefcase having been fitted out with a tracking device, the money was still lost, the Telegraaf reports.
Rising temperatures across the Netherlands are expected to peak above thirty degrees on Saturday, making way for thunderstorms Saturday night and a brief cool off on Sunday. The rising heat has led many weather experts to warn people participating in the Vierdaagse march in Nijmegen, a four-day walk where participants journey between 30 and 50 kilometers daily.
Sever streets in Badhoevedorp, Noord Holland, were flooded following a water main break under the street. The ruptured water main lies under Burgemeester Amersfoordtlaan and led to ankle-deep water around the area, reports broadcaster Nos.
Two people are dead, and at least six others are injured after passengers drove a car up to the arrivals hall of the Curacao International Airport and started shooting at some of the passengers.
The U.S. Department of Defense is once again allowing F-35 fighter jets back in the air after a fire on one of the airplanes halted the programme. The Netherlands, which has two test units of the Joint Strike Fighter, had followed the U.S. in grounding the aircraft.
After a disruption in the Summer weather by last week's heavy storm, The Netherlands will soon be basking in the warm sun again, as temperatures are expected to rise to 25 degrees on Wednesday, and even a possible 30 on Friday, as weerplaza reports.
International train travel may be affected by a strike in the Belgian maintenance company NMBS Technics. Several employees spontaneously laid down their work at two a.m. this morning, according to Philippe Dubois of the socialist rail bond ACOD Spoor-CGSP Cheminots.
The Dutch national team landed in Rotterdam The Hague Airport just before 5 p.m. Sunday evening. They were met by several hundreds of Oranje fans cheering them back into the country, thanking them for a great World Cup.
With the Dutch summer holiday season expected to kick into gear this weekend, travel association ANWB is predicting heavy traffic around the country. The organisation told newspaper AD they expect people to be disappointed if they plan to leave town tonight thinking they will beat the traffic on Saturday, especially if headed south.
A city councillor in Breda has been kicked out of his own party’s faction there after making statements comparing the rights of homosexuals to the rights of pedophiles. Labour party (PvdA) member Jamal Nouhi made the comments when suggesting that the foundation Human Rights Watch should stop lobbying for gay rights in Morocco, calling it a religious issue.
Storms raged overnight across the Netherlands, causing at least one death in Amsterdam, and damage across the country. The foul weather knocked over a tree on the Damrak, which crashed into the public transit shelter where the victim had taken refuge, according to broadcaster RTV NH.
For the second year in a row, more Dutch people are choosing not to go on vacation According to ING Economic Bureau, one percent fewer people are traveling this year compared to 2013. The blame lies mainly in unemployment and an unstable labour market.