200 caimans and three snakes that arrived at Schiphol on transit to the Ukraine on Thursday, had been left out in the freezing cold for 1.5 hours. 48 caimans had died en route; three snakes and 14 other caimans are not expected to survive either. It is the second such find in one month. On 29 November authorities already found 444 caimans from Guyana.
Authorities are investigating a collision between two planes at Schiphol airport this morning. The accident happened when a U.S. Airways Boeing 757 pulling into a gate clipped the wing of a stationary KLM airplane.
Train travelers to, from, or through Schiphol, will be confronted with longer travel times this weekend. The tracks between Schiphol and Amsterdam will be closed for construction, according to NS and ProRail.
The NS and Arriva trains will be on schedule again Friday. The railway companies will not make any special adaptations on the track, announced a spokesperson late Thursday.
KLM has preemptively cancelled 84 flights coming in and out of Schiphol Airport today in an early effort to get a grip on the "code orange" storm predicted for parts of Europe. The storm is expected to hit the Netherlands at about 15:00 local time.
Marechaussees detained an American man at Schiphol Monday night, after he went berserk on board an aircraft and forced the captain to land in the Netherlands.
The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories
features the unfortunate fall of an Ajax fan, leaving him severely injured, Gordon's racial slurs causing national and international commotion, a dark-skinned intern rejected on his skin color, the news of Obama and Putin attending an international summit in The Hague, the discovery that Sinterklaas is an ex-con, and the Marechaussee haven't had a dull moment this week with drug busts, fake marriages, and new barracks.
Investigators at Schiphol arrested seven people attempting to transport nearly 30 kilos of cocaine in their hand luggage. The drugs were seized by the Royal Marechaussee, a branch of the Dutch armed forces that handles security at the airport.
Customs officers at Schiphol found 360,000 euros in the rods of three suitcases of a Chinese woman. Money was also found behind the screen of her laptop.
The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features: singer Trijntje Oosterhuis underestimates the power of social media, the arrival of Sinterklaas and his helpers in The Netherlands, Hungarian pimps arrested for human trafficking, diplomats assault a reporter, 'Holland's got Talent' and 'RTL Late Night' in the spotlight for racism, an Euro Atlantic Airways aircraft continues to it destination despite potentially dangerous problems, and Joran van der Sloot demanding a new trial.
A Boeing 767 of the Portuguese charter airline, Euro Atlantic Airways, continued to its destination in Paramaribo, Wednesday, despite apparently serious problems at the start from the airport
Schiphol has partnered with the French Aéroports de Paris and two Brazilian parties to make a bid for a stake in Galeão Airport in Rio de Janeiro. Four other consortia have also placed bids. Which consortium gets the concession will be disclosed Friday
“It kept coming out of them …” a spokesperson for the Marechaussee said Thursday in a report about two women from Ecuador who had been held at Schiphol Airport with an impressive sum of money heaped within and upon their bodies.
The military police at Schiphol arrested a 25-year old man from Jakarta after he opened the emergency exit of an aircraft for no apparent reason.
KLM canceled some flights, departing from Schiphol to a European destinations as a precaution,because of the expected storm. All intercontinental flights will proceed as scheduled
Employees of KLM, Transavia, Martinair, and Schiphol protested on Tuesday at Schiphol and The Hague against plans of the government to reintroduce flight tax.
Due to a power outage in a data center at Schiphol some Dutch sites are inaccessible. The service interruption at Easynet company started this morning. It is unknown how many sites are affected.
An exercise at Schiphol airport on Thursday was aborted because someone was seen carrying a firearm.
Schiphol will be difficult to reach this weekend by train because work done by ProRail and the Department of Public Works (Rijkswaterstaat), will limit the traffic to and from the airport.
The works will begin Saturday at 1:00 am and last until Monday 5:00 am, announced Schiphol on Wednesday. The Dutch Railways will make use of busses to transport the travelers, but additional travel time, which can take up to an hour, should be taken into account.
Railroad traffic around Schiphol will be severely hampered this weekend by maintenance on the tracks. Travelers should expect fifteen minutes to an hour extra travel time.
An additional investment in the rail link between Schiphol and Lelystad will enable to let ride, every 10 minutes, an Intercity or Sprinter on the track from 2023.
State Secretary Wilma Mansveld (Railways)) agreed this on Wednesday with the regional authorities. For two extra tracks near Weesp, 126 million euro has been budgetized.
Cases against drug smugglers who are arrested at Schiphol will be handled through the new speedy trial method, starting September 1st.
Two women were arrested at Schiphol, trying to smuggle a large sum of money abroad. They had 300,000 euro in cash hidden in their underwear. This was reported by the Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Service (FIOD) on Wednesday.
The women were on their way to Brazil and were caught during a security check. The IRS has confiscated the money. The smugglers have been arrested. Pending the investigation, the IRS will not disclose the nationality of the women. The two were arrested, among other, on suspicion of money laundering.
A new exhibition Chambres des Canaux: The Tolerant Home will open on November 1 until November 17 in different venues near the Amsterdam canals.