Schiphol Airport is believed to have been targeted in a planned terrorist attack that was to take place simultaneously as the Nov. 13, 2015 attacks in Paris. Investigators made the assertion in a 561-page indictment produced by French authorities examining the coordinated assaults that left 130 people dead, according to Belgian newspaper De Standard.
A report by the National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism (NCTV) has revised the country's threat level assessment down to level 3 from level 4. The threat of a terrorist attack in the Netherlands is assessed on a five-point scale, with threat level 5 being the most severe and imminent.
Two suspects were arrested in Amsterdam this week in connection with the coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015. The attacks killed 130 victims and injured 413 more. Seven suspects died in the incidents.
Police detained a two men, aged 29 and 31, in Amsterdam on Tuesday. A Rotterdam court ordered the younger man to remain in confinement for the next two weeks, according to the Public Prosecutor's office (OM). He is in solitary confinement to prevent any attempts to corrupt an ongoing investigation.
Ferry Zandvliet from Rotterdam, who survived a terrorist attack during an Eagles of Death Metal concert in Bataclan in Paris two years ago, will be attending the trial against suspected terrorist Salah Abdeslam in Brussels on Monday. "I want to look that boy in the eyes", he said, according to newspaper AD.
The Netherlands, Belgium, France and United Kingdom reached an agreement on implementing passport controls on large international trains. A joint task force will be established to discuss this with Thalys and Eurostar, ANP reports.
The task force will also work on introducing better passenger lists for international high-speed trains. The intention behind this it so that security services can make sure no wanted criminals are on the train.
A number of Dutch parliamentarians accused Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice about hiding details about a possible attack plan that targeted Schiphol Airport on November 13th last year - the same day as terrorist attacks in Paris. The Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, debated reports that two suspected terrorists traveled to the Netherlands that day with Van der Steur on Wednesday
A majority in parliament supports the PVV's demand for a debate on reports that two terrorists traveled to Amsterdam on the day of the terrorist attacks in Paris last year. They want Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice to answer their questions at the earliest convenience
The group of terrorists who committed attacks in Paris on November 13th last year, also wanted to attack Schiphol. Two members of the group even traveled to the airport in Amsterdam on that day, French newspaper Le Monde reports. It is unclear why the attack did not happen
The Rotterdam police arrested a Moroccan man suspected of having links with French terrorism suspect Anis B., the police announced on Monday. "The 26-year-old man was arrested last week and is in custody. He is a co-defendant in a case involving arms dealers from the region Rotterdam", a spokesperson said
Fugitive terrorism suspect Abid Tabaouni visited Amsterdam in March, according to a photo he posted on his Facebook page. The photo shows him posing before the IJ with the Eye film museum and the A'DAM Tower in the background
Terrorist organization Islamic State planned to hit more targets during the terrorist attacks in Paris in November last year. The other targets included more places in France and other countries, including the Netherlands, American news agency CNN reports.
Over the past months information officers from 30 European intelligence services came together in the Netherlands on a weekly basis to share information about terrorists, the Volkskrant reports based on conversations with people around the Dutch cabinet.
Many Dutch schools are changing their plans for trips abroad following terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels, according to a survey broadcaster NOS did among 100 schools. Most schools stil go on trips, but adjust the program.
Threats to the Netherlands from the jihadist corner is "more complex and difficult than ever before", according to general intelligence service AIVD's annual report for 2015. There are jihadists in the Netherlands that want bring the fight to their own country, and the attacks in Brussels and Paris last year show that terrorist organizations are capable of carrying out complex and well-executed attacks.
The hotline for reporting Islam-phobia recorded a total of 158 cases of violence against Muslims in the Netherlands last year. In 90 percent of these cases, women wearing headscarves were targeted. 29 percent of those incidents involved physical violence. In most cases the perpetrators were white men, according to the hotline's annual figures.
Documents of German nuclear research center Juelich was found in the Brussels apartment of Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam, Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland (RND) group of German newspapers reported on Thursday. Juelich is located 27 kilometers from the border between Germany and the Netherlands.
Anis B., the 32 year old Frenchman arrested in Rotterdam on terrorist charges on Sunday, is linked to an international terrorism network that played a very important role in the terrorist attacks in both Paris and Brussels, broadcaster NOS reports.
Several hundred Dutch people of Turkish and Moroccan descent demonstrated against terrorism in Rotterdam on Sunday. Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb also participated and gave a speech.
The police arrested a 32-year-old Frenchman in Rotterdam on Sunday at the request of the French authorities. The man is suspected of preparing for a terrorist attacks. Another three people were arrested, including two Algerian men aged 43 and 47. So far nothing is known about the background of the third suspect. A number of raids were carried out and ammunition and drugs, among other things were found.
Football stadiums are "relatively" safe and the terrorist attacks in Brussels will have no direct consequences for football matches, according to Will van Rhee, security expert at FIFA.
New indications point to terrorist organization Islamic State planning more attacks in Europe, according to National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security Dick Schoof. But there are currently no concrete indications of an attack being planned in the Netherlands and the threat level therefore remains unchanged at "substantial", he writes in the Terrorist Threat Assessment Netherlands, which was sent to Parliament on Wednesday.
Dutch King Willem-Alexander and his wife, Queen Máxima, visited Parisian cafe Le Carillon on Friday, one of the locations that was targeted during the terrorist attacks in Paris last November. The royals listened to the cafe owner, an employee, first aid workers and residents describe the attack, immediate aftermath, and the impact it has had on their lives, the Dutch government announced on Friday.
King Willem-Alexander praised and reconfirmed "our bond" with France after the "deep wounds" caused by the terrorist attacks in Paris last year during his dinner speech at the state banquet with President Francois Hollande in the Elysee on Thursday night
Members of the police's anti-terror units are concerned that their bulletproof equipment is not good enough to stop gunfire from heavy automatic weapons