Maastricht family Pinczowski are out of their minds with worry about their kids Alexander and Sascha. The siblings, both in their 20's, haven'nt been heard from since the suicide bombings in Brussels on Tuesday. The two were at the Zaventem airport when the bombings happened.
Football stadiums are "relatively" safe and the terrorist attacks in Brussels will have no direct consequences for football matches, according to Will van Rhee, security expert at FIFA.
"The huge blow threw everyone to the ground. When I woke I saw people screaming, bloodied faces and chaos. It was just like in a movie", 29 year old Lennie Wagemans from Horst told RTL Nieuws. She and a friend, Hanneke, were at Zaventem airport in Brussels on Tuesday when suicide bombers attacked.
The suicide bombings in Brussels on Tuesday hit Muslims in the Netherlands just as hard as everyone else, but with the addition that they also have to worry about retaliation. Several Muslim organizations are organizing a peace rally in Amsterdam on Friday, to show solidarity and support for Brussels and Belgium.
The Netherlands lit up several buildings in the colors of the Belgian flags in honor of those who fell victim to the suicide bombings in Brussels on Tuesday. Flags at Schiphol and in The Hague are hanging at half mast
At least 34 people were killed and another 230 injured in targeted attacks on Belgium Tuesday morning. Two bombs were detonated in a departures hall at the Zaventem airport there, causing 14 deaths and wounding 100. The others were killed or hurt when a bomb went off inside a subway car at the city’s Maalbeek metro stop near European Union offices and several media agencies.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte called the terrorist attacks in Brussels an "attack on our way of life" during a press conference on Tuesday. "Wavering before this kind of violence must never be an option. We remain an open and democratic society that can to be ruled by fear."
"Europe is again put to the test", King Willem-Alexander said in a response to suicide bombings in the Netherlands' southern neighbor on Tuesday morning. At least 13 people were killed and 35 injured in explosions at Brussels airport Zaventem and metro station Maalbeek.
Police ordered the evacuation of parts of Amsterdam Centraal after an unattended package was found on the walkway dividing platforms 13 and 14 there. Meanwhile, the station in Hoofddorp, just west of the Amsterdam airport, was also shut down around 11 a.m. after a passenger on a train between the two cities acted suspiciously and was heard making threats, according to railway infrastructure firm ProRail.
Most trains between the Netherlands and Belgium were cancelled by national Dutch railway NS on Tuesday morning after train stations in and around Brussels were closed by authorities, the NS stated. The decisions were made after three separate suicide bombings were carried out at the Zaventem airport and the Maalbeek metro station in Brussels.
Dutch Foreign Affairs minister Bert Koenders approved the addition of nine people to the national list of known terrorists. The government announced the decision less than an hour after three bombings in Brussels claimed the lives of at least 13 people at the Zaventem airport.
"Necessary security measures" are being taken on all Dutch airports following attacks in Brussels on Tuesday morning. The Ministerial Committee for Crisis Management is holding an emergency meeting in The Hague on the situation. Prime Minster Mark Rutte as well as Dick Schoof, the national counterterrorism coordinator, will attend the meeting.
Two loud explosions were heard at Brussels airport on Tuesday morning. Footage from the scene shows smoke rising from a terminal and people fleeing from the scene. Some reports claim more than a dozen fatalities.
New indications point to terrorist organization Islamic State planning more attacks in Europe, according to National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security Dick Schoof. But there are currently no concrete indications of an attack being planned in the Netherlands and the threat level therefore remains unchanged at "substantial", he writes in the Terrorist Threat Assessment Netherlands, which was sent to Parliament on Wednesday.
There was no concrete plan to attack parliament on Budget Day last year and no extra security measures were taken, the National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security said on Tuesday directly refuting a report published earlier in the day by the Telegraaf newspaper.
"Seeing is believing. But it could be a positive step", is Foreign Affairs Minister Bert Koenders' response to the news that Russia plans to withdraw forces from Syria from Tuesday.
A few days before Budget Day 2015, the Dutch secret services AIVD and MIVD foiled a possible attack on the building of the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament
Among leaked files of 22 thousand ISIS combatants is information on at least two, but maybe up to seven, Dutch jihadists
A British man was removed from an easyJet flight from London to Amsterdam after a fellow passenger accused him of being a terrorist. The other passenger looked at his phone over his shoulder and saw a WhatsApp group called "ISI men". He misread it as "ISIS men"
The Public Prosecutor sees the incident in which a suspect threw a Molotov cocktail at a mosque in Enschede on Saturday as an act of terrorism. The perpetrator, a 33 year old man from Enschede, is officially suspected of attempted arson with terrorist intent, the prosecutor stated on Wednesday
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is warning all Dutch currently living or traveling in Kenya to be extra alert for terrorist attacks. Terrorist organization Al-Shabaab directed a threat for "end February, early March" against national and international airports and flights in the country. The travel advice for Kenya was also updated on Monday
Eight Dutch jihadists in Islamic State were executed on Friday in Raqqa, the ISIS declared caliphate. About 75 others were arrested by the terrorist organization, according to Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS).
For the third year in the row, Amsterdam made it to 11th place on the Mercer Quality of Living Rankings. Amsterdam is the only Dutch city to make it onto the rankings. Vienna has the highest quality of life in the world, Baghdad has the worst.
The United States is leading an investigation into bomb threats made against schools across the world in January, including three schools in Amsterdam. Though American authorities are in charge of the case, they are working in unison with the Netherlands, Dutch police said on broadcaster AT5.