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Dec 21 '16 17:15

Mayor Theo Weterings of Haarlemmermeer wants to ban all taxis at Schiphol who do not have a permit to use the special taxi strip, he announced on Wednesday. He also wants to work with all involved parties to find ways to prevent from working at the airport in the future, NU.nl reports.

Dec 14 '16 10:20

Union FNV is very concerned about the large number of temporary workers at Schiphol's passenger and cargo security. The "huge carousel of temporary workers", and its accompanying high staff turnover, has consequences for the employees, but also for security at the airport, the union writes in a report published on Wednesday, the Telegraaf reports.

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Dec 9 '16 11:41

Anti-Islam party leader Geert Wilders was found guilty of inciting discrimination and insulting a race of people . In issuing its ruling, judges at the maximum security court near Schiphol Airport said the populist politician's rhetoric did not fall within his rights to free speech.

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Dec 7 '16 12:55

The construction of the national MH17 memorial starts in Vijfhuizen, near Schiphol airport today. The memorial will consists of a forest of 298 trees, one for each person who died when the Malaysia Airlines flight was shot down, as well as the National Monument for the victims, NOS reports.

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Nov 30 '16 14:05

The plans for expanding Lelystad Airport have been significantly delayed. The first commercial aircraft will, at the earlierst, depart from the airport somehere in 2019, instead of April 2018 as initially planned, State Secretary Sharon Dijksma of Infrastructure wrote to parliament on Tuesday, ANP reports.

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Nov 24 '16 09:41

Autumn weather and leaves on the tracks resulted in fewer trains traveling between Nijmegen and Schiphol and between The Hague and Utrecht on Thursday, NS reports. 

There will be a train on these routes every 30 minutes, instead of the normal schedule of every 15 minutes. Travelers should take extra trael time of around 15 minutes into account. They also may have to switch trains more often. NS thinks the delays will last until 9:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Nov 23 '16 11:20

Slick railway tracks caused by fallen leaves and rain resulted in fewer trains traveling on the busy routes between Nijmegen and Schiphol and between Den Haag Central and Utrecht Central, NS warns. Delays can be up to 15 minutes per journey.

Trains with damaged wheels can not travel on slick tracks, according to Het Parool. Damaged wheels skid on slick tracks when a train tries to brake and can lead to significant damage.

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Nov 23 '16 09:16

A number of flights from Schiphol to Munich and Frankfurt, and vice versa, were cancelled on Wednesday morning due to a strike by pilots working for German airline Lufthansa. The two day long strike is expected to cause quite a mess for the airline, with 876 flights already cancelled, Het Parool reports. 

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Nov 22 '16 07:58

A TUI plane hit  boarding bridge at Schiphol Airport on Monday. No one was injured, but it did cause significant delays for the over 250 people on board the Airbus A340-300, accordnig to the Telegraaf. .

The Dutch Safety Board launched an exploratory investigation into the incident. The passenger plane hit te bridge with an engine. "At that time there were no people on that bridge", a spoesperson said to the newspaper. Only material damage was done.

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Nov 21 '16 11:34

Train traffic between Schiphol Airport and Amsterdam was halted for some time on Monday due to fire alarms. The alarms turned out to be false and train traffic is now slowly resuming, though travelers still have to take delays into account, according to NS.

"There were two reports of smoke In the tunnel and on platform three", a spokesperson for the safety office said to NU.nl. "Our hypothesis is that the smoke came from a braking train."

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Nov 11 '16 16:20

Scheduled train service between Amsterdam and Schiphol airport will not take place this weekend due to maintenance work on the railroad. Travelers will instead be transported by bus to and from the airport, which should take an extra 15 to 30 minutes, the Dutch railway NS stated on its website.

The service interruption is part of a long-term plan to build additional tracks and overpasses so more trains can service the airport from the capital city, railway maintenace firm ProRail said on its website.

