Several fires broke out in natural areas on Friday, including sand dunes and beaches, on Friday. These were mostly brought under control by Saturday, but the Netherlands Fire Brigade warned of an increased wildfire risk posed by the ongoing drought.
More than 2.2 million passengers traveled through Brussels Airport in July, a monthly record since the start of the coronavirus crisis. A portion of the growth in the number of people who traveled via the Belgian airport is related to the increased number of bookings by Dutch travellers.
The Dutch Royal House and the Dutch state likely benefited from the money earned by so-called “comfort women” in Japanese forced brothels during World War II, research platform Follow The Money announced on Saturday. The earnings total an estimated 156.5 million euros.