On 1 January 2008, over 10 percent of the more than 100 thousand holiday homes in the Netherlands were officially occupied, i.e. the occupant was registered in the municipal population database on that particular address. Official occupation of holiday homes is most common in the provinces of Overijssel, North Brabant and Drenthe.
Proportion of occupied and non-occupied holiday homes by province
Officially occupied holiday homes in 228 Dutch municipalities
On 1 January last year, 311 municipalities had at least one holiday home within their boundaries. In three quarters of these municipalities, occupants were officially registered on holiday home addresses. The highest proportion of officially occupied holiday homes was found in the municipality of Overbetuwe in the province of Gelderland (92 percent), but proportions were also high in Buren (89 percent), Renkum (83 percent) and Cromstrijen (73 percent).
Proportion of officially occupied holiday homes by municipality
Majority of holiday homes located in holiday parks
On 1 January 2008, more than nine in every ten of a total of more than 100 thousand Dutch holiday homes were located in a holiday park. Nearly half of these accommodations were mainly available for rental purposes.
More than 10 thousand holiday homes are officially occupied. More than eight in ten are found in holiday parks. In one fifth of cases, the owner or manager of the holiday home complex made the accommodations available for letting.
Proportion of holiday homes situated in holiday parks by municipality