Schiphol airport expects a busy day on Monday due to spillover from a power outage on Sunday, people leaving on May vacation, and travelers returning from a long King's Day weekend. This will mean long lines at check-ins and passport controls. The airport calls on travelers to check in online and arrive at the airport earlier.
Dutch roads will be extremely busy on Thursday afternoon, ANWB expects. Not only are many Dutch going away for the May vacation, but with King's Day on Friday, many people are also going away for the long weekend, RTL Nieuws reports.
Evening rush hour will also start earlier than normal, the ANWB warns. The roads towards the coast and to Den Helder, for the ferry service to Texel, will be particularly busy.
Traffic information service ANWB warns that Thursday's evening rush hour will be extremely busy. Friday is King's Day, and the service expects that many people will go away for the long weekend.
The ANWB also expects that many Dutch will leave for their May vacation on Thursday already. There will therefore by a lot of traffic towards the coast and Den Helder for the ferry to Texel.
The roads will be relatively quiet on King's Day itself, with the exception of popular cities and Groningen, where the royal family will spend the day.
Schiphol is implementing a number of measures to help manage crowds at the airport during the upcoming May holidays. For example, the airport is deploying 20 percent more personnel than it did last year, NU.nl reports.
According to State Secretary Sander Dekker of Education, the long May vacation for primary- and high school students is often stressful for parents who have one or more kids at home for three weeks. He therefore wants to schedule the May vacations in such a way that they only take up two weeks