The municipality of Rotterdam is taking extra measures to better protect the city against terrorist attacks, the city announced on Wednesday. One of these measures includes placing obstacles to prevent vehicles driving into parts of the city where many pedestrians gather. These extra measures are in line with the current threat level in the Netherlands. "There is currently no concrete information about an attack", the municipality emphasized, AD reports.
Dutch bank Rabobank is hiring security people to stand guard at ATMs at night in an effort to reduce the number of ATM bombings, AD reports. The guards will mainly be placed at ATMs located near apartment complexes and in quiet areas. ATMs that don't get a guard will have extra surveillance and patrols from security companies. For security reasons, the bank would not tell AD how many guards wil be deployed.
Schiphol Airport expects that today will be its busiest day of the year. An estimated 222,261 passengers will travel through the airport today - a record number, a spokesperson said
Extra security measures currently in effect around Schiphol airport is causing delays for the buses NS deployed to make up for the lack of trains to the airport due to rail works
Amsterdam's mayor, prosecutor and police decided to give dance festival Sensation, happening in the Amsterdam Arena this Saturday, extra security after getting a "signal" that relates to the event. "The goal is to have the event happen as festively and safely as possible", the Amsterdam municipality writes in a statement on Monday.
"Necessary security measures" are being taken on all Dutch airports following attacks in Brussels on Tuesday morning. The Ministerial Committee for Crisis Management is holding an emergency meeting in The Hague on the situation. Prime Minster Mark Rutte as well as Dick Schoof, the national counterterrorism coordinator, will attend the meeting.
Mosques in the Netherlands are increasingly facing threats, almost on a daily basis. Yet no extra security measures will be implemented to protect them at this stage. But should it be needed, there will not be a second's hesitation to give extra security, Minister Lodewijk Asscher of Social Affairs said after a meeting with mosque managements
It is unlikely that terrorist will use chemical or biological weapons to commit attacks in Europe, according to the National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security
Dutch football clubs are tightening security at stadiums this weekend following the terrorist attacks in Paris and the terror threat that stopped the friendly match between Germany and the Netherlands on Tuesday. There are no indications that an attack could happen at a Dutch station, but clubs like Ajax and Feyenoord decided to take extra measures to be safe. The Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam is also taking extra security measures.
Ziggo has taken extra security measures to make it harder for computer hackers to attack their servers. If all goes well, Ziggo customers will no longer be affected by these attacks.