News of: Tuesday, December 22 2009,

Air traffic and train service still affected by winter weather

Due to the wintery weather circumstances, air traffic and train services are still affected.

As announced yesterday, the Dutch Railways carry out a minimal service, with less trains, and no fast intercity trains between major cities.
Travellers to and from Schiphol Airport can experience delays and should take extra time.

Schiphol Airport itself is also still struggling with the weather, although the problems have become less serious. Several flights are delayed and some are cancelled. Passengers should check details of their flights with their airlines before comming to the airport.

Last night too, several hundreds of passengers had to spend the night on the airport on camp beds provided by Schiphol.
The airport website ( is sometimes down, due to the large number of visitors.

Car traffic and public transport within Amsterdam are practically back to normal, though there can still be some delays and diversions of buses and trams in Amsterdam.

The weather outlook for the rest of the week remains the same: there can be wintery showers with rain, hail or snow, and with temperatures around freezing, roads may become slippery.

Update 6pm:
The Railways have announced that 80% of the trains will run tomorrow, Wednesday.