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Travel and Tourism - The Netherlands - May 2019

“Tourism to the Netherlands is rapidly expanding, fuelled by the rise in city breaks and low-cost carriers (LCCs). Centred around the capital, Amsterdam, and the coast, the future challenge is destination management in the event of overtourism. However, the sophisticated national tourism board’s egalitarian vision is to use tourism to benefit every Dutch citizen by 2030.”
– Jessica Kelly, Senior Tourism Analyst

This report looks at the following areas:

  • What is the current state of the tourism sector in the Netherlands?
  • Who visits the Netherlands, and what do they do there?
  • How are the Netherlands managing the rise of tourism?
  • What are the current and future trends in the Netherlands tourism?

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Table of contents

  1. The Netherlands: Key Facts

    • Introduction

      • Data Sources

        • Background

          • History
            • Geography
            • Attractions

              • The Randstad
                • Amsterdam
                  • Rotterdam
                    • The Hague
                      • Utrecht
                        • Friesland
                          • Other attractions
                          • Tourism and the Economy

                              • Expenditure
                                • Figure 1: Tourism expenditure in the Netherlands, 2013-17
                                • Figure 2: Tourism expenditure by purpose of visit, 2013-17
                            • Arrivals

                              • International
                                  • Figure 3: Arrivals in the Netherlands, 2006-2018
                                  • Figure 4: Arrivals in the Netherlands by region, 2014-18*
                                  • Figure 5: leading European arrivals in the Netherlands by country of residence, 2014-18
                                  • Figure 6: Selected intercontinental arrivals in the Netherlands by region/country of residence, 2015-18*
                                • Forecast for 2019
                                  • Figure 7: Forecasted international tourism to the Netherlands, 2018-19
                                  • Figure 8: Domestic & foreign arrivals to the Netherlands by province, 2017*
                                • Domestic
                                • Market Characteristics

                                  • International
                                    • Purpose of visit
                                      • Seasonality
                                        • Figure 9: International arrivals in the Netherlands by month, 2017*
                                      • Length of stay
                                        • Domestic
                                          • Purpose of visit
                                            • Seasonality
                                              • Figure 10: Domestic arrivals to the Netherlands by month, 2017*
                                            • Length of stay
                                            • Transport

                                                • Air
                                                  • Figure 11: Passenger arrivals to the Netherlands by airport, 2017-18*
                                                • Road
                                                  • Rail
                                                    • Sea
                                                    • Accommodation

                                                          • Figure 12: Overnight stays in the Netherlands by type of accommodation, 2017*
                                                      • Tourism News

                                                        • What Next?

                                                            • Figure 13: Top 10 countries for international tourism in the Netherlands, 2017 & 2030
                                                            • Figure 14: Domestic & international arrivals to the Netherlands by region, 2017 & 2030

                                                        Travel and Tourism - The Netherlands - May 2019

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