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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."

American Airlines, United and Delta return to Bonaire this winter

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 18, 2021 22:31

Bonaire welcomes back North American travelers with direct flight service set to resume from Atlanta, Miami, Houston and Newark Read More

Delta’s first COVID-tested flight departs Atlanta

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 15, 2020 18:50

Delta Air Lines' customers with essential travel needs can now fly from Atlanta to Amsterdam without having to quarantine after arrival, and with the knowledge that their fellow passengers and crew are COVID-19 negative after undergoing pre-flight testing protocols.   Tuesday’s COVID-tested flight, with no quarantine after arrival, is the first ... Read More

Delta and KLM offer COVID-tested flights from Atlanta to Amsterdam

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 4, 2020 19:38

Trans-Atlantic partners Delta Air Lines and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines are launching COVID-tested flights from Atlanta to Amsterdam, effective Dec. 15. The airline partners have worked with the Dutch government, ... Read More

Dutch train crash-lands on top of giant whale tail sculpture

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 3, 2020 22:43

A wayward metro train has crashed through the stop barrier at the De Akkers metro station in the Dutch city of Spijkenisse, only to be saved from plunging to the ... Read More

Two new members join Supervisory Board of RAI Amsterdam

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 29, 2020 16:15

CEO VIA Outlets Otto Ambagtsheer (51) and Finance Director Uber Michiel Boere (37) will join the Supervisory Board of RAI Amsterdam as of Thursday 29 October 2020. Otto Ambagtsheer joined ... Read More

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 13, 2020 12:21

Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced the “partial lockdown” on tonight, after the country's health officials reported a record 7,393 new cases of COVID-19 today. As the Dutch government tries to control ... Read More

KLM and TU Delft present successful first flight Flying-V

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- September 14, 2020 16:15

The scale model of the Flying-V - the energy-efficient aircraft of the future - has flown for the first time. A year and a half ago TU Delft and KLM ... Read More

Airline CEOs to address major industry event

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- September 10, 2020 15:48

Chief executives from some of the world’s leading airlines will be in attendance at Routes Reconnected to discuss the long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on their business models and ... Read More

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- September 3, 2020 19:50

The Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA), a junior partner in the Netherlands’ coalition government, has breathed fresh life into the country’s long-running debate on legality of prostitution with the calls for ... Read More

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- August 25, 2020 00:58

Aeromexico, in collaboration with the authorities of the Schiphol International Airport in Amsterdam, will be able to carry out the baggage documentation process through a self-service system, which will allow ... Read More

Amsterdam and Rotterdam now require face masks in busy city streets

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- August 5, 2020 19:53

City officials in Netherlands' two largest cities today announced that face masks are now required in busy city streets, amid spiking number of new COVID-19 cases. Rotterdam police reported that ... Read More

SpiceJet to Start Amsterdam-Bengaluru Flights

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- July 30, 2020 02:54

Low-cost airline SpiceJet announced that it will start long-haul operations linking Amsterdam in the Netherlands with Bengaluru in India. The airline received Directorate General for Development Cooperation permission last week ... Read More

KLM expands Gulf States network, adds Riyadh as new destination

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- July 23, 2020 19:58

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines announced that it will expand its flight network with the opening of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. KLM will adjust the flight schedule for flights between Amsterdam ... Read More

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

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- July 15, 2020 22:04

The government of the Netherlands has filed a lawsuit with the European Court on Human Rights (ECHR) against Russia over the 2014 shooting down of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 passenger ... Read More

KLM to resume operations from Belfast City Airport on August 3

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- July 8, 2020 16:16

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis, KLM has been adapting its network and flight schedule in line with travel restrictions and demand. KLM flights from Belfast City were suspended ... Read More

The Hague Convention Bureau expands management

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 19, 2020 08:06

The Hague Convention Bureau has employed two new international sales managers to focus on the city’s specialist markets; including new energy, impact economy, IT & tech, and cybersecurity. Jeanine Dupigny ... Read More

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 27, 2020 23:24

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

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 25, 2020 17:00

The government of France said that it will provide €7 billion in emergency COVID-19 aid to Air France-KLM. The Dutch national flag carrier, KLM, will also receive up to €4 ... Read More

