A 34-year-old man died, and eight people were injured after a taxi van crashed into a car. The driver of the car, which was headed into oncoming traffic, died at the scene.
Tram traffic in the North and the center of Rotterdam was put on hold yesterday after an industrial accident occurred during maintenance work. One RET maintenance worker had to be brought to hospital after he received an electric shock, the NOS reports.
With the Dutch summer holiday season expected to kick into gear this weekend, travel association ANWB is predicting heavy traffic around the country. The organisation told newspaper AD they expect people to be disappointed if they plan to leave town tonight thinking they will beat the traffic on Saturday, especially if headed south.
Storms raged overnight across the Netherlands, causing at least one death in Amsterdam, and damage across the country. The foul weather knocked over a tree on the Damrak, which crashed into the public transit shelter where the victim had taken refuge, according to broadcaster RTV NH.
Tonight, The Netherlands will play Australia as their second game in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The match will be played in Porto Allegre where the weather is reportedly perfect and the Oranje fans are already gathering. Kick-off is at 6 p.m. Amsterdam time.
After two collisions in which one driver was killed on Tuesday evening, left the road closed for hours between Leerdam and Deil, the highway A15 is open again.
The Hoevelaken junction in the A28 highway between Utrecht and Amsterdam is going to partially be closed this weekend for reparation works to the road surface.
The entire inner city of Amsterdam is set to become a 30 kmph zone, which has been decided in an agreement between D66, GroenLinks and PvdA.
The Van Brienenoordbrug bridge section of the A16 between Rotterdam and Breda was closed off for around one hour Monday morning.
The Coen Tunnel in Amsterdam was closed for at least three hours on Monday night due to technical issues. It was only opened again after four o'clock once the problem was solved, a spokesperson for the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment (Rijkswaterstaat) announces.
The ANWB has warned drivers this morning that there is heavy fog throughout most of the country. Traffic could be affected.
The Maastunnel in Rotterdam will close for 2 years beginning summer 2017 to carry out large-scale maintenance.
Switching off the lights along highways actually costs more money than it saves, Rijkswaterstaat reveals.
The Central Processing Prosecution (CVOM) has launched a new website allowing people to file traffic fine complaints.
A 14-year-old girl cycling home from school yesterday was shaken up yesterday when she biked into a hidden sinkhole. One witness at the scene pulled the girl, Sarah, out before she was harmed.
Dutch researchers are working to develop a new GPS navigation system that aims to put an end to traffic jams.
The last quarter the number of traffic jams was only half of the average over the last seven years. There have never been so little congestion on the roads, announced the ANWB on Tuesday.
The motorists and tourists organisation ANWB, says that in the summer months and September there were less traffic jams on the roads, both by length and time.
Next to the common daily traffic jams, the motorists had some extra delays in September. These were caused at the north side of the Coentunnel in Amsterdam and around the Maastunnel in Rotterdam.
In and around the new Coentunnel in Amsterdam, remarkably many accidents occur. Since the opening of the tunnel on May 13 there have been about 55 collisions in and directly at the tunnel, said the Traffic Information Service (VID) on Thursday.
In just over two months, a salvage vehicle had to be led 55 times to the tunnel area. According to the VID, this number is unexpectedly high. In 2010 the A16 at the Terbregseplein was the place with the most collisions with 175 in a year.
After years of deliberation and three and a half years of construction, the second Coentunnel and the new West Ring (Westrandweg), will finally be opened for traffic on Monday morning. Starting 5.00 am, motorists can drive through the brand new tunnel. On Thursday, Minister Melanie Schulz (Infrastructure and Traffic) will open the second Coentunnel and the West Ring.
The providers are coping well with the extra demand for phone services around the crowning. No major problems occurred so far.
Friday’s evening traffic is double as heavy as normal. A representative of the Dutch roadside assistance ANWB said that around 17.10pm 340 kilometers of traffic was recorded. Normally this is 130 kilometers.