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."

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

Chief Assignment Editor 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

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

Chief Assignment Editor 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

Chief Assignment Editor 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?

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

Chief Assignment Editor 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

Chief Assignment Editor 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

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

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?

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

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

Chief Assignment Editor 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

Chief Assignment Editor 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

Chief Assignment Editor 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’

Chief Assignment Editor 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

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

Chief Assignment Editor 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

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

Chief Assignment Editor 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

Chief Assignment Editor 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

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

Law banning burqas and niqabs in public comes into force in the Netherlands

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- August 1, 2019

A new law that bans face-covering clothes on public transport, in government buildings and at health and education institutions has ... Read More

How to find a prostitute in Amsterdam? Tourism and brothels

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 31, 2019

The Union for Dutch Sex workers doesn't want to abandon one of the biggest tourist attractions in Amsterdam, the red ... Read More

Skyteam a non-functioning Airline Alliance? Regina at KLM call center in Manila is the eTN Hero!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 8, 2019

Aeroflot,  KLM, Delta Airlines have something in common. They are members of the 19 airline Skyteam alliance. The alliance operates ... Read More

Amsterdam will not host 2020 Eurovision

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 6, 2019

Amsterdam will not be hosting the Eurovision Song Contest in 2020. Amsterdam authorities will not submit a bid to hold ... Read More

Amsterdam’s prostitutes in brothel windows may soon be a thing of the past

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 4, 2019

Amsterdam's first female mayor wants to protect the city’s world-famous legal prostitutes from crowds of unruly tourists – by restricting ... Read More

From Amsterdam to Kilimanjaro with love: KLM’s first 787-10 Dreamliner lands at KIA

Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania- July 4, 2019

Royal Dutch Airline, KLM has deployed its first Dreamliner to Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) direct from Amsterdam, offering a ray ... Read More

Amsterdam starts exploring use of drone technology

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 27, 2019

RAI Amsterdam, Johan Cruijff ArenA and the municipality of Amsterdam will jointly explore the added value and feasibility of a ... Read More

World Economic Forum launches passport-free Canada-Netherlands travel pilot

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 26, 2019

The World Economic Forum and the governments of the Netherlands and Canada launch the first pilot project for paperless travel ... Read More

KLM agreed to purchase 35 E195-E2 jets

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 19, 2019

Embraer announced today, at the 53rd International Paris Air Show, KLM Cityhopper's intention to purchase up to 35 E195-E2 jets, 15 firm ... Read More

UNIGLOBE Alliance Travel and UNIGLOBE Travel Partners-NJ named UNIGLOBE TMCs of the year

editor editor- June 10, 2019

UNIGLOBE Travel International has announced a tie for its Travel Management Company (TMC) of the Year award. Tied for top ... Read More

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to Host 76th IATA AGM in Amsterdam

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 2, 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will host the 76th IATA Annual General Meeting ... Read More

Schiphol Airport: Do not travel during tomorrow’s public transport strike!

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 27, 2019

Due to the public transport strike no buses and trains will be running in the Netherlands. We expect high congestion ... Read More

Controversial Eurovision in Israel crowns The Netherland with Arcade by Duncan Laurence

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 19, 2019

The Eurovision contest in Tel Aviv Israel was a nonstop tourist party but not without controversy. Many were protesting against ... Read More

Europe’s first WeChat Pay Smart Airport launched at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 18, 2019

WeChat Pay and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol jointly launched Europe's first flagship WeChat Pay Smart Airport. The flagship exists of three ... Read More

Silicon Valley Tech executive becomes CTO for Bidroom hotel platform

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 8, 2019

Maurizio Tripi has joined the Board of Directors of Bidroom - the no-commission hotel platform - to speed up the ... Read More

Netherlands Tourism will stop promoting to attract visitors

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 7, 2019

Netherland Tourism, Spanish Tourism,  Hawaii Tourism has a common problem. Overtourism!  The world loves windmills, Amsterdam and tulips- but there ... Read More