|Jaartal||Domestic (x million)||Foreign (x million)|
Hotels see largest decline in foreign guests
In 2021, 6.3 million foreign guests stayed in Dutch tourist accommodations. All accommodation types showed a decrease in overnight visitors last year, with the exception of group accommodations. Year on year, the decline was largest among hotels (-14 percent). Relative to 2019, there were even 72 percent fewer foreign tourists at Dutch hotels and related accommodations.
More domestic guests
The number of domestic guests decreased year on year by 28 percent to 25.7 million, around the same number as in the year before the coronavirus pandemic. The increase was visible among all accommodation types but was largest among group accommodations. Relative to 2019, campsites and holiday parks received 29 and 23 percent more Dutch guests, respectively.
|Categorie||% change relative to 2020 (%)||% change relative to 2019 (%)|
Number of guests from Germany and the UK continues to decline
In 2021, there were again fewer guests from Germany and the United Kingdom at Dutch overnight accommodations. Relative to a year earlier, the number of guests from Germany fell by 24 percent to 2.5 million. The number of guests from the UK dropped by 65 percent to 210 thousand. Compared to 2019, there were 60 percent fewer guests from Germany and 91 percent fewer guests from the UK. The number of visitors from Belgium remained more or less the same. It was 56 percent down on 2019.
Guest rates relating to the other European countries increased by 15 percent year on year. Relative to 2019, this was still 64 percent lower. The number of guests from the rest of the world was down by 6 percent. It was 84 percent lower than in 2019.
|Land||2019 (million)||2020 (million)||2021 (million)|
|Rest of the world||4.078||0.718||0.673|
Biggest increase in Zeeland, slight decrease in Groningen
In 2021, the number of overnight guests increased most rapidly in the province of Zeeland, by 30 percent to 2.6 million. Groningen was the only province with a decline in occupancy rates (-4 percent).
Virtually all provinces received fewer visitors compared to 2019. Only Fryslân recorded virtually the same the number of guests in 2021 relative to two years previously. In Noord-Holland, guest numbers were 57 percent down on 2019. Especially the capital’s number of foreign guests lagged behind; it was more than three quarters lower in 2021 than two years earlier. Despite a decline, Noord-Holland province again received most guests last year (6.6 million).
|Provincie||% change relative to 2020 (y-o-y % change)||% change relative to 2019 (y-o-y % change)|