Amsterdam is the most popular destination for both domestic and international touristsInternational tourists and domestic travelers that were able to travel in the Netherlands in 2020 showed a strong preference for the city of Amsterdam, which has long been a popular travel destination. The number of international hotel guests in Amsterdam reached over two million in 2020, while there were also nearly one million domestic hotel guests in Amsterdam the same year. Other popular destinations in the Netherlands for tourists included Rotterdam, The Hague, Maastricht, and Utrecht, though domestic travelers accounted for twice as many hotel guests in these cities than international tourists.
Prior to 2020, by far the most international tourists to the Netherlands arrived from the United Kingdom (UK) or Germany. The number of overnight guests in the Netherlands from the UK who stayed in Amsterdam in 2019 reached roughly one and a half million, and the number of overnight guests in the Netherlands from Germany followed close behind, with nearly one million guests also staying in Amsterdam that year.