Category: Netherlands Travel News

The Netherlands and Holland travel & tourism news for travelers travel professionals and visitors.  What visitors to Holland and the Netherlands should know. The Netherlands, a country in northwestern Europe, is known for a flat landscape of canals, tulip fields, windmills and cycling routes. Amsterdam, the capital, is home to the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and the house where Jewish diarist Anne Frank hid during WWII. Canalside mansions and a trove of works from artists including Rembrandt and Vermeer remain from the city's 17th-century "Golden Age."

Netherlands closes bars and restaurants, makes masks mandatory as COVID-19 cases spike
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Netherlands closes bars and restaurants, makes masks mandatory as COVID-19 cases spike

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 13, 2020

Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced the “partial lockdown” on tonight, after the country's health officials reported a record 7,393 new cases ... Read More

KLM and TU Delft present successful first flight Flying-V
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KLM and TU Delft present successful first flight Flying-V

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 14, 2020

The scale model of the Flying-V - the energy-efficient aircraft of the future - has flown for the first time. ... Read More

Airline CEOs to address major industry event
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Airline CEOs to address major industry event

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 10, 2020

Chief executives from some of the world’s leading airlines will be in attendance at Routes Reconnected to discuss the long-term ... Read More

Amsterdam’s Red Light District may soon become a thing of the past
Netherlands Travel News

Amsterdam’s Red Light District may soon become a thing of the past

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 3, 2020

The Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA), a junior partner in the Netherlands’ coalition government, has breathed fresh life into the country’s ... Read More

Aeromexico launches automated check in process in Amsterdam’s Schipho International Airport
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Aeromexico launches automated check in process in Amsterdam’s Schipho International Airport

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 25, 2020

Aeromexico, in collaboration with the authorities of the Schiphol International Airport in Amsterdam, will be able to carry out the ... Read More

Amsterdam and Rotterdam now require face masks in busy city streets
Netherlands Travel News

Amsterdam and Rotterdam now require face masks in busy city streets

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 5, 2020

City officials in Netherlands' two largest cities today announced that face masks are now required in busy city streets, amid ... Read More

SpiceJet to Start Amsterdam-Bengaluru Flights
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SpiceJet to Start Amsterdam-Bengaluru Flights

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- July 30, 2020

Low-cost airline SpiceJet announced that it will start long-haul operations linking Amsterdam in the Netherlands with Bengaluru in India. The ... Read More

KLM expands Gulf States network, adds Riyadh as new destination
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KLM expands Gulf States network, adds Riyadh as new destination

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 23, 2020

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines announced that it will expand its flight network with the opening of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. ... Read More

Netherlands sues Russia over Malaysia Airlines MH17 shot down over Ukraine in 2014
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Netherlands sues Russia over Malaysia Airlines MH17 shot down over Ukraine in 2014

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 15, 2020

The government of the Netherlands has filed a lawsuit with the European Court on Human Rights (ECHR) against Russia over ... Read More

KLM to resume operations from Belfast City Airport on August 3
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KLM to resume operations from Belfast City Airport on August 3

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 8, 2020

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis, KLM has been adapting its network and flight schedule in line with travel ... Read More

The Hague Convention Bureau expands management
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The Hague Convention Bureau expands management

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 19, 2020

The Hague Convention Bureau has employed two new international sales managers to focus on the city’s specialist markets; including new ... Read More

Secretary Pompeo congratulates King of the Netherlands on occasion of King’s Day
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Secretary Pompeo congratulates King of the Netherlands on occasion of King’s Day

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 27, 2020

US Secretary of State, Michael R. Pompeo, today sent congratulations to the King of the Netherlands on the occasion of ... Read More

France and Netherlands pledge €11 billion in ’emergency aid’ to Air France-KLM
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France and Netherlands pledge €11 billion in ’emergency aid’ to Air France-KLM

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 25, 2020

The government of France said that it will provide €7 billion in emergency COVID-19 aid to Air France-KLM. The Dutch ... Read More

At sea on a cruise ship? You may be doomed
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At sea on a cruise ship? You may be doomed

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 1, 2020

A war against the global cruise industry with innocent tourists on board as the target is unfolding not only in ... Read More

Eurovision 2020 falls victim to COVID-19 pandemic
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Eurovision 2020 falls victim to COVID-19 pandemic

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 18, 2020

Eurovision 2020 - this year's edition of hugely popular European song contest, was the latest cultural event to fall victim ... Read More

Amsterdam in Spring: the Best Occasion for a Journey
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Amsterdam in Spring: the Best Occasion for a Journey

editor editor- March 5, 2020

When it comes to traveling, people are majorly divided into two categories. The first group gives preference to visiting different ... Read More

‘Not the Brexit I voted for’: Brexiteer whines about long EU passport line
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‘Not the Brexit I voted for’: Brexiteer whines about long EU passport line

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 14, 2020

An aggrieved British Brexiteer has triggered an avalanche of mockery on social media from EU Remainers, after whining that he ... Read More

Issues with baggage are increasing at international airports
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Issues with baggage are increasing at international airports

