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Passengers pack GPS devices in their luggage at Schiphol

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Passengers who were worried about losing their luggage due to the chaos at Schiphol Airport stated that they placed GPS and Bluetooth devices in their suitcases.

A passenger named Susan de Jong said that after landing at the airport in Croatia on her flight to Split, Croatia via Schiphol, she saw, thanks to her GPS device, that her suitcase was still in Schiphol. “While we were waiting at the baggage claim, we noticed that only two pieces of baggage were going around. Later, thanks to my AirTag, I saw that my suitcase was still at Schiphol Airport.
De Jong’s suitcase arrived 1.5 days later. “Thanks to the device, I was able to be informed about the fate of my suitcase hour by hour. On Wednesday he was still waiting at the airport, but on Thursday he arrived in Split on another plane.”
De Jong also stated that he found this idea thanks to TikTok. Popular videos circulating on the subject on social media enabled vacationers to find such a solution to their luggage problem.
The luggage of another passenger, Anjali Mohabir, remained at Munich Airport. Mohabir, who went to Athens via Munich, stated that they placed a GPS device in their suitcases in order to avoid similar scenarios because they were afraid of the chaos in Schiphol. “We heard so many bad stories about what happened at Schiphol that we were afraid it would happen to us.”
“On the way from Athens to the island of Naxos, we could not hear from the airline company. However, thanks to the tracking device, we were able to see where our suitcases were. “We came here for a wedding, so we couldn’t do without our suitcases,” she said.
Another passenger, named Maikel, who lost his suitcase, stated that he saw where his suitcase was with a GPS device and that he could not get the suitcase even though the passenger arrived at the airport. “You cannot come and get the suitcase as you wish, you have to wait for the suitcase to be brought to you.

Berry moved to the Netherlands for her art studies. She is living in Amsterdam for 16 years. You can see her in Amsterdam streets with her fancy pink bike. She is a professional photographer and blog journal lover.

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Used car prices in the Netherlands fell for the first time this year

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Used car prices in the Netherlands fell for the first time this year. Data were obtained from the vehicle sales platform AutoScout24. According to the platform, the reason for the decrease is the summer holiday.

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AutoScout24 stated that during the summer holidays, people’s interests are generally towards vacationing, so the decrease in prices may be due to this.
 
An average used car was sold for 23,531 euros in July. This rate is 1.2 percent less than the previous month. At the beginning of this year, the average price of second-hand was 22,158 euros. There has been no decline in used car prices since the spring of 2021.
 
On the other hand, the increase in second-hand items in other European countries continues. Prices continued to rise in France, Austria and Belgium last month, while Germany saw a small decline of 0.2 percent.
 
Germany is still at the top of Europe in this field, with an average used car price of 27,361 euros.
 
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Declining interest in Randstad region in the Netherlands

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The proportion of people leaving the Randstad area in the Netherlands has increased over the past year. According to the National Statistics Agency (CBS), 75,000 people left the region last year. The number of people who moved to the region was 55 thousand.

 
CBS data indicated that those over the age of 30 are increasingly leaving the west of the country.
 
Statistics also show that the number of people leaving the Randstad area has increased since 2014. While 48 thousand people left the region in 2014, this number increased to 70 thousand in 2020.
 
On the other hand, the proportion of those who moved to Randstad remained roughly the same, reaching 55 thousand last year. Looking at all the data, the number of Dutch people giving up city life has been increasing since 2017.
 
However, the increase in the number of people leaving Randstad does not mean that the region is empty.

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Netherlands uses Europe’s most expensive natural gas

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The Netherlands became the country that used the most expensive natural gas among the European Union countries with its natural gas prices in July.

 
Nieuwsuur, which collects data from the comparison site Energievergelijk.nl, last month the natural gas bill of a house in the Netherlands cost 283 Euros. This rate is double that of many EU countries. Neighboring countries of the Netherlands are Germany and Belgium, a few of these countries.
 
In June, the peak of gas prices was in Sweden, while the Netherlands took the second place. In July, the leadership changed hands. Last month gas bills in Sweden averaged 237.
 
Electricity bills in the Netherlands are also quite high compared to other countries. The Dutch paid an average of 419 euros for electricity in July. There are only two European countries that face more electricity bills than the Netherlands: Italy and Denmark.
 
According to the estimates of Energievergelijk.nl, citizens who will renew their energy contracts this year will pay an average of 3,700 euros more per year.
 
Nibud, who is a budget consultant, stated that many households will have difficulty paying the bills in the future. Nearly 30 percent of them highlighted the difficulty ban on this issue last month.

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