After years of delays, Amsterdam RAI is getting its own hotel and with its 650 rooms, Nhow RAI will win the title of largest hotel in the Netherlands. The design of the building was chosen from eleven candidates and is designed by Rem Koolhaas from well-known Rotterdam architecture firm OMA.
A KLM flight had to turn around and fly back to Amsterdam due to engine problems on Tuesday morning, the airline announced on Twitter.
A large power outage left over 19,000 households without power on Tuesday afternoon in Utrecht province and Noord-Holland, according to electricity grid operator Stedin. The electricity issue means fewer trains will run between Utrecht and Amersfoort, Amsterdam, Baarn and Hilversum the NS said.
Schiphol Airport has postponed the expansion of a new terminal, De Telegraaf reports based on multiple sources at the airport and airline companies.
The Russian radar images of flight MH17 do not show a fighter jet. That is the conclusion of four experts in the field of radar and air traffic control, NOS reports. Shortly after the disaster Moscow suggested that MH17 was shot down by a Ukrainian SU-25, based on radar images.
It is no longer necessary for taxi drivers to get a special taxi permit for picking up passengers at Schiphol airport, according to a ruling by the Amsterdam court on Tuesday, NOS reports.
Roughly 300 different people contacted the public prosecutor's office claiming to have information about the perpetrators who brought down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 last year. The flight, which left Amsterdam for Kuala Lumpur, was presumably brought down by a Russian made surface-to-air BUK missile, leading the prosecutor's office to appeal to the public in multiple languages for witness testimony.
A chronic shortage of security guards at Schiphol is likely to lead to long lines at the airport during the coming holiday peak season. According to De Telegraaf, the work load is so high that there are also gaps in the security controls.
Disruption in train services to and from Schiphol airport were eventually cleared up late Monday afternoon. Maintenance was scheduled to end by 5 a.m. just before morning rush hour, but the number of available trains running was significantly reduced.
There will be a lot fewer trains running between Schiphol and Amsterdam Zuid/Lelylaan this morning. This is due to maintenance on the tracks around the airport is taking longer than expected.
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.