Amsterdam airport cancels all flights due to strong storms

Schiphol airport in Amsterdam has suspended all flights and the Dutch rail service has halted all trains due to severe storms in the Netherlands.

The take-offs and landings were halted until “further notice”.

The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute issued a Code Red, the most severe weather warning, for large parts of the country on Thursday, the wind gusts are said to have reached 140 kph in the country’s south.

Many trains were delayed and cancelled as well and the main railway station in The Hague was closed because it is feared that parts of the station’s new glass roof may be blown off by the storm.

Meanwhile most of Belgium was on the second highest – orange – alert. The country’s airports were mostly uneffected by the severe weather.