At sea on a cruise ship? You may be doomed

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 1, 2020 20:37

A war against the global cruise industry with innocent tourists on board as the target is unfolding not only in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The Zaandam is desperately sending MAYDAYS to ... Read More

Eurovision 2020 falls victim to COVID-19 pandemic

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 18, 2020 19:15

Eurovision 2020 - this year's edition of hugely popular European song contest, was the latest cultural event to fall victim to the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement issued Wednesday, the ... Read More

Amsterdam in Spring: the Best Occasion for a Journey

editor editor- March 5, 2020 20:21

When it comes to traveling, people are majorly divided into two categories. The first group gives preference to visiting different countries in high seasons. This decision can be forced by ... Read More

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 14, 2020 16:04

An aggrieved British Brexiteer has triggered an avalanche of mockery on social media from EU Remainers, after whining that he had to wait in a passport control line for almost ... Read More

Issues with baggage are increasing at international airports

Syndicated Content Editor Syndicated Content Editor- January 16, 2020 19:19

Travelers who travel by plane increasingly have to deal with issues concerning their baggage. A noticeable increase has been visible since 2014. Last year 24.8 million baggage pieces had some ... Read More

Amsterdam visitors hit with new 10% tourist tax

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 4, 2020 17:06

Amsterdam introduced a new tourist tax that will be an addition to the current tax. From 1 January 2020 the City of Amsterdam will ask for a larger contribution of ... Read More

Holland officially disappears from tourist maps

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 2, 2020 19:40

On January 1, 2020, the name "Holland" disappeared from the world map. Now the country has only one name left - the Netherlands. The official change of the name will ... Read More

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 29, 2019 22:46

What to expect when traveling to Holland? Tulips, windmills had been a symbol for decades when visiting the Netherlands. The travel and tourism industry in Holland was big business for ... Read More

Cycas Hospitality announces new CFO, 3 new financial team executives

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 17, 2019 01:27

Cycas Hospitality has appointed a new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and invested in its finance leadership team through three additional positions, the hotel management company announced today. Peter Habelitz joined ... Read More

‘New transport ecosystem’ created at Amsterdam Drone Week

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 11, 2019 01:24

Just like the drone industry itself, the Amsterdam Drone Week is rapidly outgrowing its infancy. Together with the High Level Conference on Drones, co-organized by the European Aviation Authority EASA, ... Read More

Flying on KLM means flying on used Cooking Oil

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 10, 2019 09:01

Sustainable fuel is produced by Neste from used cooking oil and will reduce CO2 emissions by up to 80 % compared to fossil kerosene.  KLM Royal Dutch Airlines love Sustainable ... Read More

Black Friday Shopping knife attack injures shoppers in The Hague

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 29, 2019 20:25

Black Friday shopping brought a record number of bargain shoppers, both visitors, and locals,  to the city center in The Hague, the Capital City of The Netherlands. A knife attack ... Read More

Sex tourism and prostitution: Which destinations are safe?

editor editor- November 26, 2019 03:01

Some travelers specifically plan to travel to fulfill their sexual desires. Call it a sexually-indulgent holiday, if you will. They dream of having fun in red light districts and look forward ... 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 02:39

She was declared an eTN Heroe in July, and she just received the Customer Experience Award from KLM Dutch Airline in Amsterdam. Regina Fernandez Ortaleza is a shining example on ... Read More

False hijacking alert triggers passenger evacuation at Amsterdam Schiphol airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 6, 2019 21:39

Dutch gendarmerie announced they were responding to a “suspicious situation” on board a parked aircraft at Amsterdam Schiphol airport on Wednesday evening. According to NOS news, the plane’s captain had ... Read More

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 6, 2019 02:30

Netherlands' city of Almere has claimed the unique (though quite dubious) 'distinction' of presenting the world with the first-ever ‘transgender’ crosswalk. A city outside of Amsterdam opened its tri-color pedestrian ... Read More

Copenhagen hosts annual BestCities Global Forum

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 24, 2019 23:28

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

The Netherlands wants to stop being ‘Holland’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 4, 2019 19:15

The Dutch authorities will phase out marketing the country abroad as 'Holland' and will begin to use the name 'Netherlands', according to Amsterdam's Adformatie. At present time, the Netherlands, for ... Read More

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