Tourism; key indicators, National Accounts

Table description


This table contains contribution of tourism to the Dutch economy (employment, expenditure and value added at basic prices). Tourism is not an industry in itself, but covers a wide range of products and services. The figures are consistent with the conceptual framework of the National Accounts (NA) and can be compared with existing macroeconomic indicators such as the total value added at basic prises and employment in the Netherlands. The tourism accounts offer an integrated macroeconomic overview of the importance of tourism to the economy.

Data available from: 2010.

Status of the figures:
Data from 2010 up to and including 2017 are final. Data of 2018 and 2019 are provisional.

Changes as of 4 September 2020:
Data of 2019 have been added to this table.

When will new figures be published?
Provisional data are published 8 months after the end of the reporting year. Final data are released 20 months after the end of the reporting year.

Description topics

Tourism; current prices
Figures are expressed in prices of the relevant reporting year, million euro.
Tourism: value added at basic prices
The touristic value added at basic prices in the Netherlands is the value added related to tourism expenditure in the Netherlands.
Tourism: expenditure NL economy total
Expenditure of tourism, both resident and non-resident, within the economic territory of the Netherlands (inbound and domestic).
A person is resident if he or she has a centre of economic interest in the economic territory of the Netherlands for more than one year.
A person is a non-resident if his or hers centre of economic activity is not in the economic territory of the Netherlands.
Recreational household expenditure
Tourist expenditure by Dutch households with recreational motive plus the tourism consumer durables.
Tourism (volume indices, 2015=100)
The values are expressed at prices of the reference period 2015 by taking account of inflation. Alternatively, values may be expressed at prices of the reporting period.
Tourism: value added at basic prices
The touristic value added at basic prices in the Netherlands is the value added related to tourism expenditure in the Netherlands.
Contribution of tourism
The contribution of tourism in value added at basic prices and in the recreational expenditure of households.
Tourism: value added at basic prices
The contribution of touristic value added in total value added of the Netherlands.