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Inbound tourism to the Netherlands 2010-2018, by accommodation

In 2018, approximately 19 million tourists stayed in hotels, holiday villages, campsites, and group accommodations in the Netherlands The number of international visitors staying in hotels amounted to approximately 14.7 million visitors, and the same development can be observed with the holiday villages and campsites. Holiday villages saw the number of tourists increase to roughly 2.8 million, whereas campsites to approximately 1.2 million in 2018. Looking at the number of inbound tourists staying overnight at the coasts of the Netherlands, it increased from 2008 onwards. In 2008, the Netherlands counted roughly 1.54 coastal tourists, whereas by 2017 this amounted to approximately 2.58 million.

Most tourists visiting the Netherlands are German

In 2017, most inbound tourists arriving in the Netherlands are coming from Germany, Great Britain and Belgium. During that year, approximately 5.24 German tourists visited the Netherlands. Meanwhile, roughly 2.23 and 2.22 million people from Great Britain and Belgium visited the country, respectively. Furthermore, by 2030 it was forecasted that the number of German tourists will increase significantly, with just over ten million leisure or business tourists.

Tourism expenditure in the Netherlands

German tourists spent just over 2.3 billion euros in the Netherlands in 2017. This is approximately as much as the British and the Belgians combined. Indeed, the first having spent roughly 1.48 billion euros in the Netherlands, whereas the second having spent around 71 million euros

Inbound tourism to the Netherlands from 2010 to 2018, by accommodation

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Release date

November 2019



Survey time period

2010 to 2018

Supplementary notes

The figures have been taken from several publications.

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