Tourism; expenditure, National Accounts

Tourism; expenditure, National Accounts

Periods Value at current prices Tourism: expenditure NL economy Tourism: expenditure NL economy total (million euros) Value at current prices Tourism: expenditure NL economy Inbound tourism expenditure (million euros) Value at current prices Tourism: expenditure NL economy Other expenditures (million euros) Value at current prices Tourism: expenditure NL economy Domestic tourism expenditure Total domestic tourism expenditure (million euros) Value at current prices Tourism: expenditure NL economy Domestic tourism expenditure Destination the Netherlands (million euros) Value at current prices Tourism: expenditure NL economy Domestic tourism expenditure Destination abroad (million euros) Value at current prices Outbound tourism expenditure (million euros) Volume indices Tourism: expenditure NL economy Tourism: expenditure NL economy total (2015=100) Volume indices Tourism: expenditure NL economy Inbound tourism expenditure (2015=100) Volume indices Tourism: expenditure NL economy Other expenditures (2015=100) Volume indices Tourism: expenditure NL economy Domestic tourism expenditure Total domestic tourism expenditure (2015=100) Volume indices Tourism: expenditure NL economy Domestic tourism expenditure Destination the Netherlands (2015=100) Volume indices Tourism: expenditure NL economy Domestic tourism expenditure Destination abroad (2015=100) Volume indices Outbound tourism expenditure (2015=100)
2020* 51,963 14,466 3,311 34,186 32,064 2,122 5,238 65.8 56.6 100.6 68.2 72.8 35.1 31.5
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table contains the expenditures of resident and non-resident tourists in the Dutch economy, as well as the expenditures of resident tourists abroad. Tourism is not an industry in itself, but covers a wide range of products and services delivered to tourists from different industries. 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 2019 are final. Data of 2020 are provisional.

Changes as of 31 August 2021:
Data of 2020 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

Value at current prices
Figures are expressed in prices of the relevant reporting year, million euro.
Tourism: expenditure NL economy
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.
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.
Inbound tourism expenditure
Expenditures of non-resident tourists within the economic territory of the Netherlands. A person is a non-resident if he or she has a centre of economic activity is not in the economic territory of the Netherlands. It also includes the expenditure of non-residents who travel to a country other than the Netherlands but purchases the services of Dutch companies. Think of online booking of hotels and flights with a Dutch company.
Domestic tourism expenditure
Tourism expenditures by resident tourists within the economic territory of the Netherlands. 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.
Total domestic tourism expenditure
Tourism expenditures by resident tourists within the economic territory of the Netherlands. 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.
Destination the Netherlands
Total tourism expenditure by residents to Dutch companies during a trip in the Netherlands.
Destination abroad
Total tourism expenditure by residents to Dutch companies during a trip abroad.
Other expenditures
The remaining expenditures consist of durable goods for recreation and social transfers.
Durable recreation goods:
The durable recreation goods are durable goods (such as caravans, camping equipment and sporting goods) mainly used for recreational purposes. These can be used repeatedly and can therefore not be assigned to one kind of tourist or tourism.
Social transfers:
At times government subsidies may result in a tourist not paying the full cost of a service. Examples are subsidies to museums, subsidies for recreational activities and public transport cards for students which may be used for touristic purposes. In addition, tourist expenditure of non-profit institutions serving households (e.g. sports and hobby clubs) are also included in social transfers.
Outbound tourism expenditure
Expenditures of resident tourists outside the economic territory of the Netherlands. A person is a resident if he or she has a centre of economic interest in the economic territory of the Netherlands for more than one year.
Volume indices
The volume compared to the volume of the base year. Fixed prices, base year 2015.
Tourism: expenditure NL economy
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.
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.
Inbound tourism expenditure
Expenditures of non-resident tourists within the economic territory of the Netherlands. A person is a non-resident if he or she has a centre of economic activity is not in the economic territory of the Netherlands. It also includes the expenditure of non-residents who travel to a country other than the Netherlands but purchases the services of Dutch companies. Think of online booking of hotels and flights with a Dutch company.
Domestic tourism expenditure
Tourism expenditures by resident tourists within the economic territory of the Netherlands. 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.
Total domestic tourism expenditure
Tourism expenditures by resident tourists within the economic territory of the Netherlands. 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.
Destination the Netherlands
Total tourism expenditure by residents to Dutch companies during a trip in the Netherlands.
Destination abroad
Total tourism expenditure by residents to Dutch companies during a trip abroad.
Other expenditures
The remaining expenditures consist of durable goods for recreation and social transfers.
Durable recreation goods:
The durable recreation goods are durable goods (such as caravans, camping equipment and sporting goods) mainly used for recreational purposes. These can be used repeatedly and can therefore not be assigned to one kind of tourist or tourism.
Social transfers:
At times government subsidies may result in a tourist not paying the full cost of a service. Examples are subsidies to museums, subsidies for recreational activities and public transport cards for students which may be used for touristic purposes. In addition, tourist expenditure of non-profit institutions serving households (e.g. sports and hobby clubs) are also included in social transfers.
Outbound tourism expenditure
Expenditures of resident tourists outside the economic territory of the Netherlands. A person is a resident if he or she has a centre of economic interest in the economic territory of the Netherlands for more than one year.