Forecasted inbound tourism from Europe to the Netherlands 2019, by country

In 2019, it is forecasted that the total number of European tourists visiting the Netherlands will amount to approximately 15.7 million in total, of which roughly six million are from Germany and nearly 2.58 million are Belgian tourists. The overseas neighbor of the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, are expected to see approximately 2.2 million tourists travelling to the Netherlands. Observing the total inbound tourism, the number of tourists in 2017 surpassed the visitor volume of the previous years. Roughly 16.5 million tourists from abroad visited the Netherlands that year, and it is forecasted that this will continue to grow in 2018 and 2020.

Majority of tourists stayed in hotels

Categorizing the number of tourists visiting the Netherlands by type of accommodation, most tourists chose a hotel accommodation. Approximately 14.2 million people stayed in hotels, whereas 2.6 million tourists were staying in holiday villages. Looking at the number of inbound coastal tourists, it increased annually between the period of 2007 and 2017. In total, 2.58 million tourists visited the coastal areas of the Netherlands in 2017.

Zaanse Schans most visited attraction by tourists

When tourists visit attractions in the Netherlands, the Zaanse Schans was the most popular one. Just over two million international tourists visited the historic windmills and Dutch houses, whereas the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam attracted roughly 1.82 million visitors from abroad.

Forecasted inbound tourism from Europe to the Netherlands in 2019, by country

Number of inbound tourists in thousands
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Release date

January 2019



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