All scheduled takeoffs and departures at the Eindhoven Airport have been cancelled from 3:45 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, the airport said in a statement. The airport’s civilian air traffic closure was ordered by the Netherlands Ministry of Defence.
The international team of forensic investigators are going to be able to reach the crash site of the fated Malaysia Airlines MH17 tragedy this morning, three days after the event.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said in a statement that Russian President Vladimir Putin “has one last chance to show he means to help,” after an “intense” phone conversation he had with Russia’s leader about the lack of access to the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site. Nearly two-thirds of the 298 people on the plane which crashed in eastern Ukraine had Dutch citizenship.
At least 189 Dutch nationals including a Senator were amongst the 298 people onboard Malaysia Airlines flight 17 when it was apparently shot down over Ukrainian airspace near the Russian border. The airline says that four of the passengers' nationalities have not yet been determined.
The current death toll in the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed near Donetsk, Ukraine is reported as 298 people, including 283 passengers and 15 crew members. The airline has published a statement listing what is known of the nationalities of the victims. Currently, it is known that a total of 154 Dutch people died on the flight.
A painting by Dutch Golden Age master Johannes Vermeer sold at auction 6.2 million British pounds (€7.8 million) at Christie’s auction house in London on Tuesday. “Sint Praxedis” shows Saint Praxedis, the supposedly virginal daughter of Saint Pudens, a former Roman senator, and sister of Saint Pudentiana, squeezing out a sponge saturated with the blood of a martyr into a chalice.
The European Parliament elections start today, with the Netherlands joining Great Britain as the first member states to vote. The two candidates drawing the most attention are Europhobes Geert Wilders of the PVV and Nigel Farage of UKIP.
A 35-year old man who was arrested in Tilburg in January for sexually
abusing underage girls via webcam had dozens of victims.
Fans of the Dutch store Hema living in Spain and the United Kingdom will be excited to hear that the department store/supermarket is expanding into those countries. The announcement was made by CEO Ronald van Zetten on the t.v. show Nieuwsuur.
An Indian drama about a Sikh family trying to hide their identity and create a new life for themselves during the 1947 Partition of India is slated to kick off the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), the festival announced.
Two people were arrested yesterday after a fire on a ferry from Newcastle to IJmuiden injured six others. Police have suggested one person may have caused the fire in a cabin when the ferry was 30 miles off the English coast on its way to the Netherlands.
A 57-year-old Dutchman was arrested in Newcastle, England, after border patrol officers there found over a hundred kilos of heroin and cocaine in his possession. The man, Johannes Huizer, was travelling with a truck by ferry from the Netherlands.His container was also found to be holding 150kg of cannabis, and 50kg of amphetamines when it was inspected at the Port of Tyne.
Based on the latest study by StudyPortals.eu, the Netherlands ranks no. 3 in study destinations in Europe for international students.
On July 10, 2013, the UK Border Agency (UKBA) has launched a priority visa service in the Netherlands.