Tourism in the Netherlands

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Tourism in the Netherlands is a relatively small sector of the country's economy with a total contribution of 5.4% to gross domestic product and 9.6% to employment. In 2017 the Netherlands was visited by 17 million foreign tourists (with more than 5 million coming from Germany), making it the 20th most visited country in the world.[1][2][3]

Arrivals by country[edit]

Within Europe[edit]

Most visitors staying in all forms of accommodation in the Netherlands on short-term basis are from the following countries of nationality with the majority of tourists coming from within Europe itself.[4][5]

Rank Country 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
1  Germany 5,190,000 4,628,000 4,283,000 3,894,000 3,495,000
2  Belgium 2,240,000 2,124,000 1,965,000 1,828,000 1,673,000
3  United Kingdom 2,195,000 2,043,000 1,967,000 1,857,000 1,680,000
4  France 825,000 784,000 750,000 725,000 680,000
5  Italy 565,000 525,000 543,000 503,000 461,000
6  Spain 445,000 445,000 432,000 396,000 395,000
7   Switzerland 285,000 264,000 271,000 256,000 231,000
8  Russia 175,000 130,000 152,000 196,000 203,000
9  Sweden 160,000 156,000 154,000 142,000 142,000
10  Denmark 160,000 144,000 155,000 141,000 144,000
11  Norway 125,000 115,000 132,000 125,000 127,000
Total foreign 17,610,000 15,834,000 15,007,000 13,925,000 12,783,000

Other continents[edit]

In 2017, the United States (1,414,000 tourists, a 20% growth from the 1,182,000 Americans who visited in 2016), China (364,000 tourists, a 22% growth from the 297,000 of 2016), and Canada (180,000 tourists, a 16% growth from the 155,000 Canadians tourists of 2016) are the major non-European homelands of international tourists coming to the Netherlands. The total of foreign tourists visiting the Netherlands in 2017 was 17,924,000, a 13% growth from the 15,829,000 foreign people who visited the country in 2016.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tourist numbers top 16 million visitors, rose 5% in 2016, Dutch News. Accessed 14 February 2018.
  2. ^ "UNWTO Tourism Highlights, 2013 Edition". United Nations World Tourism Organization. 2013. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Netherlands Economic Impact Report". World Travel & Tourism Council. 2013. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
  4. ^ Toerisme in perspectief 2017 (in Dutch).
  5. ^ Toerisme in perspectief 2018 (in Dutch).

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