|Quoting TAP1972 (Reply 6):|
Can anyone confirm this information? According to Schiphol website flights are landing and departuring normally with a few delays.
Capacity was decreased to 40 movements/hour down from normal 60/movements for normal operations. So some delays, some cancellations but no big deal.
I'm not exactly sure if I understand your question, but I think you need this answer: since a couple of years, all public areas were non-smoking, but the law provided an exception for bars, cafes and restaurants. From January 1st, countrywide, smoking will be prohibited in bars, cafes and restaurants, so Schiphol will be equally affected.
The only kind of bars that still allow smoking are coffeeshops, those that are allowed to sell soft-drugs. However, there is no coffeeshop at Schiphol
|Quoting PanAm330 (Reply 2):|
Considering much of the country is below sea level, this could potentially be a huge problem. I recall seeing something on the Discovery channel about a damming system of sorts, but will it help much? Anybody know?
That damming system works quite fine
Actually, there is no fear at all in the country when there are situations like yesterday. Okay, there was an alert, and the people responsible were ready to take action just in case, but the risk is minimal. With respect to the danger of flooding, there rivers are a bigger threat than the sea. By the way, a large part of the coastline is protected by dunes, instead of dams and dikes.