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Robot “Spencer” to guide KLM passengers at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Posted on Nov 27, 2015 in Technology | 0 comments

After two years of construction, programming and testing, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will begin testing its robot “Spencer” at Schiphol on Monday, 30 November. Every day, travellers miss their connecting flights for all sorts of reasons, including delays, restricted...

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Dutch hotels and restaurants sees sustained sales growth

Posted on Nov 27, 2015 in Business | 0 comments

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports today that hotels, restaurants, snack bars and pubs saw turnover rise by 1.3 percent in the third quarter of 2015 compared to the second quarter. Turnover results achieved in the sector hotels and restaurants have...

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More than half of international transport in the Netherlands either transit trade or re-export

Posted on Nov 27, 2015 in Business | 0 comments

More than half of the goods entering the Netherlands are either in transit or re-exported. Re-exports means the goods are temporarily under Dutch ownership, often undergoing minimal processing. Transit...

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Netflix installed on 1.7 million Dutch smartphones

Posted on Nov 24, 2015 in Entertainment | 0 comments

Over 1.7 million Dutch consumers have the Netflix app installed on their smartphones, making the app as popular as that of the Dutch public broadcaster NPO, according to the...

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Dutch households spent one billion euros on security

Posted on Nov 24, 2015 in News | 0 comments

In 2014, spending on security in the Netherlands amounted to approximately 13 billion euros. Security expenditure increased until 2013 but then declined marginally. Average spending per capita last year...

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Dutch home and car sales increased

Posted on Nov 23, 2015 in News | 1 comment

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) announced that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets grew by 12.1 percent in September 2015 relative to September 2014. The increase is again mainly...

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Major Solar Project to be Built at Tata Steel in the Netherlands

Posted on Nov 18, 2015 in Business | 0 comments

Tata Steel has today unveiled plans to create one of the world’s largest solar energy projects of its kind in the Netherlands. Working with Pure Energie, the sustainable energy...

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Dutch consumer-oriented producers optimistic about 2016

Posted on Nov 17, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Dutch producers selling directly to consumers are optimistic about their turnover results for 2016. Optimism prevails in the retail sector, the travel industry, the sector hotels and restaurants and...

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UvA makes sharp rise in THE World University Rankings

Posted on Oct 4, 2015 in News | 0 comments

The University of Amsterdam (UvA) has risen from 77th to 58th spot in the 2015-2016 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. In the newest THE rankings, released on Wednesday,...

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