Number of overnight stays in Drenthe increases the hardest
The number of overnight stays in the Netherlands continues to increase, in the province of Drenthe is the highest increase. The number of overnight stays in the province increased by 25 percent. In Amsterdam most people sleep.
This writes the Dutch Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS). Nationwide, the number of overnight stays by 7.5 percent compared to a year earlier. After Drenthe had Overijssel, an increase of 21 percent.
In the first half of 2015 stayed 330,000 people in the province of Drenthe. In the first six months of 2016, there were 414.000. That there are 84.000 more.
By far the majority of tourists came from their own country. The majority of the international guests came from Germany, the United Kingdom and Belgium. The number of overnight stays of Chinese, which last year strongly grew, it took right off. Also guests from Brazil and Russia were less.
Amsterdam is a leader when it comes to hotel stays. Almost a third of the total, and more than half of the overnight stays by foreigners, takes place in the capital. Of the domestic overnight stays is that 11 percent.
In all of these figures goes to hotels, inns and bed-and-breakfastaccommodaties, not to Airbnb.