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Airport goes extra mile during Volcanic Ash Crisis

April 16th, 2010

With a giant volcanic ash cloud paralyzing air travel across Europe many passengers are stuck in the weird in-between world of airportlandia while they wait for mother nature to clear the skies. Turns out that when clouds of volcanic ash delays your flight you’re not entitled to compensation by the airline, so many have been forced to camp out at airports. Many for two days and perhaps longer. What’s an airport’s responsibility when this occurs?

The Amsterdam Schiphol Airport has decided that extending as much hospitality as possible is the way to go. They’re prepared for events like this and have made available free beds and personal hygiene kits. There is some free food and wandering entertainment for stranded passengers too. Plus they’ve event opened the liquor stores, which must lend to a festive attitude.

Check out this clip from an online TV channel. You may not understand everything said, but it’s clear that they’re going the extra mile to make their guests comfortable.

I also enjoyed this mobile phone video of the Schiphol staff goofing off during the ‘Schiphol Crisis‘.

We hope that if you’re stranded in an airport due to the volcanic ash cloud that you’re being treated as well. And we’re doing a little rain dance for you to help clear up the skies soon.

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The Best Food in Amsterdam…

January 24th, 2008

Hi,

As it is my first post on our new blog, first let me introduce myself. My name is Michel and I am one of Lastminutetravel.com travel experts. I mainly deal with Europe, therefore most of my post will be on this beutifull and exciting area.

I don’t want to write here all the story of Amsterdam here (although I might do that sometime else…). It is more like few tips for travelers who are also  food lovers…

Street Food-

For Street food lovers my favorite for Amsterdam is Raw Herring and French Fries.

You must try some pickled raw- herring with onions like the locals do, you can find it everywhere in Amsterdam but I recommend the stall in the open-air Nieuw Markt , the taste of the North Sea is offered in bread like a sandwich ( EUR2,5) or just simple on a paper plate .

French Fries-

Is sold in large cones , with Mayonnaise , these fries they are big, crispy( but nit too much) , tasty.

The one in Reguliersbreestraat, not far from Rembrandtsplein, also offers a variety of sauces and toppings..

Please share with me your street food recommendations in Europe as I am on the road frequently and love to try….

Michel

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