Haarlemmermeer

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Sep 26 '18 12:30

Passengers can still be picked up and dropped off at Schiphol's 'kiss & go' zone for free for the foreseeable future. Schiphol investigated the possibility of charging money for the use of this drop off zone, but that plan has been called back, AT5 reports.

The municipality of Haarlemmermeer never received a request for such a measure, according to the broadcaster. The airport does not have the authority to put a price tag on the access roads, that lies with the municipality. 

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Jul 17 '18 08:29

Relatives will commemorate their loved ones who were killed in the MH17 disaster at the National MH17 Monument in Vijfhuizen on Tuesday. Today is the fourth anniversary of the disaster that claimed 298 lives, including 196 Dutch.

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Apr 16 '18 07:17

The police fired warning shots during a confrontation with an unknown number of suspects on the parking lot of a retirement home on  Nigtevechthof in Amsterdam Zuidoost on Sunday night. Four suspects were arrested after a chase. No one was injured, the police said on Twitter.

Local residents called the police to report shots fired around 10:00 p.m. Witnesses told AT5 that a total of eight shots were fired, six of which happened in quick succession. The police can not yet say whether there was an actual shooting.

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Apr 11 '18 16:20

Homebuyers in the Netherlands are increasingly turning to the suburbs as home prices in the cities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht and The Hague continue to rise, according to homeowners association Vereniging Eigen Huis. First time buyers can no longer afford buying in one of the large cities, AD reports.

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Apr 11 '18 16:20

Homebuyers in the Netherlands are increasingly turning to the suburbs as home prices in the cities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht and The Hague continue to rise, according to homeowners association Vereniging Eigen Huis. First time buyers can no longer afford buying in one of the large cities, AD reports.

Cars in Amsterdam
Aug 8 '17 09:40

Despite Amsterdam's reputation as the world's bicycle city, cars are still king in the Dutch capital, according to a study done by Geodan on behalf of environmental organization Milieudefensie. Motorists take up about 48 percent of Amsterdam's space, while cyclists make do with only 11 percent.

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Apr 25 '17 08:02

All Dutch provinces except Groningen saw economic growth last year, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Tuesday. Of the four large Dutch cities, Amsterdam saw the biggest growth at 3 percent, The Hague the lowest at 2.2 percent. Rotterdam had the highest unemployment rate in the Netherlands last year at 11.3 percent, far above the national unemployment rate of around 6 percent.

Police, Marechaussee arrest Amsterdam taxi driver
Apr 14 '17 16:18

Police in Amsterdam arrested eight suspects connected to a plot to excessively overcharge taxi passengers picked up at Schiphol Airport. In one case investigated by authorities, a Swedish man was ordered to pay 595 euros for a ride from the airport to Amsterdam city center, a taxi fare that normally costs between 40 and 60 euros.

Feb 28 '17 10:35

The number of welfare recipients in the Netherlands increased by 4 percent last year, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Tuesday. At the end of December 2016 the Netherlands counted a total of 467 thousand welfare recipients, 18 thousand more than December 2015.

The growth can mainly be attributed to non-Western immigrants, particularly asylum seekers who were given refugee status in the Netherlands last year. After being given a residency permits, refugees can apply for welfare. 

Taxi
Feb 7 '17 13:20

On Tuesday the court in Haarlem gave the municipality of Haarlemmermeer to ban taxis from Schiphol who do not have a permit for the official taxi stand at the airport, NOS reports. 

Schiphol
Jan 16 '17 13:55

The safe detonation of some 30 WWII era bombs will start in a field in Rijsenhout, near Schiphol airport, on Monday. Many explosives are found in the Rijsenhout area as the Germans constructed a mock airfield there during the Second World War to divert attention from Schiphol, Het Parool reports.

A total of 30 bombs were recently found in the area. Four have already been detonated. In the coming weeks explosive experts will set off two more bombs per day. If all goes to plan, the last bomb will be dismantled on January 25th.

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Dec 21 '16 17:15

Mayor Theo Weterings of Haarlemmermeer wants to ban all taxis at Schiphol who do not have a permit to use the special taxi strip, he announced on Wednesday. He also wants to work with all involved parties to find ways to prevent so-called taxi recruiters from working at the airport in the future, NU.nl reports.

Nov 10 '16 08:59

The Koninklijke Marechaussee - a policing force that works as a branch of the Dutch military and is responsible for airport security - arrested a taxi driver at Schiphol airport on suspicion of attempted manslaughter. On Monday the taxi driver tried to hit a Haarlemmermeer parking inspector with his car, NOS reports.

Nov 4 '16 09:53

Dozens of taxis were fined at Schiphol airport on Thursday for violations ranging from parking in the wrong place to not having the proper papers. The municipality of Haarlemmermeer, the Koninklijke Marechaussee and the Environment and Transport Inspectorate are teaming up to tackle inappropriate behavior by taxis, according to NOS.

UberPop
Aug 25 '16 11:20

Uber is offering its customers a way to beat the traffic to Mysteryland this weekend with its newest service UberCHOPPER. With this helicopter service Uber customers can avoid traffic jams and arrive in style

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Aug 18 '16 12:23

The extra security measures in place in and around Schiphol airport will be reduced in part during the course of Thursday night, the Haarlemmermeer triangle of municipality, police and judiciary decided after consultation with the National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security

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Aug 16 '16 16:00

Security is being strengthened at Schiphol airport with extra Koninklijke Marechaussee officers, but the security levels will only reached desired strength in mid 2017, a spokesperson for the Marechaussee - a policing force that works as a branch of the Dutch military and is responsible for airport security - said to the Financieele Dagblad. Until that time, soldiers will help out.

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Aug 2 '16 08:37

Extra security measures at Schiphol Airport will remain in place for a while longer. That means that so will the long lines and long waiting times. Currently passengers show understanding for the extra security, but that will not be the case for very long, security expert Marco Zannoni said to RTL Nieuws.

Aug 1 '16 12:35

Extra security measures implemented around Schiphol airport over the weekend will remain in place for the time being. The extra measures were implemented on Saturday after the authorities received a "signal" about a specific terrorist threat

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Jul 27 '16 11:20

Refugees who received a residency permit in the Netherlands increasingly have to share living space with other refugees, because Dutch municipalities can not find enough homes to house them all, the Volkskrant reports based on a survey of the 25 largest municipalities in the Netherlands.

Schiphol Airport
May 27 '16 09:38

Schiphol airport wants to expand even more and is considering opening a second location in Haarlemmermeer to relieve some pressure on Schiphol Center

Oct 15 '15 14:49

A test run with the Automatic Number Plate Recognition, known by acronym ANPR, has been launched in the municipality of Haarlemmermeer, the police announced on Wednesday. This was done to help fight crime during the oncoming longer nights and shorter days of winter.

Ten Walls
Jun 8 '15 15:43

Lithuanian DJ Ten Walls was dropped from the Pitch Festival lineup after publishing homophobic remarks on his own Facebook page. The Amsterdam festival said they were trying to determine the correct course of action just after noon on Monday, but by 1:20 p.m. festival organizers chose to cancel the 32-year-old’s performance.

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Jun 8 '15 11:55

Schiphol taxi drivers are striking on Monday in protest against the fact that any taxi driver is now allowed to pick up passengers at the airport. Until recently, taxi drivers needed an expensive permit to do so. The taxi drivers will not pick anyone up between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., NU reports.

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