On Saturday the Netherlands was hit by the largest summer storm since the weather measurements started in 1901. One person died after a tree fell on his car and several other people were wounded. The storm resulted in closed highways, dozens of delayed flights, delays in public transport and a significant amount of damage.
The Koninklijke Marechaussee arrested a 29 year old man on Schiphol on suspicion of sending threatening and extorting emails in which he threatened to set off explosives at several locations in the Netherlands in the name of terrorist organization Islamic State
The Koninklijke Marechaussee, Royal Military Police, arrested a 43 year old man on Schiphol Airport for an outstanding fine of nearly 158 thousand euros
A Transavia pilot was assaulted by two passengers last week after a flight from Amsterdam to Barcelona. The two passengers - a man and a woman - were arrested by authorities in Barcelona
The MH17 memorial in Nieuwegein started at 2:00 p.m. About 1,300 relatives and friends of the victims have gathered at the convention center to commemorate the disaster, which happened one year ago today.
Today exactly a year a go Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed down on eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 passengers aboard. The people of the Ukraine will be memorializing the victims today.
A 22 year old Bulgarian man was arrested on Sunday for flying a drone close to a Schiphol runway. The man lost control of the drone and it crashed on the runway.
The Cabinet has decided to permanently enforce the stricter and longer nighttime regime at Schiphol airport after a successful trial period,
Ugur Demir was arrested at Schiphol airport on Tuesday on suspicion of being involved in a fatal shooting at a busy restaurant in Rotterdam in September last year. According to the police, the 20 year old man turned himself in to the Koninklijke Marechaussee, royal military police, after arriving at the airport from Turkey.
Travelers passing through Schiphol on Monday morning can expect long lines at the customs checks due to customs personnel performing a protest action for a better collective bargaining agreement. All passengers landing at the airport between 07:00 a.m. and 11:00 will have their baggage checked, Het Parool reports. Normally most passengers are allowed to just go through.
Schiphol expects its busiest day ever this summer. On August 2nd, the airport expects around 196 thousand departing, transferring and arriving passengers, 300 more than the busiest day at the airport last year.
Irish budget airline Ryanair has been awarded more than 2,700 slots at Schiphol Airport. The slots are for the winter season which begins on October 25th.
Travelers going through Schiphol next week will have to take some delays into account. Customs employees at the airport will be performing so-called accuracy actions on Monday and Tuesday
Air France-KLM joined the group of the five largest European airlines to lay out regulatory demands to the European Union. The airlines presented their demands as a part of a shared vision for a new EU aviation strategy.
The massive power outage on March 27th that affected a large part of northern Netherlands, including Schiphol airport, was caused by a combination of two factors, one of them an employee error, grid administrator TenneT announced on Friday.
Corrections staff at the Bijlmerbajes and Tafelberweg prisons in Amsterdam, and the detention center at Schiphol airport plan to walk off the jobs between 12 and 3 p.m. next Thursday. Customs officials and tax authority workers from the Amsterdam and Hoofdorp offices will join the corrections worker in a march and rally in Amsterdam Sloterdijk.
Schiphol taxi drivers are striking on Monday in protest against the fact that any taxi driver is now allowed to pick up passengers at the airport. Until recently, taxi drivers needed an expensive permit to do so. The taxi drivers will not pick anyone up between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., NU reports.
The Schiphol parking services P7-self parking and Qube Valet sometimes use the cars of unsuspecting customers for private trips, according to television program Groete van MAX.
Chaos reigned at Schiphol this weekend after the introduction of the new security checkpoints. Travelers both departing from and arriving at the airport had to deal with crowds and long lines, often turning to Twitter to voice their complaints.
Schiphol Airport is opening its new security check points on Wednesday. The many dozens of checkpoints at the gates have been replaced by 5 central areas where passengers have to go through security checks.
Transavia airline recently began testing Oculus Rift glasses as a form of entertainment onboard its flights, even giving the chance to fly through the air to their destination in virtual reality. Last week, passengers on a flight from Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam to Barcelona were given the opportunity to test the virtual reality experience.
Schiphol Airport will conduct passenger screening and carry-on baggage security checks at five centralized control points instead of at boarding gates, newswire ANP reported. The changes are set to begin on June 3rd.
The government of Qatar will not immediately retaliate for Dutch restrictions on flights by airlines from the Gulf States, the CEO of Qatar Airways Akbar Al Baker said. He reminded that trade is a "two-lane road", and said if the airlines does not get additional flights, Dutch companies "should not expect many commercial contracts" from Qatar government.
Dutch officials and the Dutch railway company NS were poorly informed about the way of doing business in Belgium, which led to the cooperation with Belgium being "disastrous from day one". This is according to Arriën Kruyt, chairman of travelers association Rover, in the public hearing of the parliamentary committee of inquiry on the Fyra debacle today.