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
A record number of 58.2 million people traveled through Schiphol Airport in 2015, the Schiphol Group announced on Monday. That is a 6 percent increase compared to 2014
Some 5 thousand people submitted complaints and demands for refunds with claim company ConsumentenClaim about overcrowded NS trains. Infrastructure State Secretary Sharon Dijksma demanded that NS comes up with a solution to solve this problem before Christmas.
The United States want Dutch traveling to the country to go through sharp security checks before they board the plane in the Netherlands. The Americans are currently discussing this measure with the Netherlands and five other countries.
Dutch embassies world wide are having to deal with an increasing number of mentally unstable Dutch people. Dutch people with psychiatric problems are repatriated with consular assistance about 60 times a year - roughly twice as many as 10 years ago.
Schiphol expects its busiest day ever this summer. On August 2nd, the airport expects around 196 thousand departing, transferring and arriving passengers, 300 more than the busiest day at the airport last year.
Throughout the country, the digital departure boards on platforms at train stations are not displaying any information.
Two young Dutch men who have just returned from Panama, will be questioned on Tuesday by police in The Netherlands in relation to the two Dutch girls who are still missing. The men are not suspects, a spokesperson emphasized.
A week after they went missing, rescuers have yet to find a trace of 21-year old Kris Kremers and 22-year old Lisanne Froon who are still lost in Panama.
Two Dutch women went missing in Panama last week. President Ricardo Martinelli has emphasized that the country is doing everything to find them. During a press conference on Sunday, Martinelli thanked the Dutch embassy "for the confidence" during the search party, De Telegraaf reports.
Once again Schiphol booked a record year. The airport received over 52.5 million travelers in 2013, an increase of 3 percent compared to the previous year.
The RIVM (Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu) (National Institute for Public Health and Environment) advises travelers to make sure they are vaccinated against polio.
Travelers can use the free Internet in trains for another year. The Dutch Railways, Nederlandse spoorwegen (NS), extends its contract for wifi in intercity trains with provider T-Mobile with another year.
Dutch airline KLM is experiencing a large ICT failure since last night. Customers cannot check in online or book tickets. The organization advises travelers to come to the airport earlier to check in there. The flight schedule is not affected.
Schiphol is again the best airport in the EU, for two years in a row now. The Dutch airport moved to the third place on the list of best airports in the world, one place higher than last year.
Travelers will be able to use their OV-chip card to pay in the different shops on all NS-stations later this year. Instead of the 10 to 15 seconds needed for payments with a bankcard, settling bills with the OV-chip will only take 1 to 2 seconds.