The horeca (Dutch abbreviation for Hotel/Restaurant/Café) sector showed a higher growth in the last quarter of 2014 as compared to previous years, according to Statistics Netherlands (CBS). Over the course of 2014, the industry grew by 5.6 percent, which is the largest output expansion in hospitality since the pre-crisis period ending with 2007.
The Dutch Somali who committed a suicide attack on a hotel in Mogadishu last week, was also involved in previous attacks, NU reports. According to articles from Somali media, Ismail Muse Ahmed Guled was previously involved in an attempted attack on another hotel in the city as well as in the attack in Djibouti in 2014.
On Tuesday morning September 30th, investigators from the Office of Financial and Economic Investigation and the Amsterdam police arrested two men and one woman (between the ages of 40 and 44 years) on suspicion of fraud. The three suspects are the owners of a hotel business in Amsterdam.
With over a thousand of the country's cafes and bars closing up shop in the last five years, local brewers have been hit particularly hard. The number of pubs in the country fell from 8,400 to 7,200, leaving brewers to battle it out for sales in a highly competitive market.
In France, a Dutch man was arrested for owning and running a French castle as a hotel illegally. According to local radio network France Bleu, the man was busted during a control last week Thursday, and is still in detention, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
The old tram depot De Hallen on the Bellamy square in Amsterdam Oud-West will soon be the home of new food courts called Foodhallen, styled after the same concepts in Madrid and London, het Parool reports.
The number of companies declaring bankruptcy in May dropped by 33 percent compared to the same period a year earlier, according to new numbers published by faillissementsdossier.nl. It is the largest monthly decline in bankruptcies since 2012.
Around 100 care home residents had to leave the home Tuesday night after a fire broke out. The home, Het Lichtpunt, on the Homerusplein in Rotterdam, had around over 200 people affected by the fire. 100 of them had to stay in a hotel, with the others able to stay with family or friends, the police reports.
Hotel Huis ter Duin was wrongfully named by the Washington post as the hotel where one of Obama's security personnel was found passed out in the hotel lobby, intoxicated. The hotel wants the paper to print a retraction.
Three Secret Service agents employed to protect the American president in Amsterdam this week were put on administrative leave and sent home on Sunday after hitting the town for a few drinks, according to those in the know, the Washington Post reports.
Amsterdam will get a hotel that specifically tailors to the needs of Chinese tourists. Construction of the hotel in the Business Park in Osdorp will start in February.
Dutch designer Marcel Wanders’ one of a kind concept makes the Andaz Hotel in Amsterdam interesting. His creativity and imagination are evident in the designs of the walls, floors and the lights of the establishment.
Based on the recent number of building projects in the country, hotel capacity will soon potentially add 10,000 rooms.
150 guests were evacuated after a large fire in the hotel of wellness- and sauna complex Thermen Bussloo in Voorst started on Thursday afternoon.