Investigators and salvage crews are returning to the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash site again next week in Eastern Ukraine to ensure the recovery of the last human remains, personal belongings of the victims and fragments of the plane, Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher announced on Friday. For the first time, the team can access the northwest area of the crash site where they could not work until now for safety reasons caused by the ongoing battle between the Ukraine and Russian-backed separatist forces, Asscher said after the cabinet meeting.
KLM will offer passengers a free-of-charge bus service from Nijmegen, Arnhem and surroundings to Schiphol airport starting May 1, the airline announced Tuesday.
There were no trains traveling between Schiphol and Amsterdam Zuid, Hoofdorp and Lelylaan for a short time this morning because of a fire alarm in the Schiphol tunnel.
The emergency services network P2000 received a total of 1,327 reports about the storm and storm damage by 11:00 p.m. Tuesday night, the Volkskrant reports. The most reports came from the Rotterdam Rijnmond region, followed by Noord- and Oost Gelderland.
About 80 flights have been cancelled at Schiphol airport this morning due to the weather conditions. Flights have also been delayed by about an hour, Reformatorisch Dagblad reports.
A record number of more than 60 million passengers caught a flight at a Dutch airport last year, an increase of almost 5 percent compared to 2013. Most of these passengers traveled through Schiphol. This is according to figures released by Statistics Netherlands today.
The KNMI has extended a code orange warning for strong winds for Friesland, Groningen, the norther parts of Drenthe and in the Wadden area, as a spring storm is set to hit the country. A code yellow warning applies for the rest of the country.
Many flights on Schiphol airport have been delayed due to the strong winds. The strong westerly winds mean that fewer flights can take off or land at the airport, RTV Noord Holland reports.
No new airlines have shown an interest in the Lelystad airport, Jos Nijhuis, CEO of parent company Schiphol told De Telegraaf yesterday. The procurement of the airport began in January.
The Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, wants clarification from the government on the major power outage that affected large parts of Noord Holland and Flevoland this morning, AD reports. The outage began just before 10:00 and was caused by a technical fault in a power station in Diemen. More than an hour later grid administrator TenneT reported that power would be gradually restored
NS is still struggling to get back on on track after the massive power outage that affected large parts of Noord-Holland and Flevoland this morning. Hundreds of passengers are still stranded at Utrecht Centraal, staring helplessly at the information boards that only state that no train traffic is possible in a wide radius around Amsterdam Centraal and north of Leiden, Utrecht and Hilversum.
Grid administrator TenneT just announced on Twitter that the voltage power grid is being rebuilt and power is gradually being restored. Parts of Noord-Holland now have power again. Power has been restored at Schiphol airport.
There are major delays at Schiphol airport due to the massive power outage currently affecting large parts of Noord-Holland and Flevoland, Schiphol spokesperson Jeroen Bos said on Dutch broadcaster NOS.
Large parts of Noord-Holland and Flevoland is sitting without power. The rail traffic in northern parts of the Netherlands has come to a standstill due to this power outage. Many hospitals are also without power.
Solar Energy Works plans to build the largest solar park in the Netherlands near Schiphol, with some help from Schiphol Area Development and the municipality of Haarlemmermeer, NU reports.
Photos taken in a secure area of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 surfaced today on Ukrainian website Censor.net.ua. The photos show parts of the aircraft not yet meant to be seen by the public or journalists, like the cockpit, the Dutch Safety Board confirmed to The Post Online.
A fire in a train near the Abcoude station has left rail service cancelled between Utrecht Central and Amsterdam Schiphol airport. The train stoppage is in effect on NS Intercity trains at least to 2 a.m. Friday, the NS said.
A 42 year old woman and her 20 year old son was caught smuggling 500 thousand euros in cash in their checked luggage through Schiphol airport in Amsterdam last month. The cash was hidden between clothes and magazines.
Rail traffic between Schiphol and Amsterdam Zuid and Leiden Centraal has come to a standstill due to a signal failure.
Following the chaos in Rome last week after the Match between Feyenoord and AS Roma, 2,400 AS Roma fans is coming to the Netherlands to watch the match between these two teams in the Kuip on Thursday, NOS reports.
The Dutch Marechaussee busted a 26-year old man who had fines worth of 17,000 euros at the Schiphol Airport on Wednesday. He was required to pay the fine on the spot, or spend 504 days in jail to cover the debt.
The Schiphol Group presented its annual figures for 2014 today. The figures showed that last year brought an increase in passengers, air transport movements and revenue for the group.
The Director of Gemeentelijk Vervoerbedrijf wants more money invested in public transport in the Amsterdam region, primarily in expanding the subway network to Schiphol
The Netherlands is allowed to extradite Rabbi Eliezer Berland to Israel, a court in Haarlem, Noord-Holland ruled Thursday. Dutch justice and security minister Ivo Opstellen must now decide if Berland will in fact be transferred to Israel.