The strike of regional public transportation workers in the Netherlands caused a great deal of problems for travellers on their way to and from the Eindhoven Airport. The strike had been announced on Jan. 2 by the labor unions CNV and FNV, though not everybody was prepared for Thursday's inconvenience.
The Dutch theme parks and zoos are doing very well, especially thanks to foreign tourists, according to a report by ABN Amro economists. Tourists are attracted to the quality of the theme parks, easily available accommodation and the relatively low entrance prices, the researchers conclude, AD reports.
The researchers predict a 3 percent increase in the number of visitors this year, should the current weather predictions hold, and a 2.5 percent increase next year. Foreign tourists, especially from Germany and Belgium, account for a significant part of this growth.
More tourists from Germany and Belgium will be spending their summer holiday in the Netherlands this year, the Telegraaf reports after speaking with several Dutch holiday and tourism organizations.
The national office for tourism and congresses NBTC expects 3.6 foreign tourists in the Netherlands this summer. A third of them are German, and 15 percent are Belgian. Some 4.7 million Dutch will stay in the Netherlands for holiday, according to the NBTC.
Foreign tourists are increasingly joining King's Day celebrations in Amsterdam, according to online travel agency Expedia. Compared to last year, significantly more foreign tourists, specifically Italians, Brits and Americans, booked hotels in the Dutch capital around King Willem-Alexander's birthday on April 27th, BNR reports.
The number of Italians in Amsterdam on King's day almost doubled compared to last year. The number of American tourists increased by 25 percent.
Amsterdam is increasing tourist taxes in the fight against crowds in the city. According to D66 alderman of Finance Udo Kock, this measure will not only deter "budget tourists" - people visiting the city on a low budget specifically for things like stag parties - but also bring in millions of euros to the city treasury, Het Parool reports.
The Amsterdam mayor and aldermen want to hire more undercover officers to police the Red Light District, mayor Eberhard van der Laan wrote to the city council. The council previously agreed that no more than 25 external undercover officers will be hired, but the mayor believes that more is necessary, Het Parool reports.
A majority in the Amsterdam city council supports moving the Dutch capital's cruise ship terminal out of the city center, was revealed in a debate on the matter on Wednesday, Het Parool reports.
Amsterdam is launching 15 experiments to try and make the increasingly crowded city center a more pleasant place to be. One of these includes playing soothing music in overcrowded tourist spots, like the Ouderkekrsplein
A number of Amsterdam city center residents and entrepreneurs, united under the name d'Oude Binnenstad, sent a letter to Mayor Eberhard van der Laan complaining about the growing nuisance of tourists and the tourist industry. Tourism is taking over the city and Amsterdam is becoming uninhabitable, they write.
Dutch hotels are increasingly popular, according to Statistics Netherlands on Tuesday. In the first half of this year, the number of nights spent in hotels in the Netherlands increased by 7.5 percent, with Amsterdam accounting for about a third of that growth.
A group of tourists had bad luck with an Amsterdam taxi driver on Wednesday night. The taxi driver charged them 485 euros for the 20 minute trip from Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam-West and refused to let them out of the car when they wouldn't pa
Tourism is an ever increasing industry in Rotterdam. According to Rotterdam City Marketing, the number of tourists increased by 23 percent up until May this year, bringing Rotterdam to 2nd place on the list of most tourist-visited city in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is in 1st place
Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan thinks that social housing tenants should also be able to take advantage of Airbnb. Social housing tenants get all of the burdens, but none of the benefits of the increasing tourism in the city, the mayor said in the talk show Heyu Urbans, Het Parool reports.
Two Dutch were among nine people killed in a serious accident involving a Jeep, a Toyota Land Cruiser and a truck
The number of foreign tourists visiting Amsterdam dropped sharply in recent weeks. Several tourism companies and tourist attractions report a decrease in foreign visitors, especially Chinese and Japanese visitors
Many Volendam residents are fed up with day-tourists coming into their picturesque village on a tour bus, taking pictures of them and their homes and then leaving after a few hours to go to the next attraction. "As if it is an open air museum", one resident complained to Dutch newspaper AD.
Amsterdam launched a new campaign warning tourists to be wary of street dealers selling drugs that may contain dangerous substances.
Amsterdam is getting overcrowded with tourists and forecasts show that this will only get worse. According to the PvdA, the many tourists is a risk for the attractiveness of the city and something has to be done.
A rapidly increasing number of Chinese tourists is visiting the Netherlands. The number of nights Chinese tourists spent in hotels last year increased with 33 percent compared to 2014. Though most foreign tourists visiting the country still come from Germany, Belgium and Britain, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Friday.
Amsterdam is launching an "Easter Offensive" on illegal renting of homes to tourists through sites like Airbnb over this weekend. From Good Friday to Easter Monday Amsterdam residents can report suspicions of unlawful rentals on a reporting hotline, the city announced in a press release on Monday.
Fake cocaine dealer Flip S. was sentenced to one year in prison by the court in Amsterdam on Tuesday. He was found guilty of selling white heroin as cocaine to three Danish tourists, landing them in the hospital
Two Greek tourists somehow managed to end up on the A10 highway with their rented bicycles on Tuesday night. The police found them at the Rai in Amsterdam, near the connection with the A2 and escorted them off the road.
Reluctance to travel after the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13th, cost airline partnership Air France-KLM about 50 million euros in lost turnover so far, financial director Jean-Francois Riolacci announced on Tuesday
TUI Nederland has decided to scrap all flights to Sharm el-Sheikh until December 18th. The tour operator will only send planes to pick up tourists that are already there