Far too much English at Schiphol Airport
6 April 2007, A majority in Parliament is opposed to the growing amount of English information on signs at Schiphol Airport.
6 April 2007
A majority in Parliament is opposed to the growing amount of English information on signs at Schiphol Airport.
Slowly but surely all signs indicating toilets, parking lots and luggage safes are being changed into English.
The CDA is concerned about this trend and is supported by a majority in Parliament made up of the labour party PvdA, the socialist party SP and the Party for Freedom, PVV.
He wants assurances from Ministers Wouter Bos (finance) and Ronald Plasterk (education) that signs at Schiphol which are now still only in English will be replaced by signs in both Dutch and English.
Along with the other parties, Haverkamp pointed out that Schiphol is a public company; the Dutch government holds more than 75 percent of the shares.
“Dutch passengers should also be able to find their way at Schiphol,” PvdA MP Paul Tang said.
“Dutch is the language spoken in this country,” PVV MP Barry Madlener argued. And SP MP Emile Roemer also feels that Dutch should not disappear at Schiphol.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]
Subject: Dutch news