Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte released a statement Thursday evening expressing his dismay over the crash in Eastern Ukraine of a flight from Amsterdam to Malaysia. The country's top security official noted that those onboard the plane are of many nationalities.
Dutch airline KLM has instructed pilots to avoid Eastern Ukrainian airspace following the crash of a plane believed to be Malaysia Airlines flight 17. The Boeing 777 was allegedly brought down by a missile strike in the Donetsk region of the Ukraine in an area controlled by pro-Russian separatists.
Ukranine President Petro Poroshenko said the Ukranian military did not attempt to shoot down any aircraft after reports surfaced that Malaysia Airlines flight 17 crashed there on Thursday en route to Kuala Lumpur. The flight originated in Amsterdam. All 295 people onboard are believed to have been killed, with a Ukrainian government advisor saying the flight was brought down with a missile.
A Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 that left Schiphol airport Thursday is believed to have crashed in the Ukraine. The flight has 280 passengers on board and 15 crew members, according to the Interfax news agency.
Relatives of those who perished in the MH17 disaster have begun to gather at airports in Amsterdam and Kuala Lumpur. 154 Dutch nationals have been confirmed to be on board when the plane was shot down over territory held by Pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine.
Sever streets in Badhoevedorp, Noord Holland, were flooded following a water main break under the street. The ruptured water main lies under Burgemeester Amersfoordtlaan and led to ankle-deep water around the area, reports broadcaster Nos.
British price fighter airline easyJet has come to terms with Schiphol to create a base of operations at the Dutch airport. The company plans to permanently maintain at least three aircraft in Amsterdam, a move the company says will create 400 jobs in the Netherlands.
With two quick goals, excellent defending from Ron Vlaar, and a third goal to seal the deal, the Netherlands took a third place finish in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, beating host country Brazil 3-0. The Brazilians took fourth place in the tournament, having lost two matches in a row.
Friends Of The Earth Netherlands (Milieudefensie) members that were arrested on Monday morning during a protest at the Microsoft Netherlands headquarters at Schiphol have been released.
A tuck has ended up on the train tracks on the southern side of Amsterdam after an accident between the Badhoevedorp and Slote junctions on the A4 just before 7 a.m. Nobody was hurt. There are some delays with traffic for this morning.
Telecommunications provider Vodafone is set to offer LTE Advanced to the Dutch market, the company said in a statement. The news comes days after rival KPN made an announcement revealing similar plans. While KPN will offer the faster internet option from July, Vodafone users will have to wait until later this year.
The aviation sector is voicing resistance against the plans to expand Lelystad's airport to accommodate budget and holiday traffic. KLM's top is also openly against the ideas for this regional airport.
State Secretary Wilma Mansveld of Infrastructure and Environment has announced that €1.1 billion will be made available for improve train transport. After discussions with regional governors, it has been decided that certain aspects of train travel have to be made to a higher standard.
A member of the National Police Internal Investigations Department (Rijksrecherche) has been arrested on suspicion of smuggling drugs via Schiphol airport. Six others were also arrested after an investigation by a team of National Military Police, FIOD and Rijksrecherche.
Workers at Schiphol airport made a grisly discovery Thursday when they found a body near the landing gear of a KLM Cityhopper airplane. The flight landed in Amsterdam around 10 a.m. without incident after departing from Trondheim, Norway.
The highly-anticipated Boeing 787 Dreamliner is set to join the Arke airline fleet next week. The plane will arrive for the first time on Dutch soil on Thursday, with Arke becoming the first Dutch operator to make use of the jumbo jet.
A KLM passenger aircraft made an emergency landing at Norwich Airport, England on Tuesday, after the pilot noticed fumes in the cockpit and an electrical fault, BBC News reports.
The three Dutch nationals who were released by their Nigerian kidnappers on saturday landed safely at Schiphol this morning. Only one of the returnees was seen at the exit, the other two left the airport via another exit, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
NS-cleaners will be going to the NS headquarters in Utrecht in their thousands to thank the company for agreeing to mediate the collective labor agreement conflict about better working conditions.
Wilson Raj Perumal from Singapore, one of the world's most notorious match-fixers, has been in the Netherlands twice. While here, he sought contact with a footballer from the premier league, the Telegraaf reports.
On Thursday night, a shuttle bus from Schiphol drove into the water, injuring five people, a spokesperson for the royal military police reports.
Schiphol is putting €90 million into an entirely new airport in Lelystad, which will serve to help lessen the congestion at the main airport.
Strict security measures are in place to make sure that the delegates and other attendees for the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague on Monday are able to travel safely.