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Tourism expenditure in the Netherlands 2010-2018, by category

The total tourism expenditure (both inbound and outbound) in the Netherlands amounted to a total of approximately 87 billion euros in 2018. Domestic tourism had the highest expenditure with nearly 45.5 billion euros, whereas expenditures on inbound tourism in the Netherlands had a total of roughly 32.5 billion euros. Examining the holiday expenditures by different household types, families spend the most with an average expenditure of 2,770 euros. Couples with children spent the least money on holidays with 2,450 euros.

Increase in inbound tourism

The total number of tourists that visited the Netherlands rose annually between 2014 and 2017. As of 2017, the inbound tourism volume amounted to approximately 16 million, roughly 2.5 million tourists more compared to 2014. It is forecast that this will grow to a total of 21.2 million tourists with the Netherlands as their destination. Categorizing the inbound tourism by accommodation, most of the tourists stayed in hotels with more than 14 million tourists, whereas 3.6 million chose holiday villages and campsites as their holiday accommodation.

Steady increase of domestic tourism expenditure

The expenditures on domestic tourism increased steadily from 2011 onwards. As of 2017, approximately three billion euros were spent by Dutch individuals in their home country.

Tourism expenditure in the Netherlands from 2010 to 2018, by category

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Release date

September 2020



Survey time period

2010 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* Figure 2019 is provisional. ** Inbound tourism is concerning tourists who spend their time in the Netherlands as well as whenever non-Dutch inhabitants book their holiday with Dutch companies etc.

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Statistics on "Travel and tourism in the Netherlands"

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