DUTCH police say at least two people have been killed in separate wind-related incidents as a powerful storm lashes the Netherlands.

Police in the eastern province of Overijssel said in a tweet that a 62-year-old man died after being hit in the face by a falling tree branch.

They say another 62-year-old man died in the eastern city of Enschede after a falling tree hit his car.

In the central town of Vuren, a 66-year-old man died after falling several metres. Police are investigating the cause, including whether the storm was to blame.

Meanwhile in Belgium, a driver was killed when a tree collapsed on to her car south of Brussels early yesterday morning, and several other people were injured by flying debris in the rest of the country as the storm picked up in intensity during the day.

Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport has suspended all flights and the Dutch national rail service halted all trains as the storm lashed the Netherlands, toppling trees and causing traffic chaos.

Schiphol tweeted shortly after 11am local time that it was halting all take-offs and landings “until further notice” because of the severe weather conditions.

KLM already had scrapped more than 200 flights before the storm.

National broadcaster NOS reported that the main railway station in The Hague was closed.