Syndicated Content Editor Syndicated Content Editor- January 16, 2020

Travelers who travel by plane increasingly have to deal with issues concerning their baggage. A noticeable increase has been visible ... Read More

Amsterdam visitors hit with new 10% tourist tax
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Amsterdam visitors hit with new 10% tourist tax

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 4, 2020

Amsterdam introduced a new tourist tax that will be an addition to the current tax. From 1 January 2020 the ... Read More

Holland officially disappears from tourist maps
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Holland officially disappears from tourist maps

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 2, 2020

On January 1, 2020, the name "Holland" disappeared from the world map. Now the country has only one name left ... Read More

No more tulips, windmills and cows for visitors in Holland?
Netherlands Travel News

No more tulips, windmills and cows for visitors in Holland?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 29, 2019

What to expect when traveling to Holland? Tulips, windmills had been a symbol for decades when visiting the Netherlands. The ... Read More

Cycas Hospitality announces new CFO, 3 new financial team executives
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Cycas Hospitality announces new CFO, 3 new financial team executives

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 17, 2019

Cycas Hospitality has appointed a new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and invested in its finance leadership team through three additional ... Read More

‘New transport ecosystem’ created at Amsterdam Drone Week
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‘New transport ecosystem’ created at Amsterdam Drone Week

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 11, 2019

Just like the drone industry itself, the Amsterdam Drone Week is rapidly outgrowing its infancy. Together with the High Level ... Read More

Flying on KLM means flying on used Cooking Oil
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Flying on KLM means flying on used Cooking Oil

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 10, 2019

Sustainable fuel is produced by Neste from used cooking oil and will reduce CO2 emissions by up to 80 % ... Read More

Black Friday Shopping knife attack injures shoppers in The Hague
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Black Friday Shopping knife attack injures shoppers in The Hague

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 29, 2019

Black Friday shopping brought a record number of bargain shoppers, both visitors, and locals,  to the city center in The ... Read More

Sex tourism and prostitution: Which destinations are safe?
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Sex tourism and prostitution: Which destinations are safe?

editor editor- November 26, 2019

Some travelers specifically plan to travel to fulfill their sexual desires. Call it a sexually-indulgent holiday, if you will. They ... Read More

KLM Agent in the Philippines saved American Traveler in Moscow and gets awarded twice
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KLM Agent in the Philippines saved American Traveler in Moscow and gets awarded twice

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 22, 2019

She was declared an eTN Heroe in July, and she just received the Customer Experience Award from KLM Dutch Airline ... Read More

False hijacking alert triggers passenger evacuation at Amsterdam Schiphol airport
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False hijacking alert triggers passenger evacuation at Amsterdam Schiphol airport

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 6, 2019

Dutch gendarmerie announced they were responding to a “suspicious situation” on board a parked aircraft at Amsterdam Schiphol airport on ... Read More

Why? Netherlands’ first ‘transgender crosswalk’ leaves people scratching their heads
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Why? Netherlands’ first ‘transgender crosswalk’ leaves people scratching their heads

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 6, 2019

Netherlands' city of Almere has claimed the unique (though quite dubious) 'distinction' of presenting the world with the first-ever ‘transgender’ ... Read More

Copenhagen hosts annual BestCities Global Forum
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Copenhagen hosts annual BestCities Global Forum

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 24, 2019

BestCities Global Alliance will host senior international association executive delegates on a trip to the culture rich city of Copenhagen ... Read More

The Netherlands wants to stop being ‘Holland’
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The Netherlands wants to stop being ‘Holland’

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 4, 2019

The Dutch authorities will phase out marketing the country abroad as 'Holland' and will begin to use the name 'Netherlands', ... Read More

Ottawa and The Hague CVB in close cooperation
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Ottawa and The Hague CVB in close cooperation

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 18, 2019

Ottawa Tourism and The Hague Convention Bureau officials gathered yesterday to witness the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding that ... Read More

Ottawa Tourism and Hague Convention Bureau sign meetings and conference MOU
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Ottawa Tourism and Hague Convention Bureau sign meetings and conference MOU

mm Chief Assignment Editor- September 17, 2019

Senior representatives from Ottawa Tourism and The Hague Convention Bureau gathered yesterday to witness the signing of a Memorandum of ... Read More

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Ottawa Tourism and The Hague Convention Bureau reveal joint association and event marketing partnership

mm Chief Assignment Editor- September 12, 2019

Ottawa Tourism and The Hague Convention Bureau today revealed their intention to sign a friendly memorandum of understanding (MOU) aimed ... Read More

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines orders two Boeing 777-300ER jets
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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines orders two Boeing 777-300ER jets

mm Chief Assignment Editor- September 2, 2019

Boeing and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines today announced that the carrier has ordered two more 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes as ... Read More

KLM loves Boeing 777-300ER and put $751 million behind it
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KLM loves Boeing 777-300ER and put $751 million behind it

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 2, 2019

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines as ordered two more 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes as it continues to operate one of Europe'smost ... Read More