Flights from Schiphol to Barcelona departed again on Tuesday morning, after many flights to the Catalan city were canceled on Monday evening due to unrest. At 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, a Transavia flight departed from Schiphol to Barcelona, followed by a Veuling flight an hour later. Other flights to the Spanish city for Tuesday are all still on schedule, according to the Schiphol website.
For the first time in years, Sinterklaas' national arrival may happen without any protests for or against controversial character Zwarte Piet. The national arrival is happening in Dokkum on November 18th. By Wednesday night the municipality of Dongeradeel, which covers Dokkum, received no applications for demonstrations, AD reports.
In the run-up to the G20 summit in Hamburg next weekend, Germany implemented extensive border checks in Aachen, on the border with the Netherlands and Belgium on Monday. The German authorities expect around 100 thousand people to come to Hamburg to protest against the conference, ANP reports.
The German authorities deployed about 100 police officers do perform border controls. The measure was taken to prevent potential attackers from entering the country, according to the Interior Ministry. Border checks will be implemented in more places in the coming week and a half.
Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb was very concerned that protests around the Turkish consulate in his city this weekend would devolve into a shooting. He therefore deployed special, armed officers to intervene if the situation got out of hand, Aboutaleb said to Nieuwsuur. "In order to be sure that if it came to an encounter, we would have the upper hand."
Turkey is demanding action against the Dutch police for using disproportionate violence against "peaceful Turkish protesters" in Rotterdam on Saturday night, sources from the Turkish Foreign Ministry said to Reuters.
A group of Kurdish people got together in The Hague during the early hours of Friday morning to protest against the arrest of two chairmen of the Turkis pro-Kurdish party HDP and nine other parliamentarians of the same party. It is unlcear how many people took part in the demonstration in the center of the Hague, but according to the police, there were no incidents, ANP reports.
Anti-blackface group Kick Out Zwarte Piet (KOZP) plans to protest in Maassluis during Sinterklaas' national arrival on November 12th. "For us 2016 will be the last year that December has an aftertaste of colonialism, slavery and opression", the group said according to RTL Nieuws.
According to the KOZP, Zwarte Piet in his current form is a racist figure.
Extreme right-wing group NVU is planning a protest at the national arrival of Sinterklaas in Maaslluis on November 12th, the group writes on its website. "I am not ashamed of Zwarte Piet. Stop the kids festival haters", the party writes.
Employees working at Tata Steel will be holding large demonstrations at the steel mill in IJmuiden soon to show their dissatisfaction over a possible merger with German rival ThyssenKrupp. Some 4 thousand jobs could be lost in this merger. The Dutch government should intervene, according to Ineke Dezentje hamming-Bluemink of employers organization FME.
After more than a year of unmet demands for a better pension plan, firefighters across the Netherlands are planning labor actions. Negotiations fell apart to the point that employers no longer even show up for them, according to union FNV
Firefighters in the Amsterdam-Amstelland corps are planning a protest action for Friday in which no firefighter will work overtime. Negotiations over a better collective bargaining agreement have stalled,
Many employers want to get rid of arrangements that ensure their employees have a healthy and safe work environment, says trade union FNV. According to the union, numerous sectors have problems with too heavy workloads, but employers thwart attempts to rectify this
Easyjet pilots and crew stationed in Amsterdam are planing protest actions for a better collective bargaining agreement. In the coming weeks this will mean strikes that can lead to delays or even cancelled flights, Dutch pilots association VNV announced on Wednesday
The dolphins in the Dolfinarium in Hardewijk are happy and well cared for, Dolfinarium veterinarian Niels van Elk said to BNR in response to protests outside the aquatic center on Tuesday.
In order to maintain the current workforce at KLM, further cuts on wages and working conditions are "inevitable", KLM CEO Pieter Elbers said to Het Parool on Monday. If no cuts are made, the workforce will have to be reduced. KLM therefore wants to implement collective bargaining proposals for its ground staff, despite objections from the unions.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo was greeted by angry protesters as he arrived at the Kurhaus in Scheveningen for a meeting on Friday. Three protesters were arrested after they managed to sneak into the hotel and hung the flag of the Moluccan government in exile from the window.
Amnesty International protested against Europe's "shocking failure" in dealing with the refugee crisis in a boat at the Scheepvaart Museum in Amsterdam on Monday morning, where European Ministers of Justice and Home Affairs were meeting to discuss migration and security.
ChristenUnie parliamentarian Joel Voordewind is calling for an end to the slow asylum procedure, that is leading to frustration, protests and even suicide in the emergency asylum shelters, AD reports.
The municipality of Utrecht has rejected anti-Islam movement Pediga's request to hold a second protest in the city this weekend. "The risk of disorder is too great." Pediga will not be allowed to protest in the city on Saturday, but the protest already arranged in the Hogelandsepark on Sunday may go through.
A municipal official in Enschede had his car damaged during an attack on his person on Monday morning.
Rotterdam football club Feyenoord and fans are annoyed that the club has been linked with the aggressive debate on a possible asylum center in the West-Brabant town of Steenbergen. They feel that there is no reason to do so and it puts the club in a bad light.
The Federation of Kurds in the Netherlands is calling on Kurdish people in the country not to allow international turmoil to spread to the Netherlands. The escalating tensions between the Turkish government and Kurdish PKK and YPG fighters are causing a significant amount of turmoil among Kurdish people in the rest of the world.
The Maastricht University has decided to completely stop the experiment in which dogs were used to test the effectiveness of pacemakers, the University announced in a press release on Thursday.
Anti-Zwarte Piet groups are planning protests and demonstrations at the national entry of Sinterklaas on November 14th in Meppel.