Expenditure on domestic tourism in the Netherlands 2010-2018

As of 2018, the expenditure on domestic tourism in the Netherlands amounted to nearly 3.24 billion euros, which is roughly 20 million euros more than two years ago and the highest expenditure in the period between 2010 and 2018. Looking at the expenditure on outbound tourism, it fluctuated more between 2010 and 2018, before increasing significantly in 2017 and 2018. In 2016, the expenditure totaled 12.63 billion euros, whereas by 2018 this increased to approximately 17 billion euros.

Tourists from Germany had the highest holiday expenditure

German tourists spent the most money in the Netherlands when it comes to holidays. In 2018, the total tourism expenditure from Germany amounted to roughly 2.52 billion euros, whereas the United States and the United Kingdom had an expenditure of approximately 1.75 and 1.48 billion euros, respectively. The majority of the internationals that visited the Netherlands were leisure related. Just over 7.74 billion euros were spent by tourists going for holiday reasons in 2018, whereas nearly five billion euros was spent by international visitors who went to the Netherlands for business purposes.

Singles spent the least on holidays

In 2019, Dutch couples without children spent the most on holidays with an expenditure of roughly 2,900 euros. Families spent slightly less with an average of 2,699 euros, whereas singles had the least holiday expenditure with a total average of 1,474 euros.

Expenditure on domestic tourism in the Netherlands from 2010 to 2018

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Release date

January 2020



Survey time period

2010 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* The source mentioned that from 2017 onwards the figures are different due to the expansion of the survey population.

The figures have been taken from several publications.

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