Get those helmets and seat belts on! The Netherlands ranks low in road safety in Europe

The Netherlands has dropped seven whole places in the ranking for road safety in Europe since 2010. They were ranked fourth in 2010 for their successful approach, as RTL Nieuws puts it, but has dropped to the eleventh position in 2018.  It is one of the three countries in Europe to have an increased number […]

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Hundreds of passengers stuck on train for 3 hours between Breda and Rotterdam

Were you travelling between Breda and Rotterdam yesterday? Were you one of the 600 unfortunate passengers who got stranded in a train for three whole hours? They were stuck in the train with no water, air conditioning, and for a lot of people, no place to sit.  What was the cause of the disruption? No […]

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Park Your Bicycle at One of the 12,656 New Parking Spaces at Utrecht

The Netherlands makes it very easy to commute when you’re on a bike, but that also means that there are a lot of people fighting for parking spots. Well, we have some good news for you: Utrecht just beat out Tokyo for having the largest bicycle parking garage. It has 12, 656 parking spaces and […]

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Great News! More Trains are Coming (But so are More Passengers!)

Hallelulujah! A brand-spanking new train timetable is on its way just in time for Christmas! Come December, there will be more intercity and sprinter trains sitting festively wrapped under your tree.  ProRail laboured over the new timetable for months and released the details today ready to take effect in December, according to NOS. Those heading […]

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Too Many Travellers on Dutch Trains and it Might Only Get Busier

Even though all of us complain about how much trouble we have with the Dutch railways, there’s no way we could avoid taking them because we have places to be and things to do. This is reflected in the growth of the number of travellers using them, which is faster than ProRail expected. The latest […]

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Sick of NS Delays? A New Train of Thought has Arrived at the Station

Sick of being on a train to the nowhere? Hearing a garbled announcement come over the loudspeaker and being expected to wait patiently for god knows how long? Drumming your fingers on the seat next to you praying for the train to slowly creak away?  NS has been plagued by recent delays in the Randstad […]

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Next stop: Advertising! NS to trial ad displays on train screens

NS will trial selling advertising space on the notification screens in each train. Now, instead of knowing which stop is next, you may be tempted to purchase chewing gum instead.  The advertising will be shown on the information screens in each train carriage. According to NOS, the screens have proven highly desirable for advertisers. “The […]

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Smartphones on Bikes Were Banned a Month Ago – But Did it Work?

Using Whatsapp op de fiets? €95. Google-mapping your way to a broodje? €95. Skipping songs from that Bach symphony to a Tay-Tay hit? €95. Using a phone while on the bike has been forbidden for one month now. But, a recent survey shows that most cyclists have refused to change their behaviour.  The new law […]

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