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Nov 11 '16 15:55

The surviving family of businessman Koen Everink filed a lawsuit in an Utrecht court on Wednesday demanding just over 26 thousand euros from Mark de J. De J.

Nov 10 '16 12:50

A company on Folkstoneweg at Schiphol was evacuated on Thursday after a dog trained to sniff out explosives signalled a suspicious package in the cargo area.

Nov 10 '16 08:59

The Koninklijke Marechaussee - a policing force that works as a branch of the Dutch military and is responsible for airport security - arrested a taxi driver at Schiphol airport on suspicion of attempted manslaughter. On Monday the taxi driver tried to hit a Haarlemmermeer parking inspector with his car, NOS reports.

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Nov 8 '16 08:17

The KLM cabin crew members will again be striking before each departing flight at Schiphol oon Wednesday. The plan is to strike for 40 minutes before each flight unions VNC and FNV announced on Monday.

Nov 7 '16 12:35

Starting on Monday Schiphol is launching a test with a new security scanner in Departure hall 3, which scans in 3D. This means that security staff can see more clearly what is in luggage and that travelers no longer have to remove electronics and liquids from their bags. The airport hopes that this scanner will make the security checks go smoother and faster, ANP reports.

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Nov 4 '16 10:17

Maastricht suspected terrorist is returning to the Netherlands next week, according to Limburg broadcaster L1. Serbia is extraditing the very pregnant 26-year-old woman and she is scheduled to land on Schiphol airport on Thursday.

with her Belgian-Turkish husband seven weeks ago. The authorities suspect her of trying to travel to Syria with the intent of joining a terrorist organization.

Nov 4 '16 09:53

Dozens of taxis were fined at Schiphol airport on Thursday for violations ranging from parking in the wrong place to not having the proper papers. The municipality of Haarlemmermeer, the Koninklijke Marechaussee and the Environment and Transport Inspectorate are teaming up to tackle inappropriate behavior by taxis, according to NOS.

Nov 3 '16 07:56

A 70-year-old British man was arrested at Schiphol on Wednesday afternoon for repeatedly claiming he had a bomb, the Koninklijke Marechaussee, a policing force that works as part of the Dutch military and is repsonsible for airport security, said on Facebook.

The man was arrested in the departure hall of the airport after saying several times that he had a bomb with him while standing in line at the security check. 

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Nov 1 '16 12:30

Between 100 and 200 flights were delayed at Schiphol Airport on Tuesday morning due to fog. The fog means that the distances between airplances on landing and takeoff have to be bigger, leading to delays, ANP reports.

While the delays still seem to be small, the airport warns that they could run up to 30 minutes. Travelers are advised to keep an eye on Schiphol's website for current travel infromation. 

The airport expects that the flight schedule should be back to normal by Tuesday afternoon. 

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Oct 28 '16 14:50

Budget airline Ryanair has big ambitions for the new Lelystad airport, commercial director David O'Brien said in an interview with the Telegraaf. "We want all the slots, if the price is right. In a few years we will bring 2 million passengers to Lelystad." he said to the newspaper. 

The Irish airline is seeing strong growth in the Netherlands and plans to put 8 perecent more seats in the market next year. Ryanair is currently very active at Eindhoven Airport and recently started flying from Schiphol too. Lelystad airport is set to open in two years, accordding to the newspaper.

Oct 26 '16 07:44

A group of 40 large Ducth companies called on the next Dutch government to to lay long-term goals of the Climate Agreement down in law. This is the only way to curb global warming, the companies wrote in a letter in the Volkskrant on Wednesday.

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Oct 17 '16 11:15

Amsterdam is launching an investigation into installing a light rail for use as public transport in the city, the Amsterdam Metropolitan Region announced over the weekend. The aim is to improve the accessibility to the capital

Oct 14 '16 11:05

Schiphol airport is building a temporary terminal in an effort to cope with a recent jump in the number of passengers traveling to European countries

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