Schiphol teamed up with Delft startup Hardt Hyperloop to investigate the possibility of a Hyperloop connection between the airport and Frankfurt in Germany. They will investigate building an above ground Hyperloop system on roughly the same route currently being used by NS and Deutsche Bahn for the ICE high-speed train, Het Parool reports.
Large Japanese bank Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) filed a license application to set up a new subsidiary in Amsterdam, so that the financial group can continue to serve customers in the European Union after the Brexit, the bank said in a statement.
"The new subsidiary in Amsterdam will ensure that the Group can continue to provide these services to its EU clients, even if the cross-border passport is lost as a result of Brexit," the bank noted. Currently, the EU customers are served by a subsidiary based in the United Kingdom.
Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam overtook Heathrow airport in London as the European airport that offers the most direct flights, according to a new report by industry organization ACI Europe, Het Parool reports.
The Amsterdam airport is now the European airport that offers the most direct flights with 4,861 direct flights a week. That is a 20 percent increase compared to 10 years ago. Heathrow reduced the number of direct flights slightly during the same time period. As dit other rivals like Charles de Gaulle in Paris.
A missing 16-year-old German girl is believed to be in Amsterdam, the Dutch police said in a call for the public to keep an eye out for her. Lavinia Nouira has been missing from Frankfurt, Germany since April 23rd.
The girl is about 1.8 meters tall, with shoulder length brown hair. She has light brown eyes and wears a black nose piercing. According to the police, Lavinia speaks no Dutch, but is fluent in German and English. She is a smoker.
Since 02:00 a.m. on Tuesday, many passenger trains have not been traveling due to a train drivers strike in Germany. The strike started on Monday with the stopping of freight trains, but has now entered a new phase.
The pilots of Lufthansa will go back on strike on Friday, reports the airline's website. All Friday flights from Amsterdam to Frankfurt and at least one flight to Munich are cancelled.
In Amsterdam, one in 38 people is a millionaire, according to a study. This brings the Dutch capital in ninth place on the world ranking list. Monaco is still at first place, where 29 percent of the population on the French Riviera has millions in the bank.
A price of 800,000 euro per room was paid for the Amstel Hotel in Amterdam which was sold to hotel group Katara Hospitality from Qatar, according to property-website PropertyNL. The five star hotel counts 55 rooms and 24 suites and is located ideally between the financial, cultural and shopping district as it overlooks the Amstel River.
If the story isn't mysterious enough already, new developments around the false passports of passengers in the missing Malaysia Airlines flight should cause for more intrigue.