As I suggested might happen, the Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, has declared a day of public mourning for this afternoon. This will coincide with the return of the recovered remains to the Netherlands tomorrow afternoon in Eindhoven.
The Times posted a second commentary, following on from the first, reflecting on Dutch sobriety in the face of collective tragedies. Again, I’m not sure that they get it right, or that they view it from a local Dutch social or cultural perspective. There are some good comments observing how the Dutch are avoiding the politicization of grief, individual and collective expressions of sadness, and how best to show support for the families who have suffered losses.