Extra security measures at Schiphol Airport will remain in place for a while longer. That means that so will the long lines and long waiting times. Currently passengers show understanding for the extra security, but that will not be the case for very long, security expert Marco Zannoni said to RTL Nieuws.
Passengers traveling through Schiphol on Monday will have quite a bit to contend with. EasyJet pilots are striking, there are extra security checks on the road around the airport and fewer trains are traveling to and from the airport due to track maintenance. All will cause delays of at least 15 minutes
Part of KLM's ground staff will be striking on Thursday to reinforce their demands for a better collective bargaining agreement, union FNV announced on Wednesday
Travel organization Corendon is no longer flying from Eelde to the Turkish resort of Bodrum due to the current political situation in Turkey
British budget airline Easyjet would want to leave the United Kingdom, possibly choosing the Netherlands as the company's new home base. The firm has asked for an aviation license outside of the country to maintain wider access to European airspace, reports Sky News.
The Amsterdam-based pilots and crew members of budget airline EasyJet will be striking on Tuesday, the association of Dutch pilots VNV announced
Air France-KLM may give in to the French pilots' demand that the capacity growth within the airline cooperation be shared "more evenly", ANP reports. This would be detrimental to KLM, which is currently growing while Air France is shrinking, but new CEO Jean-Marc Janaillac is prepared to consider the demand.
Dutch hotel rooms are often unhygienic, according to a study done by consumers' association Consumentenbond. The association anonymously investigated 30 hotel rooms and found thick layers of dust on the floor, mildew and stains on the walls and yellow circles, hair and even blood on mattresses.
Texel made it onto Lonely Planet's top 10 list of places to visit in Europe this summer, which the travel guide released on Tuesday. The Wadden island is number 9 on the Best in Europe 2016 list.
Many Netherlands residents will receive their holiday pay next week. And the majority of them will actually spend it, instead of saving it or using it to pay debts, according to an ING Economic Bureau survey
Airlines KLM, Corendon and TUIfly are expected to call on their passengers to arrive at Schiphol airport as much as four hours before their flight, instead of the standard two or three hours, because of staff shortages in the Marechaussee, the military policing force responsible for security at the airport. Long queues and delays are expected at the entrance to the secured areas of the airport, and at the passport controls for those leaving the Schengen Area.
Travel agencies in the Netherlands area concerned that the terrorist attacks in Brussels on Tuesday will lead to mass cancellations of booked holidays. "The terrorist threat is getting very close for people now. More and more people are afraid to take the plan or the train to go abroad", Frank Oostdam of ANVR said
Travelers arriving or departing from Schiphol on Monday can expect delays and cancellations caused by air traffic controllers striking in France
Schiphol dropped out of the top 10 of SkyTrax list of the world's best airports. The Netherlands' biggest airport dropped from number 9 last year to 13th place this year.
Schiphol shareholders approved the construction of a new terminal and pier at the airport, allowing it to expand to almost 80 million passengers per year
Friesland resident Marica van der Meer promised her friend she would attend her birthday party in Adelaide, Australia and that she would make the journey by bike. She did just that. The journey took her 15 months and spanned more than 28 thousand kilometers, but she arrived just in time for the party. A book about her travels, titled Weg van het wereld, was published last week
The average price of airfare rose by 5.4 percent last year despite a sharp drop in the price of oil, according to Statistics Netherlands (CBS) figures provided to NOS. The price of holiday packages also went up by 1.5 percent.
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
New figures released by the airport in Eindhoven show an 11-percent increase in passengers over the first nine months of this year. Through September, 3,375,402 passengers used the airport, a gain of 323,402 over the same period last year.
The Greek Tourist Board criticized the Dutch travel agent association ANVR after advising tourists headed for Greece to take extra cash with them. The recommendation was made in case Greek banks are no longer able to replenish ATMs, either because of a national bankruptcy or because of a bank run.
Inflation in May rose to 1.1 percent according to the consumer price index, reports Statistics Netherlands (CBS). Prices in the month were pushed up by increasing holiday and travel expenses, leading to the highest level reached in the last seven months.
The 14 million tourists and business travelers who came to the Netherlands in 2014 spent a total of approximately 10 billion euros during their visit, economics minister Henk Kamp announced Thursday morning. Around 2.1 billion was spent on food and drinks, with another billion expended on souvenirs, clothing and other necessities.
Dutch travellers are being told to avoid the Gambian capital of Banjul after an attempted coup there. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Netherlands issued the travel warning for Banjul on Tuesday.