Dutch police officers searching a car on the highway to Schiphol airport in Amsterdam last August as security was stepped up following a threat. Photograph: Remko de Waal/AFP/Getty

The head of Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, one of Europe’s busiest aviation hubs, has warned that the number of armed military police it has on duty (...)

Dutch police officers search a car boot on the high way to Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam. Photograph: Remko de Waal/AFP/Getty Images

Schiphol airport in the Netherlands – one of Europe’s largest airline hubs, handling almost 60 million passengers a year – has introduced armed stop-(...)

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte. There have been reports of one prospective politician telling a youth wing meeting of Rutte’s Liberal party that he feared “beheadings” on the streets. Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

It should be reassuring for all of Europe when the national counter-terrorism co-ordinator for the Netherlands takes the unusual step of saying public(...)